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Bio-Techne Reviews

Updated 14 Nov 2019

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3.8
77%
Recommend to a Friend
88%
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Bio-Techne CEO Charles Kummeth (no image)
Charles Kummeth
85 Ratings
Pros
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  • "Some deadlines expected by upper management seem extremely unattainable(in 6 reviews)

  • "Took away profit sharing, took away merit awards for 25 and 30 years of service(in 4 reviews)

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  1. "Growth opportunities"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Competitive benefits Some genuinely helpful colleagues HR trying to create a collaborative culture internally Working for established and respected brands Interesting product offering from protein reagents, instruments to genomics and diagnostics Customers appreciate the quality of products

    Cons

    Pay raises could be a lot better Shares are expensive to buy, need a significantly improved share scheme Pressure and workload can be at times high Some over-stretched teams need to be given more resources Can be hard to feel part of the bigger organization

    Advice to Management

    Look after your employees and they will stay loyal Keep up the communication to all the workers across the world

    Bio-Techne2019-04-22
  2. "Technical service Associate"

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    Former Employee - Technical Service Associate 

    I worked at Bio-Techne full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Good work environment and team-oriented

    Cons

    no possibility of a career

    Bio-Techne2019-09-17
  3. Helpful (1)

    "Became to business orientated losing focus on customers"

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    Former Employee - Sales in London, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Bio-Techne full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Large organisation with focus on getting whatever was needed to fufil the job. Expenses were generous.

    Cons

    Focus grew to forecasting and profit above customer service and relationships in search of profit to please shareholders

    Bio-Techne2016-05-12
  4. "Buyer at Bio-Techne"

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    Current Employee - Buyer in Toronto, ON
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good work life balance. Annual reviews and merit increases. Good work environment.

    Cons

    Low increases. Lack of recognition throughout organization.

    Bio-Techne2019-11-14
  5. "21+ years and going"

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    Current Employee - Marketing Director in Denver, CO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Passionate people doing science or helping scientists. I thought 21 years was a long time at one company but there are literally dozens of employees with 25+ years of experience with Bio-Techne.

    Cons

    Locations at various sites both in the US and worldwide can make it hard to personalize unless you get to travel but they do promote across regions. They are doing a good job of growing a unified culture while still maintaining local flavor.

    Advice to Management

    Keep communicating and pushing developmental programs. These are great!

    Bio-Techne2019-11-12
  6. "Need more empowerment from management, but overall a good company with knowledgeable people!"

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    Current Employee - Current Finance/Accounting in Minneapolis, MN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Bio-Techne full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Being surrounded by people who know what they're talking about, company is growing fast so there's potentially room for growth, and friendly coworkers. There's also a free gym for employees which is always a plus!

    Cons

    Long hours of work during certain times of the year.

    Advice to Management

    I think management needs to understand that growth within company is just as important as new talent. It's to continue to build that morale by believing in your current employees. When management keeps hiring new people to fill positions that current employees can grow into, it's discouraging and will eventually push good employees out the door. Ask your current employees how they're doing and feeling about their... position and job overall. Please empower your employees to do more so they feel their company cares about their growth, and actually wants them to grow.

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    Bio-Techne2019-11-12
  7. Helpful (1)

    "Good place to get several years of experience"

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    Current Employee - Advanced QC Technician in Minneapolis, MN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good place to start and learn. Conveniently located.

    Cons

    Pay not very competitive. Benefits keep eroding. Advancement through nepotism. Clique mentality.

    Advice to Management

    Spread the wealth. Reward loyalty to the company.

    Bio-Techne2019-11-07
  8. "Great place to work"

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

    I have been working at Bio-Techne full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Dynamic, high growth, high energy environment. It's a public company with a small company feel...

    Cons

    So many things to do, so little time...

    Advice to Management

    Continue to value your employees and they will continue to keep the company successful!

    Bio-Techne2019-10-15
  9. Helpful (1)

    "Good first job"

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    Current Employee - Advanced Research Associate 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Flexible work schedule, with nice minor perks like a gym , celebrations and good parking. Great first job out of college to learn industry standards and lab techniques.

    Cons

    Don't feel valued by upper management, pay could be better. Doesn't do enough to reward good employees or punish poor ones.

    Advice to Management

    Be more open to meaningful financial rewards for successful people, and be more willing to let go of employees who routinely fail to meet the basic functions of their jobs.

    Bio-Techne2019-10-24
  10. "Great experience, great people"

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    Current Employee - Accounting Manager 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Bio-Techne full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Good learning with people that are down to earth and willing to help

    Cons

    More aligned company wide communication

    Bio-Techne2019-09-27
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