QIAGEN Employee Reviews about "work life balance"

Updated 24 Feb 2020

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QIAGEN Interim CEO Thierry Bernard
Thierry Bernard
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  1. "Fun place to work"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Inside Sales Executive in Bangalore
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great work life balance. Awesome people to work with.

    Cons

    Low salary, challenging hours, slow growth

    QIAGEN2018-01-29
  2. "After 2 years"

    4.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Scientist in Manchester, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Flexible working hours and good work/life balance Possibility of progression and promotions Possibility of moving to different departments Regular social events

    Cons

    Sometimes there are very tight deadlines and a lot of pressure to finish work

    QIAGEN2017-12-07
  3. Helpful (8)

    "An experience !"

    2.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - SeniorManager in Manchester, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    People - great friendly teams prepared to go the extra mile but decision making and teams are not supported properly by senior management free beverages supportive co-workers

    Cons

    Blame culture, very pressurised environment Cultural improvements lasted six months - all positive outcomes obliterated Too many senior managers in development who don't get their by ability Poor retention of anybody above average or willing to make decisions Large numbers of mediocre staff Career opportunities limited no work/life balance on key CDx projects Poor / no direction from site management team in Manchester - acute inability to make decisions

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    QIAGEN2017-09-06
  4. Helpful (3)

    "Major Transformation Underway for North America"

    1.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Benefits and the work life balance good depending on the department. There are a few excellent managers who serve as mentors.

    Cons

    Pay is dramatically below the industry standard. Many within management have been promoted into the role without any management experience just because they needed to find a position for them. Scientists are not as well respected within the company as they were in the past. The North American branch has large layoffs twice a year (summer time and at Christmas). Gifts and parties are nearly eliminated and the atmosphere has changed to 'be lucky to still have a job.' Despite a diversity program, sexism and discrimination continue to be a major issue with white males making up most of the higher level positions within North America.

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    QIAGEN2017-09-05
  5. Helpful (5)

    "Smart employees, bureaucratic management, too much hierarchy"

    1.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at QIAGEN full-time

    Pros

    Work Life Balance is great. but that also means your co-workers are not pulling their weight.

    Cons

    Too much hierarchy and no incentive to think outside the box. If you are used to operating like a robot, executing on exact instructions, by all means, join this company, but dont expect to be rewarded for anything you do. Oh and did I mention that they pay MUCH BELOW market? Jeez, we live in San Francisco, one of the most expensive areas of the country!

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    QIAGEN2017-08-09
  6. "Excellent company"

    4.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Gaithersburg, MD
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good work life balance. Dedicated management team Management willing to get input from senior employees before making critical decisions

    Cons

    Sometimes there are too many projects going on at the same time.

    QIAGEN2017-05-18
  7. Helpful (1)

    "Great workplace with intelligent people"

    4.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at QIAGEN full-time

    Pros

    Great work life balance and good benefits. Hack-a-thon every 6 months allows employees a nice creative outlet and chance to show their skills.

    Cons

    Work can get a little repetitive. Constant restructuring, re-organizations and layoffs yield for low morale and tenuous job security. No stock option or purchase plans for even high level scientific and software development positions.

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    QIAGEN2017-03-21
  8. Helpful (1)

    "Marketing Manager"

    2.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I have been working at QIAGEN full-time

    Pros

    Company provides high quality solutions to researchers. Well known brand in the industry.

    Cons

    Work life balance is difficult to achieve

    QIAGEN2017-04-03
  9. "Very interesting company to work with"

    5.0
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - QA Manager in Hilden
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at QIAGEN full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    work-life balance flexible working hours good career perspectives warm working environment and colleagues industry equivalent salary

    Cons

    bad coffee (but free) sometimes information from top to bottom is filtered

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    QIAGEN2016-09-28
  10. Helpful (1)

    "Fragmented company with great products"

    3.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Software Developer 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    QIAGEN is important to many of the most important life science work going on around the world. As an employee, you will be working to help great people make important discoveries. - Freedom in choosing how to do your work. - Strong and scientifically sound products - Great team spirit at the site where I worked - Work/life balance is great

    Cons

    - Weak coherence between the various sites that all do different, semi-competing products and fight each other over R&D budgets. - Extremely weak C-suite leadership. During the time where I was employed, the CEO never addressed the employees directly to discuss or explain the overall strategy or vision for the company. - Compensation is significantly below what you would expect of a biotech company - In the choice between a safe bet and a moonshot, QIAGEN will always go for the safe bet.

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    QIAGEN2015-11-30
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