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Pacific Biosciences Overview

Menlo Park, CA
201 to 500 employees
2000
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

Pacific Biosciences Reviews

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Pacific Biosciences Chairman, CEO & President Michael Hunkapiller
Michael Hunkapiller
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  • "Good product, good people, good company - but challenges and changes"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Menlo Park, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Menlo Park, CA
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    I worked at Pacific Biosciences full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    - Good product: a state-of-the-art DNA sequencer with innovative technology invented by the founders and tec
    - Good people: smart, capable, helpful, and nice people, with an unhyped culture of contribution, support, and friendliness
    - Good company: excellent purpose; generally well-directed, well-organized, well-managed company

    I worked under two excellent managers at PacBio, definitely among the very best managers I've ever had. I also had excellent support from and interaction with members of my own and other teams.

    Cons

    - Challenges in the market, despite product quality and continuing innovation and technological advancement
    - Changes in organization, management, and staff with loss of valuable contributors and disruption of culture

    Advice to Management

    - Continue to prioritize innovation and technological advancement
    - Take organizational steps to recognize & retain valuable contributors and to support culture

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Pacific Biosciences Interviews

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    Field Applications Scientist Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Menlo Park, CA
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    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at Pacific Biosciences (Menlo Park, CA) in July 2017.

    Interview

    In depth, 3 phone interviews, and in person interview. Overall 1.5 month process. Very in depth which seemed they screened well for potential canidates. I was one of 2 or 3 invited for an in person interview.
    In person interview was ALL DAY 9am-2:30 with little to no breaks. Interviewed with 9 or 10 people. Basically all asking the same things. Everyone seemed really nice, some more qualified to interview than others I feel were put in as time fillers.

    Interview Questions

    • Describe how to tie your shoe. (to rate my training ability)   1 Answer
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