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Pacific Biosciences Overview

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Menlo Park, CA
201 to 500 employees
2000
Company - Public (PACB)
Biotech & Pharmaceuticals
$50 to $100 million (USD) per year
Illumina
PacBio develops comprehensive solutions for scientists that propel the field of genomics, improve science and research, and create positive impact globally. Our strength comes from the dedication of our people, who are fueled by a desire to effect real, positive change. With a ... Read more

Pacific Biosciences Reviews

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Pacific Biosciences Chairman, CEO & President Michael Hunkapiller
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  • "reliability engineer"

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    Current Employee - Reliability Engineer in Menlo Park, CA
    Current Employee - Reliability Engineer in Menlo Park, CA
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    I have been working at Pacific Biosciences full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    great technical management and friendly environment

    Cons

    Slow marketing and sales, great technology, just slow in sales

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Pacific Biosciences Interviews

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    Contract Recruiter Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Menlo Park, CA
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    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2 days. I interviewed at Pacific Biosciences (Menlo Park, CA) in June 2010.

    Interview

    Applied directly online and received a phone call the next day. Senior Recruiter seemed very inexperienced despite having been there a few years. They asked several basic questions. I misunderstood a lot of what they were trying to ask and was constantly interrupted when giving my answer. They almost seemed to belittle my experience by comparing their "rapidly growing" company with my smaller one. They were looking for someone to start the very next week, encouraging me to quit my job on the fly for a contract position, almost implying that PacBio is superior and anyone with an opportunity to get in, should. Despite my experience, I moved to the next phase of interviews.

    The director didn't seem too excited about the interview, almost as if they were just following protocol. Asked basic questions; nothing out of the ordinary. Gave a string of Boolean Logic and asked what each one meant. A few questions after that, they ended it quickly with a "We'll give you a call after we review."

    No call back. Quite frankly, not sure I'd be able to work with the team.

    Interview Questions

    • Referring to Boolean string: (developer or engineer)

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