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Updated 22 Jan 2019

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  1. "Good people"

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    Current Employee - Scientist in Germantown, MD
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    We have a lot of 'boomerangs' at QIAGEN, and each one that comes back says the same thing, "I missed the people". We have good people, they care, they're smart, dedicated to the job.

    Cons

    Upper management makes aweful decisions. But wait long enough, what was old will be new again.

    Advice to Management

    Hire better upper level management. Not self-serving, all-confident facades, but earnest people that actually care and listen.

    QIAGEN2019-01-23
  2. Helpful (3)

    "Restructuring and sending jobs overseas CONSTANTLY!!!"

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    Former Employee - Administrative in Germantown, MD
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Close commute for me. Free beverages. Benefits and PTO pretty good.

    Cons

    No room for advancement. Always restructuring and sending jobs overseas or just plain laying off at least twice a year, if not more. I took pride in my work, but team leads and higher ups didn't seem to care or compensate. Upper management CONSTANTLY changing.

    Advice to Management

    Recognize your hard workers.

    QIAGEN2018-04-25
  3. Helpful (5)

    "Solid products poor management"

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    Current Employee - Account Manager in Buffalo, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at QIAGEN full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Good people, technically strong. Good products. Some very unique and high quality product areas. Stable company despite re-orgs. Some roles/areas are better than others. Benefits ok.

    Cons

    Poor and removed decision making. Essentially no productive marketing due to constant turnover resulting in low staff and lack of consistent progress. Poor understanding of the core business by management is very concerning. The high turnover and continual hiring of upper management with little or no experience in companies similar to Qiagen just underscores this. The company is run by clinical executives (from... Biomerieux, Roche) yet 80% of Qiagen’s US base business is in research. Only lower level employees come with research/life science experience from companies like (life tech, biorad, sigma, Illumina) and upper management tends to run Qiagen as a predominantly clinical company. The high executive turnover does not seem to point to the success of this strategy. Qiagen employees with solid experience in the industry and the company are ignored and directed to work in inefficient and counterproductive ways by inexperienced transitional management out of touch with the business. The attempt to focus on the new while abandoning primary business areas is proving to be unsuccessful as the base business degrades rapidly while the new business moves way too slowly to compensate.

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    Advice to Management

    This could be changed with more support of the base in parallel with more efficient growth of new areas. Better communication and understanding of the business is needed. Resources could be better applied by experienced management. There is a lot of waste now with such high levels of transition. Expensive initiatives come and go every other year with different leaders and typically do not improve any basic... challenges. These resources could be much more efficiently applied to really strengthen the company.

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    QIAGEN2017-12-11
  4. "Excellent work environment"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at QIAGEN full-time

    Pros

    Great place to work, good benefits.

    Cons

    Low pay, frequent layoffs, Upper management ignores harassment complaints when is someone in their group. Clueless HR.

    QIAGEN2017-11-07
  5. Helpful (4)

    "Toxic - don't work here"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    The lower level employees are friendly mostly as they need to stick together due to the attitudes of upper management

    Cons

    The environment that exists at Qiagen is oppressive, bullying and not conducive to a healthy workplace. The upper management team seem ignorant to the support that staff need and will only encourage or help staff if they are the favourites or personal friends. Corners are cut on projects in order to meet budget restraints or timelines leading to inevitable problems further down the line.

    Advice to Management

    Treat all employees equally as they are all working towards the same goal. Refresher course in management training would be vital as it seems to have been lost somewhere along the line. HR training for management would also be recommended.

    QIAGEN2017-09-03
  6. Helpful (2)

    "Manager"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Hilden
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Relatively stable Friendly co-workers Wednesday currywurst...

    Cons

    Terrible compensation Upper management is out of touch with the rest of the company. Timelines and project goals are unreasonable. Too many layoffs - terrible morale

    QIAGEN2017-04-10
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    "Bare bones US organization"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at QIAGEN full-time

    Pros

    Some good products and and some good people. Interesting Scientific Company

    Cons

    Very unstable work environment with lots of restructuring layoffs and firings at least every six months. Upper management is very "old boys club". Cut throat environment - if you don't perform you will get fired - even if things are out of your control. Micromanagement at the highest levels. No resources or support.

    Advice to Management

    Try to retain your talent. These products are complicated and you need people who understand them, especially since you no longer put resources into training and marketing. People who can go elsewhere are going.

    QIAGEN2017-01-15
  8. Helpful (6)

    "Company constantly reorganizing"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Germantown, MD
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at QIAGEN full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Friendly people, nice offices, commute is easy. There are also many programs in place for training which is nice.

    Cons

    This company is constantly reorganizing and laying people off. They decide on a plan of action and if it doesn't work in 6 months, do it all over again. Intellectual knowledge is leaving the company and morale is very low. People do not have faith in upper management any longer.

    Advice to Management

    Please stop reorganizing so much. Find a plan and stick to it longer than 6 months. It would also be nice if upper management were more friendly and open with employees.

    QIAGEN2016-12-06
  9. "SAM"

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    Current Employee - Strategic Account Manager 

    I have been working at QIAGEN full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Great products. Good market penetration with company.

    Cons

    Constantly changing upper management. Gap between overall strategy and direct business needs.

    QIAGEN2016-03-22
  10. "KAM"

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    Kam in Boston, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at QIAGEN for more than 3 years

    Pros

    decent pay and benefits, good people

    Cons

    lack of vision, lack of strategy, not much appreciation of employees, upper management is very disconnected with the field

    QIAGEN2016-01-14
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