Bio-Rad Laboratories Reviews

Updated May 1, 2020

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3.3
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Bio-Rad Laboratories President and CEO Norman Schwartz
Norman Schwartz
297 Ratings
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  1. "Great place to work"

    5.0
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Product Manager in Pleasanton, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    It's family oriented atmosphere

    Cons

    Perks are not as glitzy as the tech companies in SV

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    Bio-Rad Laboratories2020-04-15
  2. "decent work"

    3.0
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Chemist in Seattle, WA
    Recommends

    I worked at Bio-Rad Laboratories full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Job security, good benefits, good people

    Cons

    There was little room for advancement because internal transfers were discouraged

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    Bio-Rad Laboratories2020-04-05
  3. Helpful (3)

    "Be Careful Before Signing Up"

    2.0
    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Bio-Rad Laboratories full-time

    Pros

    Salary can be competitive. Negotiate. The company has good employees, waiting to be inspired and motivated and appreciated

    Cons

    Leadership, direction and a moral compass. Amazing the company is successful in spite of all the internal disfunction.

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    Bio-Rad Laboratories2020-04-01
  4. "Overall decent company"

    3.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Inventory Analyst in Hercules, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Bio-Rad Laboratories full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Stable environment, community outreach, lots of long timers

    Cons

    Difficult to move within the company

    Bio-Rad Laboratories2020-03-23
  5. "Friendly People with Lots of Diversity"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Engineering Manager 
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great benefits, easy commute (East Bay), steady growth, well diversified (people and products)

    Cons

    Tyranny of minority in decision making, afraid of change, pay mediocre, few raises

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    Bio-Rad Laboratories2020-02-28
  6. Helpful (4)

    "No advancement opportunities!"

    1.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Chemist in Hercules, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Bio-Rad Laboratories full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Always lots of work to do! (Too much sometimes)

    Cons

    No promotions in 3 years to anyone at our site! Weak raises as well!

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    Bio-Rad Laboratories2020-03-23
  7. Helpful (1)

    "It’s a Job"

    2.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Customer Care Representative 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Bio-Rad Laboratories full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    benefits, some job security, poor work environment

    Cons

    Poor training, company slow to change, employees seen as objects instead of humans

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    Bio-Rad Laboratories2020-03-01
  8. Helpful (1)

    "A good place to work"

    4.0
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Supply Assurance Buyer II in Hercules, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Bio-Rad Laboratories full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    A lot of seasoned, knowledgeable people to help you learn the "Bio-Rad" way

    Cons

    The "Bio-Rad" way isn't always the best path. Some people very set in their ways.

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    Bio-Rad Laboratories2020-02-07
  9. "Great company"

    4.0
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Buyer in Hercules, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Bio-Rad Laboratories full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    cares about its employees, good benefits and decent salary

    Cons

    nothing negative to say about the co

    Bio-Rad Laboratories2020-02-05
  10. Helpful (1)

    "Slow and easy going"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Developer I 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Bio-Rad Laboratories full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Everyone is very friendly There's a lot to learn.

    Cons

    Things take a while to get done. There's been new efforts made, but still lack of communication from upper management to employees. The company is a bit frugal when it comes to bonuses and amenities.

    Bio-Rad Laboratories2020-01-24
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