Invitae Reviews

Updated 19 Sep 2020

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3.6
65%
Recommend to a Friend
83%
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Invitae CEO Sean George
Sean George
45 Ratings
Pros
  • "Values employees, great benefits, fantastic pay, tons of flexibility, wonderful leave policy(in 8 reviews)

  • "The remote-friendly structure and unlimited PTO make work/life balance possible and reduces a lot of stress(in 6 reviews)

Cons
  • "No work-life balance, Unlimited PTO but how dare you to ask(in 6 reviews)

  • "No work life balance, praised for working till 1am and weekends(in 5 reviews)

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  1. "Great company!"

    5.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I have been working at Invitae full-time

    Pros

    A company with high growth potential!

    Cons

    I worked for many companies. This is the best.

  2. "Mission driven. Culture of collaboration. Relentless."

    5.0
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - R&D in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Invitae full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    3000 patients a day now. Few more powerful connected missions.

    Cons

    "taking over genetics" means doing a lot of different things, and priorities shifting.


  3. "Excellent company"

    5.0
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Genetic Counselor in Boulder, CO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Competitive salary and benefits. Progressive work culture.

    Cons

    DIY onboarding - overwhelming Number of applications to learn

  4. Helpful (4)

    "If you have certain qualities, you'll love it here"

    4.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Clinical Genomics Scientist in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    innovative, supportive, awesome people, exciting mission

    Cons

    work load, unstructured training, poor onboarding

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  5. Helpful (5)

    "Lots of autonomy, very disorganized, toxic culture"

    2.0
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Technical Product Manager 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    The mission is definitely a plus, you are working in healthcare so actively improving people lives. Most roles come with lots of autonomy and little micromanagement. No one is ever really held accountable.

    Cons

    No one is ever really held accountable. The company is extremely disorganized with everyone feeling stretched thin and no clear priorities. The culture as described is wonderful but the actions fall short, this large gap engenders a lack of trust and creates a toxic working environment.

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  6. COVID-19
    Helpful (7)

    "Fluid and rapidly changing company"

    4.0
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Client Relationship Manager in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Invitae full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Great benefits and perks. Flexible schedules.

    Cons

    The company chose to buy other companies over keeping a portion of employees during the current Covid-19 pandemic.

  7. Helpful (8)

    "Sell your soul to the devil"

    2.0
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Test Engineer in San Francisco, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great benefits You run into great people Pays well.

    Cons

    No work-life balance My manager does not care about my professional development My interests come only after I completed the team's priorities. And that's what they sell: Team over individual. I agree to a certain extent, but they do burn out people.

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  8. Helpful (6)

    "Great mission, poor management"

    3.0
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    Former Employee - Scientist 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Invitae full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    The company has a great mission and has some amazing people

    Cons

    Sink-or-swim mentality, no work-life balance, and poor management means you need to find people to support you. They are constantly re-organizing the company so the chance you'll eventually have a bad team or boss are high. LOTS of politics.

  9. Helpful (3)

    "Inspiring CEO and a company with a mission..."

    5.0
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Everyone is committed to the mission of making genetic information affordable and accessible. The passion of leadership and motivation of teams is unlike any other company.

    Cons

    Getting used to a very entrepreneurial company can be tough. No real onboarding, a little sink-or-swim and it's a complicated company. But people are nice, supportive and encouraging.

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  10. Helpful (12)

    "Great Mission, Poor Management"

    2.0
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    Former Employee - Engineer 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Invitae full-time

    Pros

    Some really great coworkers Mission helping people's lives

    Cons

    No diversity in engineering No career growth, 'flat' org No work life balance, praised for working till 1am and weekends No useful performance reviews: you just rate everyone above or below each other in for 'skills' and 'teamwork'. When you work with product, engineers, designers, how do you compare 'skills'? And how does this actually tell you how you are doing? Managers are just looking out for their own optics and not investing in their employees

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