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Cambridge, East of England, England (UK)
1001 to 5000 employees
1998
Company - Public (ABC)
Biotech & Pharmaceuticals
$100 to $500 million (AUD) per year
Unknown
Abcam is a leading web based business supplying research tools to life scientists worldwide. Our head office is in Cambridge (UK), we also have offices in, Cambridge, Eugene and San Francisco, (USA), Tokyo (Japan), Hong Kong and Hangzhou, Shanghai ... Read more

Mission: 'To enable scientists to discover more'. 'Discover more' reflects researchers' quest for knowledge and Abcam's ongoing commitment and support.

Abcam Reviews

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cambridge, East of England, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cambridge, East of England, England (UK)
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    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Abcam full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Abcam has a great culture with everyone being almost universally friendly and collaborative. There is also a strong focus on work/life balance driven from the CEO down. You are not expected to be on email every minute of every day, with holidays being particularly protected.

    Senior management are also clear that they expect people to do the right thing, not just the right thing for the business, with a focus on ethical and proper behaviour.

    Cons

    There is a broad mix of skills and experience and in some areas the lack of experience can be felt. Everyone is enthusiastic but this enthusiasm, combined with a lack of experience can sometimes lead to less than preferable outcomes.

    Advice to Management

    Keep the focus on culture and behaviour and build the skills and experience of the team.

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Abcam Photos

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Abcam photo of: Kitchen Areas at Discovery Drive
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Abcam photo of: Reception - Abcam's new HQ "Discovery Drive" 2019
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Abcam Interviews

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    Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Accepted Offer
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    Application

    I applied through a staffing agency. The process took 4+ weeks. I interviewed at Abcam in January 2014.

    Interview

    The whole process took about 2 hours. It's a two part interview, first part you demonstrate your technical skills and the second part you talk to an HR and go through a list of behaviour based questions.

    Interview Questions

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Abcam Awards & Accolades

  • Company of the Year, AIM Awards, 2009
  • Company of the Year, AIM Awards, 2013
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