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Pros
  • Great people, benefits and work life balance (in 7 reviews)

  • Company's mission, improving diagnostic for cancer patients, really motivates you to work harder (in 4 reviews)

Cons
  • 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)

  • I found this to be immature and a sign of poor leadership (in 3 reviews)

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  1. "Nice place to work"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Ventana Medical full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    The culture at Ventana is great.

    Cons

    The company has become very big business


  2. "Great mission statement and working environment."

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Development Leader in Tucson, AZ
    Former Employee - Development Leader in Tucson, AZ
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great mission statement, the ability to work on products that have a positive impact on cancer patients. Good benefits package.

    Cons

    Have struggled to recruit talent to the local area, concern on senior leadership ability to manage fluctuating business environment in a timely manner.

    Advice to Management

    Focus on what is important, listen to the team they all have the best interest of the company and try not to do too much and dilute effort on what matters to the customer.

  3. "Intern"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    There are a lot of changes to learn a new thing

    Cons

    I don't have anything to say

    Advice to Management

    NA


  4. "Good Experience"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Lot of new things to learn

    Cons

    No fulltime offer given, Lesser opportunities


  5. "Overall great. But internship does not provide a foot in the door in Roche"

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    Current Intern - Summer Intern in Oro Valley, AZ
    Current Intern - Summer Intern in Oro Valley, AZ
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Ventana Medical as an intern

    Pros

    Good work for interns
    Good work ethic at the company
    Good products
    Good pay
    Good food, especially breakfast

    Cons

    - Hiring a lot more interns than possible open positions. Almost no intern is offered a full time position due to his/her internship.
    - Also, another negative thing is that the recruiters at Genentech told me that no matter how fit I am for a job, I would not be considered for a it as they want to hire only local candidates from the bay area. Similar scenario at the Indianapolis office where they strongly want Indiana only applicants as they do not wish to pay for relocation.
    - I also saw few intern had their parents working for Ventana. Although these guys were good, it can look like nepotism. Definitely not just on other candidates who applied and did not receive a chance to be interviewed due to these interns.

    Advice to Management

    Try hiring interns with a long term perspective rather than short term needs.


  6. "Fantastic company to work for, they truly care about their employees."

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Event Coordinator in Tucson, AZ
    Former Employee - Event Coordinator in Tucson, AZ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Truly professional and supportive to help their employees succeed.

    Cons

    It was difficult to transition from temp to full-time employee.


  7. "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
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Ventana Medical full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Benefit, compensation, & company culture

    Cons

    Not a lot of growth opportunities. Downsizing going on

    Advice to Management

    More training, cross training & sharing of knowledge

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

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Histotechnologist in Tucson, AZ
    Current Employee - Histotechnologist in Tucson, AZ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Ventana Medical full-time (More than 8 years)

    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 Management

    Make the company purpose the priority...


  9. "On Balance a Great Place"

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Mountain View, CA
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Mountain View, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Ventana Medical full-time (Less than a year)

    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 Management

    Keep up the good work.


  10. "Great place to work!"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Contractor - Project Coordinator in Tucson, AZ
    Former Contractor - Project Coordinator in Tucson, AZ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    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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