Ambry Genetics

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Ambry Genetics Reviews

Updated November 3, 2014
Updated November 3, 2014
14 Reviews
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14 Reviews
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  1.  

    Great Place to Be

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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)

    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 ManagementAdvice

    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.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    It was a roller coaster!

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

    I worked at Ambry Genetics full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Dress code was cool, drama and or negative attitudes not allowed and they have great bbqs.

    Cons

    The reason why everyone else is getting paid so low is because all $ goes to upper "management". No balance. Or structure.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take schooling to become the title that you are. Open your eyes and see who really is taking advantage of you.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    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)

    Pros

    fast paced environment and good managers

    Cons

    undergoing it systems overhaul is never much fun

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Excellent place to work for

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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 an year)

    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!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Could be better

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • 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.

  7. 2 people found this helpful  

    Laid Back place to work

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

    I worked at Ambry Genetics (more than 3 years)

    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 ManagementAdvice

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  8. 2 people found this helpful  

    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

    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 ManagementAdvice

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  9. 2 people found this helpful  

    Innovative company

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

    I worked at Ambry Genetics full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Fast paced enviroment. Fun atmosphere. Friendly co-workers.

    Cons

    Constant change. Lack of communication from top down.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Focus on specific product lines and strategy.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Medical Diagnostics meets Southern California beach feel.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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 (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Fast paced, high tech, your voice is heard, fun people, rewarding. This is a great company not just because the science and technolgies are exciting, but there is also a feel that we are doing something good for the clients and patients. People care about their work and the people it affects. Great atmosphere. Ambry is a team environment.

    Cons

    Miscommunication, some caddiness, could use more employee incentive programs, occassional long hours.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Allow more room for advancment. Work on communicating with employees and not changing our schedules too much.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Innovative Company, fun & exciting work environment

    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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

    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 ManagementAdvice

    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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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