Ventana Medical

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Ventana Medical Reviews

Updated February 25, 2015
Updated February 25, 2015
61 Reviews
3.8
61 Reviews
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Daniel L. Zabrowski
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Healthcare benefits, mountain view and quiet area of town, great people, feel the mission (in 6 reviews)

  • Company's mission, improving diagnostic for cancer patients, really motivates you to work harder (in 3 reviews)


Cons
  • Work life balance became difficult with the numbers needed (in 5 reviews)

  • High turnover rate and slow to fill positions (in 4 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great place to work

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

    I have been working at Ventana Medical

    Pros

    Salary is great. Work challenges are fantastic because it gives you an opportunity to grow.

    Cons

    Politics. It's not what u know it's who you blow.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    A good place.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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
  3.  

    Fantastic company to work for, they truly care about their employees.

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

    I worked at Ventana Medical

    Pros

    Truly professional and supportive to help their employees succeed.

    Cons

    It was difficult to transition from temp to full-time employee.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Not for Contractors

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

    I have been working at Ventana Medical

    Pros

    Good Company if you can get hired on

    Cons

    Pay is very low
    Make you feel like an outsider
    little room for advancement

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Great company dynamic

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • 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
  7.  

    Good company to work for

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - HRIS Analyst in Oro Valley, AZ
    Current Employee - HRIS Analyst in Oro Valley, AZ

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

    Pros

    Benefit, compensation, & company culture

    Cons

    Not a lot of growth opportunities. Downsizing going on

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More training, cross training & sharing of knowledge

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Great company to work for. Great benefits as well as opportunities to advance your career.

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

    I have been working at Ventana Medical full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    The pay, benefits, and the strong friendships. Training and coaching is of top quality. Coworkers are great!! Yes your on the clock but still have a great time while your at it.

    Cons

    Constant pressure to put out more,... Everything revolves around the punch in clock, have to be exactly clocked in when you start and exactly clocked out when your shift ends.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Make the company purpose the priority...

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Great Company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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
  10.  

    On Balance a Great Place

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Mountain View, CA
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Mountain View, CA

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

    Pros

    Company's mission, improving diagnostic for cancer patients, really motivates you to work harder. The leadership team has continued with the founder's passion successfully.
    Competetive Salary (Even in Silicon Valley). Excellent Benefits (401k and Medical Insurance). But if earning money is your only goal you would do better to look else where.
    Challenging Work. Although this is Ventana Medical, This is really a division of Roche Diagnostics, which is a behemoth of a company.

    Cons

    The company is very process oriented. This is really a necessity for FDA regulated companies.
    Not a Startup Culture.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the good work.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Mixed review; Very bright people to work with, great mission but short sighted when it comes to its people

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

    I have been working at Ventana Medical

    Pros

    Healthcare benefits, mountain view and quiet area of town, great people, feel the mission

    Cons

    Fast paced so heavy workload and stress level so not great work/life balance with high turnover and low morale, very slow to hire, much more difficult to get in from outside, few promotions or succession planning, Roche 'layers' substantial

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Need to treat ALL employees as the #1 resource of the company--top priority even over products and profit

    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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