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Adverum Biotechnologies Overview

Redwood City, CA
51 to 200 employees
Company - Public (ADVM)
Biotech & Pharmaceuticals
Less than $1 million (USD) per year
Adverum is a gene therapy company committed to discovering and developing novel medicines to patients living with rare diseases or diseases of the eye.

At Adverum Biotechnologies, our science division is built around two areas: Directed Evolution ... Read more

Mission: Adverum is a clinical-stage gene therapy company targeting unmet medical need in ocular and rare diseases. We develop gene therapy product candidates designed to provide durable efficacy by inducing sustained expression of a therapeutic protein. Our core capabilities include ... Read more

Company Updates

  • COVID-19

    Team Adverum can flex....way to go turning their annual Summer Picnic into a Virtual Picnic....with picnic packs sent to everyone's home and employees setting up their homes in picnic mode....connecting, engaging, sharing. Cheers!

  • Adverum Biotechnologies Announces Appointment of Heikki Jouttijärvi as Vice President of Manufacturing

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Adverum Biotechnologies – Why Work With Us?

At Adverum, our values underscore our business and shape how we think of the patients we hope to help, how we apply science to medicine, and how we work and grow as a company.


We are honest with our purpose, courageous against the unknown, and genuine through communications. RESPECT, TRANSPARENCY, HONESTY


We collaborate as a team to solve difficult problems, and support one another in these endeavors. COLLABORATE TO BREAK BARRIERS


We bring our best selves to take ownership, be accountable, learn, grow, and achieve success. FREEDOM TO FULFILL INDIVIDUAL POSSIBILITIES


We are humbled and inspired by our patients, with sincere empathy as we strive to understand their individual journeys. PUT THE PATIENT FIRST


We are not afraid to create new paths forward, leveraging our passion, grit, and resilience in doing so. EXPLORE TO CREATE POSSIBILITY

As we advance our pipeline of novel medicines, we are looking for talented team players who thrive in a fast-paced, collaborative, and engaging environment.

Our Menlo Park, California, office is located in the heart of Silicon Valley and is in close proximity to a variety of outdoor activities and the Bay Area’s cultural pursuits.

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We Care About You

At Adverum, we offer competitive compensation, equity, and comprehensive benefits in addition to other perks to support our team.


We are proud to have a diverse group of employees. We are an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer.

Competitive Compensation

We offer competitive total compensation (salary, bonus, and equity).

Health and Wellness

We provide excellent medical, dental, and vision coverage, as well as flex spending options. Fitness resources, including access to a gym, are also available through a local partner as we want our employees to prioritize their health as much as we prioritize the health of the patients we aim to serve.

Income Protection Plans

Life insurance, AD&D insurance, and short- and long-term disability plans are available for our employees.

401 (k)

Adverum will match your 401 (k) contributions dollar for dollar up to 3% of your annual salary and 50 cents on the dollar for the next 2% of salary. Employees are eligible to contribute up to the IRS-regulated annual amount.

Employee Stock Purchase Plan

Adverum offers a discounted employee stock purchase plan.

Daily Perks

We keep our kitchen well stocked with a medley of healthy snacks and espresso. Adverum’s bi-weekly communal lunches are a fun and delicious tradition and we enjoy ”breaking bread” through meals catered by a variety of neighborhood restaurants, and many use locally-sourced, organic ingredients.

Rest and Recharge

We encourage our employees to take their paid time off earned to relax and recharge. We also have a wellness room on-site.

Learning and Development

At Adverum, we promote and support employee learning and development through knowledge sharing, seminars, and training sessions. Our talent development approach helps you drive your career development while your manager coaches. We provide you with the tools and resources needed for your continued professional growth and development.

Commuter Benefits

A Commuter Benefits account for a range of eligible transit options is provided for each employee.

Community and Workspace

We work in an environment that fosters collaboration and teamwork. Collectively, we help patients through our active participation in patient advocacy group events.

Employee Assistance Program

A confidential EAP is available for all employees and their dependents.

Employee Referral Program

Score a bonus when you refer someone who joins our team!

Adverum Biotechnologies Reviews

  • Featured Review

    Helpful (2)

    "Good People, Good Mission"

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Positive Outlook
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    I have been working at Adverum Biotechnologies full-time (Less than a year)


    All new Management! I’m guessing the Board listened to the past glassdoor reviews. I recently joined and have had nothing but great experiences with the (new) Management Team. The entire company is really lovely and super passionate about the science. The work life balance is amazing, every effort is made to accommodate each person’s situation. The HR team is truly here for the employee not just the company. They listen and implement accordingly. The energy in the office really is one of excitement for the future of the gene therapy product. I appreciate the comradery between all the new and existing employees. Whatever they did in 2019 worked because I genuinely enjoy being in the office and around my co-workers.


    It’s a growing company with a lot of new employees so some alignment is needed, but everyone is super open to suggestions and amendable.

    Advice to Management

    Keep partnering with HR and keep up the good, positive work!

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Adverum Biotechnologies Photos

Adverum Biotechnologies photo of: Picnic packs with picnic supplies sent to employees for Team Adverum's Virtual Picnic
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Adverum Biotechnologies photo of: Keeping lunch delivery contactless in the Adverum Pavilion
Adverum Biotechnologies photo of: February 2020 - Ribbon Cutting at Saginaw in Redwood City
Adverum Biotechnologies photo of: Employees engaged in an interactive session with a Guest Physician!
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Adverum Biotechnologies Interviews



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    Payroll Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Santa Clara, CA
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview


    I applied online. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at Adverum Biotechnologies (Santa Clara, CA) in January 2020.


    Phone interview with the spacy HR, one video interview with the hiring manager, and one video interview with the 2 extras. Everyone acted irritable with debbie downer syndrome at the interviews. They did not sound like good ambassadors of their company and has rude manners.

    Interview Questions

    • Even though you will not be doing any technical accounting for this role, do you know technical accounting? I want to know if I can give extra work to you.   Answer Question
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