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QIAGEN Reviews

Updated June 13, 2018
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QIAGEN Chairman, CEO, and Managing Director, Management Board Peer M. Schatz
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  • "Amazing people, great work-life balance, meaningful work that contributes to finding the cure for many of the world diseases" (in 19 reviews)

  • "Good products fow low to mid test volume labs" (in 16 reviews)

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  1. "Hopsital Sales Specialist"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at QIAGEN full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great culture good benefits, direct hire sales reps gets to pick a Mercedes as an option when choosing your company car. Gas card and company car comes with no out of pocket expenses to you. Great work, life balance if you know how to manage your time.

    Cons

    Training program could be better. Too many people working on one account. This needs to be streamlined.

    Advice to Management

    Streamline the new hire training program to make it more efficient. Company wide directories would be an excellent idea to give new hires!!!


  2. "QIAGEN - the company"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at QIAGEN full-time

    Pros

    Great products
    Very strong management team

    Cons

    Too big
    Very complex management system

    Advice to Management

    Integrate
    Stop the turnover

  3. "Not the best time to join them..."

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    Former Employee - Applications Specialist
    Former Employee - Applications Specialist
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at QIAGEN full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    I think upper management tries the best they could. Their hands are tied up by things above them that they have no control over. I applaud their positive attitude.

    Cons

    There's a lot of disarray going on with the company right now. There are 3 branches and 2 of the 3 branches have basically lost all of their business. It's frustrating becaue management still keeps saying everything is fine but some of us haven't had work in 3+ months.
    On the branch I was on, it's like the staff is already checked out. There is zero teamwork and comraderie. I have never worked with a "drier" group of people who just have no interest in working together or sharing ideas as a team. I felt like I was on an Island.
    Lastly, since the day I started, it sounds like they have a lot of plans that they repeat over and over again but nothing has come to fruitation. It makes me wonder what anyone is doing...

    Advice to Management

    It feels like management isn't talking to anyone about what's going on. People are really worried about their jobs yet they seem to continue to hire people even though there are people who haven't worked in months. There's only so much time stockholders are going to be okay with paying all these people to stay home.


  4. "Great People make the Company"

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

    I have been working at QIAGEN full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great People. Good Work Life Balance

    Cons

    Need to slow the turnover rate -


  5. "Restructuring and sending jobs overseas CONSTANTLY!!!"

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    Former Employee - Administrative in Germantown, MD
    Former Employee - Administrative in Germantown, MD
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at QIAGEN full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Close commute for me. Free beverages. Benefits and PTO pretty good.

    Cons

    No room for advancement. Always restructuring and sending jobs overseas or just plain laying off at least twice a year, if not more. I took pride in my work, but team leads and higher ups didn't seem to care or compensate. Upper management CONSTANTLY changing.

    Advice to Management

    Recognize your hard workers.


  6. "Pretty Good"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Frederick, MD
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Frederick, MD
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at QIAGEN full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Good work-life balance
    Good pay and Benefits
    Interesting work

    Cons

    Low raises
    There is room for innovation

    Advice to Management

    Need to focus more on R&D, need to innovate and develop cutting edge solutions well ahead of the market to remain competitive.


  7. "Great Company"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at QIAGEN full-time

    Pros

    Great product. Great leadership team

    Cons

    Difficult to get promoted to management

    Advice to Management

    Keep on working hard!!

  8. "It's not a bad place to work"

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    Current Employee - Field Service
    Current Employee - Field Service
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good benefits and vacation. I always had very helpful managers.

    Cons

    Communication thought company could be improved.


  9. "marketing associate"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at QIAGEN full-time

    Pros

    great company, good senior leadership, great team

    Cons

    less salary and benefits, no


  10. "QA"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Big company that may provide career growth. Offices everywhere in the world.

    Cons

    Poor management. No one can make a decision. German culture.


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