Ben Venue Reviews

Updated June 10, 2015
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Pros
  • Good people, good benefits, good pay (in 4 reviews)

  • I have worked with some really hard-working, good people who care about the success of the company (in 3 reviews)

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

  • Middle management is a big problem, but upper management should be more aware of problems (in 4 reviews)

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  1. Quality

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bedford, OH
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bedford, OH

    I worked at Ben Venue

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Nice benefits, good salary, teamwork.

    Cons

    Lots of regulatory problems. Too many hoops to jump through to get things done. Too much bureaucracy.

    Advice to Management

    Invest in technology


  2. Goodbye BVL

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Ben Venue

    Pros

    I enjoyed working at BVL because of the important products that we made. BVL was making life changing drugs for the patients that needed to use them.

    Cons

    Well, BVL unfortunately had to shutdown and is no longer in business. All 1300 employees were laid off. No matter what was attempted, it seemed like the company couldn't catch a break.

    Advice to Management

    Advice to management, I truly appreciate their passion and commitment to BVL. Those that stayed until the end really wanted to close out the business responsibly and correctly. Thank you.


  3. Was Great company to work for

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - IT Developer in Bedford, OH
    Former Employee - IT Developer in Bedford, OH

    I worked at Ben Venue

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    People. Benefits. Culture. Development opportunities.

    Cons

    Grow too fast, poor management decisions


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  5. Overall a great company to work for - sad to see it has closed!

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Ben Venue

    Pros

    Ben Venue made drugs that improve the health and quality of life of patients - this in itself was reason enough reason to go to work each day. When the shut down and layoffs were announced the employees were treated with the utmost respect. I miss my Ben Venue "family".

    Cons

    We lost confidence in ourselves and continued to step on our own toes as we tried to right the ship. It seemed like the managers spent the majority of their time finding reasons NOT to manufacture drugs rather than ways to fix our issues and get back to production and release of product. SO SAD!

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your employees at your next jobs - including and specifically the shop-floor employers who generally know more than managers. With this unified approach we could have saved this place.


  6. Pretty much the worst job I have ever had.

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Pharmaceutical Technician in Bedford, OH
    Former Employee - Pharmaceutical Technician in Bedford, OH

    I worked at Ben Venue

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    There is nothing good to say about this company.

    Cons

    Lack strong experienced leadership no matter what shift. Many employees that worked there were lazy and uneducated.

    Advice to Management

    Close the company and turn it over to someone who knows what they're doing.


  7. No regrets.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bedford, OH
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bedford, OH

    I worked at Ben Venue full-time (More than 3 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    As the company lost it's way, the employes were winnowed down into two main groups: the people that fought like hell to save the company against increasingly long odds; and the parasites that did nothing, collected a paycheck, and dragged the first group down with them. I have a lot of respect for that first group, and I'm very glad to have worked with them.

    Cons

    The company is no longer in business. That's a pretty big con. Hopefully the new owner will eventually find a way to fully utilize the site.

    Advice to Management

    Put these hard won lessons to good use.


  8. Pharmaceutical Technician

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Pharmaceutical Technician in New Bedford, OH
    Current Employee - Pharmaceutical Technician in New Bedford, OH

    I have been working at Ben Venue

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Best company to work for,benefits, bonus,profit sharing.It really cares about the employee,when they laid off & shut down.Thank you Ben Venue for not leaving us hanging.I will miss my old time working there.

    Cons

    I just wish it didn't closed down,I wanted to retire there.New Management hires,we all went down together with them....

    Advice to Management

    Mangers make more money,but next time listen to the production workers on the floor.It could it saved the company of not closing down.They think they know everything...


  9. Quality

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Ben Venue

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

    Pros

    The benefits offered were amazing compared to other jobs. The people who I worked with keep me there.

    Cons

    The hours were horrible. Management was horrible. Upper management did not listen to things that needed fixed or could cause issues later.

    Advice to Management

    Management tended to do the 'quick fix' instead of getting to the root of the problem.


  10. Ben Venue Laboratories

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Ben Venue

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Parent company's culture is focused on building effective leadership and using performance management tools. Excellent access to technology and connectivity throughout their global operation.

    Cons

    Constant struggle to determine business priorities. Parent company experienced market pressure and reevaluated its business model, which resulted in closing down the Ben Venue operations facility.


  11. Disorganized, poorly managed.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Ben Venue

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

    Pros

    Opportunities to self-train, overtime available

    Cons

    Leadership, promotions are not performance based

    Advice to Management

    Don't pay people to surf the internet.



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