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Updated Jun 21, 2022

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3.3
43%
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68%
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Ambry Genetics Chief Executive Officer  Tom Schoenherr
Tom Schoenherr
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  • "Poor management(in 18 reviews)
  • "I am a current employee who survived both layoffs and I'm aware of at least 16 sales reps who left this past year alone for the above reasons, none of whom were a part of the layoffs or slackers.(in 6 reviews)
  • "Poor leadership by middle management (too many directors/managers kept their mouth shut while things just got worse)(in 6 reviews)
  • "Low pay compared to comps in the same role(in 5 reviews)
  • "Certain managers are lackeys for the company, and don’t have the back of the workers that they’re supervising.(in 4 reviews)
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  1. 5.0
    Current Employee, less than 1 year

    Great company with great culture

    Jun 21, 2022 - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommend
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    Pros

    - collaborative team - everyone is willing to help if you need it - inclusive

    Cons

    - none that I can think of

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  2. 3.0
    Former Employee, more than 5 years

    So much wasted potential

    Nov 24, 2021 - Structural Biologist 
    Recommend
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    Pros

    Most of the people I worked with were great! Driven to do their best to help each other, help patients, and advance the field. Everyone working on developing and maintaining product offerings, and bringing new offerings to market brought great ideas to the table!

    Cons

    Management did not value employees, and due to being unwilling to offer competitive compensation, has not been able to hire and retain good talent. There was constant tension between the bioinformatics team and the IT dev team over code ownership, that impacted the ability of both teams to do the best work they could; bioinformatics leadership pushed back on the need to adopt proper software engineering practices, all the while attempting to adopt new technology stacks needed to implement the solutions C-suite was asking for. Furthermore, I felt that there was little room for career advancement paths that suited me; all of the advancement paths led to management, with no opportunities for advancement as a technical leader.

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    14 people found this review helpful
  3. 5.0
    Current Employee

    Great Place

    Jun 8, 2022 - Clinical Assistant in Aliso Viejo, CA
    Recommend
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    Pros

    Great team to work with

    Cons

    There are no cons here

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  4. 2.0
    Current Employee

    Years of service, little to show.

    May 12, 2022 - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommend
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    Pros

    Working from home as an option is nice

    Cons

    Do not expect to get promotions or raises, Ambry is know in the industry for their lack of compensation for a vast majority of its employees. Promotions are hard to come by unless your in the right place at the right time, management changes the requirements every 6 months and if you don’t somehow meet this new direction your going nowhere. Management culture has most high level managers not even wanting to associate themselves with their employees, they are arrogant and misleading. Ambry working culture has departments competing with one another instead of helping out and a large number of departments have had or still have adversarial attitudes towards one another. Management lies constantly while blowing hot air up to the company during what they call all hands meetings, really the vast majority of these meetings are listening to the senior management pat themselves on the back and talk about how amazing we are as a company when really we are rotten from the inside. Ambry’s senior leaders want communication to be better as a result of many employee lead surveys sent directly to us but have failed to provide any actual solutions, the all hands meetings they schedule are lack luster to begin with very little substance of actual Needed information and what the company was trying to tell the c suite is they need to come down from their ivory tower and actually talk to people 1 on 1 or department meetings. I could seriously go on longer about all the negative things I have found out about working for these people but I don’t want to ramble anymore so I’ll leave you with take away points. Promotions are scarce Leadership is poor C suite is Arrogant Pay sucks Most of the company competes against itself Communication is a joke

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    11 people found this review helpful
  5. 4.0
    Current Employee, more than 3 years

    Great people

    May 12, 2022 - Clinical Operations Specialist I in Aliso Viejo, CA
    Recommend
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    Pros

    Great people. Very dedicated and well educated coworkers who truly care about the quality of the products we provide.

    Cons

    Some process improvement needed. IT resources can be scarce at times.

    2 people found this review helpful
  6. 3.0
    Former Employee, more than 1 year

    Cool place to work but overworked for pay

    Jun 9, 2022 - Research Associate in Orange, CA
    Recommend
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    Pros

    Interesting and meaningful work Competent managers and directors Able to be promoted quickly if you show the ability

    Cons

    Overloaded and overworked for the amount paid

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    2 people found this review helpful
  7. 4.0
    Current Employee, more than 3 years

    Ambry Genetics - Supervisor

    Apr 2, 2022 - Revenue Cycle Supervisor in Aliso Viejo, CA
    Recommend
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    Pros

    Semi-flexible schedule, OT opportunities, learning/skill-development opportunities, good pay

    Cons

    Can be hectic, management turnover, limited accountability for low-performers

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    3 people found this review helpful
  8. 2.0
    Current Employee, more than 3 years

    Cool place before konica minolta took over

    Mar 20, 2022 - Anonymous Employee in Aliso Viejo, CA
    Recommend
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    Pros

    Innovative science and deeply caring about patience, and advancing healthcare.

    Cons

    Sales is the only department that are treated like valued employees. Directors discourage open communication regarding salary (totally legal for us to discuss in california), because they dont want you to know just how much theyre screwing you over. DRASTICALLY different payscales for people doing the same job.

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    11 people found this review helpful
  9. 3.0
    Former Employee, less than 1 year

    Implementation Specialist

    May 26, 2022 - Implementation Specialist in Aliso Viejo, CA
    Recommend
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    Pros

    The company does excellent work and has programs that are original and helpful to difficult-to-treat populations.

    Cons

    Some of the projects resemble a start-up and are a little wobbly.

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  10. 2.0
    Former Employee, more than 5 years

    Pros

    All of the pros were forced out or saw the signs and left.

    Cons

    Failure to recognize their failure to properly pay their talent. When the CEO was asked about it during a town hall, essentially said that there is no concern because everyone is replaceable.

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    15 people found this review helpful
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Ambry Genetics Reviews FAQs

Ambry Genetics has an overall rating of 3.3 out of 5, based on over 224 reviews left anonymously by employees. 43% of employees would recommend working at Ambry Genetics to a friend and 47% have a positive outlook for the business. This rating has decreased by -8% over the last 12 months.

According to anonymously submitted Glassdoor reviews, Ambry Genetics employees rate their compensation and benefits as 2.8 out of 5. Find out more about salaries and benefits at Ambry Genetics. This rating has decreased by -18% over the last 12 months.

43% of Ambry Genetics employees would recommend working there to a friend based on Glassdoor reviews. Employees also rated Ambry Genetics 3.1 out of 5 for work life balance, 3.4 for culture and values and 2.9 for career opportunities.

According to reviews on Glassdoor, employees commonly mention the pros of working at Ambry Genetics to be benefits, culture, coworkers and the cons to be career development, senior leadership, management.

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