Adaptive Biotechnologies Reviews

Updated Jul 5, 2020

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Adaptive Biotechnologies President and CEO Chad Robins
Chad Robins
38 Ratings
Pros
  • "Great culture, compensation, work/life balance, and promising future(in 4 reviews)

  • "Really appreciate the way leadership values great company culture(in 4 reviews)

Cons
  • "A fast-paced environment is not for everyone and it can be stressful(in 5 reviews)

  • "Parking can be a challenge but Adaptive offers a transportation stipend for taking public transit(in 4 reviews)

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  1. "Exciting company with lots of opportunity for growth"

    5.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Seattle, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Adaptive Biotechnologies full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Fast paced environment with a lot of very talented and intelligent colleagues. Have been at Adaptive for about a year and a half and the growth of the company during this time has been incredible. Management seems to really care about their employee's and for advancement in their respective career paths if they express interest. Recently implemented 401k match which is great. New additions to employee resource groups have been nice to see bolstering diversity inclusion across the company.

    Cons

    Large amount of growth and and change comes with a lot of challenges. Many new employees, which involves a fair amount of training and getting colleagues up to speed. A lot of change happening in a short of amount of time can sometimes be frustrating if not communicated well, but overall this is part of the growth process and everyone seems to be understanding of this. Overall, still very rewarding and highly recommend.

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  2. "Work hard, play hard, be challenged."

    5.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Manager in Seattle, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Adaptive Biotechnologies full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    You'll partner with some of the brightest in the industry.

    Cons

    You'll have long days, sometimes back to back; the company is pushing the limit on deadlines.

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  3. "Great place to work!"

    5.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Adaptive Biotechnologies full-time

    Pros

    Adaptive is a great company, the work is meaningful, great work/life balance, collaborative culture, and full of smart people.

    Cons

    I have no complaints. Very happy!

  4. Helpful (1)

    "Bad management"

    5.0
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Production in Seattle, WA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Adaptive Biotechnologies full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Great place really enjoyed it until new management

    Cons

    New management focuses on the wellbeing of the lab at the cost of employees. She works for the lab not for the employees doing the work.

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  5. Helpful (1)

    "Worth it"

    5.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Engineer in Seattle, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Adaptive Biotechnologies full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Great culture, compensation, work/life balance, and promising future

    Cons

    Could go for a larger desk

  6. Helpful (1)

    "Excellent place to grow"

    5.0
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Seattle, WA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Adaptive Biotechnologies full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Adaptive was where I really started practicing software engineering and I had a smart and hardworking mentor to learn from. After working with other product/program managers, I truly appreciate the ones I work with here at Adaptive. The skills and culture here had also helped me advance quickly in my current job. The colleagues I have met here are caring and had helped me from work to life. I still keep in contact with them after leaving. The CTO (at that time), was personable and actually knew who I was. HR team really helped me transition to and from Seattle and were beyond amiable. Overall, working at Adaptive was a very pleasant one and had helped me grow a lot.

    Cons

    Need a better or possibly a clearer career/promotion plan. Growth feedback was limiting.

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  7. Helpful (1)

    "Room for improvement"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Scientist in Seattle, WA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Adaptive Biotechnologies full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Many perks like stock options, matching 401K and decent benefits. The workload is mostly manageable, but unpredictable. Good work-life balance.

    Cons

    So much middle management! Too much time spent on useless meetings where decisions are rarely made. Work is not evenly distributed; some employees work incredibly hard while others procrastinate or "work from home". Many employees were hired based on who they knew and not on their talent. Performance reviews seem arbitrary, not based on actual output.

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  8. Helpful (2)

    "Those with experience but small children at home need not apply"

    1.0
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Adaptive Biotechnologies full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Snacks maybe but this is a superficial Pro.

    Cons

    Overhiring and everyone's new. No clear path for promotion. No 401k matching. No place to park. Awful work/life.

  9. Helpful (29)

    "Culture and Mission"

    5.0
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Adaptive Biotechnologies full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    The CEO really cares about the people, inclusive environment, company values that employees really believe in, fun company activities to drive a sense of community, meaningful work and a focus on growth.

    Cons

    Limited parking, no 401K match fast paced environment that would be challenging for some people.

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  10. Helpful (5)

    "Great perks - Frustrating middle management"

    3.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Material Handler in Seattle, WA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Adaptive Biotechnologies full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Perks are good, fantastic free food and drinks. Tremendous growth.

    Cons

    Conflicting orders as to what to do from different people. Lots of work, very fast paced, no room for error.

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