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11 December 2019

What is working from home like at QIAGEN?

Pros

work from home, wage. pension

Cons

poor structure, confused management and disjointed planning

work from home, wage.

11 December 2019

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21 February 2019

How is the work/life balance at QIAGEN?

Pros

The people who work at Qiagen are what make it a great place to work rather than the job itself. The benefits are good but Qiagen is not the only company to offer these and the same can be said for flexible working hours. Work life balance is ok but the onus is on the individual employee to enforce this rather than the company as a whole.

Cons

Stress levels can be high depending on which project you are allocated to and who the managers are. Some Projects are given all the resource and everyone else is expected to cope There is a high turn over of staff at all levels of the company The pay is low for the industry and location yet they want highly motivated employees. (Even after the ~4years I have been here my pay is less than my previous job) New hire staff without experience can earn the same as those that have been in the role for a long period of time and have more experience which seems unfair. Wage rises in April generally track inflation so it is not actually a wage rise. Pay scales are benchmarked but employees aren’t allowed to know what the range for the role actually is.

Advice to Management

You have said you want to decrease staff turn over but you seem unwilling to listen to the advice from your staff that pay is the biggest issue for people leaving.

The benefits are good but Qiagen is not the only company to offer these and the same can be said for flexible working hours.

21 February 2019

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30 September 2019

How are flexible working hours at QIAGEN?

Pros

QIAGEN is culturally diverse, highly dynamic and provides great benefits (i.e. Private Dental, Healthcare, Fitness contributions etc..). Besides, it provides excellent flexibility for their employees to work from home, which significantly reduces any type of additional stress. Being part of QIAGEN is similar to being part of a big family, thus, to succeed here you must be willing to be a team player. Furthermore, QIAGEN is a highly meritocratic company, with a leadership management structure which promotes free-thinking across all corporate level. Don't be afraid to be creative!

Cons

I've been with the company for only 6 months now. None to report at the present time.

Advice to Management

Perhaps, review the real meaning behind what a "Specialist" role title really represents...

Besides, it provides excellent flexibility for their employees to work from home, which significantly reduces any type of additional stress.

30 September 2019

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