The Culture At Promega

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We bring pride, passion, and purpose to our work and the products we provide. Promega Biosciences offers its employees a work environment that encourages creativity, work-life balance, and personal and professional growth. We support community involvement and are committed to being good stewards and reducing our impact on the environment. Promega fosters a positive, fun, and warm family culture.
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We support community involvement and are committed to being good stewards and reducing our impact on the environment. Promega fosters a positive, fun, and warm family culture.
We bring pride, passion, and purpose to our work and the products we provide.
Proclaimed as the "happiest town in the USA", our community provides a rich and rewarding place to live and play.

Working At Promega

Promega leads the world in biotechnology by providing reagent tool kits and integrated systems for scientists to use. In order to be able to provide the best tools for those scientists, Promega fosters a welcoming environment where all employees feel valued and trusted.

Diving Into the Values of Promega

Promega has built a culture around celebrating every success (tiny or large). That, in and of itself, is cause for celebration. Every individual employee is celebrated regularly through the means of several social events throughout the year. You may be thinking the culture at Promega is just one big party that is ongoing throughout the year.

While it's not, the company is committed to encouraging employees to form strong bonds with each other and if that means having to let your hair down every now and then so be it. Instead of an ongoing party, the environment at Promega is a place where employees feel motivated to dig deep into their creativity to come up with fresh ideas.

Team Bonding

The Making of a Close-Knit Community

At the heart of Promega are the connections that are built between the individuals who work there. To inspire these bonds, the company hosts several team-building activities throughout the year. At Promega, you are working on a team that feels more like family. Promega is committed to helping you find your second family.

Every year when Oktoberfest rolls around, you better believe Promega is going to celebrate. As part of the celebration, employees have the opportunity to brew their own beer or cider that everyone can sample. In addition, the company also hosts a quarterly art show for employees to show off their talents, alongside other artists.

But the company doesn't just host events. The Promega team in Italy recently celebrated 20 years by visiting Etna, a volcano in Europe. The newest Promega team, Promega India, visited Bali together for a team building trip. Additionally, the company has their own band called "Lead Generation." The band is made up of 45 Promega team members who perform throughout the year at company functions.

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Get Paid to Be a Good Person

Fair warning, this is going to sound too good to be true. Employees at Promega are encouraged to volunteer 5 business days out of the year. That's right, you can take a week off of work to give back to a charity or organization of your choosing. This volunteer opportunity is part of the Promega in Action initiative.

There is only one kick to this incredible opportunity. You have to document your experience. You can choose to write about it, take photos or capture it through video. Not so bad, right? Then when you get back to work, you're encouraged to share your volunteer experience with coworkers. In addition to your week of volunteering a year, Promega also pays its full-time employees 4 hours each month for volunteering.

"During my time at Promega I have had countless opportunities to witness the sincere dedication to supporting employees, customers and members of the community. The sense is that we are all in this together, working towards a better future for ourselves and our communities," said Becca McKnight, Integrative Employee Development Partner.

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Not Your Grandma's Benefits

Promega has already proven to be a pretty incredible place to work, and we haven't even gotten to the benefits. While the company does offer standard benefits, such as PTO and insurance options, Promega also offers some unusual perks that you won't see anywhere else.

Everything the company does is done with you in mind. So it makes sense that Promega is interested in keeping its employees healthy. That's why each week employees enjoy fresh produce from an onsite garden during the weekly farmers' markets.

Promega even offers health care, physical therapy, nutrition and mental health counseling all on campus. The campus also features workout facilities complete with fitness classes along with outdoor walking and skiing trails.

With those benefits and the culture Promega fosters, it's easy to see why employees are so happy working there.

The Organization’s Mission

We operate as an adaptable living organism in which each element and human contribution are a vital part of a whole, capable of responding to the emerging complexities of our time.







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The Team At Promega

Key People

    William Linton (President & CEO)

Promega Company Rankings

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Promega Salaries

How much does Promega pay?
The national average salary for a Promega employee in the United States is $74,636 per year. Employees in the top 10 percent can make over $120,000 per year, while employees at the bottom 10 percent earn less than $46,000 per year.
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Promega Salaries By Job Title

