Employees sitting around a table during a meeting at QIAGEN office
Sustainability

Employees

The exceptional talent, skill and passion of our people are key to our long-term success and growth.

Focusing on human capital drives our economic performance and considerably influences the sustainability of our operations. We are convinced that the professional and personal development of our employees is an integral factor in creating value for our customers, patients, colleagues, partners and shareholders. Being the industry’s employer of choice by attracting and developing top talent is one of our global goals. To achieve this, QIAGEN creates a work environment that empowers and involves employees at all levels.

Stephany Foster
“The passion, skills, dedication and diversity of our employees from around the world is what continues to drive our company vision of making improvements in life a reality."
Stephany Foster, Senior Vice President and Head of Human Resources
Diversity

We are committed to providing an environment where all individuals have the equal opportunity to grow and contribute to our progress; regardless of age, educational background, sex (including gender identity, expression and sexual orientation), nationality, veteran status, physical abilities, neurotype, race, ethnic background, or religion. Strategic consideration of diversity not only makes QIAGEN a better place to work. We also consider it to be a key success factor on the path to achieving our mission and goals.

In 2020 the gender split across the company was 51% men and 49% women. In 2018 we launched a strategic initiative on gender diversity. Since the launch of the initiative, the participation of women in leadership roles has increased from 28% in 2018 to 32% in 2020.

QIAGEN Employees talking in the office in Germantown
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We aim to increase the number of women in leadership roles to 33% in 2021.
People attending a training
Employee training

As a fast-growing technology and knowledge-based company, we consider high-quality training and career development to be an integral part of our success. The focus is on job-specific skills, compliance, competencies, and leadership development.

In 2020, we ran a mix of virtual instructor-led and e-learning courses that were attended by 2,470 employees. In addition, 74 employees identified as top talent, participated in our advanced leadership development programs.

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In 2020, we were awarded top employer awards in Germany, the US and Brazil.
Employee satisfaction and retention

Employees join QIAGEN and stay with QIAGEN because they can see how their work makes a difference to people`s lives everywhere in the world. Our passionate employees are key to our success and we strive to maintain a dynamic and excellent work environment.

We provide services to help employees balance their personal lives with their work-life, including in-house childcare, sabbatical programs, and flexible working hours.

Employees working in production in QIAGEN's site in Germantown
All photos taken prior to COVID-19
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