STERIS Reviews

Updated July 22, 2014
Updated July 22, 2014
74 Reviews

2.9
74 Reviews
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STERIS President & CEO Walter M. Rosebrough, Jr.
Walter M. Rosebrough, Jr.
44 Ratings

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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 3 reviews)

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

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  1.  

    Flat Organization

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    • 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 for 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
  2.  

    STERIS headed in the wrong direction

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Account Manager  in  Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Account Manager in Houston, TX

    I have been working at STERIS full-time for 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
  3.  

    Innovative and Positive Workplace

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Customer Care Representative  in  Mentor, OH
    Current Employee - Customer Care Representative in Mentor, OH

    I have been working at STERIS full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Great benefits, the company offers a growth program that employees can follow and they are large supporters of career development within the company. STERIS is an industry leader in the medical field and working for a company like that is something to be proud of.

    Cons

    Similar to many other corporations, meeting quotas and getting reports in on time are of great importance. The environment between employees is friendly but there's always a competitive atmosphere since internal hiring plays a large role.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    soon to be former employee

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Manufacturing  in  Mentor, OH
    Current Employee - Manufacturing in Mentor, OH

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

    Pros

    clean working environment. At least they are offering a severance package, if they let us see it. They buy us doughnuts once in awhile.

    Cons

    poor management. don't care at all about employees, or developing them. Favoritism. Bad management has lead to my plants closedown. Many jobs lost. Over 18 years service..

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You say you want to hear what employees have to say. But then you shun them when they do voice themselves. Most of the management responsible for the plant shutdown are gone. And the current ones will just take new jobs within the company and could careless about the people who's jobs were eliminated. Develop the employees that you have. And don't blame the fda or the employees for the plant shutdown. It was poor management that caused the shutdown.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6.  

    Great company and better people!`

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Software Developer  in  Mentor, OH
    Current Employee - Software Developer in Mentor, OH

    I have been working at STERIS part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Management and co-workers had extremely positive attitudes towards work and motivational work performance. Pay and benefits were great!

    Cons

    Work and life balance was hard to achieve at times.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. 2 people found this helpful  

    Decent Company, Bad Pay

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Field Service Representative  in  New York, NY
    Current Employee - Field Service Representative in New York, NY

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

    Pros

    The company treats it's employees well. The benefits are dirt cheap and good, the car perks are great for field service, the 401K matching is very good compared to anywhere else, there is a great measure of autonomy in the job, little micromanaging, focus on safety.

    Cons

    The pay blows, although its half made up for in benefits, etc, the pay REALLY blows. Work life balance is hard to achieve at times, leadership is lost, product quality isn't what it used to be, metrics are killing the service workforce.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Focus on buying companies and corporate direction is fine, although likely overrated in terms of actual shareholder value. If there is any focus on the service team at all, it is sorely inadequate or misguided. Pay scale forces the good people out and will never attract any top talent. Metrics tied to bonuses lead to unethical decisions across the workforce, number manipulation is rampant and will end up with FDA violations or worse. New hire training (service) is broken, not from a product standpoint, but from a procedure perspective. No one knows what to do. Siebel is an disaster. Customer focused decisions will make for good service, if you try to tailor the service business to your needs (surgical division) and ignore massive decline in customer service that accompanies the choices by looking at metrics (fake data), eventually the customers will go elsewhere... By the time it effects the sales numbers it will be to late and STERIS' reputation will already be tarnished.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8. 2 people found this helpful  

    Not a good work environment

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Manager  in  Mentor, OH
    Current Employee - Senior Manager in Mentor, OH

    I have been working at STERIS full-time for 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
  9.  

    Good experience

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    • 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 for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Good company to learn about medical devices, international environment, good ambiance.

    Cons

    Charge of work to high

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Excellent company to start your career with.

    • 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

    Pros

    Mid size company that is growing, so good lots of opportunities.

    Cons

    No global opportunities outside of U.S.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Poor commitment to employees

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales  in  Wausau, WI
    Current Employee - Sales in Wausau, WI

    I have been working at STERIS full-time for less than a 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

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