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QIAGEN Reviews

Updated November 16, 2017
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QIAGEN Chairman, CEO, and Managing Director, Management Board Peer M. Schatz
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  • Upper management is out of touch with the rest of the company (in 10 reviews)

  • None so far for me but looks like senior management is facing great difficulty in integration of different departments/acquisitions (in 9 reviews)

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  1. "Excellent work environment"

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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

    Pros

    Great place to work, good benefits.

    Cons

    Low pay, frequent layoffs, Upper management ignores harassment complaints when is someone in their group. Clueless HR.


  2. "Senior Scientist"

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

    I worked at QIAGEN full-time

    Pros

    High potential for successful product introduction

    Cons

    not committed to employees

  3. "current US QIAGEN employee review"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at QIAGEN full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Great co-workers; performing meaningful work that contributes to improving healthcare for people around the world.

    Cons

    Pay is under industry standard, annual raises are paltry; far too many reorgs over the years; staff has been cut to the bone but always expected 'to do more with less' every year; no real room for career advancement.

    Advice to Management

    Set realistic sales and performance goals


  4. "QIAGEN is a great company to work for!"

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

    I have been working at QIAGEN full-time (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!


  5. "Competence Center"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Germantown, MD
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Germantown, MD
    Recommends

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

    Pros

    Enjoying the entrepreneurial mindset
    Flexibility offered in the role- for a mother of two young kids, this truly is a plus
    Global player- opportunity to partner or collaborate with colleagues all over the globe
    The products/ services QIAGEN offers- key player in a competitive space.

    Cons

    Siloed decision making-especially those that impact the overall company
    Better prioritization of key objectives

    Advice to Management

    Lead with your heart. Yes, the bottom line is important. However its the people who drive the bottom line. There are some solid people management tools in place, however they are underutilized or ignored because of a compulsive focus on targets or goals.
    More leadership visibility or presence at regional sites.


  6. "Category Manager"

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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 (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great company culture and colleagues are very helpful to get new employees onboarded, great benefits, well respected at the company within a short period of time

    Cons

    significant workload so it is important to prioritize projects


  7. "Competence Center"

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

    I have been working at QIAGEN full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Excellent company to work for. Lots of opportunities.

    Cons

    none of at this time

    Advice to Management

    none

  8. "Love the environment!"

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

    I have been working at QIAGEN full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great products.

    I love the environment here. Extremely smart people who are down to earth and fun to be with.

    My line manager is the most supportive and trusting manager.

    Cons

    I can't think of any major cons now.


  9. "Toxicity and Chaos are Rewarded."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Germantown, MD
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Germantown, MD
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at QIAGEN full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Best in class products from Purification to Diagnostic tests.

    Cons

    No strategy. No innovation.

    Advice to Management

    Why bother, they won't listen.


  10. "An interesting experience"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at QIAGEN part-time

    Pros

    -Beautiful campus
    -Amazing international diversity
    -The best people you'll ever meet (a mix of great professionalism and GREAT personalities)
    -It's a company who's ideas you can believe in not just "work for"

    Cons

    -Cafeteria food is eh (not necessarily Qiagen's fault)
    -Women to male ratio is very off

    Advice to Management

    Keep in mind that a sense of community is very important. If coworkers are friends and create stronger bonds among themselves, it will create a very enjoyable work environment no matter what the task. I feel that this is already pretty well done here, but it's always something good to keep in mind as there is always room for improvement.


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