STERIS
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Updated May 11, 2014

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65% Approve of the CEO

STERIS President & CEO Walter M. Rosebrough, Jr.

Walter M. Rosebrough, Jr.

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58% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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    Learned a lot but they do not care about their employees.

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsWas somewhat flexible about work hours. Did offer some ability to learn new skills and continue education.

    ConsManagement does not really care about individuals as long as you do what they want you do do. Reviews do not reflect the actual success and work ethic of employee. Can go way above call of duty and still only get average review and very little pay raise.

    Advice to Senior ManagementNeed more incentive for individuals to contribute to the company as a whole. Communication and cooperation between the different divisions is horrible. Everyone is in it for themselves not the benefit of the Corporation.

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    No advancement for service techs

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsPay is ok
    Company vehicle
    Expense card

    Cons100% travel for service technician, management out of touch with service technicians. No room for advancement for service techs. Dangerous work conditions, no training programs for entry level service technicians(for the spectrum techs) to advance in the company or gain new skills.

    Advice to Senior ManagementStop looking at the numbers and value your current employees. Promote from within or provide training programs for entry level employees who want to advance in the company.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Many changes to the Director of Operation position within the past 5 years has led to a severe decline in morale

    Associate Scientist (Current Employee)
    Saint Louis, MO

    ProsLenient work hours for office employees. 3% (at the time) match for 401K, great health insurance, safe environment, training

    ConsLow morale, quality & customer satisfaction > your satisfaction, LEAN initiatives have gone overboard and include auditing office desks, no 'thank yous' or 'congratulations' for any milestones or achievements, no room for growth

    Advice to Senior Managementsee cons

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Has good points, but can't really recommend it

    (Former Employee)

    ProsThe company has its good points. Their cafeteria is pretty good and they have a nice exercise room. Nothing like what you'd get in a real gym, of course, but it's something and it's free. I also sensed that some higher ups were trying to create a good working environment.

    ConsThe morale wasn't very high and the pay was far below industry standards. I also sensed that many of the people I worked with were pretty much going through the motions, not taking a great deal of pleasure in their work. I could quickly tell that I wouldn't want to make a long-term career there.

    I did wind up staying there much longer than I really wanted to though, out of loyalty to my co-workers. Shortly after I decided to move on, I was able to land a job with higher pay and a happier work environment. I also found out that several acquaintances and former co-workers had worked for STERIS before, and that they weren't thrilled with the place.

    Ultimately, I'm not about to say that you shouldn't work at STERIS. Like I said, it does have some good points and some good people. Still, I'd encourage jobseekers to keep looking unless they REALLY have to get something immediately.

    Advice to Senior ManagementGood job with trying to provide certain perks. I think that better pay and more workplace flexibility would help people be more content and more productive.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    chaos in a nutshell. Mismanaged service group, with lots of middle management interference

    Field Service Representative (Current Employee)

    Prosgood company to bet some experience

    Consextremely poor management, very top down management style. Very poor ideas, and horrible, premature execution and implementation of projects and products. Substantial employee turn over, poor morale.

    Advice to Senior Managementwork from the grassroots and cut the clutter and roadblocks..... let the techs on the ground do their job.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    If you can suck up this is for you if not don't waste your time.

    Field Service Group (Former Employee)

    ProsAble to set work schedules. Ability to purchase tools and supplies as needed. Get to work for some fantastic customers and contractors. Paycheck usually comes.

    ConsAfter my first manager all other managers were very poor ow their jobs. We were not given enough time to complete jobs and were punished for working overtime.
    Very cliquey new hires are not qualified. Company uses gps to track technicians. Micro management is the norm. Low pay and no respect for field service group. High turnover. Poor quality. Electronics are made in china if one device out of one hundred works they make a tidy profit. The it and programmers are incompetent
    It may take 30 revisions to get a program that almost works. It support is non existent beyond rebooting your machineThis company is a brown nosers dream. Insurance not that comprehensive.

    Advice to Senior ManagementLower your bonuses. Improve quality. Hire qualified individuals. Restore some perks the field had taken from them.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    A nice stepping stone

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsEasy to excel
    Good pay for performers
    Low expectations

    If you're willing to go the extra mile you'll get promoted pretty quickly and be given more responsibilities. The problem is that Steris doesn't hire additional people when work gets overwhelming, so take on extra work at your own risk.

    ConsLow motivation
    Poor morale
    A lot of complacent employees

    Little to no career advancement opportunities and "leadership" is to the point where everyone is able to just get by doing the very minimum. There are some great people in great positions but there is an ineptitude in middle management that just brings the organization down.

    Advice to Senior ManagementTrim some layers from Director level and above, start investing in leadership.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Nice to work at the Company but it´s very hard to get recognized in the System as a person with own ideas

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    Pros- i can organize my daily work by my own also the coverage and visits at customers can be organized by my own
    - of course i get a company car, mobile phone, computer etc. (these are normal things which will also provided by other companies if you are enploeed there, so nothing special to announce)

    Cons- Management just looks on revenue
    - Wrong deccisions are made in developing market strategies
    - Customers needs and recommendations are not recognized in the right way
    - Some Managers have to bee educated more in realizing the way how the customer is thinking and which reaction of the customer is meaning what (interaction of saying and meaning)
    - Development of new products is made by wrong peoples under wrong conclusions, mostly a development does not match the requirements of the customer needs. Most important goal is to reduce cost by growing the revenue but not to grow the customers satisfaction
    - too much "very important people" in leading positions, some of them are just important in their own eyes
    - product improvement is done to late and not related to customers requirement
    - overall you must get the impression that only the shareholders interests are in focus but not the customer need

    Advice to Senior Managementwhat shall i say if i must have to feeling that my thoughts are not welcome ore not recognized

    – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Not Plans of Professional Development

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    Pros1. Offer work stability
    2. Salary is acceptable
    3. Good Benefits.
    4. You work in a company focus in the healthcare.

    Cons1. There is not an established program of human development.
    2. There is not a clear opportunity of grow up. Therefore is a lot of rotation.
    3. There is not a clear communication and deployment of the objectives and goals of the company.
    4. Training is not efficient in some key positions that could be involved with a regulatory body.
     At least at level of manufacturing plant. Looks like Training Department need to know which is the scope of your position and level of responsability in order to determine an apropriate training plant.
    5. Centralized company. A problem is you want to develop and idea and your dont work in headquaters.
    6. There is not a strong culture that unify the different process.
    7. Lack of strong information systems that help to the different process to be more efficients.
    8. Employees dont feel recognized for the contribution make to the organization.
    9. At least the manufacturing plan does not recognize those who come up with new ideas.
    10. You work for the system insted of the system works for you.

    Advice to Senior ManagementMy recommendation is that headquaters promote an employee satisfaction survey in the different locations and that the information could be handled by personnel with experience in Human Development.
    Promote the development of ideas that could be supported by the upper management.
    Its important to development the STERIS Quality Culture that could unify all the organization.
    Invest in systems to develop databases that help to the personnel to be more efficient. Be paperless!
    Improve the information systems.
    Take care of the knowledge. Establish a program to protect it for future generation of employees.

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