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Updated Nov 16, 2021

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Abcam CEO Alan Hirzel
Alan Hirzel
139 Ratings
Pros
  • "Genuine flexibility in work/life balance(in 24 reviews)

  • "great work environment - people and culture are a big pro(in 16 reviews)

  • Cons
  • "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. 5.0
      Current Employee
      Featured Review

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

      Jan 13, 2021 - Senior Vice President Product in Cambridge, England
      Recommend
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      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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      4 people found this review helpful
    2. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 1 year

      good working environment

      Nov 12, 2021 - Scientist, Manufacturing and Operations in Cambridge, England
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Competitive salary and additional benefits. Big company with loads of opportunities. A lot of tailored training material provided to improve skills. Fruit and coffee/tea. Barista on site. Friendly staff.

      Cons

      Limited parking on site (only a couple of days per week guaranteed). Too much bureaucracy making things done lengthy.

      1 person found this review helpful
    3. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 3 years

      A fantastic place to work and grow

      Oct 19, 2021 - Anonymous Employee in Cambridge, England
      Recommend
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      Pros

      A successful and growing company but has mostly retained it's smaller company feeling and culture Low in bureaucracy, fast paced, professional yet informal culture Lots of opportunity to further career with many moves and promotions Good offices Great stock plans and opportunities to share in the company success

      Cons

      Continued growing pains as the company continues to scale at pace There's always a lot to do and things move fast but sometimes a desire for more control and process results is a lot of wasted effort and slow us down (such as AP and Procurement). The pension could be better

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      3 people found this review helpful
    4. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 3 years

      Great place to work

      Oct 15, 2021 - Anonymous Employee in Cambridge, England
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Company mission, always busy, always pushing forward, never bored, flexibility, people, culture

      Cons

      The pace of change can be overwhelming for some.

      1 person found this review helpful
    5. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 1 year

      Absolutely amazing culture and fantastic company to work for

      Oct 11, 2021 - Operations Manager in Cambridge, England
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Free coffee machine, fruit and juice. Subsidised canteen with good quality food. Flexible approach with some WFH possible. Fantastic culture with a collaborative, no blame culture. Good chances for progression, personal development and career progression.

      Cons

      Unable to park in the car park everyday which is hard if you live far away.

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      2 people found this review helpful
    6. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 1 year

      Great culture, great people, important company mission

      Oct 11, 2021 - Digital Manager in Cambridge, England
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Competitive salary, great opportunities for progression, flexible working, amazing perks & benefits.

      Cons

      Parking at the Cambridge office can be a challenge on some weekdays.

      1 person found this review helpful
    7. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 5 years

      Best company I have worked at

      Oct 11, 2021 - Vice President Operations in Cambridge, England
      Recommend
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      Pros

      The company is rapidly growing, towards a clear purpose Location and facilities are outstanding Colleagues are super supportive; great vibe Forward-thinking rewards and recognition; front of the pack for flexible working culture

      Cons

      I don't have any - I love this company

      1 person found this review helpful
    8. 5.0
      Current Employee, less than 1 year

      Dynamic and audacious business

      Oct 11, 2021 - People Analytics in Cambridge, England
      Recommend
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      Pros

      This business in a high-growth context, with ambitious targets. The culture appears scientific, evidenced-based and friendly.

      Cons

      Due to high grow, there is a growing degree of complexity, as the business transitions from one to another, executives and management teams will need to strip-out unnecessary processes and system rather than just add to them. The risk is that as department become bigger and more sophisticated silos may appear.

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      1 person found this review helpful
    9. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 5 years

      A great place to work

      Oct 11, 2021 - Anonymous Employee in Cambridge, England
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Fast paced, great culture, lovely office

      Cons

      Some growing pains - huge growth in the last couple of years means some teams are still learning the most effective ways of working together

      1 person found this review helpful
    10. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 1 year

      Fantastic company

      Oct 11, 2021 - Senior Research Associate in Cambridge, England
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Staff are treated well, good career development and progression opportunities. Staff feel valued and are rewarded well for their contribution.

      Cons

      Pay could be higher in comparison to other companies in the science sector but staff are rewarded well in other ways such as merchandise, cake, yoga, happy hours, free fruit and barista etc

      1 person found this review helpful
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