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Daniel L. Zabrowski
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Pros
  • Great people, benefits and work life balance (in 7 reviews)

  • The company is truly passionate about its mission of helping the patients afflicted with cancer (in 4 reviews)

Cons
  • Almost no intern is offered a full time position due to his/her internship (in 4 reviews)

  • So many people were let go or jumped ship and the align to shine culture became a flee or face the boot culture (in 3 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (2)

    "Go elsewhere"

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    Current Employee - International Product Manager in Tucson, AZ
    Current Employee - International Product Manager in Tucson, AZ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Pay and benefits are good. The cafe is handy and work conditions are decent. There is a shutdown between Christmas and new year.

    Cons

    So lost and out of touch. No idea what a business really looks like. Operate without process or communication. Completely political environment near the senior management level. All Roche senior managers come in for 2 years at a time with no appetite to change things for the better. Slander is used politically to assassinate any good peoples reputation so the inept can continue to survive and rule. Disgusting work environment. The culture is toxic. Find a job elsewhere if you can.

    Advice to Management

    Grow a pair and do what is needed for the company rather than feathering your own nest. You are not very good and lack vision and fundamental capability. Stop promoting people for nothing and seek out the few that want to change and do what is needed. Get rid of current CEO - she does nothing to help the company.


  2. Helpful (4)

    "Used to be great"

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    Current Employee - Senior Marketing Manager
    Current Employee - Senior Marketing Manager
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Innovative products and the founder of the company is truly an inspiration.

    Cons

    Not a great place for family balance or diversity in leadership. Advancement is hard unless you have PHd.

    Advice to Management

    I Have worked here for 8 years and loved the first 6. It was an awesome experience to work in such an innovative company. However, the past two years have been consistently getting worse with tight deadlines, low quality controls, and not enough team members to do high quality work. The leadership has progressively worsened over time.

  3. "Was a good company in the past..."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Tucson, AZ
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Tucson, AZ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Ventana Medical full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Good place to begin a career. Good learning opportunity.

    Cons

    All the good talent has left or is in the process of leaving. Roche and management has killed any innovation left in this company. Downsizing and centralizing of departments to Roche headquarters will limit your advancement if you plan on staying in Tucson.


  4. Helpful (3)

    "Over worked and over managed"

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    Former Employee - Field Service Engineer
    Former Employee - Field Service Engineer
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Products provide superior staining, making for fast and reliable patient diagnosis. Produts are considered "top of the line". Impressive technical apptitude from the support staff.

    Cons

    Poor managment. Technicians are are given all the responsibilities with none of the authority for most situations. Expected to put company before family. Employees are asked to provide ways to improve operations, but when they do, thery are chastised and reprimanded for not being a "team player". In short, the company structure is a "Comedy of Contradictions".

    Advice to Management

    Let the employees manage themselves. Trust that the people who are doing the work, know how to do it best (that is why you hired them in the first place, right?).


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Watch your back."

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Scientist
    Former Employee - Scientist
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Product line in a important and growing area of healthcare. Strong competitive position.

    Cons

    Culture of undermining others as a way of getting ahead. A zero sum game.

    Advice to Management

    Walk the talk.


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