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Good place to work...but really could be a "great" place to work with a few changes.

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Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Cambridge, MA
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cambridge, MA

I have been working at Abcam

Pros

Abcam has a very nice environment and a lot of ambitious plans as a company. I am proud to say I work there, and when people find out I work there (if they know who we are), they know I am working for a good place. I receive good benefits (100% paid insurance!) and other perks. It's great.

Cons

I don't like trying to find a place to park there, and they do not provide parking. Also, it feels like I cannot advance and get promoted, because the people managing the place have been there a long time and are not going anywhere.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Keep doing a great job. Abcam is a good place to work, and still has a small-business feel. I enjoy my job.

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    Company culture chaotic, high turnover, it's a mess

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Abcam full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Good benefits self-service portal, well organized HR inductions, and well-put together IT support for employees.

    Cons

    Middle/senior department management has no experience/willingness to create or follow processes, manage projects effectively, or create value for the company. Complete lack of professional manager-employee feedback/support approach, no coherent new employee line role & team integration processes, no job descriptions, lack of clear goals and objectives - all of that creates ambiguity & unnecessary conflicts.

    Overall be prepared to feel like being at a train station - lots of people coming and leaving at all the times. They hire many international people for a low pay, yet they do not embrace diversity.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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    Culture has gone downhill

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Cambridge, East of England, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cambridge, East of England, England (UK)

    I worked at Abcam full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    A financial superstar. Dr Milner is also a really great CEO and nice guy. Also, pay wasn't bad in my experience.

    Cons

    Abcam are in the midst of a major restructure with whole teams being let go. Everyone is scared for their jobs. This has resulted in a dramatic increase in turnover, and many former employees are actively suing Abcam for treating them poorly

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Please treat people like human beings. You've lost so many key people that have been with you from the early days.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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