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  1. Featured Review
    Helpful (15)

    "I'd have to change fields to find a comparable place to work"

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    Current Employee - Scientist in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Invitae full-time for more than 2 years

    Pros

    Solid pay and benefits, healthy culture, galvanizing CEO, and a real mission to help people. I love working here and find my coworkers highly motivated and very capable.

    Cons

    You have enough rope to hang yourself with, so don't get complacent. It's a place with a relatively serious tone, so if you're into goofing off with your coworkers you'll find it takes a bit of time to coax people out of their shell and to be social.

    Invitae2018-11-08
  2. "Great place and peopl"

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    Former Employee - Bioinformatics Scientist 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Invitae full-time for more than 2 years

    Pros

    Really loved working. Lots of smart people that are working on important problems

    Cons

    Work isn't the most academic in nature. The problems are mostly engineering related

    Invitae2019-03-04
  3. "Awesome Company that's growing fast!"

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    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Cambridge, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Invitae full-time for more than 2 years

    Pros

    * Coworkers are all engaging and willing to help each other! * Freedom(work from where ever, 'unlimited' PTO, Flexible work schedule) * Perks(Snacks, $200 a year to spend on company swag, catered food twice a week, transit reimbursement) * HQ is lively * Pay( base with RSU's) is good!

    Cons

    * Have to either work remote with people in San Fransisco or move there. * Non HQ offices can be isolating.

    Invitae2019-01-30
  4. "Good"

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    Former Employee - Data Processor in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Invitae full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Good Food and good catering

    Cons

    Room for Growth is limited

    Invitae2019-02-13
  5. Helpful (2)

    "Great company"

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    Current Employee - Client Service Specialist in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Invitae full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Ability to work remotely, good starting salary, excellent health insurance coverage.

    Cons

    Experiencing the challenges that come with a fast growing company; can be a little unorganized at times.

    Advice to Management

    Work on structuring and organizing the company a little more.

    Invitae2018-12-03
  6. Helpful (2)

    "Fast growing, mission driven company"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Invitae full-time

    Pros

    -Plentiful opportunities to learn new skills -Merit driven career advancement -DIY culture

    Cons

    -DIY culture can also be a con -Senior management struggles with sometimes communication

    Invitae2018-11-02
  7. Helpful (1)

    "Great company to work for."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Invitae part-time

    Pros

    Great benefits! Food and reimbursements

    Cons

    Con is no 401k match unfortunately

    Invitae2018-10-19
  8. Helpful (7)

    "Great company, becoming scattered"

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    Former Employee - Commercial in Remote, OR
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Invitae full-time for more than 4 years

    Pros

    -Working with smart and passionate people -Flexibility of working remote and outside of 9-5 style -Meaningful company mission

    Cons

    -Constantly changing directions and not putting enough resources into what drives business -No applicable training for individuals in management roles -Growing pains with expansion and recent acquisitions -Little room for advancement -Lack of titles/responsibilities lead to a lot of confusion, overlapping work and miscommunication

    Advice to Management

    Create more structure without micromanaging. A lot of people are killing themselves and overworking and there are quite a few collecting a paycheck and not contributing.

    Invitae2018-09-26
  9. Helpful (10)

    "Developer"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Invitae full-time

    Pros

    Interesting work that makes a real difference in people's lives

    Cons

    Whatever they tell you they'll do for you when they hire you will disappear when your hiring manager leaves.

    Invitae2018-09-12
  10. Helpful (4)

    "Invitae is a Great company, doing Excellent work, for the Masses"

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    Former Employee - Senior Software QA Automation Engineer in San Francisco, CA
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    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Invitae full-time for more than 2 years

    Pros

    * There's a strong sense of team, and limited hierarchy * Communication across teams is TRULY transparent * Benefits and compensation are excellent * Competitive Salaries * Superb Stock incentives and Bonuses * Several locations and a flexible work remote policy allowed for comfortable commute and live work balance

    Cons

    * Possibly grew too fast over the last year * There are some struggles to balance the scalability between growth of sales, acquisitions, and the difficulties of navigating the health insurance landscape to manage cost and profit.

    Advice to Management

    Be careful of growing to fast, over-scaling resources, or knee-jerk reactions to industry & market changes. (However, I think Invitae has been handling better over the last couple of months)

    Invitae2018-08-31
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