Veeco Instruments

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Current Employee - Software Engineer in Santa Barbara, CA (US)
Current Employee - Software Engineer in Santa Barbara, CA (US)

I have been working at Veeco Instruments

Pros

Santa Barbara is a great place to live.

Cons

Management is clueless and detached. Reorganizations seem to occur regularly at six month intervals, and these lead to three problems:

1. Projects get lost in the shuffle. As an engineer, you have no confidence that what you work on will still be considered a priority in six month's time.

2. Every reorg seems to introduce yet another layer of management. Even as a senior
engineer, I'm still five layers from the top. More and more of my time is spent generating
reports so that all of my bosses will look productive.

3. Management (especially the newest members) don't seem to know much about the technology they are supposed to be driving. Admittedly, it's arcane stuff, but there's no excuse.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Pay attention and try to figure out why people are leaving the company.

Doesn't Recommend
Disapproves of CEO

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    It is a company for people who plan to stay in a company for a long time.

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Veeco Instruments

    Pros

    People are really nice here and the environment is good.

    Cons

    The location is not that good

  2.  

    Needs a new CEO

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    Former Employee - Manager in Plainview, NY (US)
    Former Employee - Manager in Plainview, NY (US)

    I worked at Veeco Instruments full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Motivated employees, potential for growth.

    Cons

    CEO is widely rumored to be an alcoholic. Much of the senior staff has recently left for other companies as a result.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Veeco needs a new CEO due to the substance abuse problem of John Peeler. This is a public company and the shareholder's interests are not being protected under these circumstances. Given that the man needs treatment, he should resign his post. This is a shameful situation that ought to be rectified.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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