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  1. "Quirky, meaningful work, amazing people, flexible schedule - I love it!"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at LabKey Software full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    The people are amazing - smart, funny, no drama, collaborative
    The mission and clients are amazing - love the science, love the technology, love being part of something bigger
    We are treated like adults
    All the little extras are there - healthy snacks, educational hours, flexibility

    Cons

    Hourly pay can be great, but it is unpredictable
    While salaries are good, we are sitting right next to Amazon..........
    PTO is not competitive, rest of the benefits are stellar, however

    Advice to Management

    Keep the awesome culture - especially the transparency - I have never seen this much honesty - really walks the talk on "we are all in this together"
    Keep developing our employees and getting them ready for the next level
    Keep the small company, low drama, collaborative culture as we grow


  2. "Awesome company!"

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    • Culture & Values
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Flexible with schedules and work life balance, fun and supportive environment, great benefits, dynamic environment, interesting industry and wonderful people!

    Cons

    Travelling from east of Seattle makes for a long commute, and along the same lines, the location is undesirable for someone living on the east side. Parking is expensive and limited.

  3. "Overall Great Place to Work"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Seattle, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at LabKey Software part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Company mission (help cure diseases), flexibility, low drama, staff with self-motivation, excellent healthcare plan, bus pass.

    Cons

    Upward mobility can be a challenge depending on your department, PTO is barely above the minimum required by the City of Seattle's PSST ordinance for combined sick and vacation time.


  4. "Collaborative, positive environment"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Program Manager
    Current Employee - Program Manager
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at LabKey Software full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    -Meaningful work
    -Intelligent and passionate coworkers
    -Desire from most people to help others grow and projects succeed
    -Flexible work schedule
    -No drama or unreasonable amounts of stress in office

    Cons

    -Pay is hourly by what you've done, which is hard if you switch contexts often
    -Pay may also be slightly lower than at larger tech companies
    -Culture feels like it may change as company grows
    -Hard to keep track of who knows what as company grows

    Advice to Management

    please maintain the culture


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Needs improvement"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Software Development Engineer in Seattle, WA
    Former Employee - Software Development Engineer in Seattle, WA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at LabKey Software (More than a year)

    Pros

    The field of work is impactful.

    Cons

    Terrible micromanagement and inconsistent culture.

    Advice to Management

    Get new management.

    LabKey Software Response

    Oct 11, 2017 – HR Director

    We are really sorry you had this experience - that type of management goes against our core values. Thank you for taking the time to respond and feel free to contact me in HR if you would like us to... More


  6. "Awesome place to work"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Seattle, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at LabKey Software full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    LabKey has an excellent corporate culture that is very positive, collaborative, respectful and supportive. Everyone embraces teamwork in a big way. It also has great flexibility, allowing a lot of remote working and time for the rest of life. And to top it off, the work is very meaningful and interesting, helping researchers fight cancer, HIV, Zika and many other medical issues. LabKey is also very well managed, with steady growth. I've been in the industry for a long time and this is far and away the best place I've worked.

    Cons

    For me there are no downsides.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work!


  7. "GREAT place to work!"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at LabKey Software full-time

    Pros

    Smart people, interesting projects, flexibility

    Cons

    High bar for just getting in the door, employees need time to ramp up on the science

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you are doing!

  8. "A Totally Different Type of Company"

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    Current Employee - Marketing Manager in San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Marketing Manager in San Diego, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at LabKey Software full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Working at LabKey is a great balance of challenging and fulfilling. The enthusiasm of the team, their passion for what we do and their commitment to quality, is incredibly motivating and makes me want to do my very best to help our business grow. Leadership is accessible and transparent, employees work as a true team, and everyone treats each other with respect. Having come to LabKey from a large, slow moving and very bureaucratic environment, this organization is such a breath of fresh air.

    Cons

    The only element that may be a con for some, is that as a team member at LabKey you must wear many hats. You must be willing to take initiative and be a team player if you want to be successful.

    Advice to Management

    Continue protecting the culture as we grow as an organization.


  9. Helpful (2)

    "Long-time employee's reflections"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Vice President in San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Vice President in San Diego, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at LabKey Software (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    I've been at LabKey for just over 10 years now, starting shortly after it became its own standalone company. It's a great set of co-workers, all passionate about supporting our customers who actually make a difference in the world. We're still small enough so that you can get visibility throughout the organization, but big enough to be making a significant impact. There's a lot of flexibility and respect for things that happen outside of work too. Recently, some significant (for the better) changes are starting to pay off.

    Cons

    Tracking one's time isn't especially fun. Working through some growing pains in terms of clearly dividing responsibilities and shaping individual roles.

    Advice to Management

    Continue narrowing target market and refining the company's position. Keep supporting new managers in growing into their roles and feeling confident in their responsibilities.


  10. Helpful (2)

    "Fairly new at LabKey - but excited about company"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Program Manager in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Program Manager in Seattle, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at LabKey Software full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Interesting mix of individuals at LabKey that are highly skilled. Focused development team that is focused on getting things done (agile methodology). Clients that include world-class research organizations, including Fred Hutch, Gates Foundation, Benaroya Research Institute, Novartis, and Novo Nordisk (all publicly known clients)

    Cons

    All hours must be tracked to clients (or internal clients) - which can be kind of annoying. Because it is a spin out of Fred Hutch (and tied into the Seattle research community), the company can sometimes kind of have blinders on regarding other opportunities.

    Advice to Management

    We definitely to need to make sure to articulate our overall strategy, which can feel a bit muddled as its being built. Having sales go through senior engineers seems a bit odd at times.