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QIAGEN Scientist Reviews

Updated Jun 14, 2019

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QIAGEN CEO Peer M. Schatz
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17 Ratings
  1. "Great place to work for"

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    Former Employee - Scientist in Waltham, MA

    I worked at QIAGEN full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    International teams Challenging projects Fantastic culture

    Cons

    Sometimes long working hours and weekend tasks

    QIAGEN2019-05-19
  2. "Stable job with good work life balance"

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    Current Employee - Associate Scientist in Beverly, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    decent pay, great management in R&D, good stability

    Cons

    slow growth but there is potential

    QIAGEN2019-06-14
  3. "Research & Development of NGS platform"

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    Current Employee - Senior Scientist in Waltham, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great focused, very experienced and innovative teams Global expertise if not available on site. Great team spirit Possibility to travel for work (could be a minus for some people) Great visibility Great opportunity for someone who wants to know more about DNA sequencing technologies (front, center, and back ends) and have a direct impact on them. Management favor innovation and promote inventions, ideas, exchanges......

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    Cons

    Difficulty to deal with teams on different time zone. Small group means you have to do many things and often change priorities. Too many tasks, too little time ....and fast pace Great visibility You need to be self-sufficient [but for people with no experience, mentoring is always schedule for as long it takes; after that you need to be effective...] . No or limited connections with other QIAGEN US based sites...

    QIAGEN2019-04-29
  4. "Great Team Spirit - Interesting/Challenging Projects - Career Dev needs attention"

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

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

    Pros

    The team spirit at this location is fantastic. The projects are very exciting and challenging. There are high expectations and everyone is kept busy with testing timelines. Great opportunities to develop and launch products

    Cons

    Career development of individuals is an area that needs attention. This is an area that is being addressed currently

    Advice to Management

    Continue to monitor the career development of the employees. Important to keep the pulse on this area and that projects are the only focus.

    QIAGEN2019-04-20
  5. Helpful (2)

    "Proud to be a part of QIAGEN"

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    Former Employee - Senior Scientist in Frederick, MD
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at QIAGEN full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Nice company with many great products and technologies. Friendly colleagues and easy atmosphere.

    Cons

    My boss had no knowledge of his job and was one of the laziest managers I've worked, if not the worst one. Unfortunately, he just used others' hard work to credit his terrible performance.

    Advice to Management

    Find a way to promote and recognize good people, and fire people who can not do their job well especially for leadership roles.

    QIAGEN2019-02-26
  6. "Good people"

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

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

    Pros

    We have a lot of 'boomerangs' at QIAGEN, and each one that comes back says the same thing, "I missed the people". We have good people, they care, they're smart, dedicated to the job.

    Cons

    Upper management makes aweful decisions. But wait long enough, what was old will be new again.

    Advice to Management

    Hire better upper level management. Not self-serving, all-confident facades, but earnest people that actually care and listen.

    QIAGEN2019-01-23

    QIAGEN Response

    February 18, 2019Senior Recruiter

    Hello, Thanks for your feedback. Feel free to speak with your HR Partner as well. We welcome all feedback. Thanks

  7. Helpful (1)

    "Great Brand, Great Attitude"

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    Current Employee - Scientist 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at QIAGEN full-time

    Pros

    Promotes a positive work environment/culture, encourages employees to have a say in business development, lots of opportunities for career/personal development, ideas are respected, scientific discourse with employees and customers

    Cons

    new-hire (American) employees limited vacation/leave, pay is a bit lower then average. when acquires a company, they don't always treat those employees fairly causing a animosity/morale problems.

    Advice to Management

    None, when I have a questions for management they always have an open door and open ear.

    QIAGEN2018-09-07
  8. Helpful (5)

    "Research Scientist"

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    Current Employee - Research Scientist in Waltham, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Free tea, good people in a bad situation

    Cons

    Typical european company using its over seas branches to hire fire people without consequences. Its a revolving door, emloyees are not appreciated and they know it. People are being used as long as they are willing to stay, this results in low morale. Managers have little or no decision making power or any way to reward employees, plus they don't know what to expect next from over seas. Sometimes are told to lay...

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    Advice to Management

    You cannot treat people like this

    QIAGEN2017-08-18
  9. "Interesting Work"

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    Former Employee - Research Scientist in Waltham, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at QIAGEN full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Friendly people. Great product (high speed DNA sequencer). Beautiful campus surrounded by conservation land.

    Cons

    Much of the company's direction is set overseas so it is always difficult to know if your input is being heard.

    Advice to Management

    Listen more to the people who are actually doing the work.

    QIAGEN2017-03-30
  10. Helpful (2)

    "Overall good, but inconsistencies"

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    Current Employee - Scientist in Germantown, MD
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Products have a positive impact on world health; Excellent Location; Competitive pay and benefits; Flexible work hours; Internal training opportunities. The effort to overhaul internal training has provided more development opportunities. I am lucky to me in a department with a supportive manager who values my contribution. My particular department is excellent, a great team working atmosphere. I see room for growth,...

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    Cons

    Stability and work environment varies greatly from department to department. Some departments appear to be highly mismanaged. The company overall is slow to promote, but this is also dependent on department. Middle managers have a close relationship with their team, but senior leadership seems out of touch often setting unrealistic timelines or losing focus on projects. Communication from Global Management to lower...

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    Advice to Management

    Equalize promotion opportunities to be truly on merit and not just seniority. Effectively align and communicate from the top down.

    QIAGEN2017-03-30
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