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Bio-Rad has done exceptionally well in the current economic climate. Attribute that to the quality of its leadership.

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Current Employee - Senior Scientist  in  Irvine, CA
Current Employee - Senior Scientist in Irvine, CA

I have been working at Bio-Rad Laboratories

Pros

The company has a well-defined and executed talent recognition program. The objectives for employees are clearly defined during the annual performance - called "focal" reviews and are updated mid-year. You know you are in a good company if you feel there is concern for employees' needs that go beyond compensation, medical and well-being benefits but extend to support for need-to-give-back-to-society.

Cons

It is too good a company, employees stay. For the ambitious kind, it may mean waiting for the opportunity to open up.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Be more pro-active in embracing new philosophies - like six sigma, 360 degree evaluation, cross-functional employee deployment.

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    Bio-Rad is a niche market provider

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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

    Pros

    Bio-Rad has access to industry-leading technology that could revolutionize healthcare for diabetes and autoimmune testing.

    Cons

    Bio-Rad is slow to capitalize on the IP it owns due to mismanagement and below-average in-house expertise.

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    The company is trying to grow faster than its capabilities allow. Customer perception of Bio-Rad is faltering because company resources are focused on new product development rather than ensuring customer satisfaction of existing products.

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    Quirky and cheap.

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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

    Pros

    Growth of Company. Mom & Pop feel at Corporate. Great, friendly people. Good customer awareness and pride in service. Good salary. Lots of opportunities to improve things.

    Cons

    Getting way more political as it grows. Desperately need a COO. Old-fashioned and slow to react. Will never agree to new-fangled concepts like tele-working, or other benefits current in the marketplace. Need a Company strategy other than "double in size in 5 years". Little money to improve things. Need to be more "value" focused and less "cheap".

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    Get with the 21st Century. Hire some young talent into senior positions. We can't get to $5B by continuing to do the same things we've been doing for the last 57 years.

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