Eurofins Scientific Reviews

Updated 27 March 2015
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  1. Helpful (1)

    Poor Facilities

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    • Senior Management
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    Current Employee - Principal Software Engineer in Bangalore
    Current Employee - Principal Software Engineer in Bangalore

    I have been working at Eurofins Scientific full-time (more than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Good Pay
    Team lunch every two months.

    Cons

    1. Facilities are very bad.
    2. Promises having worst rest rooms. Admins are not addressing any issue.
    3. Rest rooms are not tidy at all. Flush doesn't work sometimes.
    4. Region based politics are worst in industry.
    5. Does not feel like working in Software Industry.
    6. Few rejected candidates are joined as managers and team management is worst in few teams.
    7. Admins do not solve any problems related to cabs, facilities, promises.
    8. Too much documentation.
    9. They say they are following scrum. But it is not at all a scrum.
    10. Projects are not getting delivered ontime.
    11. People behavior is effecting the team and no action taken.

    Advice to Management

    1. Change the admins worst in handling issues.
    2. Change few managers playing region politics.
    3. Focus more on work rather than other things.
    4. Take action on people who misbehave.

  2. Helpful (3)

    Filthy Restrooms, 10 year old technology and Employee Unfriendly policies

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Tech Lead in Bangalore
    Current Employee - Tech Lead in Bangalore

    I have been working at Eurofins Scientific full-time (less than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Cabs, Free food (Not good) and friendly people
    Short time onsites.
    Good pay.

    Cons

    Please do not join this company. There is no transparency. They tell that job in advanced technologies and after joining you will see that is in very old technologies like classic ASP, VB6 etc. Please be very care full joining in Bangalore location. Also it has filthy rest rooms equivalent to one in bus stands.
    Those who go to short term onsite need to serve company for another 10 months even the onsite is for 2 weeks. Otherwise need to payback the onsite expenditure back to company.
    No understanding of what we are going to work.
    Employee unfriendly, no work from home policy.

    Advice to Management

    Keep a transparency on what exactly employees work. and about the policies
    Please introduce employee friendly policy instead of the unrealistic travel policy.
    Also, note that employees stay in a company based on trust and not based on restricted policies.

  3. Helpful (1)

    Unprofessional and chaotic. Avoid unless you absolutely need a job. Then find something else anyway.

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    Former Employee - Lab Technician I in Des Moines, IA (US)
    Former Employee - Lab Technician I in Des Moines, IA (US)

    I worked at Eurofins Scientific full-time (less than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Co-workers and lab management are generally nice and personable. Easy to get a job; because they always need to replace the last employee who wised up and quit. Not much else.

    Cons

    This place is an absolute house of horrors to work at. Every employee is expendable; and as other reviewers have said, you're not going to see much in the way of actual raises or promotions. You have no real future at Eurofins.
    To avoid droning on about everything that is drastically wrong here, I'll just make a nice list of the major issues this place poses its workers:

    -Understaffed departments with excessive workloads lead to a great deal of overtime
    -Hours change at the drop of a hat, meaning that what little time you have away from this place is impossible to predict
    -Equipment frequently malfunctions or needs replaced; bogs down workflow
    -Wal-mart like turnover rate decreases morale and effectiveness
    -Pay is beyond laughable. I made more per hour at a part time retail job in college. Benefits are expensive for what little coverage they provide
    -Excessive cost cutting measures hinder productivity

    Advice to Management

    If you truly want to back up the claim that Eurofins is one of the best professional independent testing laboratories in the world, maybe spend some actual time developing your testing facilities and employees.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Pathology/Microbiology Lab Tech
    Former Employee - Pathology/Microbiology Lab Tech

    I worked at Eurofins Scientific full-time

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    some of the people were nice

    Cons

    literally everything else. I can only speak for one of the UK branches but I came straight out of a science degree into this and please don't ever make my mistake of taking the first job that seemed alright. I had no training at all but was still expected to know everything. In my second day I had to take on the workload of two people and was expected to finish it before midnight, yes, midnight which was barely possible. They changed my contract after a few days because they offered me a nicer one originally and then when I left my other job they changed it to ridiculous hours and I just had to accept it. The manager never even said a word to me and all the other staff were planning to leave. TOXIC environment. Don't do it to yourself. I left and now I have a graduate role. It's worth waiting, honestly. One of the workers had the same degree as me and was on 15k salary for ten years. No prospects and horrendous working environment.

