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Ventana Medical Reviews

Updated August 8, 2017
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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. "A great place to work."

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Manager in Tucson, AZ
    Current Employee - Manager in Tucson, AZ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The company values the employees. There are numerous trainings and classes for personal and professional growth. The benefits are really amazing; both health and financial. The culture is excellent; people are willing to help each other.

    Cons

    Some of the processes are still cumbersome, but that is being addressed and hopefully will improve.

    Advice to Management

    Keep supporting employees' professional growth. Feeling valued makes such a difference in the quality of work output and job satisfaction.


  2. "Great mission, wonderful benefits"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Great benefits, meaningful mission and passion to help all those afflicted with cancer, global corporation. Most genuinely happy to work there.

    Cons

    Not much upward mobility or career ladder growth in Quality area. Opportunities outside this area depend on clinical or scientific background.

    Advice to Management

    Leaders should be empowered to be true leaders. Employees should be rewarded for quality of work, contributions, not just for showing up.

  3. "Intern"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    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. "Sr Software Engr"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Company follows well defined processes

    Cons

    need a good structure in team,


  5. Helpful (4)

    "Used to be great"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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.


  6. "Good Experience"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Lot of new things to learn

    Cons

    No fulltime offer given, Lesser opportunities


  7. Helpful (3)

    "Good when you are new"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    The people who you make friends with and the events they do for the employees.

    Cons

    There is no leadership, Everything revolves around the cart before horse ideal. Deadlines are yesterday and there is no commitment to the employees. It is like a slave mill the harder you work the more you are required to do and forget team mates to support you, they only hire who they know. If you are a temp forget making it to full time status without having to jump through hoops. When an employer tells you that your development is not priority, they are not ideal for me. They woo the new candidates because they offer high starting pay than most locally, but that is where you remain because forget about raises unless you work in manufacturing operations. All other departments are see as overhead.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to you employees when they come to you with a concern. If a manager has twenty plus complaints is is time for some action vs retaliating against the employee who spoke up.

  8. "A good place."

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Assembler I, Instruments in Oro Valley, AZ
    Current Employee - Assembler I, Instruments in Oro Valley, AZ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    This is an effective team with a worthy mission. A culture of independence (rather than micro-management) is fostered. There are many company events of actual interest.

    Cons

    Poorly defined pathway from contract worker to regular employee status. Undefined of uncommunicative guidelines to achieve this goal.

    Advice to Management

    The proverbial "stick" is firing, which is perfectly reasonable. The "carrot" for a contract worker is the possibility of joining full staff as a regular employee. However, the carrot is fuzzy, like embarking on a journey of unknown distance, duration, and difficulty. If quantitative performance benchmarks existed, the achievement of which would result in hiring, directed competition would be fostered which would increase profitability beyond the payroll liability incurred. Set the bar as high as you want, and see who meets it; I dare you.


  9. "Not for Contractors"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Project Coordinator in Tucson, AZ
    Current Employee - Project Coordinator in Tucson, AZ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good Company if you can get hired on

    Cons

    Pay is very low
    Make you feel like an outsider
    little room for advancement


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

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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.


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