STERIS

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STERIS Reviews

Updated November 26, 2014
Updated November 26, 2014
82 Reviews
3.0
82 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.  

    Good entry-level IT position

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

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

    Pros

    -Great department management: Immediate bosses are very supportive and concerned about improving processes
    -Lots of departments to advance to if you are interested in improving your skill set or picking up new specializations
    -Great benefits: decent amount of paid time off, cheap medical and dental plans (for 24-year old healthy male)

    Cons

    -Lack of flexibility in work schedule, have had to cancel paid time and have very little weekday free time
    -Lack of communication between IT teams means multiple app/ project launches can occur simultaneously and so support staff get overwhelmed at times
    -Not enough front-line staff to handle workload if someone is on vacation or out

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Sr. Financial Analyst

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

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

    Pros

    Nice work environment. Average perks.

    Cons

    Compensation below market. Average benefits.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Solid company

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at STERIS

    Pros

    Good people. Making smart acquisitions to serve customers better. Well positioned based on changes occurring in the markets the company operates in.

    Cons

    Opportunity to be more creative and personal in marketing the company. Powerful brand that we currently don't take full advantage of.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    A strong company culture during times of acquisition, integration makes a big difference. Keep things fresh to get the most out of your talent.

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  5.  

    Not a bad place to begin....

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

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

    Pros

    I can say that I absolutely love my co-workers and the job is pretty decent when it comes to PTO,etc. For this to be my first job in my field straight out of college I wasn't expecting a glorious salary. However, I know that the skills that I can gain here will be beneficial when it comes to me entering the job market again somewhere down the line.

    Cons

    I would've loved to reach 40k starting but that's not the case here. Unfortunately many of my co-workers are jumping on the first flight out of this place to places where there is less of a salary cap.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I love my direct manager! She really works hard in your regard to get things done. Upper management should be a little more organized when it comes to training procedures for new employees. Mine was a little all over the place.

    Recommends
  6.  

    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
  7.  

    STERIS headed in the wrong direction

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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 (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
  8.  

    Innovative and Positive Workplace

    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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 (more than an 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
  9.  

    soon to be former employee

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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 (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
  10.  

    Great company and better people!`

    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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 (more than an 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
  11. 2 people found this helpful  

    Decent Company, Bad Pay

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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 (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

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