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Conservative Company

Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

I have been working at Bio-Rad Laboratories

Pros

Has money in the bank for fund R&D and acquisitions.

Cons

Management is challenged when it comes to making speedy decisions.

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    Sleepy, slow, unchanging

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Vice President  in  San Francisco, CA (US)
    Former Employee - Vice President in San Francisco, CA (US)

    I worked at Bio-Rad Laboratories full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Generally friendly. Good growth in the past few years -- in some areas. Relaxed work environment. Many travel opportunities.

    Cons

    Routine layoffs of 2-5% of workforce annually at Christmas. Local fiefdoms create local environments --good or bad. Way behind on technology and product development.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hire outside.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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    Project Manager

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Bio-Rad Laboratories

    Pros

    1. Good work - Life balance.
    2, Current manager hands off and very pragmatic.
    3, Good recognition program for years of service beginning at the 5 year anniversary.
    4. Very good knowledgeable people working at this company, especially many of the long term employees (15+ years).
    5. Very good training offerings that align with one's position both on-site and off.
    6. Current manager very liberal about participation in vendor supplied off-site training if offering is aligned with your current position.
    7. Lots of international travel with good experience working with Bio-Rad employees abroad.

    Cons

    1. Diffiicult to get things done with current management. Lots of discussion and not much action.
    2. Very slow to change.
    3. Very poor (non existent) career guidance management program except for only a few that management perceives as rising stars.
    4, Extremely challenging to change perceptions of upper management regarding one's capabiltiies and working relationships with others no matter what you do. If you get a bum rap, best to look elsewhere to advance your career.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    1. Roll out the career guidance program for everyone you have been talking about for years.
    2. Be open minded and consider those employees actively pursuing change for the better and encourage this behavior.
    3. Develop and implement a policy to allow more employees (when practical) to telecommute.
    4. Be more proactive in removing managers that do not perform. It will help facilitate change if you replace them with results oriented managers.
    5. Extend your 360 program to management, execute annually, and act on the results.
    6. Communicate more openly about the global strategies and latest developments with employees. Doing so will foster more support of your long term objectives.
    7. Read and seriously consider many of the advice to management points posted on the Glassdoor web-site by your own employees. (Consider it a high level 360 for Bio-Rad overall)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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