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A decent place.

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Current Employee - Technical Associate IV in Woodinville, WA
Current Employee - Technical Associate IV in Woodinville, WA

I have been working at Bio-Rad Laboratories full-time (more than an year)

Pros

A lot better than my last employer!

Cons

A bit monotonous job wise, but most science jobs are.

Recommends
Positive Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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    Torn

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    Former Employee - Manufacturing Engineer in Hercules, CA
    Former Employee - Manufacturing Engineer in Hercules, CA

    I worked at Bio-Rad Laboratories full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Great "non-management level employees", worker-bee level employees ... There's a level of comfort in the work environment that allows you to be creative, free and even innovate at times. Some of the most down-to-earth Scientists I've ever had the previlage to work with.

    Cons

    For a BioTech company ... it's not very forward at this stage. Employee turn-overs are super rare, to their detriment as a company. Managements' (very high portion) been there for a very long time tend to be biased against new talent. They are too complacent, instead of teminating an employee whose not performing or "messed" up ... they will just move you to another department instead of dealing with the issues - real issues at hand. Good for some instances but not for majority.

    Non-management level employees do not have a voice, POLITICS seem to take over when it comes to promotions, etc. When it comes to advancement, performance is not the qualification .... it's popularity.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Re-evaluate your Management Team in all the divisions/groups. After all, they should be able to work cohesively to produce high quality products in the long run, correct? One rule applies, to R&D ... should apply to Manafacturing as well .. don't you think.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    High expectations from sometimes limited resources

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    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 5 years)

    Pros

    Relatively secure
    Conservative thinking means they won't make any huge, risky gambles
    Small enough that you will often get exposure to a lot of different areas
    Global company, which can introduce an interesting and challenging dynamic

    Cons

    Being conservative means that they will sometimes be unwilling to take a chance on committing to something and by the time they do, it is often too late
    Limited resources for R&D results in tough compromises
    Limited IP portfolio can limit the areas that they can enter into and add extra financial burden to products

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be more wiling to open the purse strings when considering acquisitions that will help you stay competitive

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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