  6. Eurofins STA

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Laboratory Technician in Longmont, CO (US)
    Current Employee - Laboratory Technician in Longmont, CO (US)

    I have been working at Eurofins Scientific

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    None. No advancement opportunity. Ethics and quality should be the cornerstones of a business but have been pushed to the side for profit margins which are shrinking.

    Cons

    Pay. Management. ETHICS! Ethics capitalized for Eurofins STA does not possess any. Their SOPs are all out of date. There is no training. I had to rely on my previous experience in order to perform my job. Management has no guidance or direction. They miss positive samples sent into them for confirmation. Eurofins is a last resort for employment. Good to keep your head above water for pay but bad for a career. There is no motivation from higher ups and lower ranking employees. Once again good if you just want to collect a paycheck. Future applicants need not apply.

    Advice to Management

    Change. Lack of documentation and SOPs is a huge problem. Following a sample from start to finish is a challenge when it should not be because they have been in business for so long. Sales are down and rightfully so at Eurofins STA because quality takes a back seat.

  7. Helpful (2)

    Waste of time

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Des Moines, IA (US)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Des Moines, IA (US)

    I worked at Eurofins Scientific

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    The company provides fun outside-of-work functions. The employees get along very well and generally form friendships outside of the workplace. Great place to wokr if you are just looking for a friend with similar interests.

    Cons

    Pay. That's a joke right there. You spend thousands of dollars on a college education just to get a job here with a below entry level position with pay comparable to a gas station clerk. There is talk of "you have a future here" but you won't see it, ever. Each year comes with more responsiblity without a title change and a below "cost of living" pay increase.
    Every employee is viewed as a machine. A machine with no say in anything you do. Everyone is replaceable. You aren't appreciated. You are overworked. Overtime is just part of the job, and not just a couple hours - 50 hour work weeks are the "norm."
    The job was only worth it for the resume building.

  8. Dont work here!!

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    Former Employee - Microbiology
    Former Employee - Microbiology

    I worked at Eurofins Scientific

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Some people on the team were very friendly and easy to get along with, helped when the workload got too high (which happened a lot!)
    Good for experience

    Cons

    LOW PAY!!!
    only follow lab guidelines and policies when auditors are coming to look around
    underpaid and overworked-had to stay and finish all incoming samples from that day even if
     it meant you were staying very late, no consideration for how you were travelling back/any plans you previously had
    Manager had a tendancy to not help and spend most of her time checking emails-told us to hurry up if we were falling behind but were working flat out.
    Very high turnover, constantly training new people who then leave after a couple of months
    Found that some who had been there longer, preferred to leave the majority of work to others including the jobs no one wanted to do.
    Managers were patronising and lazy

  9. Helpful (1)

    Quality Control Analyst

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - QC Analyst
    Former Employee - QC Analyst

    I worked at Eurofins Scientific full-time (less than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    You can definitely learn a lot depending on your trainer. Take good notes, ask questions, jump in and get your hands dirty!

    Cons

    The cons...oh boy, the cons. I keep seeing the word "cattle" in the other negative reviews and I have to agree. You are worked HARD. Not meeting a deadline is unacceptable here even if it's something out of your control (tech prepped sample wrong, instrument breaks, sample arrives late, etc.) and YOU will be staying as long as needed to finish it. Co-workers are nice, but everyone has so much on their plate that it's hard to interact. Management takes a lot of credit for your hard word and will frequently deny vacation time (or offer a shorter time) because they're always understaffed! If you like OT, long days and weekend work, this is for you. I stayed 6 months and heavily job hunted after my third month because no job should make you this miserable. I would look elsewhere.

    Advice to Management

    You need to give your technicians/analysts some breathing room. I had co-workers frequently not taking a lunch because they didn't have enough time and there was so much pressure to perform. One of the analysts put in his two weeks and the lab almost mutinied. You have to value your people!

  10. Lack of Professionalism

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

    I have been working at Eurofins Scientific full-time (more than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Got a job with little expierence

    Cons

    You can work your butt off but you are not appreciated for it.
    They play favorites
    Trying to run a variable bussiness with strict time frames

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your employees complaints, they are real

  11. Helpful (2)

    don't get acquired by eurofins

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Eurofins Scientific

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    the people who do the day to day work are awesome.

    Cons

    The management has no direction, looking to cut corners and save money, but cutting the wrong people from a minimum team as it is.

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