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    Nice People, Don't Know How to Keep Employees

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    Former Employee - Research Technician III in Eugene, OR
    Former Employee - Research Technician III in Eugene, OR

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

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    Technicians have a huge amount of freedom and this culture makes Abcam's Eugene office an intellectually challenging place to work. The work/life balance is good, but then that should be expected for hourly positions. The 401K contribution is a nice perk. PTO is easy to manage and is reliably given when you want it.


    There's very little possibility for advancement. Raises almost never happen, and when they do they're minimal. Compensation is well below the industry average even in the region. Fortunately they're right next to the University of Oregon, so there's a pretty constant stream of new faces as new graduates get experience, but it's a shame they aren't willing to step up to try to keep some of their more talented employees for longer.

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    Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA
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    I applied online. The process took 2+ monthsinterviewed at Abcam (Boston, MA) in April 2015.


    Had 2 phone interviews which went very well. Had a Skype interview, which i thought went very well. At the end of the Skype interview the person said that she would contact me about setting up a Face-to-Face interview. Instead, i got a rejection email 2 weeks later. I was surprised, and asked for some sort of feedback, got no response from Abcam. I was very disappointed at how unprofessional the hiring process was.

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Headquarters Cambridge, United Kingdom
Size 500 to 999 Employees
Founded 1998
Type Company - Public (ABC)
Industry Biotech & Pharmaceuticals
Revenue $100 to $500 million (USD) per year
Competitors Unknown

Abcam is a leading web based business supplying research tools to life scientists worldwide. Our head office is in Cambridge (UK), we also have offices in Bristol (UK), Cambridge, Eugene and San Francisco, (USA), Tokyo (Japan), Hong Kong and Hangzhou, Shanghai (China).

Our culture is one that empowers individuals, with responsibility given at an early stage. We place great... More

Mission: 'To enable scientists to discover more'. 'Discover more' reflects researchers' quest for knowledge and Abcam's ongoing commitment and support.

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