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Abcam CEO Alan Hirzel
Alan Hirzel
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Pros
  • "Three new senior starters joining Abcam Finance in May(in 59 reviews)

  • "Work life balance, company culture(in 30 reviews)

  • Cons
  • "There are no cons to working for Abcam(in 29 reviews)

  • "Parking at the Cambridge office can be a challenge on some weekdays(in 16 reviews)

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    1. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 5 years
      Featured Review

      I am so lucky to work here

      Jan 14, 2022 - Senior Vice President in Cambridge, England
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Abcam is the best place to work. I have spent 30 years in corporate life; but this is where I have flourished. Abcam has an amazing purpose, brilliant teams, passion for customers, innovative, kind, passionate and growth minded. There is a global mindset which is a joy to work with Colleagues collaborate and drive outstanding growth from the competition. The culture is strong and not everyone will fit. You have to be performance minded.

      Cons

      If you like to sit in a cozy corner or are political or unkind; you won't fit here.

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      5 people found this review helpful
    2. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 3 years

      Working at Abcam PLC

      May 17, 2022 - Subject Matter Expert (SME) in Cambridge, England
      Recommend
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      Pros

      great people, great ethos and great products

      Cons

      Parking is a big challenge

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    3. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 3 years

      Amazing place to work

      May 8, 2022 - Chief Financial Officer (CFO) in Cambridge, England
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Fantastic Mission Really care about customers and employees Great culture Growing, expanding and changing

      Cons

      No longer a little company

      3 people found this review helpful
    4. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 10 years

      Opportunities to make a difference

      Apr 26, 2022 - Human Resources in Cambridge, England
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Great purpose working with colleagues and customers who work on life changing projects Get to work on global projects with people from different backgrounds Have the opportunity to work on projects and see the positive impact on people

      Cons

      Scalability at pace means there are some creaking processes and systems

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      2 people found this review helpful
    5. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 3 years

      The best company I have worked for by far!

      Apr 11, 2022 - Head of Department in Cambridge, England
      Recommend
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      Pros

      They genuinely value their employees and this comes from the top. I've never worked for a company who supports work life balance in the way Abcam does. Salaries are competitive for the size of organisation and they have award winning share schemes which allow all employees to own a little piece of the company. As a mother with a young family the flexibility and trust they give me comparative to large pharma I have previously worked in is a breath of fresh air.

      Cons

      Not necessarily a con depending on your motivations but there is a lot of change. I find that fun and interesting but not all will.

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      2 people found this review helpful
    6. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 3 years

      Great company

      Apr 11, 2022 - Humn Resources in Cambridge, England
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Great company to work for. - Good pay - Really generous share scheme/bonus - Encourage development - Clear vision and values that filters down in to day-to-day work

      Cons

      Lack of parking! Cafe on site could be cheaper

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      2 people found this review helpful
    7. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 1 year

      Fun, engaging and purposeful place to work

      Apr 8, 2022 - Talent Acquisition Projects Partner in Cambridge, England
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Abcam has a unique culture that allows you to be yourself and work alongside some wonderful people. It's easy to see how your work has a positive impact, giving you strong sense of purpose.

      Cons

      Parking can be difficult but there are plenty of public transport options

      2 people found this review helpful
    8. 2.0
      Current Employee, more than 1 year

      Great people and culture, really low salaries and under resourced

      Apr 5, 2022 - Anonymous Employee in Cambridge, England
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      Pros

      - Amazing people, and extremelly cooperative environment -Great culture -Inclusion and Diversity

      Cons

      - Severally underpays its employees (30-40% bellow current market offers in some cases) - The roles are not benchmarked properly making it almost impossible to recruit or retain talent - Teams are under resourced and overworked with most people in abcam digital working 10-12 hours per day, sometimes including weekends or time that was supposed to be taken out as in Lieu - Almost impossible to maintain a healthy work/life balance - Very little recognition about the amazing work being done - Benefits package very subpar when compared with similar companies - Very high employee attrition - Latest salary adjustment was way bellow inflation - Extremelly reliant on 12FTC in situations where the role should be filled by a permanent headcount

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      8 people found this review helpful
    9. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 3 years

      Great place to work

      Mar 9, 2022 - Administrator in Cambridge, England
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Very agile company allowing flexible working, we have great communication throughout the company, there are regular Town hall lead by Alan (CEO) We work in an amazing building which is modern with plenty of space and meeting room to enable you to move away from your desk should you need privacy for call or a minute away to have a coffee or speak to someone. We have a well equipped cafe serving hot meals from breakfast to lunch at reasonable prices and free barista coffee available throughout the day also coffee machine/squash and fresh fruit on each floor. Abcam certainly care about our well being and are fully supportive of personal issues. We have a great Diversion and Inclusion team and strategy, everyone is welcome here. Learning and development is a huge part of Abcam and we have a great platform Abcampus which has a variety of learning and informative topics. We are offered a good benefit package and share scheme.

      Cons

      The only downside is the car parking - 4 spaces a month is not enough if we are expected to be in 2/3 times a week.

      2 people found this review helpful
    10. 3.0
      Current Employee, more than 1 year

      Modern Business

      Feb 10, 2022 - Credit Controller in Cambridge, England
      Recommend
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      Pros

      - Flexible working. Only have to do 2 days a week in the office. -Good benefits. Poor starting salary but you are eventually brought up to a good rate. -Nice people. -Laid back atmosphere. -Good on site facilities.

      Cons

      - Poor parking. 140 spaces for 700 employees making going in outside of your compulsory days difficult. - Work basic/Lack of opportunity for career progression with a talent team that don't seem to promote this. -Attempts to try and centralise the EMEA/US operations have been unsuccessful.

      2 people found this review helpful
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    Abcam has an overall rating of 4.6 out of 5, based on over 428 reviews left anonymously by employees. 95% of employees would recommend working at Abcam to a friend and 91% have a positive outlook for the business. This rating has decreased by -5% over the last 12 months.

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