Bio-Rad Laboratories Reviews

Updated March 27, 2015
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Bio-Rad Laboratories President, CEO, and Director Norman Schwartz
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Pros
  • Decent benefits, work/life balance (in 10 reviews)

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

Cons
  • Most managers have never worked anywhere else (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. 1 person found this helpful

    General

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Bio-Rad Laboratories full-time

    Pros

    Great people, beautiful campus, close commute

    Cons

    Slow moving, demanding, away from excitement

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Bring new blood from outside

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  2. 1 person found this helpful

    An excellent place to be a software developer.

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    Current Contractor - Anonymous Contractor
    Current Contractor - Anonymous Contractor

    I have been working at Bio-Rad Laboratories as a contractor (more than a year)

    Pros

    The atmosphere is comfortable. There was a genuine effort at team-building. We always kept on top of software development methods for desktop and embedded applications. The company emphasized training and safety (necessary in a big bio-tech environment).

    Cons

    Some of the drawbacks typical of a large company. A bit slow to upgrade infrastructure. Occasional reshuffling of divisions and priorities.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3. Excellent company with industry-leading benefits.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Bio-Rad Laboratories

    Pros

    Voted one of the Best Places to Eork, this company offers highly automomous roles with rewarding comp packages.

    Cons

    Low rate of turnover, fewer onsite perks than other Bay Area employers.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    N/A

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5. Great company to work for especially compared to other large life science employers

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Bio-Rad Laboratories

    Pros

    Good benefits, great training, stock options; company car

    Cons

    None that I can think of; Everything about Bio-Rad is better and more organized than previous employer.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    After working for another large life science employer, Bio-Rad is light years better in how its managed and how it treats employees.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6. Great Company!

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Bio-Rad Laboratories full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Constant improvements, new products, beautiful campus.

    Cons

    Not much advancement opportunities.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. I loved working here throughout at various positions

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Bio-Rad Laboratories

    Pros

    Great people, excellent core company values, career development opportunities

    Cons

    None that I know of

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the good work

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  8. I have been working at Bio-Rad Laboratories

    Pros

    Stable company with a lot of growth opportunity

    Cons

    Salary and benefits are below average in my opinion.

  9. Sales

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    Current Employee - Account Manager
    Current Employee - Account Manager

    I have been working at Bio-Rad Laboratories

    Pros

    Products are of high quality. Management is trying to position the company to be a one source solution.

    Cons

    There has been a lot of turn over in the past 2 years.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10. Very rigid, by the book.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Bio-Rad Laboratories

    Pros

    Great people in the trenches.

    Cons

    Managers are very by the book and rigid. Tight with information.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You have great assets under your noses.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
  11. 1 person found this helpful

    HR is super cheap.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous
    Current Employee - Anonymous

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

    Pros

    Location is great. Away from South Bay

    Cons

    even if u r promoted it doesn't mean u will get a raise.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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