Invitae Reviews

Updated Jan 17, 2021

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3.8
67%
Recommend to a Friend
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Invitae CEO Sean George
Sean George
59 Ratings
Pros
  • "The great benefits and unlimited PTO are a plus to help manage stress and burnout(in 10 reviews)

  • "A company with a great culture, work/life balance, benefits, people, and bright future(in 7 reviews)

Cons
  • "No work-life balance, Unlimited PTO but how dare you to ask(in 6 reviews)

  • "No work life balance, praised for working till 1am and weekends(in 5 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review
    Helpful (6)

    "Genuinely Great Teams and Company"

    5.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Support Multiple Teams in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Transparency through the company, in all roles Genuine care for teams and individuals across the board A lot of very smart, honest and mindful humans working together to make a difference Flat org, upside down which is really honored Positive workspace and environment Treated very well by team and management Recognized for skill set and contributions rather than boxed into a specific title Respect for each other throughout the organization is high Genuine willingness to support each other Non-traditional - I don't feel the anxiety, fear, blame, retribution, negative kind of environment I've worked in previously. Focus more on growth and support Culture is amazing Diversity is really important here, always looking for ways to improve which I appreciate I trust my teams and management, this is a big deal for me I really love the people I work with and enjoy my job, feel very fortunate

    Cons

    Some things move a little slower Growing pains from growth and being innovative - but continuing to improve Organization - continues to improve, we just move quickly and there are areas that could use some better organization and flow.

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  2. "Great culture and work/life balance"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    Former Employee - Production Artist in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    -Great tight-knit team -Remote flexibility -Company wide meetings every week so you know what’s going on -Company provided laptop and reimbursement for accessories -Cell phone bills reimbursed -Company reimburses hotel/bnb stays for workers who need to come down to office who do not live in SF -Weekly Remote Trivia nights -Unlimited PTO

    Cons

    I felt like the marketing department was spread thin and we definitely needed more people on our team to accomplish a lot more. I remember hearing that a request to add another team member was shot down and a lot of the positions went to sales.


  3. Helpful (3)

    "Great Company, Excellent Vision and Good work culture"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Diversity & Inclusion
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Been working here for 2 years and love how flexible the management is working hours. Always get to work on cool projects as a developer and feel like what I do here matters.

    Cons

    Recently there has been some internal team reorganizations which could have been handled better

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  4. "Great company"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Diversity & Inclusion
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Lab Ops in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    lots of great ppl to work with, growth opportunities, many supportive leaders

    Cons

    if any, sf office is getting full

  5. Helpful (2)

    "Culture"

    5.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Diversity & Inclusion
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - CSS in Rock Hill, SC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Invitae full-time

    Pros

    Communication, openness, quality, employees matter, constant change

    Cons

    Invitae is not for everyone, and that's ok.

  6. Helpful (2)

    "A truly refreshing experience"

    5.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Diversity & Inclusion
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Client Services Account Specialist in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    My favorite thing about working for this company is the trust that comes from our leaders and the willingness to being open to new ideas.

    Cons

    No current cons to report.

  7. Helpful (4)

    "Uncomfortable environment and lots of blockers"

    3.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Product Designer 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Invitae full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Some benefits, remote work, smart people, open to change.

    Cons

    No game plan, focus, or structure. Frequent reorgs. Runs like a startup. Racial and sexist microagressions. Performative staff and clueless management.

  8. COVID-19
    Helpful (9)

    "Company is going downhill"

    2.0
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    • Diversity & Inclusion
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Invitae full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    - Three years ago Invitae was a great company with a promising future. Over the last year or two this quickly started to change. - Initially very transparent and great employees - Great benefits and good pay

    Cons

    - There is little room for promotion or to move around once you have been hired even if you fight for this - Very sporadic and unorganized - Things are constantly changing and not always for the better. Once a new way or method is learned, they change it up again. -Management is not transparent and does not care about individual employees

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  9. Helpful (2)

    "Room to grow"

    4.0
    Current Employee - Sample Processing in San Francisco, CA

    I have been working at Invitae full-time

    Pros

    Definitely a variety of teams to move around to

    Cons

    Lacking in communication between teams to make moving easier

  10. "Uncomfortable environment, lack of leadership across the company"

    1.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Invitae full-time

    Pros

    Unlimited time off, remote work.

    Cons

    No structure, "crash and burn" in every process. Old team vs. New team mentality. "Suck up environment," if you're a person of color, they expect you to lower your standards for them because of their lack of respect and moral understanding of diversity & inclusion (there is none). Even the black people in leadership positions don't speak up because they know the repercussions. Racism and sexism is their thing here and they know they have a problem but don't care to improve. They're going to keep the ones that suck up to them and weed out the strong and open minded.

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