bluebird bio Overview

  • Cambridge, MA
  • 1001 to 5000 Employees
  • 2010
  • Company - Public (BLUE)
  • Biotech & Pharmaceuticals
  • $10 to $25 million (USD)


At bluebird, our ambition is as bold as our science. We are 1000+ employees with nests across the US & Europe. Our flock is working towards 4 potential product approvals by 2022 and advancing a pipeline to tackle a range of severe diseases. Powered by multiple labs and a large ...
Mission: At bluebird bio, we’re pioneering the uniquely promising world of gene therapy with a deep sense of purpose – to ensure lives are lived fully. To do it, we’re developing one-time gene therapies for severe genetic disease and cancer, while working to radically improve ...

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Nick Leschly
Nick Leschly
91 Ratings
Current Employee, less than 1 year

"Great workplace"

Apr 19, 2022 - Associate Scientist II in Cambridge, MA


friendly people, work life balance was great


laid off was unexpected and not transparent
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Diversity & Inclusion at bluebird bio

(58 Reviews)

Diversity Programs & Initiatives

Diversity isn't a goal, it's a necessity.

We are recoders. We believe that difference powers innovation. Every day we face the challenging and the complex: rare diseases, how therapeutic treatments work, even a system that isn't ready for new forms of care.

We take on the hard stuff and don't fly away from a challenge, so racism, sexism, ageism, homophobia, transphobia, ableism, and other systems of oppression don't get a pass here. At bluebird, diversity, equity and inclusion empower us to act courageously, care deeply, and dream boldly to impact people in big ways.

We're on a mission to do more, do better and deliver on diversity by 2025, so we've

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Workforce Diversity Goals

Workforce diversity goals are aspirational in nature, and are not legally or contractually binding.

19.2% Black, Indigenous or People of Color (BIPOC) representation among Full Time Employees by Jan 2025 in KEY NOT FOUND: Workforce
Currently 9.6% as of Dec 2020
50% Women representation among Executive Leadership (VP and above) by Jan 2025 in KEY NOT FOUND: Workforce
Currently 41% as of Dec 2020

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bluebird bio Interviews

Getting an Interview
Applied online74%
Employee Referral7%

  1. Computational Biologist Interview

    Anonymous Employee in United States
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview


    The interview process in which I participated was sufficiently disorganized and poorly planned. I was ghosted by the hiring manager after spending three days working on an interview assignment. They did not even have courtesy to say, "Thanks, but no thanks.

    There was a coding assignment.

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Company Updates

January 14, 2020
We can't wait to host the January OUTbio networking event this Thursday, January 16th! It's such an such an awesome opportunity to support and connect with the OUTbio community. Trust us, this is one shindig you won’t want to miss! To sign up head to OutBio's Facebook page. You can expect the usual favorites like drinks, appetizers and networking but you’ll also get a glimpse inside our true blue culture and see some of the ways our birds work inclusively together. For those of you on the job market be sure to visit our job seeker booth to learn tips and tricks to improve your resume and interviewing skills. The job search is a personal experience but you don’t have to go it alone! You might make a new friend or even find your next opportunity! #bluebirddays #thisispersonal #partnership #diversityandinclusion #lgbtq #networking #biotech #hiring
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January 14, 2020
We are a flock of fierce animal lovers! Every year one of our birds takes the lead on collecting donations and goods for the MSPCA and Animal Rescue League to help furry friends (because, sometimes, it's not only people who need a little help). This year enough donations we raised for bluebird to sponsor a kennel for a full calendar year! #bluebirddays #thisispersonal #animallovers
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bluebird bio Awards & Accolades

  • TBJ Best Places to WorkTriangle Business Journal2019
  • Boston Globe's Top Places to WorkThe Boston Globe2019

Pledges & Certifications

  • Diversity Commitment

    Has programs that support a diverse and inclusive workforce

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What is paid time off like at bluebird bio?

...Great benefits, lots of time off, some great people...

November 7, 2020

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