QIAGEN Reviews

Updated 17 Sep 2020

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3.6
63%
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QIAGEN Interim CEO Thierry Bernard
Thierry Bernard
23 Ratings
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  1. "Excellent student placement."

    5.0
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Student in Manchester, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Everyone I worked with was very helpful and friendly. I learned a lot about working in the industry and vastly improved my lab skills.

    Cons

    There were no cons working here.

  2. COVID-19
    Helpful (2)

    "Overworked, underpaid but good experience of being a PM in this industry"

    3.0
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Project Manager in Manchester, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good for PM experience and external client interaction Good pension Company is performing well during Corona crisis

    Cons

    Poor work life balance Underpaid Under valued Poor career development opportunities ‘Boys club’ at management level

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  3. Helpful (5)

    "Avoid unless you're very desperate!"

    1.0
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    Current Employee - Manager in Manchester, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good pension but honestly can't think of anything else.

    Cons

    Low pay, bad senior management, high pressure, very long hours, stressful

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  4. Helpful (4)

    "Probably one of the worst places to work as a PM"

    1.0
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    Former Employee - Project Manager in Manchester, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good pension and hard working colleagues

    Cons

    - Poor senior management decisions - No care for employees’ well being - Using minimum resource to generate maximum revenue to an extent people leave due to extremely high workload - Pay is very low compared to the competition

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  5. Helpful (1)

    "A pleasure and a privilege to work for Qiagen."

    5.0
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    Former Employee - QA Associate in Manchester, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at QIAGEN part-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Great people and atmosphere in the QA department lead by a inspirational leader. Flexible work hours (I worked 3 days a week 06:00 to 14:00). Contributory free pension, healthcare and dental. Plenty of opportunity for fun and socialization. The staff are the greatest asset

    Cons

    If I had a con it would be the hour long dinner time, I would prefer a shorter lunch time and finish a little earlier each day.

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  6. Helpful (1)

    "Good company"

    5.0
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    Current Employee - Project Manager in Manchester, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Global company where you can learn a lot.

    Cons

    Salary is not competitive in comparison to others

  7. Helpful (5)

    "Low pay, high pressure"

    2.0
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    Former Employee - Technical Assistant 
    Doesn't Recommend
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good pension and benefits (gym payments, fruit in office etc), flexible working hours

    Cons

    Favouritism is rife. Promotion cycle unclear and managers show a lot of bias. Very high pressure with tight deadlines. Staff pushed to work overtime and often through lunch to get work done. Low salary for such a company and considering the high stress levels. Very uneven work distribution. A lot of people stuck in old habits, not open to new ideas. Culture can feel very toxic and "dog eat dog".

  8. Helpful (6)

    "Shambles is an understatement"

    1.0
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    Former Employee - Manager in Manchester, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Flexible to home working for some Pension is fair

    Cons

    High pressure environment, but few have power to move things forward Silo mentality/ not my problem is sadly common

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  9. Helpful (1)

    "Not bad"

    4.0
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    Former Employee - Technical Assistant in Manchester, England
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Flexible hours Managers generally great Alright bonuses - pay for gym, bike2work scheme

    Cons

    You'll switch between being so busy you have to skip lunch/stay late and being so quiet you'll be searching for something to do

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  10. Helpful (5)

    "Non productive work environment, some people are favoured over hard working people, many hard working people left."

    2.0
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Bioinformatician in Manchester, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Flexible working conditions. Free beverages

    Cons

    Seniors don't respond to problems, company image comes before anything for them. Favoritism exists at all levels.

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