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"Don't believe the promises."

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Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Tucson, AZ
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Tucson, AZ
Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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 Management

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.

Other Employee Reviews for Ventana Medical

  1. Helpful (1)

    "Great overall work environment"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Engineer in Tucson, AZ
    Current Employee - Engineer in Tucson, AZ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    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 Management

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


  2. "Truely work the mission"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Program Manager in Tucson, AZ
    Former Employee - Senior Program Manager in Tucson, AZ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Ventana Medical full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Highly effective teaming
    Lives its "values"
    Entrepreneurial

    Cons

    Disjointed Lifecycle Flow
    Cultish
    Power and control personalities

    Advice to Management

    Get off of the meeting treadmill... meet your people.

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