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Asuragen Overview

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Austin, TX
51 to 200 employees
2006
Company - Private
Biotech & Pharmaceuticals
$25 to $50 million (USD) per year
Luminex, Natera
Asuragen is a molecular diagnostic company changing the way patients are treated in genetics and oncology. The quality, sensitivity and simplicity of our products are key to delivering true precision medicine. The company’s diagnostic systems, composed of proprietary ... Read more

Asuragen Reviews

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    "Innovative and fun company"

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    I have been working at Asuragen full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    The company is small (~200) but it is growing quickly and which is always a good sign. Everyone I work with is down to earth, intelligent, and always willing to help if you ask for it. I really believe the senior management wants to foster an innovative and inviting work space so people can grow professionally and foster hard work and dedication for out products. They seem to really care about the well being of their employees. I really enjoy working here and would recommend it to anyone who wants to grow professionally in a fun and growing company.

    Cons

    Being a small company that is growing quickly can cause some processes and operations to be inefficient or frustrating when operating on a larger scale than it was intended. Hiring dedicated project managers (they are working on this) would streamline project trajectories and provide for better communication between departments. Lab managers or facilities personnel who's sole responsibility is to organize laboratory operations, ordering equipment, maintaining instruments would allow the research and development teams to actually focus on their tasks at hand and play a more efficient role in product development.

    Advice to Management

    More PTO/work holidays/etc. This may seem obtuse, but previous biotech companies I have worked for allowed for much more time off which made for more dedicated employees and more efficient use of their time when they were in the workplace. Those companies took on a more european approach to work life balance which seemed to significantly increased productivity and appreciation for the company. Other companies do things like half days on Fridays, or 9 or 10 hour workdays so the business is closed every other or every Friday off so employees can spend time with their families/go to the DMV. Think about how much money we could save on electricity!

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Asuragen Photos

Asuragen photo of: Autism Speak 8k Run & 1k Fun Run
Asuragen photo of: 2018 Corporate Volunteer Day - Community First Village
Asuragen photo of: AMP 2018
Asuragen photo of: Wellness Week 2018 Cooking Demo
Asuragen photo of: Winners of our 2018 AsurOlympics
Asuragen photo of: We were honored to accept Austin Mayor's Healthiest Workplace Award
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Asuragen Interviews

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    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at Asuragen.

    Interview

    The interview process consists of a phone screen with HR, a second more in depth phone screen with the hiring manager, then an onsite interview. Plan ahead for the onsite interviews as they tend to last 3-4 hours. During that time there will be 30 minute mini interviews with future co-workers or supervisors.

    Interview Questions

    • Fairly standard questions. Know your basic molecular science if applying for a lab job.   Answer Question
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Asuragen Awards & Accolades

  • Austin Mayor's Healthiest Workplace, Mayor’s Health and Fitness Council Partner, 2017

Pledges & Certifications

Pay Equality Pledge

Committed to paying equitably for equal work & experience

Career Advancement Program

Helping employees "upskill" into higher-paying positions

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