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Updated February 17, 2017
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Bio-Rad Laboratories President, CEO, and Director Norman Schwartz
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  • Decision-making isn't always straightforward; often it's not clear who is responsible or accountable for specific decisions (in 10 reviews)

  • upper management does things the way they have always been done (in 9 reviews)

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  1. "Bio-Rad"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great place to work with a solid 'take care of our own' culture

    Cons

    Stable, resistant to change, can be a stifling place for innovative though


  2. "Bio-Rad review"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Bio-Rad Laboratories full-time

    Pros

    The people are great to work with.

    Cons

    None that I can think of.


  3. "Audit Senior"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    15% travel world wide Travel in economy class

    Cons

    Not really interested in fixing issues


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  5. "BSA"

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    Current Employee - BSA in Hercules, CA
    Current Employee - BSA in Hercules, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Bio-Rad Laboratories full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    good work life balance, average benefits

    Cons

    Managers and senior managers do not have any direction where to go

    Advice to Management

    Be open with employees what is the strategy for the company


  6. "Good place to work for career starter."

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    Current Employee - Chemist II in Hercules, CA
    Current Employee - Chemist II in Hercules, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Bio-Rad Laboratories full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great benefits. Increased number of employee appreciation events. Versatile company with a lot of opportunities lateral movement.

    Cons

    Conservative approach sometimes means slow growth. Growth doesn't always equate to salary growth.

    Advice to Management

    Be more supportive and respectful of employees seeking to move laterally. The big picture is that the company will still benefit overall.


  7. "BioRad Cambridge is Terrible workplace"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cambridge, MA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cambridge, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Bio-Rad Laboratories full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Nothing is good about BioRad, stay away from this company.

    Cons

    Bad management, discriminative, gossip and toxic environment, negative energy with no communication or planning. They don't no what culture means, have no values, their management is pathetic, and no wonder their product is not in the market ... too late.

    Advice to Management

    Managers try to be human, stop the discrimination among employees because of their backgrounds ... that's illegal ...


  8. "Fair and solid company"

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    Current Employee - Technical Support Representative in Irvine, CA
    Current Employee - Technical Support Representative in Irvine, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Bio-Rad Laboratories full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Secure and growing steadily. This a pretty solid company as far work and culture goes. The potential is there and is great for the long haul.

    Cons

    Conservative atmosphere, a little slow paced however if you are into that sort of thing it is fine. If you are looking for a more innovative company that is more agile this is may not be for you.

    Advice to Management

    Management has changed as of 2016 and it looks like they are trying to be more aggressive in the industry.


  9. "Business Process Specialist III"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Beautiful site to work at

    Cons

    Long distance commute for me


  10. "Bio-rad is a good company with awesome work environment"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Hercules, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Hercules, CA

    I worked at Bio-Rad Laboratories (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great colleagues and chances of career enhancement

    Cons

    Too many changes within the organisation and lack of stability


  11. "Changes slow for growth at certain levels"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Chemist in Irvine, CA
    Former Employee - Chemist in Irvine, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Team dynamics and growth of education and understanding and cross training within groups is great.
    Benefits package(s) and HR representation.
    Charity work and participation options.
    Location(s).
    Senior management is present and knows their employees.

    Cons

    Growth compensation while is given it not as great as one would want.
    Employee appreciation events has decreased over the years.

    Advice to Management

    Be [more] involved with employees and senior management to advance in title and compensation.



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