STERIS Reviews

Updated 19 October 2014
Updated 19 October 2014
77 Reviews
2.9
77 Reviews
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STERIS President & CEO Walter M. Rosebrough, Jr.
Walter M. Rosebrough, Jr.
46 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • STERIS offers a competitive paycheck, great benefits and a convenient/safe location (in 7 reviews)

  • then you might get a company vehicle, phone, 407 etc (in 4 reviews)


Cons
  • Flat organization, little room for advancement (in 4 reviews)

  • Low pay results in employees with little to no experience/competence (in 3 reviews)

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  1.  

    STERIS is nice place to work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Offshore Technical Lead in Pune
    Former Employee - Offshore Technical Lead in Pune

    I worked at STERIS full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Very friendly environment
    No work pressure
    Cool atmosphere
    Good Salary
    No Politics

    Cons

    Not that much challenging projects as most them are for the internal system

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Management is really nice and having a good attitude to employees so I really loved working with STERIS

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Great place to work

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

    I worked at STERIS full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great place to work and fantastic products. Leadership usually appears to be I'm touch with what is needed for new products being introduced in the market place. Company values are fantastic "do the right thing". Customers are always first.
    Benefits and compensation are very competitive if not superior.

    Cons

    They have very un-realistic sales goals. They have managers that are not managers but drones who don't have a spine or can't stand up to Managment and tell them what is needed or sales goals that are out of whack. Compensation is fine and competitive and benefits are great.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop getting rid of your experienced sales rep when they get to the age of 50. A guy or gal spends there LIFE away from their family on projects, traveling and bringing in a tremendous amount or business for the company only to be let go when the reach the golden age because there was not a big project in their area to carry them through. You have let go some real talent. Some have been lucky enough to go find Job with your competition. You sit in your big offices looking at your spread sheets and cutting some real good folks just because your managers don't have the balls to stand up and say NO! Certainly if your looking for a good job you can put your life into and then plan on retiring there KEEP looking because they will cut your job and hire a fresh out of college dude they can hire for less.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    Very good company

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

    I worked at STERIS as a contractor (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    They pay a lot of attention to culture fit in their hiring - there's a lot of really nice people there, with a notable absence of "jerks"

    Cons

    They're heavily regulated (FDA, OFCCP) so things can move slow at times and a lot of your day to day is governed by a lot of reporting and waiting for permission.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You could do more to build a more embraceable company culture - it's a given that the foundation of the culture is sterilizing the world, but bring more human personalities into the mix.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Great products, good opportunities

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Sales Representative in New York, NY (US)
    Former Employee - Sales Representative in New York, NY (US)

    I worked at STERIS full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Name brand recognition, good manufacturing practices, good technical support great field service.

    Cons

    Sales goals are quite often unrealistic based on market trends and economic upheavals.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Set sales goals more realistically by using forecasts provided by the field reps and verify facts by checking with customers.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Cheap incompetent greedy beats panhandling

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Pagedale, MO (US)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Pagedale, MO (US)

    I worked at STERIS full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Better than a Russian Gulag during good old Joe Stalin's day. As an added bonus the plant is located in a very interesting neighborhood where you can have a front row seat to Friday night gun fights.There are some great hourly and salaried employees there. The company itself has a major problem training, motivating or advancing employees.

    Cons

    Poor pay, 3rd world benefits, plenty of dangerous chemicals and poorly maintained equipment. if the Three Stooges bought a great company from Bristol Meyers and did their best to destroy it you would have an idea of what the St. Louis / Pagedale location is like.

     If you are fifty years or older forget about raises or advancements. Get ready for an early "retirement". Chances are you will soon be unemployed. I got out and found an excellent employer. Sadly most of my contemporaries were not as lucky.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Sell your stock before it is too late. The people in charge of managing daily operations are way over their heads.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7.  

    Expect stagnant pay

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

    I worked at STERIS full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    No one over your shoulder. Freedom to set your schedule and take care of the customers.

    Cons

    Skills required to perform job are not compensated appropriately. Often can be a dangerous job. Little room for advancement.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    STERIS seemed to rest on their laurels. At one time they were the premier sterilization company, but with little advancements the competitors caught up. The competitors were able to offer good instruments at a much lower cost than STERIS. Reward the employees who you value. 2-3% annual increase does not show this.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Company could be much, much better.

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

    I worked at STERIS full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Benefits are good, PTO is adequate. Location within Mentor is good. Some opportunity to move around or advance.

    Cons

    The pay is not good, seems to be at or below industry standard. Morale is low across the board. Proper management isn't priority, production is.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take care of those who make sacrifices for the company, fire the freeloaders.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    STERIS is a great place to work if you like working by yourself but within a team

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Field Service Representative II
    Former Employee - Field Service Representative II

    I worked at STERIS full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    flexible schedule, make your own weekly and monthly schedule. work out of your home, pay is really good. good vacation time. form relationships with your customers and attend there needs and meet all kinds of interesting people

    Cons

    the balance between work and family is off. lots of overtime due to manpower shortages. long lead time to getting someone new hired.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    not everything in work life is or can be measured by metrics. nice guide line but should not be the be all end all

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Flat Organization

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

    I have been working at STERIS full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Stable industry. Long term employees. 401k matching is about standard, consistent medical/dental benefits. We have been able to keep the same practitioners of the last few years.

    Cons

    Low annual increases. Flat organization, little room for advancement

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Would be an ideal job if there were room for advancement

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Decent Company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Service Technician in Mayport Nav S, FL (US)
    Former Employee - Service Technician in Mayport Nav S, FL (US)

    I worked at STERIS full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    I was treated fairly when working for this company.

    Cons

    General level of motivation was poor.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be more decent.

    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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