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Great team of people

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Current Employee - Senior Engineer in Menlo Park, CA
Current Employee - Senior Engineer in Menlo Park, CA

I have been working at Pacific Biosciences full-time (less than a year)

Pros

Very likeable friendly group of people who are fun to work with and know how to get things done. Very collaborative atmosphere with alot of learning and earning potential

Cons

The company is still very much early in the recovery process after getting over initial problems with product reliability and data consistency.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Keep things up beat!

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  1. An exciting time for the company

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    Current Employee - Senior Scientist in Menlo Park, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Scientist in Menlo Park, CA

    I have been working at Pacific Biosciences full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    Instrument reliability significantly improved, new applications for the technology validated in scientific literature, no competitors in the long read sequencing space.

    Cons

    Sales are improving, but need to pick up the pace.
    Early technological setbacks have hurt customer perceptions.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Increase visibility to potential customers; re-engage with prospects turned off by early-stage technology problems. Have a UGM-style symposium with a greater audience.

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  2. Great learning experience for a college student intern

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Menlo Park, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Menlo Park, CA

    I worked at Pacific Biosciences

    Pros

    I worked as a research intern at PacBio during one of my summers between years of college. I had a great time. This was my first time working in an industrial setting (as opposed to an academic/university lab). The nature of my team's work was very interesting. Though I was an intern, I contributed a lot to the project. Our project was written about in MIT's Technology Review and the New York Times! Through our Friday company meetings, I also learned about what it is like to work at a high growth tech startup that was preparing to go public in Fall 2010.

    Great work, great people, great culture.

    Cons

    Just one thing. After they made me the offer, the recruiter hassled me a little bit about why I didn't immediately accept.

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