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Stagnant culture, slow and old.

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Former Employee - Software Developer II
Former Employee - Software Developer II

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

Pros

Steady job - if you keep your head down, and don't have to many ideas on how to change stuff around the company, you can stay employed for a long time and keep getting paid a decent salary.

Cons

This company values tenure over everything else. There is no option to get promoted for performance, even if it is outstanding! The only way to get promoted is to stay at biorad long enough. At the same time the company does not punish laziness. Lack of rewards for performance and lack of punishment for laziness breeds an entire class of useless employees that do nothing but drink their coffee and write endless chains of emails.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Recognize the few extraordinary people who are very talented and committed to their work. It is no accident that all the smart people leave sooner or later and all that's left are people who literally spin in their chairs instead of doing any work.

Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
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    Steady long term company to work for.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Bio-Rad Laboratories full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Fair payscale
    Rarely has layoffs,trys to avoid layoffs at all costs.
    Good employees to work with.

    Cons

    Very much a bottom line company.
    Sometimes pinches pennies too much.
    Hard to move up in certain departments, if you are considered too valuable in your department, good luck in moving up the career ladder.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    HR needs to pay more attention to what departing employees are saying and try implement the suggestions for improvement that were told to them.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    Good Place to Work

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Bio-Rad Laboratories

    Pros

    Good benefits. Challenging environment. Able to work with technologies that are bleeding edge.

    Cons

    Lack of a flexible work schedule and no telecommute policy.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Give the workers more flexibility.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
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