Ben Venue Reviews

Updated September 23, 2014
Updated September 23, 2014
52 Reviews
2.8
52 Reviews
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George Doyle
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • PPE is readily available and suitable for the working environment (in 5 reviews)

  • Good people, good benefits, good pay (in 4 reviews)


Cons
  • They do not understand the concept of work/life balance (in 3 reviews)

  • Extremely long hours not compensated for (in 4 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Was very satisfied with company

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Assistant in Bedford, OH
    Former Employee - Assistant in Bedford, OH

    I worked at Ben Venue full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Compensation was good. Felt empowered in my position.

    Cons

    Overworked, long hours and heavy workload

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None at this time.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    A look into the old boys club. If you work hard you cannot advance if you go party then you are headed to CEO

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Chemist I Quality Control in Bedford, OH
    Former Employee - Chemist I Quality Control in Bedford, OH

    I worked at Ben Venue full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    It's close to home. At first the benefits were awesome.

    Cons

    Seems like it was about saving money and not putting out quality product.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Please look at a person's work history and education before putting them in advanced roles.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Not everyone had faith that it could pull through.

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    Former Employee - QUALITY SPECIALIST II in Bedford, OH
    Former Employee - QUALITY SPECIALIST II in Bedford, OH

    I worked at Ben Venue full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    The company really took care of its employees with food and stress relief

    Cons

    The atmosphere was constantly tense and the production of drug was not leading to sale of drug. wasted production effortd

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    update all lines and processes to have as little human intervention as possible. then make sure that manger and supervisor have a active side by side relationship with employees randomly.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Great Company to work for

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Ben Venue

    Pros

    Many resources to help you learn and succeed.

    Cons

    Because we didn't adhere to a stricter set of guidelines when the company started, there were many regulatory issues later down the road.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Focus on the people.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Poor management

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    Current Employee - Scientist in Bedford, OH
    Current Employee - Scientist in Bedford, OH

    I have been working at Ben Venue full-time

    Pros

    Flexible work hours. Able to work from home on occasion via laptop. So far I have always been allowed to use my PTO when I want. I have never been asked to work holidays or weekends...however, occasionally the unrealistic deadlines imply that weekends are necessary. I have worked with some really hard-working, good people who care about the success of the company.

    Cons

    Large amount of bureaucracy. Cannot get anything done quickly including developing new products in order to be competitive in the generic drug industry. Every department operates as if it is its own entity, and as the result, each department has its own standard operating procedures and verbal rules. There is no alignment. Managers tell you not to go to other departments for advice/cooperation because they claim the other departments don't know what they're doing. Problems just fester because employees tell managers about problems, but managers are afraid to look bad by telling upper management. As the result, one department didn't have purified water for 1 year, which is a basic requirement for laboratory work. Team meetings aren't effectively utilized. Employees that had been at the company for years were shown the door to make way for employees hired from the outside. Poor management. Managers looking out for themselves and wanting to look good for the upper management instead of caring about the company's success as a whole. Middle management is a big problem, but upper management should be more aware of problems.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    A manager should not be expected to know everything about everything, but he/she should be able to point employees to someone who is knowledgeable. A manager should be willing to stick their necks out and be accountable when employees really need something done. When serious problems are brought up, manager said, "Well none of the other managers are complaining, so I will look bad if I say anything."

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  7.  

    Was a great place to work.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Ben Venue

    Pros

    Co-workers and opportunity were the main reasons. I have worked here 23 years and have moved through several departments. Each has provided me with opportunities to learn something new.

    Cons

    Well...how to say this. Ben Venue is closing its doors. It has been here since 1935 and was one of the largest employers for the Bedford area.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Never allow your processes and equipment to fall behind the curve of regulatory obligations.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Different

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    Former Employee - Validation in Bedford, OH
    Former Employee - Validation in Bedford, OH

    I worked at Ben Venue as a contractor (less than an year)

    Pros

    Nice location and work environment.

    Cons

    I understand they are closing.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Great company that made some mistakes with the FDA.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    technician

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Ben Venue

    Pros

    Good people, good benefits, good pay

    Cons

    The company at that certain location decided to close its doors.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Challenging work, great colleagues, good pay and benefits.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Will Not Say in Bedford, OH
    Former Employee - Will Not Say in Bedford, OH

    I worked at Ben Venue full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Most fellow employees were professional and good workers, never had a problem getting alone with anyone.

    Cons

    Company fell into regulatory issues and ended up shutting its doors. All employees will be eventually let go.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Should have gotten rid of the bad Ben Venue bad managers and employees before it was to late. Ben Venue managers could have shown more personal interest. Boehringer Ingelheim, owned Ben Venue, and is still a great company to work for. They paid out a nice severance package.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    it a very nice place to work

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Lab Assistant in Cleveland, OH
    Former Employee - Lab Assistant in Cleveland, OH

    I worked at Ben Venue full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    the people is nice the place is nice good pay

    Cons

    i have nothing bad to say about this place sorry!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    they ok

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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