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Natera Reviews

Updated May 23, 2018
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Matthew Rabinowitz, PhD
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Pros
  • Catered lunches on Monday, Wednesday, Friday (in 19 reviews)

  • Free Lunch,Good kitchen, healthy Snacks (in 15 reviews)

Cons
  • Upper management are inexperienced people (in 12 reviews)

  • Micro management and no work life balance (in 6 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (3)

    "Excellent Stats group"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Carlos, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Carlos, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Natera full-time

    Pros

    The stats group is really talented and really well managed. There is cool technology being used here and the stats / data science projects tend to be pretty interesting. Also, the work environment within this team is very friendly and fun. You will get paid in US dollars to do math/algorithm work and you will actually become friends with your coworkers.

    Cons

    As others have said, keep in mind that Natera has different locations and departments, some of which are not positively reviewed. I'm not familiar with their issues first hand but if you are considering a stats / data science role then definitely apply here. Cannot emphasize enough how good their stats team is.

    Natera Response

    Jul 18, 2017 – Talent Acquisition

    Thank you for the awesome review! Our stats team makes magic happen for our R&D organization with mathematical data analysis and statistical classification. If you’re looking for a challenge, you’ll... More


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Great coworkers"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Natera full-time

    Pros

    Great coworkers, exciting technology, helping families

    Cons

    Executive management shifts priorities often, hard to move up in company

  3. "Customer Care Specialist Tier 1"

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

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

    Pros

    Coworkers, catered lunch three times a week

    Cons

    Poor management, hard to move up in the company


  4. Helpful (5)

    "Tech bros running a women's health company"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Natera full-time

    Pros

    Cutting edge science. Strong scientist and engineers. Great products. Generally nice people. Food is provided. Good benefits.

    Cons

    Leaders, especially executives, are amateurs at running a company. CEO is toxic, sexist, ignorant, emotionally unstable - think Trump. Can't plan. Hire people then lay them off. Chaotic. Financially unstable. Unable to hold on to the good leaders who know what they're doing. High turnover, even for Silicon Valley. The best people are leaving.

    Advice to Management

    Board needs to sell this company ASAP. Get rid of top leadership and get out of the way of the good scientists and employees.


  5. Helpful (3)

    "Natera Review"

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

    I have been working at Natera full-time

    Pros

    Friendly people, catering 3 days of the week.

    Cons

    Management is disorganized. Not good communication between supervisors.


  6. Helpful (6)

    "Last Resort Job"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Customer Care in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Customer Care in Austin, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Health benefits and catered lunches are nice.

    The genetic screenings are great technology.

    Cons

    Hugely misrepresenting career potentials in Austin location.

    Low pay and measly raises (which are given 3 months late).

    Incorrigible management; little trust or respect for employees.

    Micromanaged to the minute by under-qualified leaders.

    Advice to Management

    Don't choose wording because it sounds right...choose wording that effectively describes your points.

    Realize the low compensation and provide employees with more appropriate duties.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Accounting Assistant"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great working vides and great people to work with

    Cons

    Lack of formal training, and company wasn't super clearly about longterm development plan when i was there.

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Good company"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Natera full-time

    Pros

    cool place to work, great location

    Cons

    can be hard to advance.


  9. Helpful (3)

    "Product"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Natera full-time

    Pros

    Many learning opportunities, always some work to do

    Cons

    Constant change of directions without much thoughts being put into it, which triggers chaos down on a working level

    Advice to Management

    Get an alignment first before communicating decisions out to the working teams


  10. "Clinical field specialist"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Carlos, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Carlos, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Good culture and great benefits

    Cons

    Young company with growing pains


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