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Ventana Medical Reviews

Updated February 6, 2017
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Pros
  • The company is truly passionate about its mission of helping the patients afflicted with cancer (in 4 reviews)

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

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

  • What else do you want me to do, fly down to Tucson (in 3 reviews)

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  1. "Good Experience"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • 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


  2. Helpful (2)

    "Good when you are new"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • 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.


  3. "A good place."

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • 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.


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  5. "Not for Contractors"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • 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


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

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • 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.


  7. "Great company dynamic"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The people make you enjoy your day to day. Training is great and people seem to be valued

    Cons

    Work life balance became difficult with the numbers needed.

    Advice to Management

    empower your employees.


  8. "Good company to work for"

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


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

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


  10. "On Balance a Great Place"

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


  11. "Great Company"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Research Associate in Oro Valley, AZ
    Current Employee - Senior Research Associate in Oro Valley, AZ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great Salaries, career advancements, atmosphere

    Cons

    None that I can think of. Best place I've ever worked at.



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