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Adaptive Biotechnologies Overview

Seattle, WA
201 to 500 employees
Company - Public (ADPT)
Biotech & Pharmaceuticals
Unknown / Non-Applicable
Our Story
We’ve spent years laying the scientific and technological groundwork to be the experts on the adaptive immune system. With our partners, we’ve spearheaded the discovery and development of its vast applications across healthcare ... Read more

Mission: We aim to improve people’s lives by translating the scale and precision of their adaptive immune systems into products to diagnose, treat, and monitor disease.

Company Updates

  • COVID-19

    We are proud to partner with industry leaders to respond to this global health pandemic.

  • COVID-19

    Adaptive and Amgen collaborate to develop therapeutic antibodies against SARS-CoV-2

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Adaptive Biotechnologies – Why Work With Us?

Adaptive is comprised of a world-class team of innovative thinkers that extends beyond science and technology. Adapters share an insatiable curiosity that drives us to uncover the wisdom of the adaptive immune system and apply that knowledge to pioneer immune-driven medicine. We share a joy in working with like-minded, smart, and passionate people to set and achieve these meaningful goals.

The Right Kind of Person to Be an Adapter.

There is no one right type of person to work at Adaptive. The more varied voices we have, the more effectively we can solve the problems we work on to change the course of medicine.


The power and brilliance of the adaptive immune system and its potential to cure. Our knowledge, passion, and willingness to challenge assumptions–and each other–will make a difference for patients and change the course of medicine.


Individual ownership and accountability keep us moving forward.


Push against boundaries and think boldly to achieve world-changing results.

Value discussions inspired by different points of view.


Demonstrate you care about the success of others. The same goes for our partners and customers—together we can achieve more.


Show up with integrity and do the right thing.


Fun makes everything better.

Adaptive is committed to providing great benefits for employees and their families.  Adaptive pays 90%-100% of monthly premiums for employees and 70%-80% of dependent premiums for medical, dental, and vision insurance based on plan selection.

Medical: Two plans to choose from – Health Savings Account or PPO medical plan



Employee Assistance Program (EAP)

Flexible Spending Accounts (FSA): Two types – Healthcare FSA and Dependent Care FSA

Commuter Benefits

Seattle Employees – Transportation Stipend

Time off: Discretionary Time off, Vacation, Sick & Safe Leave, and company holidays

Financial security: 401(K) matching, Short Term Disability, Long Term Disability, Basic Life and AD&D, Supplemental Life and AD&D, Options for Spousal Life and AD&D and Child Life are also available.


The adaptive immune system both detects and treats most diseases in the same way, and we are closer than we’ve ever been to understanding how it works.

Learn more about how Adaptive Biotechnologies is decoding the adaptive immune system at

Adaptive Biotechnologies Reviews

  • "Excellent place to grow"

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    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Seattle, WA
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Seattle, WA
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Adaptive Biotechnologies full-time (More than 3 years)


    Adaptive was where I really started practicing software engineering and I had a smart and hardworking mentor to learn from. After working with other product/program managers, I truly appreciate the ones I work with here at Adaptive. The skills and culture here had also helped me advance quickly in my current job. The colleagues I have met here are caring and had helped me from work to life. I still keep in contact with them after leaving. The CTO (at that time), was personable and actually knew who I was. HR team really helped me transition to and from Seattle and were beyond amiable.

    Overall, working at Adaptive was a very pleasant one and had helped me grow a lot.


    Need a better or possibly a clearer career/promotion plan. Growth feedback was limiting.

    Advice to Management


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Adaptive Biotechnologies Interviews



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    I applied through other source. I interviewed at Adaptive Biotechnologies.


    My interview experience with the Adaptive Biotechnologies team was very positive. Everyone I spoke with (via phone 1-1) on the interview team (hiring manager, HR Lead, 2 team members) were passionate about their offering, very experienced and professional.

    A particular stand out was the Sr. Talent Sourcing Partner, Shannon Fatigante. Specifically, her timely communication, organization, personal touch, genuine interest in me and my experiences for the position of Training Lead was OUTSTANDING. While this should be the norm, my experiences have demonstrated that it is not at other companies. Shannon was excellent!

    The decision was made to put the position on hold for now. I will definitely keep my eye out for when Adaptive puts this position back up or for any other position that I have experience in as my impression this is a great place to work based on my interactions with everyone, especially Shannon.

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Adaptive Biotechnologies Awards & Accolades

  • Entrepreneur of the Year Award for the Pacific Northwest: Life Sciences and Healthcare, Entrepreneur of the Year Award, 2017
  • Deloitte’s 2016 Technology Fast 500™ - Adaptive 204 overall, 37 in Biotechnology/Pharmaceutical, Deloitte’s 2016 Technology Fast 500™, 2016
  • The 2016 Leaders in Health Care Awards: Outstanding Achievement in Medical Technology, Seattle Business Magazine, 2016
  • Washington's Best Workplaces, Puget Sound Business Journal, 2018
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