Pacific Biosciences

Pacific Biosciences Reviews

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Pacific Biosciences President & CEO Michael Hunkapiller
Michael Hunkapiller
9 Ratings

    Great company, lots of autonomy given to their employees.

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    I have been working at Pacific Biosciences


    Smart employees and a great opportunity to work with a very diverse set of co-workers from different backgrounds.


    So much to know about the technology, can be overwhelming sometimes.

    Positive Outlook
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Pacific Biosciences Interviews

Updated Sep 8, 2014
Updated Sep 8, 2014

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    Senior Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Menlo Park, CA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Menlo Park, CA
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 2+ weeksinterviewed at Pacific Biosciences in November 2012.

    Interview Details

    Submitted a resume on a tuesday night and received an e-mail within 24 hours scheduling a first phone screen/interview later that week. After a successful phone interview, I was invited the following week to be flown out and put up in a hotel to interview in Menlo Park. After a pretty intense 7 hour all day on-site interview, I felt confident, but of course still unsure whether or not I had gotten the job. The next day I received a phone call with a job offer and full expense paid relocation package.

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    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

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Headquarters Menlo Park, CA
Size 150 to 499 Employees
Founded 2000
Type Company - Public (PACB)
Industry Biotech & Pharmaceuticals
Revenue $25 to $50 million (USD) per year
Competitors Roche, Invitrogen, Illumina

In the past it took years to sequence the human and other genomes, but Pacific Biosciences of California has introduced a third generation DNA sequencing technology that can map an organism's genome in minutes. The biotechnology company develops proprietary technology known as SMRT (single-molecule, real-time) that performs fast and inexpensive DNA sequencing. Pacific Biosciences of California's sequencing machines are designed for use by clinical, commercial, and institutional research laboratories. CTO Stephen Turner founded the company in 2000. Pacific Biosciences... More

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