STERIS

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STERIS Reviews

Updated November 20, 2014
Updated November 20, 2014
83 Reviews
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STERIS President & CEO Walter M. Rosebrough, Jr.
Walter M. Rosebrough, Jr.
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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.  

    If you want to kill your IT career and led off by 2016

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - IT Department in Mentor, MO
    Former Employee - IT Department in Mentor, MO

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

    Pros

    NO work in IT but good money for northeast Ohio

    Cons

    Everything every every old , year 2000 technology, anything broke take 2 days to fix , very slow and total messy IT process and management , IT team extremely negative with new technology due to lots of old IT work force.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    for IT management , Before everything fall a part take care the IT or business leadership will outsource whole IT , its inevitable.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Cheap incompetent greedy beats panhandling

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Pagedale, MO
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Pagedale, MO

    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
  3.  

    STERIS headed in the wrong direction

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    Current Employee - Account Manager in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Account Manager in Houston, TX

    I have been working at STERIS full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Work at your own pace

    Cons

    STERIS is so far behind the competition in the Surgical business unit they have no chance in catching up. Stryker and Hill-room are going to run STERIS to a minor player in hospitals, and the upper management just doesn't see it coming.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    company values are not Lie, Cheat, Steal and make it up on the back end.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5. 5 people found this helpful  

    Employment or Servitude

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at STERIS full-time

    Pros

    Solid company with very good benefits.

    Cons

    Although STERIS is a solid company, I feel management at this company do not believe ethics and morals are important principles to follow when dealing with other human beings. I also feel that there no equality at STERIS because management believes they are well above their staff. I mean,they truly believe that even the way you speak to management should be different from anyone else you speak to simply because they are management. STERIS Corporation management encourages a culture of back stabbing and favoritism and they have already a stereotype of what a good employee is: so if you fall a little bit far from what they believe a good employee is, they you are ostracize and isolate you. They love young people and even though they hire one or two middle age people, these individuals are "rarely" considered for a fair opportunity within the company. They will tell you this is not true but they will hit you exactly on your ego, hurting your self steem and mining your confidence so it really will look like it is your fault. Thus, if you decide to work there, remember, if you are between the ages 18 and 30 ( being optimistic) you are in a good position but do not ever challenge management even if you are right, now if you are over 30 more close to 40, I would look for a more progressive open mind company who understand the value of experience and professionalism. Steris makes easy money in the Health Care industry.They do not feel there is much need of a fair management who cares about "every employee". STERIS manages like a militar regime, brain wash where younger people have little critical thinking to understand.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I feel that management at steris needs to be retrained in understanding what is really like to have an open mind to what the employees have to say, do not label people STERIS. Team work is exactly about variety, have more tolerance for what is different, understand real creativity and diversity.

  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Nightmare

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Production Supervisor in Sandy, UT
    Former Employee - Production Supervisor in Sandy, UT

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

    Pros

    benefits, pay is just okay;

    Cons

    physically demanding for 12 straight hours. Promote from outside. Extremely abusive.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    upgrade the equipment and get educated management

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  7. 3 people found this helpful  

    Not a good work environment

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Manager in Mentor, OH
    Current Employee - Senior Manager in Mentor, OH

    I have been working at STERIS full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Gym, coffee in the kitchen, showroom

    Cons

    Management likes to recycle very competent people out of the company

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hire good managers who develop employees

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Poor commitment to employees

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales in Wausau, WI
    Current Employee - Sales in Wausau, WI

    I have been working at STERIS full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    I don't really see any!

    Cons

    Very impersonal. Complete lack of feeling towards employees. Deceitful. Dishonest.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be honest with people.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9. 2 people found this helpful  

    Not For Professionals

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Management
    Current Employee - Management

    I have been working at STERIS full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    I cannot think of any pros. See the cons.

    Cons

    Unprofessional management. Difficult to maintain integrity in this environment. Low pay results in employees with little to no experience/competence. Employees are overworked and under pressure to cut corners. Money is the only driver for this company.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Clean up your act.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10. 2 people found this helpful  

    High Expectations - Poor Experience

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    Former Employee - Regulatory
    Former Employee - Regulatory

    I worked at STERIS full-time

    Pros

    STERIS offers a competitive paycheck, great benefits and a convenient/safe location. Company looks great on paper. Large player in the Medical Device Industry.

    Cons

    Overbearing and ineffective direction. Limited and poorly executed vision. Very high turnover rate. Unprofessional, often verbally abusive work environment. Low moral. Difficult to manage day to day responsibilities due to lack of consistency in management and no true standardization in procedures. Inadequate internal training/no external training offered for new hires or company cross overs. Unrealistic expectations considering lack of quality training offered. Poor work/life balance due to constant "emergencies" overshadowing time sensitive day to day responsibilities resulting from lack of planning/direction/effective management etc.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Offer adequate training and time for employees to gain confidence in independent decision making, remembering this does not typically happen in several months. Re-evaluate structure when turnover is so high and moral is so low. Provide some across the board consistency; have confidence in decisions and stick to them.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  11. 2 people found this helpful  

    Needs improvement

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Prefer Not to Say in Saint Louis, MO
    Current Employee - Prefer Not to Say in Saint Louis, MO

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

    Pros

    Can't think of many. At least the paychecks do not bounce

    Cons

    Sadly the upper and middle management don't have a handle on daily operations. Apparently their idea of good management is piling on more work and responsibility without giving you the authority to accomplish your job. In addition pay and benefits are far below the competition. Your reward for working 70 hours a week? A bad review and no pay increase.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take a good look at how a system works before changing it. Simply cutting staff and loading the work on the remaining personnel is a recipe for disaster over the long term.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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