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Ventas Reviews

Updated May 7, 2019

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Ventas CEO Debra A. Cafaro (no image)
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16 Ratings
  1. Featured Review
    Helpful (1)

    "Successful company with hard working, driven and caring employees"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Ventas full-time

    Pros

    Successful company, well regarded female CEO, competitive compensation, excellent benefits, collaborative employees, challenging and rewarding work, good tools and resources, training and development opportunities

    Cons

    Work environment can sometimes be intense but what successful, publicly traded company isn't similar? Lack of established flexible work guidelines is problematic for managers who feel like they have to have permission to run off road. In departments where managers effectively manage, flexibility isn't an issue.

    Advice to Management

    Host executive round table meetings to provide opportunities for employees to speak directly with senior leadership. We have smart employees who care about the company, their co-workers...and have good ideas. Provide the opportunity to listen to them. Establish flexible work guidelines for all employees.

    Ventas2019-05-07
  2. "Great pay and benefits"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Ventas full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Ventas is a great place to work. The pay and benefits cannot be beat.

    Cons

    The great pay and benefits come with strong expectations and a less than average work/life balance.

    Ventas2019-05-06
  3. "Financial Analyst"

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    Current Employee - Financial Analyst 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Ventas full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Lot of responsibility, exposure to senior leadership

    Cons

    Decision making is centralized at the top, sometimes career growth is limited

    Ventas2019-02-01
  4. "Anonymous"

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

    I have been working at Ventas full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Great culture and company is very caring about their employees. Great benefits, resources and lovely office space.

    Cons

    Nothing to add and keep caring about employees!

    Advice to Management

    Continue encouraging and having great dialogue with your team. Great leadership across the organization.

    Ventas2019-01-16
  5. Helpful (5)

    "Weak culture, high turnover, proceed with caution"

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    Financial Analyst in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Ventas for more than a year

    Pros

    - Office has nice views - Market comp to play in Excel all day due to limited resources to invest in financial reporting technology

    Cons

    - Weak leadership that limits growth potential - Finance organization has high turnover because of this - Bureaucratic organization that's top heavy with leadership and not enough heads to do the actual work demands - Non value-added work content and responsibilities - Traditional, old school culture

    Advice to Management

    - Understand the importance of career development - Reduce long hours by harnessing industry leading technology to manage financial data - Promote growth by actually have career plan in place and leveraging the few strong leaders in the company - Very few learning and training opportunities

    Ventas2019-01-24
  6. Helpful (3)

    "Ctrl Alt Delete"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Ventas full-time

    Pros

    Decent benefits; pretty offices; many loyal, hardworking employees

    Cons

    The company is resting on its laurels. The executives love to tout the company’s long term performance but the real outperformance occurred years ago - just look at a stock chart. The dirty secret is that the leadership hasn’t done anything valuing enhancing in years. The CEO is a masterful deal maker, but has surrounded herself with sycophants and yes men and gets involved in every minor decision. The executives... slap each other on the backs and hoard oversized pay, while the next layers of employees do all the real work and provide the creative ideas, with little credit. Serious talent has walked out the door, new hires rarely stick, and those tenured employees that have stayed have become too damaged from years of mind games to know any better. The HR function is out of step and focuses mostly on spinning employee engagement results to look positive.

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    Advice to Management

    Take an honest look in the mirror. Treat your dedicated employees like the scarce, valuable resource they are. Realize that for the company to move into the future, there will need to be a refresh in leadership and stars throughout the organization that are appreciated, developed, and given the opportunity to make real decisions.

    Ventas2019-01-21
  7. Helpful (1)

    "Anonymous"

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

    I have been working at Ventas full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    - Challenging and meaty work - Smart, driven, fun colleagues - Interesting and dynamic industry - Growing company that pushes into new sectors - Lots of movement internally into different positions, groups, and levels - Compensation, other rewards for hard work

    Cons

    - Work/life balance can suffer at times from drive for responsiveness - There is no clear cut career path, which can make it difficult for employees to understand their next move

    Advice to Management

    - Benefits at Ventas have evolved in a great direction (parental leave, tuition reimbursement) - continue to pay attention to what's going on in the market with regards to flexible work arrangements - Depending on the group, some employees feel there is a lack of transparency or that they aren't being heard. Internal communication has gotten better but still needs work.

    Ventas2018-10-17
  8. Helpful (3)

    "Tread Lightly - Toxic, Backstabbing, and Incompetent Culture"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Ventas full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Entry level jobs provide some good exposure Positive outlook on the CEO Good people below Manager title

    Cons

    No word describes this company more than Toxic - specifically the finance and AM teams If you dont fit some certain undefined criteria, you stand no chance Incompetent HR department that has no care for the internal communication issues Leadership lacks vision Compensation below average "Promises" are not kept, specifically as it relates to promoting talent within. Primary reason for such high turnover

    Ventas2018-10-18
  9. Helpful (3)

    "Sr Director / VP"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Ventas full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Compensation is pretty good and commensurate with responsibility. Systems are good and improving The finance organization is strong and improving

    Cons

    - HR function is very weak and political. - Culture is increasingly negative with lack of integrity. - The CEO behaves like she is the ONLY owner and stakeholder. - There is NO succession plan for functional VP's and they are never held accountable for personal behavior or business results. - There is a revolving door of analysts and managers. - The Lillibridge business leadership team with an average... age of 60 is poor performing and can't attract talent

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    Advice to Management

    Hold leaders accountable. When the SVP of Asset Management announces he is leaving the company, then changes his mind, there shouldn't be a do-over. Create a management succession plan. Act quickly and decisively in making leadership changes.

    Ventas2018-10-06
  10. "Opportunities but Challenging"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Ventas full-time

    Pros

    Strong manager support, opportunities for growth, challenging, and surrounded by smart people.

    Cons

    Sometimes longer hours and high expectations.

    Ventas2017-08-30
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