Abcam Reviews

Updated September 20, 2014
Updated September 20, 2014
18 Reviews
3.9
18 Reviews
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  1.  

    Great company, great culture

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cambridge, MA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cambridge, MA

    I worked at Abcam full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Abcam is a great place to work. The work life balance is actually a company objective. It is also a successful company that has shown consistent growth year in and year out.

    Cons

    They do tend to make frequent changes so you have to be flexible. This is not necessarily a negative aspect but it may not be an ideal situation for everyone. Keep that in mind if you prefer more regularity.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the good work. The culture is a strong point and it is rare to find an organization that strives for greatness and maintains a positive supporting environment.

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  2.  

    good but could be better

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cambridge, MA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cambridge, MA

    I have been working at Abcam full-time

    Pros

    great location, young and talented people

    Cons

    too many meetings, too focused on copying others ideas and not creating their own

    Recommends
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  3.  

    Awesome company culture, really encourage new ideas, even as an intern

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Event Planning in Cambridge, MA
    Former Employee - Event Planning in Cambridge, MA

    I worked at Abcam as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    Team meetings encourage creativity, great environment, everyone is approachable, office is well laid out and accommodating

    Cons

    It was sometimes hard working with people in the UK because of the time change, but this really should not even count as a con

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  5.  

    Outstanding company

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous in Cambridge, East of England, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Anonymous in Cambridge, East of England, England (UK)

    I have been working at Abcam full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    People are great and we have a clear direction for our future

    Cons

    Facilities could be better - especially the availability of food.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep the communication coming

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Great employer, great experience

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cambridge, East of England, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cambridge, East of England, England (UK)

    I have been working at Abcam full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Caring attitude, does a lot to take care of staff wellbeing offering a variety of wellbing days, benefits and learning and development opportunities.

    Gives staff the opportunity to take responsability early on in their career and run with it. I'd never have been able to get the experience I have got here in another company.

    Friendly - we even have a social committee and staff forum

    Cons

    The benefits package is ok, but could improve to be a bit more competitive as could the salaries.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Great people, great company

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

    I have been working at Abcam

    Pros

    Everyone is very willing to give you their time, especially if you're new.
    If you can justify ideas, management will listen.
    Culture and work environment are valued highly. (they have a table tennis table)

    Cons

    Things move pretty fast so the thing your working on can be forced to change or be scrapped.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Connect the offices around the world better. Everyone is really interested the people who work there and the skills they have to offer.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  8.  

    Dynamic place to work; great staff and benefits

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Abcam

    Pros

    Numouer challenges and opportunities to grow in your role. Inernal growth supported., independence to work as you do best, support from mgmt, benefits

    Cons

    Base pay could be higher
    Workload can, at times, seem overwhelming
    Office size makes it difficult for growth to exist in all departments

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue with dedication to communication and transparency
    Increase base salary and consider creating more senior roles in departments to help retain great staff

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