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Updated Jul 14, 2019

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  1. Helpful (3)

    "Small US branch of European company"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Waltham, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at QIAGEN full-time

    Pros

    Good colleagues, kind atmosphere.

    Cons

    No internal growth opportunities unless someone left the company. Almost 1/3 of work forces are contractors. Terrible work/life balance. They claim that their 2019 benefit is competitive. but It is very difficult to agree with them. Once you compare their salary, insurance, vacation and bonus to other companies, you may get this point.

    QIAGEN2019-03-09
  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. "Great company"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great people, work life balance

    Cons

    No cons to think of

    Advice to Management

    Work life balance was great

    QIAGEN2018-09-01
  4. "Great People make the Company"

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

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

    Pros

    Great People. Good Work Life Balance

    Cons

    Need to slow the turnover rate -

    QIAGEN2018-04-12
  5. "Hopsital Sales Specialist"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at QIAGEN full-time for 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!!!

    QIAGEN2018-04-11
  6. Helpful (1)

    "Pretty Good"

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

    I have been working at QIAGEN full-time for 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.

    QIAGEN2018-03-31
  7. Helpful (1)

    "Great place to work"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Amazing people, great work-life balance, meaningful work that contributes to finding the cure for many of the world diseases.

    Cons

    Legacy code, old technologies, old code base, high complexity and a steep learning curve, average benefits, lower wages than other companies.

    QIAGEN2018-01-27
  8. Helpful (3)

    "Major Transformation Underway for North America"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Benefits and the work life balance good depending on the department. There are a few excellent managers who serve as mentors.

    Cons

    Pay is dramatically below the industry standard. Many within management have been promoted into the role without any management experience just because they needed to find a position for them. Scientists are not as well respected within the company as they were in the past. The North American branch has large layoffs twice a year (summer time and at Christmas). Gifts and parties are nearly eliminated and the atmosphere...

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    Advice to Management

    Eliminate the many layers of management and reward the employees doing the dirty work and investing countless hours. Listen to the feedback from high performing employees and follow up with the high performers who continually leave the organization to correct root problems.

    QIAGEN2017-09-05
  9. Helpful (5)

    "Smart employees, bureaucratic management, too much hierarchy"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at QIAGEN full-time

    Pros

    Work Life Balance is great. but that also means your co-workers are not pulling their weight.

    Cons

    Too much hierarchy and no incentive to think outside the box. If you are used to operating like a robot, executing on exact instructions, by all means, join this company, but dont expect to be rewarded for anything you do. Oh and did I mention that they pay MUCH BELOW market? Jeez, we live in San Francisco, one of the most expensive areas of the country!

    Advice to Management

    Wake up and start operating like a startup. That's the key to success, not getting lost in bureaucracy. it's all great to talk about operational efficiency but you are not going to cut costs every November by laying off people, only losing momentum and productivity.

    QIAGEN2017-08-09
  10. "Excellent company"

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    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Gaithersburg, MD
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at QIAGEN full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Good work life balance. Dedicated management team Management willing to get input from senior employees before making critical decisions

    Cons

    Sometimes there are too many projects going on at the same time.

    QIAGEN2017-05-18
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