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QIAGEN Employee Reviews about "work life balance"

Updated 18 Aug 2019

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  1. "Bioinformatics Sales Specialist"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at QIAGEN full-time

    Pros

    Good work life balance and employee support.

    Cons

    Frequent structural changes and unrealistic targets.

    QIAGEN2019-03-12
  2. "The people are great but...."

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    Current Employee - Senior Scientist 

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

    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...

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    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.

    QIAGEN2019-02-21
  3. Helpful (1)

    "Great people, great products, great times"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at QIAGEN full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    People, Products, Training, Opportunities to grow and develop

    Cons

    Work life balance Challenging leadership in my case following change in direct line manager Micromanagement in my case following change of leadership

    Advice to Management

    Stabilise the team Stop annual restructuring

    QIAGEN2018-05-12
  4. Helpful (1)

    "You have to practically cozy up to your manager to get promoted"

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    Current Employee - Scientist in Manchester, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Flexible working and good work life balance. Diversity is being addressed

    Cons

    Politics at line management level in Manchester tends to reward themselves. Promotion is not objective, its very subjective to the whims of the line manager. Very few women at the top, hardly any ethnic minority above middle management

    Advice to Management

    Get on with it. You tend to pat yourself at the back more often than you reflect on mistakes.

    QIAGEN2018-05-01
  5. "After 2 years"

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    Current Employee - Scientist in Manchester, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Flexible working hours and good work/life balance Possibility of progression and promotions Possibility of moving to different departments Regular social events

    Cons

    Sometimes there are very tight deadlines and a lot of pressure to finish work

    QIAGEN2017-12-07
  6. Helpful (7)

    "An experience !"

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

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

    Pros

    People - great friendly teams prepared to go the extra mile but decision making and teams are not supported properly by senior management free beverages supportive co-workers

    Cons

    Blame culture, very pressurised environment Cultural improvements lasted six months - all positive outcomes obliterated Too many senior managers in development who don't get their by ability Poor retention of anybody above average or willing to make decisions Large numbers of mediocre staff Career opportunities limited no work/life balance on key CDx projects...

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    Advice to Management

    Prioritise projects rather than robbing from one project to satisfy demands on another Start delivering quality on all projects rather than just hitting milestones and ensure all work is accomplished rather than relying on swift talking and persuasion understand why experienced staff are leaving and address the issues properly

    QIAGEN2017-09-06
  7. "Great potential"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Melbourne
    Doesn't Recommend
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great business at a global level. Great values driven global mission. Brilliant and strategic minded country leader.

    Cons

    Complete disconnect regionally. Lacking resources. Lacking professional development and contemporary business practices. Zero work life balance. Culturally the regional business shows preference for the Singapore working culture, Australian working culture is looked down upon as entitled and overly expensive.

    Advice to Management

    Regional leadership should adopt contemporary and strategic commercial thinking. Allow country leaders to run their country and start valuing professional development. Token online course are an empty gesture. Consider the advantages and discretionary effort gained by embracing the local industrial laws. I see alignment only between the global teams and country leader; the entire regional level of leadership...

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    QIAGEN2019-04-23
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. "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
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