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Bio-Rad Laboratories CEO Norman Schwartz
Norman Schwartz
264 Ratings
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  1. Order Management

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

    I have been working at Bio-Rad Laboratories full-time for more than 6 years

    Pros

    Great environment to grow and spread your wings

    Cons

    There are no cons so far

  2. the best job i ever had

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    Current Employee - Field Service Technician 
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Bio-Rad Laboratories full-time for more than 6 years

    Pros

    constant training, variety of instruments to work on , the team i work with are great

    Cons

    long hours when needed . No end of the day

    Advice to Management

    keep up the good work

    Bio-Rad Laboratories Response

    February 11, 2019

    Thanks for the review! It sounds like you're enjoying life here at Bio-Rad and things are going well. Did you perhaps reverse the ratings and mean to give a "4"?

  3. Good company

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Hercules, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Bio-Rad Laboratories full-time for more than 6 years

    Pros

    Good company, lots of opportunities for fresh graduates, fun events

    Cons

    Politics, working in silos, no accountability

  4. Helpful (2)

    Best job I've had

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      Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

      I worked at Bio-Rad Laboratories full-time

      Pros

      Interesting work, capable management, and friendly co-workers.

      Cons

      I thought some management decision seemed to be taken impulsively -- but it's hard to second guess, because I didn't see the full picture, either.

    • Helpful (1)

      Good company w/ opportunities they keep improving

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      Current Employee - Senior Project Manager in Hercules, CA
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook
      Approves of CEO

      I have been working at Bio-Rad Laboratories full-time for more than 2 years

      Pros

      - Good opportunities to make big impact on business with coming projects that have had recent funding - Genuinely nice and collaborative co-workers and business partners - Plenty of business and IT initiatives to keep many people gainfully employees for years - Work-life balance is achievable and encouraged by management - Fairly recent management changes (positive) Newer CIO with clear direction

      Cons

      - Older facilities and somewhat run down, they need better cleaning crews etc - No good documentation for many routine day-to-day business processes - New hire documentation in the IT area could use some help - Process documentation could improve -Some folks that have been here for 20+ years seem to be on autopilot

      Advice to Management

      Keep making the changes you are making to the business and big picture. Invest in some small changes (better more regular cleaning) to improve the office environment for those in those older buildings (IT). This could help moral even a bit. A 401k matching would be great. . . for a company this size. I would like to opt out of the Stock plan and get a % match on my 401k.

    • Lots of room to improve

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      Current Employee - Technical Support Consultant 
      Doesn't Recommend
      Positive Outlook
      Disapproves of CEO

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

      Pros

      Fantastic department, team, and immediate supervisors. If you want to work alongside people who are brilliant and at the same time nice, this is the place to be.

      Cons

      Upper management fails to acknowledge and appreciate the talent Bio-Rad has. Salaries are low, benefits iffy, and we don’t feel the care about your opinions. Processes are many, but often broken. The result is high turnover, despite many old timers still at the company. Newer folks don’t tend to stick around for very long.

      Advice to Management

      Revise the pay scale, holiday schedule and benefits. Listen to the employees.

    • Good People

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      Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook
      Approves of CEO

      I have been working at Bio-Rad Laboratories full-time for more than 2 years

      Pros

      Stable company, documented procedures, longevity of workforce

      Cons

      Arbitrary KPI's, punching a time clock, not much opportunity to work form home,

      Advice to Management

      Allow top performers more latitude, or they will leave.

    • IT manager

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      Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Hercules, CA
      Doesn't Recommend
      Neutral Outlook
      Disapproves of CEO

      I worked at Bio-Rad Laboratories full-time for more than 20 years

      Pros

      Good team of people to work with.

      Cons

      Management Strategy and insight has been on the downtrend over the past few years.

    • Helpful (1)

      Great company and culture for those looking for a long term home

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      Current Employee - Human Resources in Hercules, CA
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook
      Approves of CEO

      I have been working at Bio-Rad Laboratories full-time for more than 4 years

      Pros

      Learning, growth, stability, culture. Nothing is perfect, but those of us who have been around the block a few times really appreciate the value of having long-term career potential with a stable and continuously growing life sciences company. 60+ years and we're still keeping ourselves relevant, constantly shaping our products to give the customers exactly what they want.

      Cons

      Not really cons, but those who are most successful at Bio-Rad are those willing to be flexible, malleable, accept accountability and share success. Those looking to grandstand and need a pat on the back at every turn might need to reevaluate those priorities.

      Advice to Management

      Far be it from me to give advice; they've got MBAs and PhDs running this place. I would say continue keeping the company current and relevant, keeping Bio-Rad products top of mind in the research industry and staying the course with calculated risk and conservative growth.

    • Some Good/Some Bad

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      Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
      Doesn't Recommend
      Negative Outlook
      Disapproves of CEO

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

      Pros

      Great campus in an awesome location, in the trenches you will find people who really, really care about the customers and the products

      Cons

      Too much politics, favoritism and finger-pointing, not enough collaboration and data-driven decisions, little to no professional development

      Advice to Management

      When a vision/goal is set for the company, make sure that somewhere in the organization, someone has a plan on how to get us there.

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