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23andMe, headquartered in Sunnyvale, CA, is a leading consumer genetics and research company. Founded in 2006, the... read more
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23andMe Company Culture

Mission, Vision, & Values

Founded in 2006, the company’s mission is to help people access, understand, and benefit from the human genome.

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23andMe Culture At a Glance

161 employees at 23andMe have reviewed 23andMe across various culture dimensions, providing their opinions on items ranging from executive ratings to the pace at work. The latest review was months ago.

Overall, the 161 23andMe employees give their leadership a grade of A+, or Top 5% of similar size companies on Comparably. This includes specific ratings of their executive team, CEO, and manager.

Employees at 23andMe are pleased with their total compensation at 23andMe, which includes a combination of pay, stock and equity, and benefits.

Overall, employees at 23andMe are extremely happy with their team. 161 Participants grade the quality of their coworkers an A+. The majority believe the meetings at 23andMe are effective, and the majority look forward to interacting with their coworkers.

The majority of employees at 23andMe believe the environment at 23andMe is positive. Most Participants believe the pace of work at 23andMe is comfortably fast. About 71% of the employees at 23andMe work 8 hours or less, while 3% of them have an extremely long day - longer than twelve hours.

Overall, the employees at 23andMe are happy, based on their aggregated ratings of future outlook, customer perception, and their excitement going to work.

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23andMe employees generally work 8.6 hrs a day
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Employees at 23andMe report the work pace is comfortably fast
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94% of 23andMe employees look forward to interacting with their team every day
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23andMe employees most often take 20-30 paid vacation and sick days each year
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88% of 23andMe employees report they are happy with their work life balance
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23andMe employees typically get valuable feedback on how to improve at work Once a month
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92% of 23andMe employees call their work environment positive

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If you could make changes, how would you improve the culture at 23andMe?

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  • Less tribalism among and between teams

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What questions do they ask during the interview process at 23andMe?

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  • Role dependent; mix of technical and fit/feel questions.

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How would you compare interviewing at 23andMe to other places you've interviewed?

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  • Similar. Phone screen with hiring manager. Coding homework assignment. Onsite interview, usually 45 minutes each with 5 or 6 people.

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  • A bit on the lower end of the competitive range.

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23andMe currently ranks in the Top 30% of similarly sized companies on Comparably

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23andMe currently ranks in the Top 15% of similarly sized companies on Comparably


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23andMe vs Competitors

  1. 1st
    82 / 100
  2. 2nd
    79 / 100
  3. 3rd
    79 / 100
  4. 4th
    76 / 100
  5. 5th
    Genomic Health
    73 / 100
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