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Ambry Genetics Reviews

Updated October 13, 2017
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Pros
  • The laid-back dress code is refreshing (in 7 reviews)

  • Great people to work with, great work life balance (in 4 reviews)

Cons
  • It's no wonder why good hard working people are leaving (in 3 reviews)

  • The new HR team is a disaster and haven't done anything good for the company (in 3 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Account Manager"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good to great company culture - Charlie was passionate and inspirational

    Cons

    Clueless management - very young and inexperienced


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Could be a great company"

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

    I have been working at Ambry Genetics full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Ambry is poised to take on the world and change medicine forever.

    Cons

    If they can just get out of their own way.

  3. Helpful (3)

    "Great company with purpose"

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    Current Employee - Reporting in Aliso, CA
    Current Employee - Reporting in Aliso, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Ambry Genetics full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Freedom to do your job and those that succeed are go getters. Unmatched science and reputation

    Cons

    Lots of layoffs lately as management has tried to clean out unproductive employees. Still close to 700 people.

    Advice to Management

    Keep weeding out slackers as they still exist at the company. Don't stop the patient first philosophy with the acquisition.


  4. Helpful (4)

    "So much potential; so much ignorance!"

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    Former Employee - Cls in Aliso Viejo, CA
    Former Employee - Cls in Aliso Viejo, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    In theory, patients are tested with multiple methods to get best genomic profile.

    Cons

    In practice, original screening excludes other methods. Ambry managers are blind and deaf to outside experience and advice. Promotions go to old Ambry employees regardless of experience and competance. Ambry employees are mostly millenials who are spoiled, self-absorbed, materialistic, only listen to each other, socialize together, cover for each other and exclude all outside influence. Managers direct the lab from their desks and have no clue what happens in the lab.

    Advice to Management

    Grow up! Act professional. Not all employees want to go to happy hour every week. Not all of your employees are single. Not all your employees want to go out for every birthday. Not all of your employees want to hang out together. Hire people who have worked other places. Get into the lab and learn from more experienced people. Reward their contributions. Don't manage from the top down. Don't have one person control everything and everyone. Don't have one friend supervise the rest of his social group.


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Billing department"

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    Current Employee - Collector in Orange, CA
    Current Employee - Collector in Orange, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Ambry Genetics full-time

    Pros

    I have been working at Ambry almost two year as a collector, I love what I do and the people on my team. We are able to work together in our Pod.
    In our Pod ever birthday is celebrated with food and a cake.
    I feel with some of the new hire we have a chance to make a difference.
    My manager (new) is helpful, fair, and knowledgeable, this was something we were lacking in years pass. She is funny and keeps my area motivated.

    Cons

    The "merit increase" felt like a dog licking a wound, 2% is nothing living in Irvine.
    The "Chef" is a piece of work like a watch dog hovering over the fruits that the company provides for free.
    Employee who never speak, when they do it's always negative!

    Advice to Management

    We need more incentives, the potlucks are great it promotes teamwork. What happen to the scavenger hunt? Ask HR to redo the fair market rate for our area? I'm going to miss Charlie great person inside and out. Nervous about my job, nervous about the time study. Can management speak to us regarding what's going to happen in the next two weeks. Need more transparency.


  6. Helpful (3)

    "Used to be an amazing company"

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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 (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    -The beliefs, concept, and motivation behind Ambry is amazing, it really is
    -Current CEO is kind and thoughtful of employees

    Cons

    -Poor management
    -Mangers do not know what they are doing
    -Operation side is a mess
    -The most reactive company I have ever worked for, no one problem solves, they react to a situation and most of the time it is an OVERREACTION.
    -Previous CEO does not care about his employees and made a point to tell them how he would "sell them out" to prove his mission, which I understand, but hey way to boost moral to a company that already has a high turnover rate of employees
    -Management does not listen!
    -Poor pay, poor benefits
    -Do not work here, you will get sucked into doing your manager's work while they reap the benefits

    Advice to Management

    -Listen to your employees, they are doing a better job than you are.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Company liar"

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

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

    Pros

    You can wear anything pj short t shirt

    Cons

    Company is liar and do a lot of thing wrong

    Advice to Management

    Need employment do there job

  8. Helpful (1)

    "They are Liar"

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

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

    Pros

    very casual dress code company

    Cons

    Aaron and Charlie are liars

    Advice to Management

    verif. dept need to put in all information, they do half the job
    billing dept bill half the patient stuff that is complete to get profit and the other the hold till it ready
    Collection does not care
    I would not use this company go to other Neo or Invitae
    Rate them -10


  9. Helpful (14)

    "Collector"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Aliso, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Aliso, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    None very hostile environment since the new revenue manager has been hired very unprofessional and acts like an office bully not an act is an office BULLY....... It's appalling that managers can have this kind of attitude and it's OK HR has not done anything about this situation name calling intimidation , treating people unfairly gossiping and laughing at other staff members on the bully calling co-workers inappropriate names..... This kind of behavior should never be done in any professional company very very sad but we are talking about Ambry Genetics not to mention the LEAD of the department does the same thing office bullying this has been known fact to Upper management and HR and this behavior is welcomed

    Cons

    If you like highschool games bingo Ambry is the company......

    Advice to Management

    Get rid of current management PERIOD they have destroyed the company


  10. Helpful (8)

    "Fun, but not secure"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    Fun work environment
    Great perks
    Free coffee

    Cons

    Instability
    Constant worrying over job loss
    Management is constantly shifting to the point we have to check the online portal daily to see who our managers are
    They were a fun, family-focused company at one point, but they've changed so drastically in the past few years that they're hardly even recognizable now
    They used to care about their employees, their patients, humanity....now it's all money-driven


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