Ambry Genetics Reviews

Updated March 19, 2015
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  1. Great Place to Work

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    Current Employee - Software Developer in Aliso Viejo, CA
    Current Employee - Software Developer in Aliso Viejo, CA

    I have been working at Ambry Genetics

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    There are a ton of pros, I am given great benefits and perks. the culture is amazing and the people are passionate about what they do. The working environment is flexible, but as with any job you are expected to deliver.. it is not for the faint of heart as there is a TON to do!

    Cons

    Depending on which project you are on it can be a heavy workload and it can be stressful.

  2. Non-stop adventure; one successful venture after another; what's next! Can't wait!

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Ambry Genetics

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The culture is "alive." Not your usual drab office space or people or benefits and perks.....there's an energy in the air; always something new and edgy and progressive and compelling and the air is electric with ideas and possibilities being generated by some of the brightest and most enthusiastic people I've ever met.

    Cons

    No cons for me. But this place is not somewhere to come and just collect a paycheck....you will work for it, hard and passionately. You've got to love it or leave it. It's too fast for slowpokes and people with average drives...... But the rewards are seriously good.....

    Advice to Management

    Follow the Leader. Always!

  3. Helpful (1)

    Like a bad High School nightmare!

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Aliso Viejo, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Aliso Viejo, CA

    I worked at Ambry Genetics

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    casual dress. Flexible work hours

    Cons

    "management". There are some people given titles that they don't deserve. It's given based on how kiss butt you are, or how much bar time you spend with the CEO and owners.
    Some with higher titles don't have the schooling for what they are doing and will play favorites also. If you party with her, you will climb that corporate ladder. if you are not a part of the clique- you will be let go.
    It is very unprofessional.
    If you have any complaint you will be let go without warning. you never know if your going to have your job the next day or not- they have a high turn around.

    Advice to Management

    Get the degrees you need to do your job correctly- don't lie to the company and tell them that you have the schooling when you actually don't.
    What is good for one employee, should be good for all employees.
    when you say you are listening to everyone's ideas- actually listen, take into account they might just know what they are talking about.

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  5. Great Place to Be

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Ambry Genetics full-time (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Atmosphere, Culture, Science and Customer Focus. Overall, a great place to work. The focus on "doing the customer right" and "good science" leaves a good feeling in your gut. Laid back "google-ish" atmosphere actually works and leads to good employee morale and productivity. Ambry's selflessness and philanthropy really shines in its charity Mauliola program and the way it provides free or discount critical medical services to those in financial need.

    Cons

    Ambry feels like it is lacking in mid-level direction or management. The top management is fine and the bottom is filled with good hard working people. There is just no glue between departments at the middle management level. To be fair, this is probably due to the company's massive growth and hesitation to become 'corporate'. I would expect this to change soon due to outright need with current growth levels.

    Advice to Management

    Offer Employee Stock Options in lieu of raises/promotions. Hard to say. More structure could lead to detrimental cavitation or propel this company to excellence.

  6. love ambry

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    fast paced environment and good managers

    Cons

    undergoing it systems overhaul is never much fun

  7. Excellent place to work for

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Aliso, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Aliso, CA

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great people to work with, great work life balance.
    People actually care about their work. Very motivating!

    Cons

    As with every workplace, there are a few people whose attitude can cause minor irritation but nothing to be worried about!

  8. Could be better

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Ambry Genetics

    Pros

    The company is very willing to take aggressive risks (this could also be considered a con). Great work life balance as well.

    Cons

    Salaries are on the bottom end of the spectrum. Some people have positions that they shouldn't have.

  9. Helpful (2)

    Very Innovative and Passionate Company

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Ambry Genetics full-time

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Ambry Genetics has been an amazing place to work, as a whole the company is a very warm and friendly place. All the employees are passionate about the work that they do here. The patient is always the most important thing here. It's the kind of place where people actually care about the work they do rather than just punching a clock. Ambry feels more like a family than a company. I love this place.

    Cons

    The pay could be a little better. But the bottom line is i would rather work for Ambry Genetics than another company even if the pay were better. This is the kind of place where everyone contributes to the company, and comes together in a way that i have never seen before at any other company i have worked for.

    Advice to Management

    A few more holidays off would be nice, but thats about it.

  10. Helpful (2)

    Laid Back place to work

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

    I worked at Ambry Genetics (More than 3 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Casual dress code, CEO wears beach clothes along with other men, some women wear short shorts, friendly staff, dedicated workers

    Cons

    Too much hype over company success and contracts which did not pan out

    Advice to Management

    Interact more with individual team members - allow occasional work from home opps for everyone, not just a selected few

  11. Helpful (1)

    Innovative Company, fun & exciting work environment

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

    I have been working at Ambry Genetics full-time

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Best company I've had the opportunity to work for. Creative, Entrepreneurial work environment. Company provides you all the tools and resources you need to get work accomplished. Great employee's + enjoyable work environment + enjoying what I do & what company stands for = me putting in many more hours than I realize, as do most who work here

    Cons

    slightly below average payscale. I suppose it's a trade off for working for a great company you enjoy working for.

    Advice to Management

    continue to focus on quality science and launching of new nextgen panels, while also continuing to improve on TAT's and communication as well.
    good job in filling communication gaps with some former management

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