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QIAGEN Employee Reviews about "work life balance"

Updated 7 Feb 2020

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3.5
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QIAGEN Interim CEO Thierry Bernard
Thierry Bernard
11 Ratings
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  • "Salary above average, nice colleagues, good work-life balance(in 26 reviews)

  • "Career development opportunities, excellent training, friendly working environment(in 18 reviews)

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  1. 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

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    QIAGEN2018-05-12
  2. Helpful (7)

    "No work life balance"

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    Current Employee - Project 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

    Friendly colleagues, good place to learn but it comes at its own cost since they push you into the deep end from the beginning, good pension

    Cons

    No work life balance specially for function leads within project teams and project managers, high level of stress and workload, below average salary, basically you do a £65k job for £40k for example, I personally feel like I’m just another headcount to the senior management, no reward for when you’ve achieved far more than expected.

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    QIAGEN2019-09-12
  3. "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
  4. Helpful (1)

    "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 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.

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    QIAGEN2019-02-21
  5. Helpful (3)

    "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

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    QIAGEN2018-05-01
  6. "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
  7. Helpful (8)

    "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 Poor / no direction from site management team in Manchester - acute inability to make decisions

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    QIAGEN2017-09-06
  8. "Pretty happy with the situation"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at QIAGEN full-time

    Pros

    Very good work life balance Good atmosphere amongst colleagues and hierarchy

    Cons

    Lack of transparency in the development career path

    QIAGEN2020-02-07
  9. "Good company to work for overall"

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    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at QIAGEN

    Pros

    Work life balance Good salary

    Cons

    High employee turnover Fair bit of redundancy

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    QIAGEN2019-10-12
  10. "Good place to work"

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    Current Employee - Senior Analyst in Hilden
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Salary above average, nice colleagues, good work-life balance

    Cons

    There are no cons overall.

    QIAGEN2019-09-17

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