I have been working at Veracyte (More than 3 years)
This company finances the lab very well, resourcing good scientists and allowing for the decisions that are made to be a) what is best for the quality of testing and b) what will the actual ground level employees (as described by us). The culture is one of teamwork and the team has grown into a true community of givers. That said- takers need not apply as that type of attitude is not tolerated. Our team really looks out for each other and enjoy spending time with each other. Veracyte has won "Best of the Bay Area" places to work multiple times, as rated by it's own employees, and that's no accident! We are very proud of our company culture and invest in our teams.
As with any lab using automated systems, recovery from failures in those systems can be frustrating.
Advice to Management
Management is strong here and effectively communicates company-wide goals to all employees. Direct managers then work with employees to set personal goals that help them realize how they can personally help the company achieve those goals.
I applied in-person. The process took 3 weeks. I interviewed at Veracyte.
I first went through a round of phone screenings with an HR rep and the hiring manager. A few weeks later i was flown in and I gave a talk on my research followed by several 1:1 interviews across the organization.
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