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Pros
  • "Great mix of high performance with work/life balance(in 20 reviews)

  • "Company culture - The company from the top down is invested in their employees(in 11 reviews)

Cons
  • "Another specific issue I've seen that might be due to growing pains is that there is not a clear advancement path for everyone(in 16 reviews)

  • "Few come to mind, but retirement benefits (401k match) could be improved(in 5 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review

    Helpful (13)

    Amazing People, Product and Culture

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at 23andMe full-time

    Pros

    23andMe is amazing in so many ways. Let me list just some: -passionate teammates who are incredibly bright, driven, and caring; -a product that is exciting because of the ways in which it can and will change the world, and is getting better every single day; -a culture that promotes innovation, conversation (even the uncomfortable ones), and challenge; -a work environment that is flexible and has the right perks...

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    Cons

    -the company has grown at a warp speed -- there are some growing pains that are actively being addressed.

    Advice to Management

    Keep going!

  2. Believe the hype

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Mountain View, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at 23andMe full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Transparency and vision start at the top, with great alignment across the organization despite rapid growth. What you see is what you get. Great to be part of a mission-driven data and technology organization. Exciting to work collaboratively toward common goals with a diverse group of some of the smartest and most thoughtful people from many industries. The company culture effectively walks the line between intensity...

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    Cons

    Rapid growth means space is at a premium in the office but helps to always have plenty of great snacks and food to go around.

  3. Experience at 23andMe

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    Former Employee - Intern 

    I worked at 23andMe for more than a year

    Pros

    Great people, atmosphere, and location

    Cons

    Didn't spend much time there

  4. Helpful (12)

    Best job experience I've ever had

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    Current Employee - Data Scientist in Mountain View, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at 23andMe full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    -Excellent catered lunch. -CEO meets with all new hires. -Everyone is really smart -Haven't met any big EGOs -Free kits -No BS environment. -Gym onsite -Excellent location in downtown by train -Free branded swag -Free La Croix, York peppermint patties, and blueberries in the morning. -Stand up desks -You can request a second monitor -Dental plan (Lisa needs braces!)

    Cons

    - Lots of bureaucracy in data access due to GDPR and FDA concerns - Coding practices follow expediency rather than maintainability.

    Advice to Management

    -Internal databases should work towards having a common interface, procedures, and security for research and engineering to speed up implementation and onboarding. It seems as if there's a half dozen systems for doing the same thing. -The iOS and Android apps seem to have different performance and neither of them use async loading, so they both appear quite sluggish. Perhaps moving to a crossplatform solution would save...

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  5. Helpful (6)

    A Company That Walks the Walk

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    Current Employee - Operations Specialist in Mountain View, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at 23andMe full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    23andMe really does believe in its mission of making the human genome accessible and useful to everyone, and it really cares about the diversity and well-being of its employees. The leadership is as transparent as it can be about the direction of the company, and actually listens to its employees -- addressing mistakes in a timely fashion and constantly seeking ways to improve how it does business. It's a company that...

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    Cons

    There are definitely growing pains within the company, affecting the smooth running of everything from inter-departmental communication to the achievement of quarterly goals. Still, leadership is trying very hard to address these. Slightly worried about company funding and whether we're growing too big, too fast -- it feels like the part of the Silicon Valley cycle where the company is flush with cash and it's only...

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    Advice to Management

    Management is some of the best I've seen in my career. Make sure you keep listening to your employees' concerns and ideas, even as the company expands! The truly collaborative atmosphere here is precious, and something I would hate to lose.

  6. Helpful (7)

    Best Company

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    Current Employee - Software Test Engineer in Mountain View, CA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at 23andMe full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Nice environment to work and supportive colleagues.

    Cons

    There are no cons I have observed till now

  7. Helpful (12)

    Great Place to Work

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Mountain View, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at 23andMe full-time for more than 6 years

    Pros

    Balanced and awesome team of scientists, engineers, writers, designers, geneticists, statisticians and biotech people. Always opportunities to learn and grow. Great mix of high performance with work/life balance. Open and visionary CEO in Anne, who is building a business while trying to change healthcare. Many opportunities to move around within the company. Very diverse (for silicon valley anyway) and gender balanced...

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    Cons

    I can't think of any. It's the longest I have worked for any company, and that's because of the unique mix that is 23andMe.

    Advice to Management

    Keep it up. With all the growth, do everything to maintain the people and unique culture that got you here!

  8. Helpful (8)

    I Keep Waiting for the Other Shoe to Drop!

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    Current Employee - Senior Technical Writer in Mountain View, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at 23andMe full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    The people are genuinely friendly, and the management seems genuinely open to questions and discussion. I've only been here about five weeks, but so far, it's been one of the best places I've ever worked!

    Cons

    Eh, I'm not an open office fan, but it's not like it would be different anywhere else in the area, and no one complains when I use headphones. :)

    Advice to Management

    Walk the talk. So far, you're saying all the right things -- and as far as I can tell to date, you mean them. Keep that up. Support the culture you've built here as 23andMe continues to grow -- it's difficult, but it will be *well* worth the work.

  9. Helpful (10)

    Best place I've ever worked!

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Mountain View, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at 23andMe full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Mission-driven, engaged & kind coworkers, great work-life balance, dynamic & fast-paced environment, interesting challenges & important work.

    Cons

    A few growing pains... but, this is to be expected given the fast paced growth. Leadership is actively addressing this as we continue to scale.

    Advice to Management

    Keep listening to your employees. They are your greatest asset.

  10. Helpful (9)

    an awesome place to work

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Mountain View, CA
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    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at 23andMe full-time for more than 6 years

    Pros

    Great culture, great people. We have a lot of perks (free lunch, workouts, snacks, swag, etc) and the company is really accommodating to parents and personal needs. Love working here!

    Cons

    We are growing fast and outgrowing our workspace! We will be moving to address it.

    Advice to Management

    Maintain the company culture as we grow and continue to make employees feel valued.

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