While the average employee salary at Promega is $74,636, there is a big variation in pay depending on the role. Some of the positions that earn high wages at Promega include sales and marketing vice president, director of software development, sharepoint architect, and sap project manager. A typical sales and marketing vice president salary at Promega is $179,420 per year. To get a better sense of the salaries at Promega, other roles such as kit assembler and administrative assistant can be considered as well. For comparison, the title kit assembler at Promega earns $28,090 per year.
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Sales And Marketing Vice President
Salary Range164k - 195k$179k$179,420
Director Of Software Development
Salary Range137k - 166k$151k$151,412
Sharepoint Architect
Salary Range119k - 134k$127k$126,741
SAP Project Manager
Salary Range107k - 123k$115k$115,393
Solutions Architect
Salary Range107k - 122k$115k$114,715
Senior Scientist
Salary Range102k - 123k$112k$112,231
Lead Programmer
Salary Range98k - 118k$108k$108,323
Technical Manager
Salary Range96k - 119k$108k$107,502
SAP Basis Consultant
Salary Range91k - 106k$99k$98,568
Promotions Director
Salary Range86k - 107k$96k$96,209

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Promega Careers

On average, employees at Promega stay with the company for 4.8 years. Employees most commonly join Promega after leaving Bristol-Myers Squibb. When they leave Promega, they most frequently get their next job at Thermo Fisher Scientific.

Average Length of Employment

5.1 years
4.8 years

Top Employers After Promega

8.6 %

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Promega Employee Demographics

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Promega Employees Education

Of the 1,601 employees at Promega, 33.3% attended University of Wisconsin - Madison. Employees at Promega most frequently majored in Biology, and most employees’ highest level of education is a Bachelors.

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Promega Employee Political Affiliation

Promega employees are most likely to be members of the Democratic Party. The largest donation made to a political party by a Promega employee was by William Linton. William Linton donated $15,705 to the Democratic Party.

Employee Political Donations

NameascdescJob TitleascdescPartyascdescDonationascdesc
William LintonChief Executive Officer
Chief Executive Officer
Democratic Party
$15,705Democratic Party
Craig ChristiansonGeneral Counsel
General Counsel
Democratic Party
$1,750Democratic Party
Linton LintonChief Executive Officer
Chief Executive Officer
Democratic Party
$1,700Democratic Party
Kelley SmithField Applications Specialist
Field Applications Specialist
Democratic Party
$1,405Democratic Party
Jay AminTechnician/Sales Associate
Technician/Sales Associate
Democratic Party
$1,100Democratic Party
Arlene SilveiraDirector Of Sales
Director Of Sales
Democratic Party
$750Democratic Party
Anne ReadelAttorney
Democratic Party
$500Democratic Party
Gordon HamnettGlobal Risk Management Director
Global Risk Management Director
Democratic Party
$500Democratic Party
JAN ZimmermanNurse Practitioner
Nurse Practitioner
Democratic Party
$500Democratic Party
Jamie RichardsonAdministrator
Democratic Party
$500Democratic Party
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Promega Competitors

Competitors of Promega include Bio-Rad Laboratories, Qiagen, and Luminex. The wages at Bio-Rad Laboratories average higher than the other similar companies, where the median salary is $92,902 per year. The salaries at Qiagen average $86,418 per year, and the salaries at Luminex come in at $80,867 per year.
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Bio-Rad Laboratories
Salary Range76k - 112k$93k$92,902
Salary Range70k - 106k$86k$86,418
Salary Range65k - 100k$81k$80,867

Celera Genomics Group

Salary Range61k - 102k$79k$79,353
Salary Range55k - 106k$77k$77,045
MP Biomedicals
Salary Range56k - 100k$75k$75,436
Pacira Pharmaceuticals
Salary Range55k - 101k$75k$75,023
Salary Range58k - 95k$75k$74,963
Ortho Clinical Diagnostics
Salary Range59k - 91k$74k$74,094
Instrumentation Laboratory Company
Salary Range57k - 95k$74k$73,974

Frequently Asked Questions about Promega

When was Promega founded?

Promega was founded in 1978.

How many Employees does Promega have?

Promega has 1,601 employees.

How much money does Promega make?

Promega generates $450.0M in revenue.

What industry is Promega in?

Promega is in the biotechnology industry.

What is Promega's mission?

Promega's mission statement is "We operate as an adaptable living organism in which each element and human contribution are a vital part of a whole, capable of responding to the emerging complexities of our time."

What type of company is Promega?

Promega is a private company.

Who are Promega's competitors?

Promega competitors include Qiagen, Bio-Rad Laboratories, MP Biomedicals, Integrated DNA Technologies, Thermo Fisher Scientific, DiaSorin, Sandoz, Biomerieux, Celera Genomics Group, Immucell, MicroPort, Pacira Pharmaceuticals, Moderna, Luminex, NAMSA, Regeneron Pharmaceuticals, Ortho Clinical Diagnostics, The Immune Response, Instrumentation Laboratory Company, Halyard Health.

Who works at Promega?

William Linton (President & CEO)

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Updated October 27, 2021

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