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Better with Roche in charge

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Former Employee - Product Manager  in  Tucson, AZ
Former Employee - Product Manager in Tucson, AZ

I worked at Ventana Medical

Pros

The impact to the practice of medicine and the focus on the benefit to the patient. There are many dedicated, driven and passionate professionals that are focused on advancing the diagnosis of treatment. Overall in the working ranks of the company, there is a good level of professional respect. There is definitely a feeling of an up and coming company that is poised for great growth. With the acquisition by Roche, Ventana should be able to leverage Roche's reputation and commitment to science to increase their product offering. I think that Chris Gleeson's personality and leadership are big plus for Ventana.

Cons

While I was there the Sales departments where the leaders of the organization. This was troubling for the R&D department's commitment to deliver science that delivered clinical benefit. The sales sole focus on the quarter's numbers dominated all decisions and lead to short-sighted gains at the expense of long term strategy. The sales force were very aware of the position in the company and frequently "threw their weight around". Interdepartmental effectiveness was limited due their compensation being tied to competing factors that were not strategically aligned. Their were a lot of pet projects that received the departments first attention instead the projects that were consistent with the strategy of the company.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Ensure that everyone is aligned with the strategic goals

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    Good place to launch a career.

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    Former Employee - Account Executive  in  South Windsor, CT
    Former Employee - Account Executive in South Windsor, CT

    I worked at Ventana Medical

    Pros

    Good camraderie, company treats employees well, and the success is contagious.

    Cons

    Somewhat "cliquish" culture, management not often receptive to criticism, selective and disparate treatment of different employees. A bit narcissistic.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Increase the diversity of management styles within the company.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
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    Ventana Medical Systems-Account Executive

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    Current Employee - Account Executive
    Current Employee - Account Executive

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

    Pros

    Great people to work with. The company is truly passionate about its mission of helping the patients afflicted with cancer.

    Cons

    Working in sales, you are constantly 'on call'. Due to the demanding nature of the work there is little work/life balance.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More emphasis on developing AE/SS one-on-one relationships.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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