Abcam Reviews

Updated 1 Mar 2021

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Abcam CEO Alan Hirzel
Alan Hirzel
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  • "Limited car parking is a con but company encourages sustainable travel to work which is always a plus(in 11 reviews)

  • "Only that I have a bit of a commute as I don’t live in Cambridge(in 10 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Fantastic place to work"

    5.0
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    Current Employee - Scientific Support Specialist in Cambridge, England
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Flexibility, friendly team, good work life balance

    Cons

    Location, could be closer to public transport hub

  2. Helpful (2)

    "Brilliant!"

    5.0
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    Current Employee - Marketing Manager in Cambridge, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great work, great team, clear leadership, challenging and fun

    Cons

    Lack of parking causes me stress

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  3. Helpful (1)

    "Excellent place to work"

    5.0
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    Current Employee - Data Scientist in Cambridge, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Abcam full-time

    Pros

    Friendly company culture, interesting and worthwhile work, excellent colleagues.

    Cons

    The company canteen isn't great value for money.

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  4. Helpful (2)

    "Amazing company, cares about their employees, as much as supporting scientists"

    5.0
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    Current Employee - Senior Vice President Product in Cambridge, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Abcam full-time

    Pros

    It has a great mission to support scientists with their discoveries. cares about the well being and happiness of their people, which attracts great talent and colleagues.

    Cons

    Can be a little too fast passed and not for people that don't like change.

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  5. COVID-19
    Helpful (1)

    "Can't beat it"

    5.0
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    Current Employee - Vice Preident in Cambridge, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Abcam full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    As the heading says - you can't beat it. this is the place to grow your career where you get given freedom to operate and use your judgement to make real differences in humanity and through scientific progress. This is a successful business, growing fast around the world. It CARES for its people; looking after everyone through the COVID-19 period with full flexibility, keeping everyone employed and no furlough. Also gave everyone (who performed) pay increases. It has an amazing stock plan designed to share the success of the company with its people around the world. Super generous! Join if you like growing.

    Cons

    Not a good place for the indecisive, change adverse or not wanting accountability. If you want a steady career with no growth; go somewhere else.

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  6. Helpful (2)

    "Great place to work"

    5.0
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    Current Employee - Director in Cambridge, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Friendly workforce, flexible working environment and great benefits package

    Cons

    Fast paced and rapidly changing.

  7. Helpful (2)

    "Great company to grow with"

    4.0
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    Current Employee - Laboratory Support Technician in Trumpington, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Growing company, great opportunities, ISO accredited laboratories (9001 & 13485), essential worker status

    Cons

    Becoming quite 'corporate', sexism apparent, sometimes progression is only available by filling dead men's boots

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  8. "Pay scale is not great"

    3.0
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    Current Employee - Research Associate in Cambridge, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Company has an amazing culture

    Cons

    It is quite difficult to progress in career

  9. Helpful (2)

    "the place to be"

    5.0
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Abcam full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    great work environment - people and culture are a big pro

    Cons

    very very fast paced environment and constantly changing

  10. Helpful (2)

    "Great culture and exciting prospects"

    5.0
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    Current Employee - Legal Counsel in Cambridge, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Company is performing well and prospects for future growth are very exciting. Friendly and welcoming culture, both within my team and across the organisation. Flexible working.

    Cons

    Nothing of any real concern!

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