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Pacific Biosciences Overview

Menlo Park, CA
201 to 500 employees
Company - Public (PACB)
Biotech & Pharmaceuticals
$50 to $100 million (USD) per year
Illumina, Ion Torrent Systems, Life Technologies
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

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    I worked at Pacific Biosciences full-time (More than a year)


    the culture here is unmatched, the people are awesome, the work environment is relaxed but with a "get things done" attitude. Last but not least, the copious company BBQs hosted throughout the year


    Some departments lack support from other departments which hinders processes. Some processes are outdated and could benefit from peer review/input. Since it is somewhat a small company there is not much room for personal career growth.

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    Bioinformatics Scientist Interview

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    I applied online. The process took 2+ months. I interviewed at Pacific Biosciences.


    I have been looking for jobs on the past two months and interviewed with over 8 companies, and none of the companies had an interview process as nice as the one at Pacbio. Everybody was super nice and made sure to show me how important my presence at the company would be. Everybody seemed to be happy to be working there. The HR person was super friendly and answered all my questions.

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    • What are advantages of PacBio sequencing? Have you already worked with PacBio data? Why pacbio and not other company? How did I deal with conflicts? For the most part there were no technical question. It was pretty much going over my resume and chatting about my experience with ~9 people (1:1)   Answer Question
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