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"Dynamic place to work; great staff and benefits"

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  • Work/Life Balance
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
Recommends

Pros

Numouer challenges and opportunities to grow in your role. Inernal growth supported., independence to work as you do best, support from mgmt, benefits

Cons

Base pay could be higher
Workload can, at times, seem overwhelming
Office size makes it difficult for growth to exist in all departments

Advice to Management

Continue with dedication to communication and transparency
Increase base salary and consider creating more senior roles in departments to help retain great staff

Other Employee Reviews for Abcam

  1. Helpful (3)

    "The nicest workplace"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Logistics Technician in Cambridge, MA
    Former Employee - Logistics Technician in Cambridge, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Abcam does seem to hire for personality, at least in the Logistics Department, and they succeed! I've never worked at such a fun, genuinely warm and welcoming place. Even for a a position (technician) that wouldn't seem to require it, training in new things, including leadership-type stuff, is frequent. There is at least an effort to help you develop new skills.

    Cons

    The major con is the lack of possibility from advancement. Unless a team lead position opens up, there's nowhere really to move up to. As a result, there's somewhat high turnover.

    Advice to Management

    My advice to management is to keep up the good work. Continue the buoyant, fun atmosphere, but maybe be a little more transparent to techs that career advancement is unlikely.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Very cliquey and not organized"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cambridge, MA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cambridge, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good work life balance...I never stayed late or worked weekends. Company match on 401k.

    Nearby 10 minute walk to Kendall Square T stop

    Cons

    This company is extremely cliquey and unless you run with a certain crowd its not a good experience. There is little to no growth opportunities and little chance to learn. If you want to feel challenged and grow this is not the place to go. A lot of mismanagement and my boss frequently skipped 1:1s. Benefits are ok...high deductible on both health plans. No FSA. Exempt employees are forced to use full PTO days but non-exempt are allowed to use it in hourly increments. Some employees are allowed to work from home while others are not.

    Advice to Management

    Communicate and review the actions of your midline managers. Some need better training and lack the skills to be successful. Boss frequently skipped 1:1 meetings with the excuse they were too "busy."

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