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Applied Biosystems Reviews

Updated July 31, 2014
Updated July 31, 2014
47 Reviews
3.2
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  1.  

    Not bad

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Applied Biosystems

    Pros

    Good products and good people

    Cons

    They tend to buy talent

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I have nothing to say to management

  2.  

    It was an ok company to work at.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Foster City, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Foster City, CA

    I worked at Applied Biosystems full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    It was just an ok company to work at.

    Cons

    There was disconnection between the upper management and the R&D teams, so often times the R&D groups had to figure out what to do without a unified direction. This led to unnecessary tensions between different groups. I left the company a few years ago, but I heard this culture still lingers there.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Good experience

    Former Employee - Software Test Engineer III  in  Foster City, CA
    Former Employee - Software Test Engineer III in Foster City, CA

    I worked at Applied Biosystems full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Lots of good people working there. Good place to move to different positions. Good management and benefits. Foster City is a nice location. There are lots of good equipment to work on and get very involved with the company.

    Cons

    I do not see any cons except that sometimes they try to do things that are not going to work. The try to innovate when it is not broken.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Good management

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  5.  

    Very good overall.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Applied Biosystems full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Great pay, great co-workers, learned alot, very fun work environment

    Cons

    Immense amount of work, worked harder here then anywhere. It was fun and great, but at times challenging and sometimes felt like too much. But still I don't regret the time I spent here. I was laid off along with my entire department, but still I hold no grudges.

    Recommends
  6.  

    Excellent management process promoting from inside. Salaries plus performance bonus and stockoption plans are available.

    Former Employee - Systems Analyst  in  Foster City, CA
    Former Employee - Systems Analyst in Foster City, CA

    I worked at Applied Biosystems full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Excellent location. Salary is tied to performance. Growth and career development opportunities. Standard benefits compatible to other biotech companies in the area.

    Cons

    At the time I worked there, the company's financial were overextended and the company suffered a setback trying to grow too fast. Salaries are somehow lower to the market for same available positions.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Maintain promotion from inside and have salaries comparable to market.

  7.  

    Manager

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Applied Biosystems

    Pros

    People were knowledgable and friendly

    Cons

    Salary and benefit were not competitive to market.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Amazing, innovative people

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Foster City, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Foster City, CA

    I worked at Applied Biosystems full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Some of the best people I have ever worked with. Most are leading scientists in their respective fields.

    Cons

    Drifting from solutions that will enable discovery to solutions that make short-term money

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    In any high-tech industry a successful future requires dedication to excellence and innovation of product not "increased shareholder value", a short-term take-the-money and run strategy.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9.  

    Solution oriented, employee friendly company

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Applied Biosystems full-time

    Pros

    Good management. Best in class products. Advancing science was a priority, and management understood the needs of it's base and made a priority of meeting those needs.

    Cons

    Sometimes we ran very lean and the workload was higher than would be ideal for a proper work life balance.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None.

  10.  

    Interesting movie with disappointing ending

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    Former Employee - Senior Scientist  in  Foster City, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Scientist in Foster City, CA

    I worked at Applied Biosystems full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Diverse company which focuses on innovation

    Cons

    Does not value "tribal knowledge"

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Look back on what business decisions and the motivations historically made this company a company to recommend the products to customers in the past

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11.  

    Good company with a good marketing team

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    Former Employee - Marketing Project Manager  in  Foster City, CA
    Former Employee - Marketing Project Manager in Foster City, CA

    I worked at Applied Biosystems as a contractor for more than a year

    Pros

    Big company with a small company feel

    Cons

    Company culture changed after being bought by Invitogen

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