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
74 Ratings
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"Great place to work"

Mar 7, 2021 - Senior Associate in Cambridge, MA
Positive Outlook
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Wonderful benefits and great teams!


After working there for 6 months, it feels like you've worked there for 3 years.
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Diversity & Inclusion at bluebird bio

(26 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.

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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

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Applied online77%
Employee Referral7%

  1. Program Manager Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Cambridge, MA
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    I applied online. The process took 4 weeks. I interviewed at bluebird bio (Cambridge, MA) in Mar 2021


    I applied to the Program Manager role and was invited for the initial screen. From there, I had a second interview with the hiring manager (~ 2 weeks) and then I advanced to the slate of 6 interviews (between scheduling conflicts this took approximately 2 weeks). It was a mix of behavioral screeners vs. technical screeners and cultural fit. Overall, enjoyable and conversational interviews where I felt that I was able to showcase my managerial skills, cultural competence skills and behavioral skills. I got some good feedback during the interview process. The whole process from initial interview to decision was 4 weeks.

    Normal battery of questions: Tell me about a time... etc.. How do you handle difficult situations... what is your approach. Tell me about your biggest success vs biggest failure.

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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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