Ventana Medical Reviews

Updated February 15, 2015
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  1. A good place.

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    Current Employee - Assembler I, Instruments in Oro Valley, AZ
    Current Employee - Assembler I, Instruments in Oro Valley, AZ

    I have been working at Ventana Medical

    Pros

    This is an effective team with a worthy mission. A culture of independence (rather than micro-management) is fostered. There are many company events of actual interest.

    Cons

    Poorly defined pathway from contract worker to regular employee status. Undefined of uncommunicative guidelines to achieve this goal.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The proverbial "stick" is firing, which is perfectly reasonable. The "carrot" for a contract worker is the possibility of joining full staff as a regular employee. However, the carrot is fuzzy, like embarking on a journey of unknown distance, duration, and difficulty. If quantitative performance benchmarks existed, the achievement of which would result in hiring, directed competition would be fostered which would increase profitability beyond the payroll liability incurred. Set the bar as high as you want, and see who meets it; I dare you.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2. Great company dynamic

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Ventana Medical

    Pros

    The people make you enjoy your day to day. Training is great and people seem to be valued

    Cons

    Work life balance became difficult with the numbers needed.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    empower your employees.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3. Great Company

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Contractor - Research Associate I in Tucson, AZ
    Current Contractor - Research Associate I in Tucson, AZ

    I have been working at Ventana Medical as a contractor (less than a year)

    Pros

    Great people to work with

    Cons

    None as of yet, love it

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5. Great Company

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Research Associate in Oro Valley, AZ
    Current Employee - Senior Research Associate in Oro Valley, AZ

    I have been working at Ventana Medical full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great Salaries, career advancements, atmosphere

    Cons

    None that I can think of. Best place I've ever worked at.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6. Ventana Medical Systems is one of the best Medical Devices employer!

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Scientist in Tucson, AZ
    Current Employee - Scientist in Tucson, AZ

    I have been working at Ventana Medical full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    The company highly values and invests in Research and Development. Being the market leader in Tissue Diagnostics, this company can dictate the technology and new product pipeline in the industry. The salary is fair and Tucson is one of the best places to live in the country weather wise. The company has flourished under the Roche umbrella while keeping its own identity and that is what makes this company a great employer for anyone interested in Cancer Biology, Biochemistry and Biomedical Devices!

    Cons

    There are no major downsides, the biggest one being you need to be placed high enough in the hierarchy to receive bonus and stock options.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. 2 people found this helpful

    Ventana is a place of opportunity.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Ventana Medical full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Ventana offers the unique opportunity to directly see how your work can impact a patient. The company's benefits and salaries are competitive. The culture is good - people regularly laugh during meetings. It's a stable industry and a growing company.

    Cons

    The pace of work is very fast. Much is expected of employees. It is difficult to get hired because they have their pick of candidates.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8. I had an excellent experience working for these people :)

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Phlebotomist in Medford, OR
    Former Employee - Phlebotomist in Medford, OR

    I worked at Ventana Medical full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    The quality of the people working there and the joy that everyone had.

    Cons

    Honestly couldn't say there were any. Anyone could always use more benefits :).

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Great job you guys keep up the good spirit :)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9. Amazing Environment

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Support Specialist in Tucson, AZ
    Current Employee - Support Specialist in Tucson, AZ

    I have been working at Ventana Medical full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    I remember my first day on campus, and the atmosphere was just so completely welcoming. People I had never even met would just walk up to say hi, and it was nice to feel so much like I belong from the first time I walked through the door. Honestly, that is really how it has been the entire time that I have been with Ventana. They manufacture top quality diagnostics products that people can believe in, and that are helping to save lives every day. The most rewarding part of the job is during the all-employee meetings, Dr. Grogan presents the employees with a case study on a patient where Ventana products have helped to save their life with a focus on personalized medicine. It is very enlightening, and it definitely lets you know that you are making a difference in the lives of all patients afflicted with cancer, regardless of your role. Benefits are amazing, and there is a ton of opportunity throughout Ventana and the rest of the Roche community.

    Cons

    Along with the tremendous mass of those who are welcoming, there are some select individuals that I have encountered that are not, but these are few and far between within the company. Contracted employees be advised, I am currently one and will not be hired on permanently because there is no room in my department. They will contract and anticipate room will open up, but it will not always do so. Do not let this deter you, but if you are contracted, be sure to have a backup plan just in case.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10. Great place to work; good people and organization.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Scientist in Tucson, AZ
    Current Employee - Senior Scientist in Tucson, AZ

    I have been working at Ventana Medical

    Pros

    Great benefits, Good people and gpod pay.

    Cons

    Can take time to be promoted.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue to improve communication.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful

    The best place to work in Tucson.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Product Support Engineer in Tucson, AZ
    Current Employee - Product Support Engineer in Tucson, AZ

    I have been working at Ventana Medical

    Pros

    Excellent benefits and compensation.
    Travel opportunities.
    Advancement Opportunities.
    A culture concerned with quality and patient care.
    The parent company Roche, offers additional advancement and benefits globally.

    Cons

    The campus location is a bit far from Tucson's city center and can produce a long commute.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the good work.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

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