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QIAGEN Manager Reviews

Updated Jul 12, 2019

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QIAGEN CEO Peer M. Schatz
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18 Ratings
  1. "Excellent organization"

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    Current Employee - Senior Manager in America, AL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at QIAGEN full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Interesting work, excellent co-workers, world class management, brilliant executive leadership

    Cons

    I truly can't think of anything

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you'e doing!

    QIAGEN2019-04-30
  2. Helpful (1)

    "Senior strategic account manager inside sales"

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    Current Employee - Senior Strategic Account Manager 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at QIAGEN full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Work life balance, voice matters, team efforts a plus

    Cons

    Streamline improvements needed at all levels and people will leave the company if improvements within are not improved. Staff spread thin amongst territories making it difficult

    Advice to Management

    See comments about cons

    QIAGEN2018-12-17
  3. Helpful (5)

    "Solid products poor management"

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    Current Employee - Account Manager in Buffalo, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at QIAGEN full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Good people, technically strong. Good products. Some very unique and high quality product areas. Stable company despite re-orgs. Some roles/areas are better than others. Benefits ok.

    Cons

    Poor and removed decision making. Essentially no productive marketing due to constant turnover resulting in low staff and lack of consistent progress. Poor understanding of the core business by management is very concerning. The high turnover and continual hiring of upper management with little or no experience in companies similar to Qiagen just underscores this. The company is run by clinical executives (from Biomerieux,...

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    Advice to Management

    This could be changed with more support of the base in parallel with more efficient growth of new areas. Better communication and understanding of the business is needed. Resources could be better applied by experienced management. There is a lot of waste now with such high levels of transition. Expensive initiatives come and go every other year with different leaders and typically do not improve any basic challenges....

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    QIAGEN2017-12-11
  4. "QIAGEN is a great company to work for!"

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    Current Employee - Account Manager in Germantown, MD
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at QIAGEN full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Very dynamic, supportive managers and colleagues! Great salary and benefits! I love being involved in cutting edge biotechnology!

    Cons

    None that I have experienced.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to keep employees informed on the overall growth of QIAGEN! I love being informed!

    QIAGEN2017-09-11
  5. "Project Manager"

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    Current Employee - Project Manager in Boston, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at QIAGEN for more than a year

    Pros

    Great people, lovely location, fair pay

    Cons

    Going through some growing/reorganizational pains. Makes for a disruptive work environment and low morale. When this storm is weathered, I anticipate that it will return to an excellent place to work.

    Advice to Management

    Don't lose sight of your workers as you keep your eye on company goals.

    QIAGEN2016-11-18
  6. Helpful (10)

    "An example of the realities of life in biotech"

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    Current Employee - Middle Manager in Germantown, MD
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at QIAGEN full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Having spent a decade at Qiagen, I've seen quite a bit of what the company has to offer. A caveat to my opinions is that, as is true in any large organization, implementation of company philosophy varies manager to manager. From the top down, Qiagen wants its employees to be motivated, creative, empowered, and innovative. However, the further down the chain you go, and the more granular your responsibilities, the easier...

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    Cons

    Easy to get caught up in the daily grind. Compensation and raises tied to company performance as well as your own (the realities of a public company) Find a mentor in your manager. This is critical in any job. It's the company's responsibility as well as yours to have you grow in experience and value. Boom or bust in government funding of research has major impact on biotech market.

    Advice to Management

    Make sure people who are chosen to lead are mentors. The only way to have an employee be successful and engaged is to have a manager that can help make it so. In addition, make darn sure the communication in the company flows UP as well as down. People need to know that they are being listened to.

    QIAGEN2016-04-25
  7. "SAM"

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    Current Employee - Strategic Account Manager 

    I have been working at QIAGEN full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Great products. Good market penetration with company.

    Cons

    Constantly changing upper management. Gap between overall strategy and direct business needs.

    QIAGEN2016-03-22
  8. Helpful (3)

    "Re-Org of the Re-Org"

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    Current Employee - Account Manager in Germantown, MD
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at QIAGEN full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Great Benefits and overall resources. Great people and mid management.

    Cons

    Pay is less then market value across the board. Just went through second re-org in only a few years. Unreal expectations in commercial operations. Too much turn over.

    Advice to Management

    Start paying market value.

    QIAGEN2015-10-21
  9. Helpful (1)

    "Sales Area Business"

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    Current Employee - Business Manager in Germantown, MD
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at QIAGEN

    Pros

    Solid company, good products, good culture. Nice benefits and good work life balance. Good financial stewardship. Highly technical skilled employees.

    Cons

    Senior management is chaotic and communicates poorly. Compensation tracks below industry average. Not a successful innovator. Run as a holding company.

    QIAGEN2015-09-23
  10. Helpful (2)

    "Manager"

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    Former Employee - General Manager 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at QIAGEN

    Pros

    They offer additional educational courses for advancement.

    Cons

    They like their processes in place.

    Advice to Management

    Be more flexible.

    QIAGEN2015-06-02
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