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QIAGEN Research Scientist Reviews

Updated 17 Aug 2017

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QIAGEN CEO Peer M. Schatz
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  1. Helpful (5)

    "Research Scientist"

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    Current Employee - Research Scientist in Waltham, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Free tea, good people in a bad situation

    Cons

    Typical european company using its over seas branches to hire fire people without consequences. Its a revolving door, emloyees are not appreciated and they know it. People are being used as long as they are willing to stay, this results in low morale. Managers have little or no decision making power or any way to reward employees, plus they don't know what to expect next from over seas. Sometimes are told to... lay off people, when they need them. What work culture? There is a small club of favourites who are doing OK and there is the rest of people who are just looking for another job.

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    Advice to Management

    You cannot treat people like this

    QIAGEN2017-08-18
  2. "Fine for the moment"

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    Former Employee - Research Scientist in Hilden
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at QIAGEN full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Very little stress Decent benefits Generally friendly atmosphere Unlikely to fail in the near term

    Cons

    Very large numbers of mediocre staff. No sense that change is possible. Poor retention of anybody above average

    Advice to Management

    Take the plunge and clear house. It'll be cheaper in the long run to pay the redundancies sooner rather than later. Do it now and there's still time to build a better company (with a tenth of the headcount)

    QIAGEN2017-07-13
  3. "Interesting Work"

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    Former Employee - Research Scientist in Waltham, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at QIAGEN full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Friendly people. Great product (high speed DNA sequencer). Beautiful campus surrounded by conservation land.

    Cons

    Much of the company's direction is set overseas so it is always difficult to know if your input is being heard.

    Advice to Management

    Listen more to the people who are actually doing the work.

    QIAGEN2017-03-30
  4. Helpful (1)

    "Research Associate Scientist"

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    Current Employee - Associate Research Scientist in Frederick, MD

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

    Pros

    Great benefits including time off and health insurance. Good entry level position to gain industry experience post Bachelor's or Master's degree.

    Cons

    Difficult to move up in the company, may just be specific to Frederick location.

    Advice to Management

    Create a way for technicians to move up in the company and progress with their career rather than hiring from outside to fill positions that current employees qualify for.

    QIAGEN2016-01-26
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