Eurofins Scientific Reviews

Updated April 24, 2015
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  1. Helpful (1)

    Lab technician

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    Former Employee - Lab Technician
    Former Employee - Lab Technician

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

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

    Pros

    Nice co-workers. It's a good entry level experience but is not somewhere to work in the long run. It's good on the resume and puts your for in the door for other places.

    Cons

    Heavy micromanaging. Favoritism. Nepotism. Very low pay. Upper management will tell you to your face that you are replaceable, in case you have a work complaint. Very high turnover rate.

    Advice to Management

    Trust and treat your employees like adults and lay off the micromanaging. Give your employees a competitive salary.

  2. Helpful (1)

    It's OK for some time

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Eurofins Scientific

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

    Pros

    Most people are nice and professional. You can learn.

    Cons

    - No salary raises
    - Management seems to not care much about employee's working environment

  3. Helpful (3)

    Je n'avais pas l'impression de faire partie d'une équipe. Did not feel part of a team

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    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

    (Translated from English)

    Pros

    Les labos sont bien et la nourriture est gratuite.
    Vous êtes formé pour progresser dans votre travail.

    The labs are nice & the food is free
    You are trained to get better at what you do

    Cons

    Bien que les collègues étaient sympas on ne se voyait pas souvent.
    Le travail est monotone et il y a peu de possibilités de promotion.
    À part ça, la direction ne tient pas compte de vos demandes.

    Although colleagues were nice we do not see much each others
    The work is boring and you have few possibilities of promotion
    Aside the management do not take care of your requests

    Advice to Management

    Vous devriez être plus proches de vos employés et comprendre leurs demandes.

    You should be closer to your people and understand their requests

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  5. Helpful (2)

    This is a dead end job for most

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Eurofins Scientific full-time (More than 5 years)

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

    Pros

    This is a place where you can gain a good set of skills in the laboratory. In my experience, I had great co-workers who were good to work with. The benefits are good if you are paying for yourself, only.

    Cons

    One of the major reasons there is a high turnover rate is because of the poor pay. If you are thinking about paying for healthcare for your family or you and your spouse, the premiums are outrageous. Personally, I would have had to use at least 40% of my monthly income to pay for family coverage. I couldn't afford it.
    I have known some of the hardest working people who stuck around waiting and waiting for an increase in pay or a job promotion, only to be disappointed.
    From what I've seen, upper management will keep those who have worked there for a long time even when they treat newer employees like garbage.

    Advice to Management

    If you gave your employees pay increases other than the standard cost of living increase, they would have hope for their jobs. I feel like all the hard work that I've done has simply gone unnoticed.

  6. Helpful (4)

    Poorly paid

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Otterbourne, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Otterbourne, England (UK)

    I have been working at Eurofins Scientific

    No opinion of CEO
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    As described by the first reviewer-
    Friendly, helpful and experienced staff make Eurofins a good place to learn in pleasant, semi rural surroundings.

    Cons

    The disparity between the pay rates of longer serving staff and management bonuses versus the poor pay for newer members means they loose staff quickly.

  7. Helpful (1)

    Useful for gaining laboratory experience before getting a properly paid job elsewhere.

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    Former Employee - Scientist in Otterbourne, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Scientist in Otterbourne, England (UK)

    I worked at Eurofins Scientific

    No opinion of CEO
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Friendly and sociable staff.
    Good sense of team spirit.
    Flexi-time is useful.
    Nice site location.
    The Christmas meal and summer barbecue are welcome events.

    Cons

    Very poor pay and unfair conditions. Some staff get a bigger holiday allowance and are paid significantly more than others to do the same job, often to a lower standard.
    No opportunities for professional or career development: Eurofins almost never promote internally, always hiring externally and never consider using their own employees abilities and skills.
    High staff turnover due to dissatisfaction with the unfair pay and working conditions.
    No pay increase for three years yet there has been a lot of money spent on managers and their expenses.

    Advice to Management

    Make the pay and working conditions fairer for laboratory staff - it is demoralising to have wildly differing pay levels for doing the same job.
    Give current staff opportunities to progress their careers within the company.

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