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One of the great employment experiences In my career

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  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
Former Employee - Sales in Tucson, AZ
Former Employee - Sales in Tucson, AZ

I worked at Ventana Medical full-time (more than 10 years)

Pros

Outstanding commercial engine. Extremely competent sales management. Culture of accountability. This company began as a start up where every employee had a vested interest in its performance and its mission (positively effect the lives of all patients afflicted with cancer). This culture created an apolitical organization that fostered teamwork and business success. This culture is fading but still exists in the commercial group.

Cons

No more homegrown talent. Roche acquisition and poor leadership at the corporate level has created massive turnover. Every single scientific fellow has departed. This has stunted the innovation engine for years to come. Lost the entrepenaurial spirit.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Hiring all senior management from outside the organization builds zero trust and dilutes the culture that made Ventana great. Have faith in your people and challenge them with greater responsibility. It builds extreme loyalty.

Recommends
Negative Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

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  1. 2 people found this helpful  

    Don't believe the promises.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Tucson, AZ
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Tucson, AZ

    I have been working at Ventana Medical full-time

    Pros

    Decent pay for Tucson, where there are not many large employers. Benefits are actually pretty good.

    Cons

    Work/life balance can be questionable, depending on your manager. Too many directors and VP's means that the company is too top-heavy and not enough focus is on what is actually going on. Quality is spouted as something very important, but it is frequently sacrificed for profit. There are no career opportunities for hard working employees, though if you are willing to dive into the politics and social aspects of the company, you can move up quickly, regardless of your qualifications. The cultural beliefs are something else that are propped up as important, but again, if you actually practice them, you get nowhere, especially if you bring up anything negative (such as potential issues). Finally, there are certain members of HR that seem to have it out for certain employees. Instead of being fair, they are totally and completely biased and they are never wrong in their own eyes. If you get on their bad side, you will not be treated well at the company and you will not get the promotions you deserve.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    This is more to Mara: get rid of the bad seeds in both management and HR. All they are doing is hurting the company more and more each day and pushing away the best employees. Actually focus on quality instead of just saying it. Our customers can tell the difference and when they start leaving, it will not matter how much product is produced.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great overall work environment

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

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

    Pros

    Great healthcare benefits, friendly work environment, heavily focused on cultural beliefs such as speaking up and keeping the customer in mind.

    Cons

    Very roundabout processes, not very quick to advance careers, engineering salaries will not compete with companies such as Raytheon, no bonuses for anyone below manager level.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The engineering career ladder needs to be overhauled completely to compete with other dedicated engineering companies in Tucson.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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