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Updated Nov 21, 2022

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Found 980 of over 1K reviews
3.5
67% Recommend to a Friend
Bio-Rad Laboratories President and CEO Norman Schwartz
75% Approve of CEO

Found 873 of over 1K reviews

3.5
67%
Recommend to a Friend
75%
Approve of CEO
Bio-Rad Laboratories President and CEO Norman Schwartz
Norman Schwartz
476 Ratings

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Pros
  • "Great people to work with(in 91 reviews)
  • "Good benefits and stocks from the company(in 89 reviews)
  • "Work Life Balance is good because there are no expectations that you will work hard (you certainly won't be recognized for it).(in 45 reviews)
  • "good salary and nice location(in 25 reviews)
  • "Stimulating and friendly work environment(in 24 reviews)
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  1. 1.0
    Former Employee, more than 3 years

    Opinion: Would recommend against joining finance here

    Nov 21, 2022 - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Manager is intelligent, learned a lot. The people are genuinely kind and caring. Some of the employees have been here for 10-30+ years, so they are true experts.

    Cons

    Job description at time of hire was completely different from when hired - which is a red flag and misleading. The team has been leaving en masse, mainly because of all the overwork. There's a severe lack of fundamental reporting processes or key KPIs (BR acts like a startup but is not), and getting leadership to care about this is impossible. Leadership fails to communicate, and everyone underneath suffers. You will be denied promotions and raise requests - the company is super frugal. CFO is a control freak and it slows down operations, for declining filling roles where everyone else has approved up the chain, or letting people go for moving after being told they were remote. Management is terrible at communication and partakes in shady decision-making, like the hiring freeze that wasn't communicated until much later. They are scared and always pointing fingers.

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    2 people found this review helpful
  2. 3.0
    Current Employee

    Culture

    Nov 21, 2022 - Finance 
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Flexibility in remote work environment is a plus

    Cons

    Culture and communication is non existent

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  4. 4.0
    Current Employee, more than 1 year

    Great experience

    Nov 18, 2022 - Marketing 
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    1. Good visbility on projects 2. Ability to move laterally

    Cons

    1. Slow paced can be a barrier for some people

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  5. 4.0
    Former Employee

    good terms

    Nov 15, 2022 - Trade Compliance Specialist 
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    compensation, benefits, location, office, free coffee

    Cons

    teams collaboration, no rewards, no promotion

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  6. 3.0
    Current Employee, more than 5 years

    Organization Bottleneck

    Nov 12, 2022 - Anonymous Employee in Hercules, CA
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Decent benefits though they get more expensive every year. Hard working boss. Nice campus. CEO is kind. Nice Corporate Partied when we still had them back in early 2020 Pre-Covid.

    Cons

    Company going through another massive Re-org. I think the 5th one in the 7 yrs I've been there. There is virtually no quality control or change control at one division. Everything is bottle necked through a single person who has to execute changes in products. Burn out is very very high, and pay extremely low, which makes it difficult for them to keep quality employees. The people who are paid decent don't want to work. And those who care about quality and consistency have been turned into slaves due to poor organizational management on a divisional and global scale! They keep piling up more and more work for wider range of responsibilities without pay adjustment for the significant increase in workload. End up doing the work of others in organization bc people just stopped caring about doing their work. It might as well be a government agency. No one really wants to work. And the great employees are way over worked and significantly under paid!

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    2 people found this review helpful
  7. 1.0
    Current Employee, more than 1 year

    Deceptive Hiring -- Beware

    Nov 10, 2022 - Software Engineer in Hercules, CA
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Nice looking office with multiple locations.

    Cons

    Engaged in deceptive hiring practices with me by lying about type of work I'd be doing, the environment I'd be working in, and the technology I'd be working with. I've been essentially saddled with 15+ years of technical debt after they laid off the entire office responsible for ALL software development of a number of products with the expectation that I as a single developer would simply "handle it".

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    1 person found this review helpful
  8. 5.0
    Former Employee, more than 1 year

    Great company for a balanced work-life

    Nov 7, 2022 - Scientist 
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Good relaxing environment with loving colleague

    Cons

    A bit slower than other high tech company, but it offers a good life balance

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  9. 4.0
    Former Employee, less than 1 year

    Short title for my interview

    Oct 30, 2022 - Lab Technician 
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    I have good time with people

    Cons

    Salary maybe, I don't know

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  10. 3.0
    Former Employee, more than 1 year

    Not great

    Oct 27, 2022 - Lab Technician 
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Good with benefits Accessible location

    Cons

    Low salary Management not great No chance to allow for career growth or improvement

    1 person found this review helpful
  11. 2.0
    Current Employee

    No

    Oct 24, 2022 - Lab Technician in New York, NY
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    The job pays okay so

    Cons

    I hated my coworkers and they’re annoying

    1 person found this review helpful
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Bio-Rad Laboratories has an overall rating of 3.5 out of 5, based on over 1,070 reviews left anonymously by employees. 67% of employees would recommend working at Bio-Rad Laboratories to a friend and 55% have a positive outlook for the business. This rating has been stable over the past 12 months.

According to anonymously submitted Glassdoor reviews, Bio-Rad Laboratories employees rate their compensation and benefits as 3.4 out of 5. Find out more about salaries and benefits at Bio-Rad Laboratories. This rating has been stable over the past 12 months.

67% of Bio-Rad Laboratories employees would recommend working there to a friend based on Glassdoor reviews. Employees also rated Bio-Rad Laboratories 3.5 out of 5 for work life balance, 3.4 for culture and values and 3.1 for career opportunities.

According to reviews on Glassdoor, employees commonly mention the pros of working at Bio-Rad Laboratories to be workplace, benefits, coworkers and the cons to be senior leadership, career development, management.

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