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Updated Nov 16, 2022

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Found 145 of over 155 reviews
4.3
85% Recommend to a Friend
Twist Bioscience CEO Emily Leproust
90% Approve of CEO

Found 144 of over 155 reviews

4.3
85%
Recommend to a Friend
90%
Approve of CEO
Twist Bioscience CEO Emily Leproust
Emily Leproust
95 Ratings

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  1. 5.0
    Former Employee, less than 1 year

    Good product and top-notch marketing teams

    Nov 12, 2022 - Director of Marketing 
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
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    Pros

    Great marketing and product teams Commercial leadership is highly competent Good benefits

    Cons

    Losing some of the exciting startup vibe as it went public

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  2. 4.0
    Current Employee, more than 1 year

    Great environment and competitive salary

    Nov 15, 2022 - Manufacturing Associate II in South San Francisco, CA
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Safe and comfortable work environment, great meal choices and the benefits are amazing.

    Cons

    They communicate an awful lot.

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  4. 5.0
    Current Employee, more than 1 year

    good place to work

    Oct 19, 2022 - Manufactoring Associate in South San Francisco, CA
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    lots of room to grow and take responsibility

    Cons

    like every growing company, some growth is done is far from ideal fashion

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  5. 4.0
    Current Employee

    Fast Paced Company

    Oct 29, 2022 - Technical Support Representative in San Francisco, CA
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Good benefits and salary with 3 weeks PRO

    Cons

    The direction was sometimes not clear.

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  6. 4.0
    Current Employee, more than 3 years

    Technically challenging and fulfilling

    Oct 24, 2022 - Staff Software Engineer in South San Francisco, CA
    Recommend
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    Pros

    Learning a lot. Work has direct effect on business performance.

    Cons

    Organization and hierarchical inefficiencies cause confusion and slow work down

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  7. 1.0
    Former Employee

    Worst managed company I've been part of. Who wants to work for a monarchy?

    Nov 2, 2022 - CEO-Founder 
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    They pay their salespeople a strong base salary - because you won't earn any commission with impossible-to-achieve goals and a terrible execution out of their production teams. The quality of their products is poor. They don't fire poor performers, even though Emily, the CEO claims that it's a strong team. That may seem like a Pro until you're working with incompetent people, which sucks. They seem to have strong patents, which has allowed them to grow. They don't keep track of reimbursements well and employees at any level can have expensive dinners and many rounds of drinks on the company.

    Cons

    Staggering incompetence in the leadership team, poor execution on nearly everything they sell - poor quality, not met timelines, and non-existent customer service. For a key product line, they have had literally zero repeat customers at the time I left. Paddy Finn, the manager of the sales team and now somehow COO, manages by - as the CEO puts it proudly - "putting his boot down on people's windpipes until they deliver".... don't we remember George Floyd? Is that really a management tactic that works nowadays? Friends of the CEO are called FOEs (Friends of Emily) - there are many of them and they are nearly all incompetent and in critical roles in the company. The nepotism is staggering and crippling to people who actually want to take a step forward in their career at Twist. It's a sad though true joke told to me in my first week that when you're trying to perform and run up against a FOE, you might as well give up. Twist runs as a monarchy and if you disagree with the queen then you're stymied in your career. If you are a top performer or desire to be, find another company to dedicate your hard work.

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  8. 5.0
    Current Employee

    Pharma

    Sep 28, 2022 - Research Assistant 
    Recommend
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    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Start up vibe in pharma

    Cons

    Young company that is finding its niche

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  9. 5.0
    Current Employee, more than 1 year

    Fast paced, with opportunity to grow

    Sep 28, 2022 - SR ANALYST in South San Francisco, CA
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Pay, passionate and ambitious CEO, great products, innovative culture, startup mentality

    Cons

    Very US-centric, and there are differences in experiences between teams. Some teams are stretched thin and over worked

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  10. 3.0
    Current Employee, less than 1 year

    Up and coming company

    Aug 3, 2022 - Research Associate in South San Francisco, CA
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Free lunch Free snacks Team building Mental health breaks

    Cons

    People are insecure over their job and things can get awkward if they find you a threat. management only cares if the job gets done not how

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  11. 4.0
    Current Employee, more than 1 year

    Good place to work

    Jul 27, 2022 - Research Associate II 
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    I appreciate their flexible work arrangements. Lots of good benefits.

    Cons

    Sometimes work/life balance is a challenge

    1 person found this review helpful
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Twist Bioscience has an overall rating of 4.3 out of 5, based on over 155 reviews left anonymously by employees. 85% of employees would recommend working at Twist Bioscience to a friend and 84% have a positive outlook for the business. This rating has decreased by -2% over the last 12 months.

According to anonymously submitted Glassdoor reviews, Twist Bioscience employees rate their compensation and benefits as 4.4 out of 5. Find out more about salaries and benefits at Twist Bioscience. This rating has been stable over the past 12 months.

85% of Twist Bioscience employees would recommend working there to a friend based on Glassdoor reviews. Employees also rated Twist Bioscience 3.9 out of 5 for work life balance, 4.3 for culture and values and 4.1 for career opportunities.

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

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