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Ambry Genetics Reviews

Updated March 12, 2017
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  1. "You'll love it here"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Ambry Genetics full-time

    Pros

    The company genuinely cares about making the workplace as great as possible to actually focus on the job. I'd describe it as the Google of the genetics industry. They provide free smoothies for the employees and a grand Ambry party every year. The pay is highly competitive and you know that everyone is genuinely committed to the mission of the company

    Cons

    It's still a fairly neew company and there are many changes that we have to take in stride ASAP. It's doable if you're malleable and resilient


  2. "Look to the Top- it speaks volumes"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Ambry Genetics full-time

    Pros

    Fun people and informal relaxed corporate culture

    Cons

    Poor Leadership at the top and lack of stability within the Senior Management team due to former CEO

    Advice to Management

    Best move you made was to replace the CEO... I just hope the old CEO & Founder can keep his nose out of this and let Aaron do his job,...but I doubt it.


  3. "Ever changing environment"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    Current Employee - Anonymous in Aliso Viejo, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous in Aliso Viejo, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Ambry Genetics full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    They offer competitive salary and benefit packages/perks. The laid-back dress code is refreshing. People are generally friendly and will help if you need it. You are your own supervisor - so if you have initiative and work well without direction, this is your kind of place! If you need hand-holding, this isn't your kind of place.

    Cons

    The climate is a lot more structured and corporate now. A lot of people are worried about the changes, the future of the company, and if their job will be there tomorrow. Morale has definitely diminished. Communication amongst departments is an ongoing issue - shocking announcements will happen without any notice. It keeps us on edge.

    Advice to Management

    1) Take leadership training courses - having a title is not a qualifying skill. 2) Get certified in LEAN/Six Sigma. 3) Hold employees accountable to the same standards.


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  5. "Innovators and leaders in the field of Genomic Medicine"

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

    I have been working at Ambry Genetics full-time

    Pros

    Ambry was the first commercial genetic lab company to use next generation sequencing and the first lab to offer panels well before the Supreme Court decision AMP vs Myriad!

    Cons

    There are none at this time. Progressive, rapidly growing young company that has room to expand and dominate the genetics space.


  6. "senior database architect"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    awesome culture, great growth for long term employee.

    Cons

    We cannot work software compay or service company or enterprise company.

    Advice to Management

    NONE


  7. Helpful (1)

    "great company!"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    -great collaborative environment
    -encourages input from all levels (not necessarily just management)
    -emphasizes work/life balance
    -relaxed workplace atmosphere while maintaining high standards/quality of work
    -minimal to no office politics

    Cons

    none that come to mind


  8. "Amazing job"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Working here was an incredible opportunity. It is a rare thing to enjoy your work while also being treated really well at the same time. The flexibility and benefits were great. They are doing things different and its hard not to enjoy your job when you are proud of what the company is doing.

    Cons

    I can't think of any Cons


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Great Place to Work"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Genetic Counselor in Aliso Viejo, CA
    Current Employee - Genetic Counselor in Aliso Viejo, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Ambry Genetics (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great environment. No micro-managing. Lots of perks.

    Cons

    Slightly lower than average salary.


  10. "Great company culture and excellent on-boarding process"

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    Former Employee - Clinical Intern in Newbury Park, CA
    Former Employee - Clinical Intern in Newbury Park, CA

    I worked at Ambry Genetics full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    From the energetic and motivated CEO to the personable and kind management and staff, everyone at this Orange County company that I met embodies a "SoCal" laid back approach to getting work done. That is to say, work is completed, but without too much pressure or the formality of business dress code. I enjoyed my time at Ambry.

    Cons

    I have no cons to report.

    Advice to Management

    Keep hiring great, enthusiastic people.


  11. Helpful (3)

    "Authorizations"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    Former Employee - Authorizations in Aliso Viejo, CA
    Former Employee - Authorizations in Aliso Viejo, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Ambry Genetics full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Use to be a great company when the moral was at its highest point and now since legal came in the company is on a spiral downhill.

    Cons

    Negative environment, micromanagement, HR didn't speak up to there Manager (Legal) when there is wrong doing I can go on and on why not to work for this awful company. If you have any brains, go to accompany where you are appreciated, where you are treated with respect. It's only a matter of time before this company falls flat under the direction on legal. I feel sorry the company was pretty amazing before they brought the "Witch" into the company. And instead of farming out lawsuits maybe she should actually work a case but she doesn't because she knows she won't win. Feel sorry for anybody who works there still. Everyone's time will come where you see the big picture.

    Advice to Management

    Get rid of "legal" that's destroying the company and bringing down the moral of the company.



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