Pacific Biosciences

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Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

I worked at Pacific Biosciences

Pros

adequate compensation. smart coworkers. nice basketball courts.

Cons

unrealistic goals.
lousy location.
bad coffee.
Apparently, this website didn't count the 6 words above this line as six words, so I have to type more.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

look for another job

Disapproves of CEO

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    Smart, cross functional team and impactful technology

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

    I have been working at Pacific Biosciences full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Fundamentally unique technology that has great promise to improve lives, cure disease, and deepen our understanding of basic biology. Fun to be part of realizing that potential. Very smart people from a wide range of disciplines to work with.

    Cons

    Mix of startup and big company veterans. So some people have more conservative, process-oriented approaches and some people are more agile, which has some inherent tension.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Go for the golden ring

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Too good to last

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

    I worked at Pacific Biosciences full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Benefits was excellent. Lots of free food, parties, BBQ, but heard most of that are gone now.

    Cons

    Different groups don't work together. Infrastructure for sharing information was very poor. Many groups keep information to themselves and create little silos. Can get very political between departments

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Company is spread too thin trying to build tools, chips and chemistry. Identify the company's secret sauce and focus on that. Party less and be more lean, there are areas where serious money are wasted.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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