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Adaptive Biotechnologies Reviews

Updated August 5, 2017
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  1. "Incredible place to work!!"

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    Former Employee - Senior IT Infrastructure Manager in Seattle, WA
    Former Employee - Senior IT Infrastructure Manager in Seattle, WA
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    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Adaptive Biotechnologies (Less than a year)

    Pros

    I worked for Adaptive Biotechnologies in the IT department, company was awesome (and probably still is).. Unfortunately had to move due to family events but I still love the company and would immediately go back if possible.

    Cons

    The vision in IT is big and need more resources.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to trust your employees.


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    "Great company, excellent culture."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Seattle, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Adaptive Biotechnologies full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great work environment doing work to help save lives. Awesome co-workers who are genuinely happy to be here. Kudos to management for promoting such a positive culture!

    Cons

    Still growing and maturing as a company-- some processes are not yet refined, but that's really no surprise. Not the type of place for someone who wants to get lost among the crowd.

    Advice to Management

    This is one of the best places I've ever worked. Keep hiring the right people, treat us well, and the magic will continue. It's been a long time since I've been able to look forward to Mondays...

  3. "Fast Paced and Energetic"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Adaptive Biotechnologies full-time

    Pros

    Endless opportunities to make an impact.

    Cons

    Have to keep with a field moving amazingly fast.


  4. "Great place to work"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Adaptive Biotechnologies full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Challenging, meaningful work in a very fast-paced environment. It's an amazing group of people to work with who are highly engaged in the work and the mission of the company.

    Cons

    As a growing company there is more work to do than hours in the day so it can get a little intense at times.

    Advice to Management

    Creating career development opportunities such as management training and other educational and personal development resources would be valuable and appreciated.


  5. "1st year anniversary"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Seattle, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Working at Adaptive over the past year has been both challenging and rewarding. The pace is swift and because of the complexity in the the business and technology, I'm constantly in state of learning. Employee culture is fun, smart and informal. Feels great to part of an organization that is impacting patient care.

    Cons

    Priorities shift quickly here given the dynamic nature of the business. One has to be comfortable pivoting as opportunities arise.

    Advice to Management

    It would be great to have more ongoing / continued education of the technology for non-technical / non-scientific biz folks.


  6. "Innovative company, promising science"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Seattle, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Adaptive Biotechnologies full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Innovative company with promising science and a great culture. Excellent benefits, great downtown location and amazing new lab and office space.

    Cons

    With so much going on sometimes communication across departments is challenging.

    Advice to Management

    Love the all-hands meetings and rooftop happy hours, keep them up.


  7. "Solid place to work"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Seattle, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Adaptive Biotechnologies full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Most employees care deeply about their work and the mission - it is a joy to work with so many people who care so much. The core technology is backed by solid science and has a lot of potential. In general upper management is is human focused and wants to do right by their employees and there is high upward mobility for motivated talented people.

    Cons

    The company is still working on finding the balance between its innovative and efficient start-up past and its more structured and focused future. This transition creates a less efficient working environment - work tends to focus on fixing immediate problems at the expense of long-term solutions. Decisions tend to either be made by fiat or take a laboriously large number of inefficient meetings.

    Advice to Management

    Create and share with staff a longer horizon vision. Generate enough structure around the decision making processes to ensure critical information is distributed - but not so much structure that projects become "too big to fail" and become resource sucks to ensure they succeed at all cost.

  8. "Amazing place to work"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Adaptive is a mission oriented environment and people truly feel like our technology is changing the course of medicine. Great perks and awesome working environment.

    Cons

    It is a fast paced environment and expectations are high.

    Advice to Management

    Keep soliciting ideas from people at all levels.


  9. "Clinical Laboratory Director"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Adaptive Biotechnologies full-time

    Pros

    Excellent product, people, and environment.

    Cons

    It's easy to let yourself work too many hours.


  10. "Fun, intense, great talent"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Seattle, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    - Adaptive has tons of super-smart people; working with so many great scientists has made me immeasurably better myself since I joined Adaptive
    - Management really does listen to ideas from anywhere in the company
    - Overwhelmingly, people at Adaptive are fully engaged, and committed to making a difference in patients' lives
    - Great company culture; everyone has a lot of fun and there is a ton of camaraderie at Adaptive
    - No one is ever bored working for Adaptive

    Cons

    - Things can tend toward "sink or swim" for new technical employees.
    - Lots of ambiguity and rapidly-changing priorities.
    - Intense work environment; everyone needs to be going at 100% all the time

    Advice to Management

    Make sure that employees have a sense of the company's goals and how they are contributing.


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