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  • Cambridge, MA
  • 1001 to 5000 Employees
  • 2010
  • Company - Public (BLUE)
  • Biotech & Pharmaceuticals
  • $5 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
99 Ratings
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"Good place to work"

Jun 2, 2023 - Senior Associate Scientist I in Cambridge, MA


Bluebird has great culture, mission and real desire to help patients


Company split into bluebird and another company and there was some waves generated from that but in the end landed well
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Employee Referral7%

  1. Director Interview

    Anonymous Employee in United States
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview


    Overall, a disrespectful waste of time and energy. I applied via LinkedIn. In just a matter of a couple of days, I was asked to schedule a phone screen with the HR recruiter. Great, seemed like a potential good fit. I had the phone screen and the recruiter and I had a great conversation and there seemed to be mutual excitement. He specifically said he wanted to advance me to the hiring manager and asked me to email him some available times that week, which I did. Radio silence. The week goes by and I follow up. A bit more silence then finally a reply that he hasn't heard back from the team about the "current candidates." Why offer on the spot to schedule me with the hiring manager if you don't know she/he wanted to meet with me? I've never had this happen with another company, by the way. Even if they were further along with other candidates, he could have been more transparent and maybe he should have had me meet with the manager anyway since I was already screened. Finally, today, more than a month after the last email exchange I receive the official generic rejection email. My experience seems to echo the recruiting process of many here.

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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

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