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Natera Overview

San Carlos, CA
501 to 1000 employees
Company - Public (NTRA )
Biotech & Pharmaceuticals
$100 to $500 million (USD) per year
Natera is a worldwide genetic testing and diagnostics company that’s changing how doctors and patients manage genetic disease. Our team includes clinicians, scientists, biostatisticians, researchers, and talented laboratory professionals from around the ... Read more

Mission: CONCEIVE innovative breakthroughs in science and technology

DELIVER actionable information to improve reproductive health, cancer, and organ transplant care

Help patients THRIVE by getting earlier, more accurate health information, and ... Read more

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Natera – Why Work With Us?

Applying revolutionary technology to change the management of disease worldwide is at the heart of Natera’s mission.

Natera has developed proprietary technology to detect minute quantities of DNA more accurately than any other commercial lab in the world. Natera is actively applying these technologies to the area of maternal and prenatal health, oncology, and organ transplantation. Our mission is to change the management of disease worldwide. The company operates a CLIA certified laboratory in California and has world wide distribution for its products. 

The Natera team consists of statisticians, geneticists, doctors, laboratory scientists and software engineers from world class institutions. Our technology has been funded by six grants from the National Institute of Health and a group of private investors including Lightspeed Venture Partners and Sequoia Capital. 

Natera seeks highly motivated and skilled professionals dedicated to our mission to deliver the highest quality testing and decision-making tools to patients and clinicians. Do you think you can make a difference in our quest? Do you share our values? 

Our values:

  • A person behind every sample
  • Be accountable, take ownership
  • Think team
  • Lean and nimble
  • Show me the data
  • Be ready to change the world
  • Embrace Diversity

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Natera affords equal employment opportunities to all qualified persons. Period.


Click here to learn about managing genetic disease


Our Vision: In the future, all prenatal genetic testing will be done from a single blood draw early in pregnancy, and patients with cancer and organ transplants will regularly have DNA blood tests to manage their disease. Through our clinical laboratory and cloud-based software, Natera will deliever the leading technologies, products, and customer experiences to make this the standard of care worldwide.

Natera is a global leader in cell-free DNA testing.The mission of the company is to change the management of disease worldwide. Natera operates an ISO 13485-certified and CAP-accredited laboratory certified under the Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments (CLIA) in San Carlos, Calif. It offers a host of proprietary genetic testing services to inform physicians who care for pregnant women, researchers in cancer including biopharmaceutical companies, and genetic laboratories through its cloud-based software platform. 

Family of reproductive health genetic tests: Natera is driven by a passion for improving the path to parenthood with a suite of high-quality products that support families in their journey from preconception, to pregnancy, and birth.

Cutting-edge oncology research: Natera is developing new tools to revolutionize treatment monitoring, recurrence monitoring, and residual disease detection across many cancer types.

Lab solutions: Natera offers propriety bioinformatic solutions that enable laboratories worldwide to expand their test offerings. Constellation manages security, storage, compliance and computational resources.

Natera Reviews

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    "Fast-paced, steep learning curve, good people"

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    Current Employee - Technical Product Manager in San Carlos, CA
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    Natera has been incredibly responsible and supportive during the coronavirus outbreak. They were among the first to ask people to work from home if they could. The benefits are good, including a good stock purchase program where you can purchase stock at a 15% discount. In my group at least the management team is very supportive.


    Steep learning curve- expectation of being up to speed very quickly.

    Advice to Management

    Overall good job. Response to coronavirus was quick and ethical- kudos.

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Natera Interviews



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    The process took 2+ months. I interviewed at Natera.


    Interviewed separately with 6-7 different people over a period of 2 months . No response from them after the last interview. Would have appreciated a response(even if it was negative) after spending so much energy and time on the interviews.

    Interview Questions

    • Behavioral questions, experience related questions, and situational assessment. Take home assessment.   Answer Question
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Natera Awards & Accolades

  • Technology Pioneer, World Economic Forum, 2014
  • Fierce 15, FierceMedicalDevices, 2013
  • Medical/Dental - Diagnostic Tools, Edison Award, 2017
  • Diagnostic Systems - Gold, Edison Award, 2018
  • Deloitte's technology fast 500 ranking,, 2017
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