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QIAGEN Reviews

Updated 14 Jun 2019

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QIAGEN CEO Peer M. Schatz
Peer M. Schatz
192 Ratings
  1. "Purposed and values driven"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Melbourne
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at QIAGEN part-time

    Pros

    1. Strong values 2. Inspiring country manager 3. Huge opportunity and potential for growth

    Cons

    1. Development is employee driven 2. High pace, high volume environment - positive most of the time but difficult for some people to manage

    Advice to Management

    Continue listening to your employees, it's made a huge difference this year. Happy team environment.

    QIAGEN2018-12-13
  2. "Great potential"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Melbourne
    Doesn't Recommend
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great business at a global level. Great values driven global mission. Brilliant and strategic minded country leader.

    Cons

    Complete disconnect regionally. Lacking resources. Lacking professional development and contemporary business practices. Zero work life balance. Culturally the regional business shows preference for the Singapore working culture, Australian working culture is looked down upon as entitled and overly expensive.

    Advice to Management

    Regional leadership should adopt contemporary and strategic commercial thinking. Allow country leaders to run their country and start valuing professional development. Token online course are an empty gesture. Consider the advantages and discretionary effort gained by embracing the local industrial laws. I see alignment only between the global teams and country leader; the entire regional level of leadership...

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    QIAGEN2019-04-23
  3. Helpful (2)

    "Once the company that cared, QIAGEN has become the cost-cutting outsourcer, morale is low."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at QIAGEN full-time

    Pros

    Flexible (but flexibility decreasing). Seriously great products, perform better than the competition in most cases. The company has (or least used to have), a sense of ethics and focus on more than just the corporate dollar.

    Cons

    Poor management with next to zero responses to email or phone requests for almost anything that isn't a direct, immediate sale. No room for growth. High staff turnover at all levels, including senior management. Cost cutting, outsourcing and ineffective armchair decisions made by uninformed areas of the business have contributed to low morale and high loss of talent. Expect rough tines ahead.

    Advice to Management

    Show you care about your staff, that you value them, and have trust in their recommendations. When multiple staff leave you because they felt belittled and marginalised, and it's clear you play favourites to one individual, it's time to lift your game.

    QIAGEN2018-01-15
  4. "Toxic and short-sighted - avoid"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at QIAGEN full-time

    Pros

    Some colleagues are customer-focussed and there is moderate work-life balance.

    Cons

    Culture is going downhill, management is not listening, cost cutting of support structures, the wrong people get promoted, not enough recognition/appreciation, career development is stunted, poor training opportunities, even more poorly resourced, short-sighted corporate strategy. Pay is lower than competitors'. Overall an organisation that fails to look after its greatest assets - people.

    QIAGEN2017-10-07
  5. "Account Manager"

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    Former Employee - Account Manager in Sydney
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at QIAGEN

    Pros

    Fun team, BKK summit meetings

    Cons

    Limited growth opportunity in Australia

    QIAGEN2017-05-17
  6. "Massive potential but needs a reality check"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at QIAGEN full-time

    Pros

    Excellent product quality and breadth of portfolio.

    Cons

    Many colleagues with MBAs but generally possessing poor business sense and low market/sales experience and knowledge. Below par remuneration. Short term thinking rather than longer term vision.

    Advice to Management

    Be humble, respect and learn from the market leaders. Ensure regional management is capable of cultivating a work environment that is reflective of the CEO's and the company's aspirations.

    QIAGEN2015-09-10
  7. "Stable job with good work life balance"

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    Current Employee - Associate Scientist in Beverly, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    decent pay, great management in R&D, good stability

    Cons

    slow growth but there is potential

    QIAGEN2019-06-14
  8. "Great platform"

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    Former Employee - QA Engineer in Hilden

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

    Pros

    Friendly atmosphere Excellent Mentorship Efficient HR system

    Cons

    too much time spent on mundane processes

    Advice to Management

    open up more positions and support for freshers!

    QIAGEN2019-06-13
  9. "Enjoyable atmosphere"

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    Former Employee - Engineering Technician in Waltham, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great Benefits Great Atmosphere Nice facility Local Management cares about employees Flexibility

    Cons

    Decisions made by management outside facility Information from other facilities is sometimes limited staff turnover based on lab needs

    Advice to Management

    N/A

    QIAGEN2019-06-02
  10. "Great place to work for"

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    Former Employee - Scientist in Waltham, MA

    I worked at QIAGEN full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    International teams Challenging projects Fantastic culture

    Cons

    Sometimes long working hours and weekend tasks

    QIAGEN2019-05-19
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