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Updated Jan 17, 2023

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Found 101 of over 106 reviews
3.4
48% Recommend to a Friend
61% Approve of CEO

Found 99 of over 106 reviews

3.4
48%
Recommend to a Friend
61%
Approve of CEO
Pacific Biosciences CEO and President Christian Henry (no image)
Christian Henry
21 Ratings

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  1. 5.0
    Current Employee, more than 1 year

    Good Work Culture, Reasonable Work Requirements

    Oct 5, 2022 - Senior Manufacturing Technician in Menlo Park, CA
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Environment is forgiving and heavily promotes work-life balance. Job emphasizes employee retention.

    Cons

    No 401k match but has ESPP and Roth 401k availability.

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  2. 4.0
    Current Employee, more than 1 year

    Exciting compamy

    Jan 17, 2023 - Senior Mechanical Engineer in San Diego, CA
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Talented team and exciting work

    Cons

    Tough deadlines and lots of turnover

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  4. 4.0
    Current Employee, more than 1 year

    Innovative Company with exciting technology.

    Nov 16, 2022 - Engineer in Menlo Park, CA
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Really smart, amazing, and talented people to work with. Compensation is competitive.

    Cons

    Can have long hours and challenging asks with short deadlines. High turnover rates.

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  5. 1.0
    Former Employee, more than 3 years

    Terrible place to work

    Dec 7, 2022 - Mechanical Engineer in San Diego, CA
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Free snacks free drinks. Are they really free though?

    Cons

    Horrible timing for company restructuring. CEO hands out $500 casino chips to employees in Vegas. Some hourly employees fake time-cards, but the managers let that slide.

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    1 person found this review helpful
  6. 4.0
    Current Employee

    Good company

    Oct 6, 2022 - Business Analyst in Menlo Park, CA
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Salary is high for technical positions

    Cons

    Stock keeps going down unfortunately

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  7. 3.0
    Current Employee

    Prepare to Work long hours and Turnover

    Oct 13, 2022 - Anonymous/Employee in San Diego, CA
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Nice management, free food, work remotely or hybrid, RSU's,

    Cons

    No work life balance, disorganized, turnover, Lack of Planning for Cross-Training, Disaster Recovery, overwork staff instead of hire more staff, some departments have not grown in scale to the rest of the product channel or company, constantly putting out fires or thinking in the present instead of forward thinking mentality in my opinion

    2 people found this review helpful
  8. 1.0
    Former Employee

    Sinking ship with no one at the helm

    Oct 24, 2022 - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    -free food - RSUs & ESPP - not a lot else

    Cons

    - remote leadership - disingenuous leadership - unhealthy manufacturing environment (too loud) - so much turnover - stock is in the toilet

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  9. 2.0
    Former Employee

    Weak leadership

    Sep 20, 2022 - Manager 
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Free lunch and snack available.

    Cons

    Lack of cohesiveness and an experience upper management team to achieve objective.

    3 people found this review helpful
  10. 3.0
    Current Employee, more than 3 years

    Marketing

    Sep 14, 2022 - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Novel technology in genomics space. Good pay.

    Cons

    Multiple management changes, internal politics between departments leading to toxic culture, high staff turnover

    1 person found this review helpful
  11. 2.0
    Current Employee, more than 1 year

    Discombobulated

    Jul 13, 2022 - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Pay and Benefits are good

    Cons

    Do not follow their own company values Outdated computer technology No company policy or procedures Weak Management

    2 people found this review helpful
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Pacific Biosciences has an overall rating of 3.4 out of 5, based on over 106 reviews left anonymously by employees. 48% of employees would recommend working at Pacific Biosciences to a friend and 34% have a positive outlook for the business. This rating has decreased by -24% over the last 12 months.

According to anonymously submitted Glassdoor reviews, Pacific Biosciences employees rate their compensation and benefits as 3.6 out of 5. Find out more about salaries and benefits at Pacific Biosciences. This rating has decreased by -16% over the last 12 months.

48% of Pacific Biosciences employees would recommend working there to a friend based on Glassdoor reviews. Employees also rated Pacific Biosciences 3.5 out of 5 for work life balance, 3.4 for culture and values and 3.3 for career opportunities.

According to reviews on Glassdoor, employees commonly mention the pros of working at Pacific Biosciences to be benefits, culture, coworkers and the cons to be career development, management, senior leadership.

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