Adaptive Biotechnologies Reviews

Updated Jun 17, 2021

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3.6
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Adaptive Biotechnologies President and CEO Chad Robins
Chad Robins
55 Ratings
Pros
  • "reasonable work life balance, CEO is attentive to employee feedback(in 5 reviews)

  • "Exciting company that is highly fast-paced and going through enormous growth(in 5 reviews)

  • Cons
  • "Lots of work, very fast paced, no room for error(in 6 reviews)

  • "very low salaries, lack of diversity, no focus on career growth, poor middle management(in 6 reviews)

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    1. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 1 year
      Featured Review

      Exciting company with lots of opportunity for growth

      Jul 5, 2020 - Anonymous Employee in Seattle, WA
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      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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      5 people found this review helpful
    2. 5.0
      Current Employee

      Production Associate III

      Jun 17, 2021 - Production Associate III in Seattle, WA
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      Pros

      Wonderful work environment. Caring management, engaged staff, low drama, upper management does a good job trying to find solutions.

      Cons

      Hours are not flexible & the work-life balance isn't the best. Sometimes it is difficult to gain career momentum and move out of the lab.

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    3. 1.0
      Current Employee

      No focus

      Jun 7, 2021 - Diagnostics in Seattle, WA
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      Pros

      If you're one of the chosen few or good at looking busy you will do great. If you are a hard worker this company will eat you alive. Remote options available during covid

      Cons

      Management at all levels Lacking resources or people to effectively complete projects. Everyone is stressed and has enough work for a whole team to complete. Pay/ benefits not competitive Too much politics for a company this size No vision, leadership bounces from one idea to the next. Nothing done the right way, always patch jobs No transparency

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      2 people found this review helpful
    4. 4.0
      Current Employee, more than 1 year

      Culture changing

      Apr 14, 2021 - Anonymous Employee in Seattle, WA
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      Pros

      Some great people who work there and people aren’t afraid of hard work.

      Cons

      Some recent hires in the past year have really changed the culture to being more focused on the numbers than anything else.

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      3 people found this review helpful
    5. 2.0
      Former Employee

      Get In, Get Out

      May 17, 2021 - Market Research 
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      Pros

      It's a good place to get some experience for a better paying company. I'm not sure this is good for a mid-career type. The company has a good mission.

      Cons

      Mediocre salary. 401k match is sort of a joke.

      6 people found this review helpful
    6. 2.0
      Current Employee, more than 3 years

      Poor Management, Communication and Volatility in Turnover

      Feb 5, 2021 - Anonymous Employee 
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      Pros

      Some coworkers, free snacks, the mission/corporate goals are good

      Cons

      - HR is hard to get ahold of, does not respond to harassment/behavior issues in a timely manner. - External hiring preference and middle management bloat (50/50 shot at qualified managers coming in). - Does not offer career support, internal opportunities in many areas, salaries are not competitive for many teams. - Huge failures in communication top-down. Managers and HR are not transparent. - Unrealistic demands on the supporting/laboratory teams, high turnover, delayed hiring of backfills and lack of qualified training staff... - Periodic volatility of management turnover (happens in waves), turbulence in project communication and department dynamics.

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      8 people found this review helpful
    7. 5.0
      Current Employee

      Great company to work for

      Apr 15, 2021 - Contractor in Reston, VA
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      Pros

      flexibility, Great culture, Fast growing company.

      Cons

      All good so far. Management is friendly and very inclusive.

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    8. 1.0
      Former Employee, more than 1 year

      Don't work here if you're bright and want a real career

      Feb 3, 2021 - Sr Manager in Seattle, WA
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      Pros

      some people have work life balance, good for new grads to get some experience to start out their careers with but get paid little, new hires get stock options but.......(see "Cons")

      Cons

      low salaries (Seattle is expensive!), difficult for minorities (non-white women) to get recognition/promotion, no career growth , bad work politics, executives continue to sell their stocks but no one is buying (what does that say about the future of this company), some managers play favoritism so you can move up the ladder if your manager like you (sounds fair?), senior management lacks transparency, most new people don't stay here long (less than 2 years) so very high employee turn-over rates, some managers will do whatever it takes to climb up the ladder and don't care about their direct reports (or maybe pretend to care sometimes)

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      6 people found this review helpful
    9. 3.0
      Current Employee, more than 3 years

      Interesting technology with sub-optimal management and advancement

      Apr 26, 2021 - Research Scientist in Seattle, WA
      Recommend
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      Pros

      The work is fulfilling and there's a good work-life balance usually.

      Cons

      Management is generally not good. Advancement is tough and expanding your skills is near impossible. Team culture is variable but generally not very supportive.

      5 people found this review helpful
    10. 5.0
      Current Employee

      Great company!

      Apr 10, 2021 - Clinical Laboratory Technologist II in Seattle, WA
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      Pros

      Competitive pay. Lots of perks.

      Cons

      Can be highly stressful on most days.

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