Bio-Rad Laboratories Reviews

Updated July 23, 2015
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Bio-Rad Laboratories President, CEO, and Director Norman Schwartz
Norman Schwartz
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Pros
  • It's an excellent place if you have a family and want some good work/life balance (in 10 reviews)

  • Solid company financially, good product line up and industry growth is on the horizon (in 8 reviews)

Cons
  • Top executives have never worked anywhere else and they aren't moving (in 4 reviews)

  • Decision-making isn't always straightforward; often it's not clear who is responsible or accountable for specific decisions (in 6 reviews)

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  1. Sr. Business Analyst

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    Current Employee - Senior Business Systems Analyst in Hercules, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Business Systems Analyst in Hercules, CA

    I have been working at Bio-Rad Laboratories (More than 8 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Very talented people around and nice comfortable place to work.

    Cons

    Bad management, bad time managements and overall not enough requirements.

    Advice to Management

    Remove the people who are not desired to be in that position.


  2. Salesforce consultant

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Bio-Rad Laboratories

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good work environment. Nice people. Good work and personal life balance.Internal job opportunities are good.

    Cons

    Lacks software processes. Not very streamlined

    Advice to Management

    Need to streamline processes and management needs to be more pro active.


  3. good place

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    Current Employee - Scientist in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Scientist in San Francisco, CA

    I have been working at Bio-Rad Laboratories (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    not too much pressure for me

    Cons

    some times it is too slow


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  5. Applications specialist

    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Bio-Rad Laboratories

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Stable work environment. Management leaves you alone as long as your pulling your weight.

    Cons

    Low salary. I work hard all year long, year after year no bones mo salary increase. Glass ceiling is ankle high.

    Advice to Management

    Any incentive to perform would be nice. There presently are none for my position.


  6. Winds of Change

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Bio-Rad Laboratories full-time (More than 10 years)

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good benefits, great campus, friendly co-workers, good salaries. Great courses are offered to employees, if they can attend.

    Cons

    Stressful work environment, good employees get overlooked for open job positions, lack of good communication from upper management.

    Advice to Management

    Take more interest in the worker bees and their concerns. Listen better, bring back Bio-Rap with upper management. Care more


  7. Senior Product Manager

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    Former Employee - Senior Product Manager in Hercules, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Product Manager in Hercules, CA

    I worked at Bio-Rad Laboratories (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Excellent environment to work in. Friendly people

    Cons

    Work can get a little repititive


  8. Global ERP implementation

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    Former Employee - Solution Consultant in Hercules, CA
    Former Employee - Solution Consultant in Hercules, CA

    I worked at Bio-Rad Laboratories

    Pros

    Great people, open, problem solving based environment

    Cons

    Long hrs, no thought to ergonomics, very bad people mangers who put the Project above all else.

    Advice to Management

    Don't let lone wolf managers disrespect your people, or let a poorly run ERP implementation run the company sideways. Bio-Rad has a great market and history- regain control!


  9. Instrument Assembler/Materials Handler

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    Former Employee - Materials Handler in Hercules, CA
    Former Employee - Materials Handler in Hercules, CA

    I worked at Bio-Rad Laboratories

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    work for up to date topics

    Cons

    sometimes work loads not on time

    Advice to Management

    have better rules


  10. scientist

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Bio-Rad Laboratories full-time

    Pros

    family style company. some people worked there for really long time.

    Cons

    There are too many layers of management.

    Advice to Management

    none


  11. Helpful (1)

    Slow and Steady

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Hercules, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Hercules, CA

    I have been working at Bio-Rad Laboratories full-time (More than 10 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Solid products; Loyal employees; Good learning ground

    Cons

    Too low Sr management turnover; Very traditional and risk-averse organization; Utilize technology better to enable business outcomes

    Advice to Management

    Develop a more aggressive strategy to achieve solid growth plan while increasing margins; Invest more into employees and beyond ERP



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