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Pros
  • Great benefits, good training, room for growth (in 3 reviews)

  • All the overtime you wanted, growth in learning new skills, great pay, bonuses, variety of mentors, and company appreciated their workers (in 2 reviews)

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  1. "BVL"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Purchasing Agent in Kent, OH
    Former Employee - Senior Purchasing Agent in Kent, OH
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Ben Venue (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great benefits, good training, room for growth

    Cons

    BenVenue struggled with some FDA issues


  2. "Awful if you ever want to go home"

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    Former Employee - Compounding Specialist in Kent, OH
    Former Employee - Compounding Specialist in Kent, OH
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Ben Venue (More than a year)

    Pros

    They paid well and all the overtime meant that I made a solid paycheck. Most people were friendly and it was easy to joke with co-workers.

    Cons

    Terrible work/life balance. Management demanded constant overtime, sometimes requiring over a month without a single day off. Productively was still bad due to poor coordination between departments and badly maintained equipment, so even on weeks when required to come in extra many people still sat around the office waiting for work to start. Also went out of business.

    Advice to Management

    You should respect all your workers, not just the ones with college degrees. Even the ones with college degree want to go home occasionally.


  3. "Chemical Technician"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Chemical Blender in Richmond Heights, Cuyahoga, OH
    Former Employee - Chemical Blender in Richmond Heights, Cuyahoga, OH

    I worked at Ben Venue (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    The opportunity for experience and growth is unlimited.

    Cons

    Working a lot of overtime and rotating shifts.


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  5. "Microbiologist Physical Monitoring Technician"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Physical Monitoring Technician in Cleveland, OH
    Former Employee - Physical Monitoring Technician in Cleveland, OH
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Ben Venue full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    All the overtime you wanted, growth in learning new skills, great pay, bonuses, variety of mentors, and company appreciated their workers.

    Cons

    Company closed due to no profit revenue, and promotions and raises where tight because of the lack of revenue.

    Advice to Management

    Provide more training sessions for new employees, respect temporary employees, and allow employees to work more on projects that will better serve the company and allow the employees to grow.


  6. "Was a good company to work at one time"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    The companies best asset were the people

    Cons

    Company closed in January 2015


  7. "Strong Employee Engagement"

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    Former Employee - Maintenance Supervisor in Bedford, OH
    Former Employee - Maintenance Supervisor in Bedford, OH
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Ben Venue full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Lots of great people at this company. A lot of effort went into recruiting management and technical people from outside the area, with some success. Boehringer-Ingelheim spent lavishly on making improvements to the plant.

    Cons

    Bedford, Ohio is an island technically isolated from the pharmaceutical industry. Outdated facilities were used for too many years. BVL did not have a strong process in place for validating new facilities to current standards, so the investments in new facilities took too long to get up and running. Pharmaceutical business is high risk and high reward, for the business and for employees.

    Advice to Management

    Hourly employees should be more involved in the decision making process.


  8. "Quality"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bedford, OH
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bedford, OH
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Nice benefits, good salary, teamwork.

    Cons

    Lots of regulatory problems. Too many hoops to jump through to get things done. Too much bureaucracy.

    Advice to Management

    Invest in technology


  9. "Goodbye BVL"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    I enjoyed working at BVL because of the important products that we made. BVL was making life changing drugs for the patients that needed to use them.

    Cons

    Well, BVL unfortunately had to shutdown and is no longer in business. All 1300 employees were laid off. No matter what was attempted, it seemed like the company couldn't catch a break.

    Advice to Management

    Advice to management, I truly appreciate their passion and commitment to BVL. Those that stayed until the end really wanted to close out the business responsibly and correctly. Thank you.


  10. "Was Great company to work for"

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    Former Employee - IT Developer in Bedford, OH
    Former Employee - IT Developer in Bedford, OH
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    People. Benefits. Culture. Development opportunities.

    Cons

    Grow too fast, poor management decisions


  11. "Overall a great company to work for - sad to see it has closed!"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Ben Venue made drugs that improve the health and quality of life of patients - this in itself was reason enough reason to go to work each day. When the shut down and layoffs were announced the employees were treated with the utmost respect. I miss my Ben Venue "family".

    Cons

    We lost confidence in ourselves and continued to step on our own toes as we tried to right the ship. It seemed like the managers spent the majority of their time finding reasons NOT to manufacture drugs rather than ways to fix our issues and get back to production and release of product. SO SAD!

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your employees at your next jobs - including and specifically the shop-floor employers who generally know more than managers. With this unified approach we could have saved this place.



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