Doesn't RecommendNeutral OutlookApproves of CEO
- Work/Life Balance
- Culture & Values
- Career Opportunities
- Comp & Benefits
- Senior Management
I have been working at QIAGEN full-time (More than 5 years)
The company is pro-research, so has a strong R&D program. If you're single, lots of opportunities to work internationally, so that's great if you like to travel.
I worked at the Frederick site, which was formerly SABiosciences, purchased by QIAGEN. So, QIAGEN kept the same crappy management and the same crappy salary, but removed the large bonuses. Working directly for QIAGEN is probably better- we know they make 10-20% more than SABio employees. I assume QIAGEN does the same with other companies they acquire. Also, you cannot advance unless you are willing to work at an international site. Work/life balance is great- the culture is VERY family friendly. Very supportive of young people having families. I had complete support to use a breast pump while at work- big controversy in the news, fully supported here.
Advice to Management
Put in QIAGEN management- any SABio managers still there are the idiots who couldn't get a job elsewhere. Bump salaries up to the QIAGEN norm- this is causing a lot of resentment in the SABio employees, who no longer have the high risk/high reward of a low salary yet a large bonus.
Getting an Interview
Getting an Interview
- No OfferPositive ExperienceEasy Interview
I applied online. The process took 5 days. I interviewed at QIAGEN (Germantown, MD) in March 2015.
Very simple interview. Started with and overview of the project and some details about the project team. The interviewer was very helpful in guiding the conversation. Information was also provided about the potential wait period before the next stage (if any).
- Standard interview questions: e.g. "Tell me something about yourself" and "How much can you contribute to this position?" etc. Answer Question
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QIAGEN is the leading global provider of Sample to Insight solutions to transform biological materials into valuable molecular insights. QIAGEN sample technologies isolate and process DNA, RNA and proteins from blood, tissue and other materials. Assay technologies make these biomolecules visible and ready for analysis. Bioinformatics software and knowledge bases interpret data to report relevant, actionable insights. Automation solutions tie these together in seamless and cost-effective molecular testing workflows. QIAGEN provides these workflows to more than ...