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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Overall, great experience"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Intern - Intern in Chicago, IL
    Former Intern - Intern in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Ventas as an intern

    Pros

    Surprising amount of face time with upper level people, including the CEO.
    Got pulled onto a lot of interesting projects.
    Supervisors and colleagues communicated constantly and were always willing to help or explain something.

    Cons

    Work started out slow at first - I attribute this to the fact that they weren't originally planning to have an intern.

    Advice to Management

    Keep having events! They turned out to be a great way to meet other people in the company and find out about other interesting ongoing work/projects.


  2. Helpful (2)

    "Review"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Ventas full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Good comp, good work experience, good people

    Cons

    Poor work-life balance, minimal career advancement opportunity, bureaucratic and finger-pointing culture

  3. "Great Company"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Working at Ventas has provided me with many tools for success. This is a company that will bring out the best as they want all employees to strive toward excellence. You are well rewarded for meeting goals set before you.

    Cons

    Long hours are expected to be worked at the office or at home. Deadlines can sometimes seem unattainable, especially if you are unable to work extra hours. Some departments can feel understaffed. Moving up within the company can be difficult. There isn't much turn-over and unless there are large acquisitions positions do not come open often.

    Advice to Management

    Work on the work-life balance. Hire more staff for some departments.


  4. "Great professional experience"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Ventas full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great benefits, lots of smart colleagues.
    One thing I truly appreciate about Ventas is their capabilities and willingness to invest in their employees by encouraging them to learn more. I am thankful for the opportunities given to me to expand my knowledge and the help of the management teams to push me to be better, while taking all the blame if appropriate.

    Cons

    Very tightly run so workloads can stack up due to the overbearing work performed on routine portfolio management. Would like to work on more interesting projects. Thus, work life balance can suffer depending on the portfolio. Pay could be a bit better.

    Advice to Management

    Keep fostering a good office culture.


  5. Helpful (2)

    "Large company with small company feel - limited career growth"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    For being a company with great size, the culture is close knit and small. There is good access to senior leadership and the decision makers. Company throws twice annual parties for employees and has internal networking events. Office space and amenities are top-notch.

    Cons

    Minimal work-life balance, as an employee you are always "on call". Senior leadership does not respect your personal life or any paid time off. Although they want to promote work-life balance you are rarely able to attend any of the hosted events without a huge backlog of work. Very minimal career path and growth opportunities.

    Advice to Management

    Promote your young talent and pay market wages. There is a reason all good talent has a year turnover ratio.


  6. Helpful (3)

    "Extremely micromanaged IT Dept.."

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    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor
    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor
    Doesn't Recommend

    I worked at Ventas as a contractor

    Pros

    Many nice people in the organization.

    Cons

    Micromanagement with the IT Department is uncommon in other organizations. IT will over promise, under deliver and backdate actual delivery date to make it appear as all is OK. At the crunch time (at every roll out due to the lack of understanding what it will take to get the project done) personal life is non-existent. Management has no idea what it takes to lead knowledge workers today.

    Advice to Management

    For starters, read some of the books of Tom Davenport (and actually apply what they learn).


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Great learning opportunity...the rest varies"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Ventas full-time

    Pros

    - Great place to learn and grow professionally; something is always happening and with small teams you'll get exposure to a lot
    - You'll work with lots of interesting, intelligent people
    - Management access; there aren't a lot of multi-billion dollar industry leaders where you'll get to interact with C-level folks
    - Tight knit culture where it's easy to make friends

    Cons

    - Work life balance varies between below average and awful; some groups are really bad but it also varies a lot depending on the manager you work with
    - Career progression is a black box and sometimes a black hole; nobody knows what it takes to advance or when that might reasonably happen. Might be waiting a while with little feedback in the meantime
    - Pay skews very top heavy

    Advice to Management

    Seems like you're doing great on corporate level strategy, maybe focus a bit more on HR strategy? Do you want to promote internally and groom the next generation of leaders or not. We get mixed mesages

  8. "Accountant"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Great company that cares about its employees

    Cons

    Work/life balance is minimal


  9. Helpful (3)

    "Phenomenal Company"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    robust benefits package, exposure to challenging work, collaborative environment, compensation/bonus, female CEO, access to training/development/feedback

    Cons

    work-life balance, no ability to work from home, lack of diversity

    Advice to Management

    n/a


  10. "Good experience in REIT Financial Reporting"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Financial Analyst in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Financial Analyst in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    excellent employee benefits; good work culture; diverse experience; encouraging senior leadership

    Cons

    career growth is a little stagnant