Ventana Medical

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Ventana Medical Reviews

Updated August 16, 2014
Updated August 16, 2014
56 Reviews

3.8
56 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
  • Due to the demanding nature of the work there is little work/life balance (in 4 reviews)

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

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Good company to work for

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    Current Employee - HRIS Analyst  in  Oro Valley, AZ
    Current Employee - HRIS Analyst in Oro Valley, AZ

    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
  2.  

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

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

    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
  3.  

    Great Company

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Research Associate I  in  Tucson, AZ
    Current Employee - Research Associate I in Tucson, AZ

    Pros

    Great people to work with

    Cons

    None as of yet, love it

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    On Balance a Great Place

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Software Engineer  in  Mountain View, CA
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Mountain View, CA

    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
  6.  

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

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    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
  7.  

    Great Company

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Research Associate  in  Oro Valley, AZ
    Current Employee - Senior Research Associate in Oro Valley, AZ

    Pros

    Great Salaries, career advancements, atmosphere

    Cons

    None that I can think of. Best place I've ever worked at.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Great place to work!

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Project Coordinator  in  Tucson, AZ
    Former Employee - Project Coordinator in Tucson, AZ

    Pros

    The mission and vision of the company are amazing! The pace is fast and you are always busy.

    Cons

    They tend to put too much on people without providing additional resources. People are over worked and stressed.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9.  

    A good place to learn PDP and GMP

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Cultural values that promote being above the line and thinking customer. A data driven company that excels at what it does and part of big mother Roche. Excellent benefits and competitive compensation.

    Cons

    High turnover rate and slow to fill positions. Promotions are little and few.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Great Place, but...

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Really great people there. They care a lot about you. Passionate about what they do, and that they are working to help cancer patients worldwide.

    Cons

    Upper Mgt seems misguided on how to impact the marketplace. Recent separation of Mrktg/Sales from the main Ventana going to Roche corporate have created gaps and uncertainty.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep the focus on the PASSION, but rely on your employees more to provide insight.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11.  

    Ventana Medical Systems is one of the best Medical Devices employer!

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Scientist  in  Tucson, AZ
    Current Employee - Scientist in Tucson, AZ

    Pros

    The company highly values and invests in Research and Development. Being the market leader in Tissue Diagnostics, this company can dictate the technology and new product pipeline in the industry. The salary is fair and Tucson is one of the best places to live in the country weather wise. The company has flourished under the Roche umbrella while keeping its own identity and that is what makes this company a great employer for anyone interested in Cancer Biology, Biochemistry and Biomedical Devices!

    Cons

    There are no major downsides, the biggest one being you need to be placed high enough in the hierarchy to receive bonus and stock options.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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