Ventana Medical Reviews

Updated April 1, 2015
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  1. Great Company

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Research Associate in Oro Valley, AZ
    Current Employee - Senior Research Associate in Oro Valley, AZ

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

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

    Pros

    Great Salaries, career advancements, atmosphere

    Cons

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

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

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Ventana Medical

    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    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 Management

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

  3. Great place to work!

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

    I worked at Ventana Medical as a contractor (more than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    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.

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  5. A good place to learn PDP and GMP

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Ventana Medical full-time (more than 5 years)

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

    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.

  6. Helpful (1)

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

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

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

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

    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.

  7. Helpful (2)

    Ventana is a place of opportunity.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Ventana Medical full-time (more than 5 years)

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

    Pros

    Ventana offers the unique opportunity to directly see how your work can impact a patient. The company's benefits and salaries are competitive. The culture is good - people regularly laugh during meetings. It's a stable industry and a growing company.

    Cons

    The pace of work is very fast. Much is expected of employees. It is difficult to get hired because they have their pick of candidates.

  8. Great Place, but...

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

    I worked at Ventana Medical full-time (more than a year)

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

    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 Management

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

  9. Good company to work for

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Quality Assurance in Tucson, AZ
    Former Employee - Quality Assurance in Tucson, AZ

    I worked at Ventana Medical full-time (more than 8 years)

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

    Pros

    Strongly believe in cultural beliefs. Believe and encourage work life balance. Emphasis on health

    Cons

    Promotions are very competitive and difficult to achieve

    Advice to Management

    none

  10. Was awesome...turned into roller-coaster

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

    I have been working at Ventana Medical

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

    Pros

    Best products compared to competition, patient focused, invests heavily in R&D to bring the absolute best products to market for the safest and best possible care in cancer

    Cons

    Very low earning compared to other device/capital companies, continuous changes to comp structure, leadership turnover, realignments of territories and also jobs happen yearly, dis-trust of leadership breeds very low morale among employees

    Advice to Management

    get out into the filed and listen to the employees, their customers, etc. rather than hiring an outside company to reallign and resturcture. Leaders need to communicate more, establish trust, gather feedback on managers from subordinates

  11. Overall, a wonderful internship experience

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Intern - Intern in Tucson, AZ
    Former Intern - Intern in Tucson, AZ

    I worked at Ventana Medical as an intern (less than a year)

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

    Pros

    Great company culture, low stress environment, focus on innovation

    Cons

    MBA internship pay is the same as undergrad internship pay, well below the average for most MBA interns

    Advice to Management

    Pay more for better internship talent, which will in turn increase chances of securing current interns for future positions within the company

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