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Varian Employees

A partner for life that partners with you.

Varian is headquartered in Palo Alto, Calif., and has facilities throughout the world. As we approach $3 billion in annual revenue, more than 6,000 Varian employees collaboratively work across teams and continents to advance life-saving radiotherapy, radiosurgery, proton therapy, and brachytherapy technology that helps cure cancer.

Hear From our CEO

Hear directly from our CEO, Dow Wilson, about the impact you can have on our important work.

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Every day, thousands of Varian employees go to work to make a difference. Hear for yourself what they think about this awesome task!

Varian Culture and Values

For more than 65 years, Varian has been researching, inventing, developing and making technology and systems that literally help save lives. We understand that the value of our contributions reaches far beyond our doors, and we have created an inspired and compassionate environment where all contributions and ideas are considered.

We know that when you’re working with great people, innovating freely and with conviction, you can make a tremendous impact and help deliver the most advanced technology and solutions in the industry.

Our mission of Focusing Energy on Saving Lives means we work diligently and passionately with one goal in mind: Faster, easier, more precise cancer therapy

Read our Varian Field Guide to Culture
Our mission and goals are supported by our core values that are the foundation of everything we do.
  • Customers First
  • Partner for Life
  • Inspired Innovation
  • Doing Well by Doing the Right Thing
Customers First
Our customers are always first and foremost in our minds. They rely on our expertise and innovation for the solutions, products, service and performance they need to do vital work for people around the world.
Partner for Life
We are united by our mission to help save lives, and collaborate with one another and our customers to deliver the best possible technology and systems available. As we work to make our solutions more effective, affordable, and accessible, we hope to touch as many lives as possible, serving the world with equal care.
Inspired Innovation
Through creativity and innovation, we turn great ideas into reality. We are inspired and energized by the challenge of finding new and better ways to do things. Innovation drives our success.
Doing Well by Doing the Right Thing
Honesty, integrity, and professionalism are catalysts for the growth of our business. We are each responsible for meeting the highest standards of ethics, quality, and safety. Our actions are thoughtful and reflect our values and the pride we take in our relationships with our customers, peers, and our communities.

Focus on Wellness

Varian provides a comprehensive, competitive benefits program that encourages employees to plan and save for their financial future, to focus on their own health and fitness and to be engaged consumers of health care services.

Some of our larger facilities, including our corporate headquarters in Palo Alto, offer on-site, professionally run fitness centers.  We believe our employees need energy, enthusiasm, and stamina to solve complex problems and create innovative solutions to support our mission of saving lives.

Culture of Giving

Varian strongly believes in supporting and benefiting the communities in which we operate, and we encourage our employees to actively participate in their neighborhoods. We want to continue to be a vibrant and vital part of the locations in which our people live and work.

Partners in Giving Program

The Varian “Partners in Giving” program is an opportunity for Varian employees in the United States to support their favorite charities and educational institutions through matching dollars from Varian. Employee gifts are matched dollar-for-dollar up to a total of $10,000. This year, Varian is rolling out a Volunteer Time-Off Policy (VTO) to all U.S. employees to support activities that enhance and serve communities in which we live and work. The program will promote employee engagement in community activities that are meaningful, purposeful, and help those in need. Varian extends similar giving traditions to other locations and offices around the world.

Community Giving

Varian employees give back to the community in several ways throughout the year. Varian sponsors the annual American Cancer Society’s Making Strides Against Breast Cancer walk in which employees join together to fundraise and show support. Each year local offices worldwide hold food, toy and blood drives to support their communities and help save lives.

Research and Charitable Sponsorships

Varian sponsors many major healthcare and cancer-management research activities and supports various charity and patient care initiatives on a local level. Our research grants aim to improve cancer care by encouraging the development and delivery of the best possible products to help doctors treat their patients.

Global Outreach

In recent years, Varian has invested in the development and manufacture of products that meet the needs and general conditions of developing markets. These products are designed to deliver advanced treatments at an affordable entry point, extending access to advanced care for more people around the world.

We also have constructed key production facilities and training centers in China and India, bringing jobs and expertise to these fast-growing markets. Varian works closely with international bodies, such as the IAEA (International Atomic Energy Agency) and the UICC (Union for International Cancer Control), to improve the availability of advanced treatment systems to emerging countries.


Diversity and inclusiveness are essential components of our culture of innovation, productivity and creativity, and help sustain our competitive advantage. Varian is committed to expanding and leveraging the diversity of our workforce on an individual level. We treat all employees with respect and dignity, valuing individual differences that reflect the diversity of our global workforce.


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Equal employment opportunity (EEO) and affirmative action

Varian is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace and an affirmative action employer.

Varian administers its personnel policies and conducts its employment practices in a manner that treats each employee and applicant for employment on the basis of skills and experience, without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity, marital status, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, national origin, or other classification protected by applicable law. Consistent with Varian’s culture, all employees are expected to treat one another in a manner that reflects dignity and respect.