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Eurofins Scientific Reviews

Updated March 1, 2015
Updated March 1, 2015
40 Reviews
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Eurofins Scientific Chairman and CEO Gilles G. Martin
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    Eurofins US

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Eurofins Scientific

    Pros

    Steady business even in bad economy.

    Cons

    Headquarter needs to be significant.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    N/A

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Waste of time

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Des Moines, IA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Des Moines, IA

    I worked at Eurofins Scientific

    Pros

    The company provides fun outside-of-work functions. The employees get along very well and generally form friendships outside of the workplace. Great place to wokr if you are just looking for a friend with similar interests.

    Cons

    Pay. That's a joke right there. You spend thousands of dollars on a college education just to get a job here with a below entry level position with pay comparable to a gas station clerk. There is talk of "you have a future here" but you won't see it, ever. Each year comes with more responsiblity without a title change and a below "cost of living" pay increase.
    Every employee is viewed as a machine. A machine with no say in anything you do. Everyone is replaceable. You aren't appreciated. You are overworked. Overtime is just part of the job, and not just a couple hours - 50 hour work weeks are the "norm."
    The job was only worth it for the resume building.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
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    Quality Control Analyst

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    Former Employee - QC Analyst
    Former Employee - QC Analyst

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

    Pros

    You can definitely learn a lot depending on your trainer. Take good notes, ask questions, jump in and get your hands dirty!

    Cons

    The cons...oh boy, the cons. I keep seeing the word "cattle" in the other negative reviews and I have to agree. You are worked HARD. Not meeting a deadline is unacceptable here even if it's something out of your control (tech prepped sample wrong, instrument breaks, sample arrives late, etc.) and YOU will be staying as long as needed to finish it. Co-workers are nice, but everyone has so much on their plate that it's hard to interact. Management takes a lot of credit for your hard word and will frequently deny vacation time (or offer a shorter time) because they're always understaffed! If you like OT, long days and weekend work, this is for you. I stayed 6 months and heavily job hunted after my third month because no job should make you this miserable. I would look elsewhere.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You need to give your technicians/analysts some breathing room. I had co-workers frequently not taking a lunch because they didn't have enough time and there was so much pressure to perform. One of the analysts put in his two weeks and the lab almost mutinied. You have to value your people!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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    Lack of Professionalism

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Eurofins Scientific full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Got a job with little expierence

    Cons

    You can work your butt off but you are not appreciated for it.
    They play favorites
    Trying to run a variable bussiness with strict time frames

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to your employees complaints, they are real

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6. 3 people found this helpful  

    environmental lab tech

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Eurofins Scientific

    Pros

    i love working there it is a small company

    Cons

    the work is repetitive we are solving down

  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good place to start out

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    Current Employee - Laboratory Technician II in Mounds View, MN
    Current Employee - Laboratory Technician II in Mounds View, MN

    I have been working at Eurofins Scientific full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    Small microbiology lab so you get to learn all methods the lab performs. Training was very good even though they expected you to learn a lot in short amount of time.

    Cons

    Hours tend to vary and have to work on the weekend. The pay is not very good especially with the high standards they have for the work you do.

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

    don't get acquired by eurofins

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Eurofins Scientific

    Pros

    the people who do the day to day work are awesome.

    Cons

    The management has no direction, looking to cut corners and save money, but cutting the wrong people from a minimum team as it is.

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

    They will use and abuse you!

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    Former Employee - Client Services Representative in Des Moines, IA
    Former Employee - Client Services Representative in Des Moines, IA

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

    Pros

    Get to learn a lot about all kinds of testing. Independent work environment

    Cons

    No management structure. Hard to advance and little recognition for hard work. They will work you to the bone and pay you nothing. They do not value their employees at all.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10. 3 people found this helpful  

    Great company

    • Comp & Benefits
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Eurofins Scientific full-time

    Pros

    New labs, nice work place

    Cons

    Heavy work load and flex work time

    Approves of CEO
  11. 4 people found this helpful  

    No upward mobility, with low wages and poor management.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Eurofins Scientific

    Pros

    Nice people work at Eurofins. Most of the people there are doing their job everyday and working hard to support their families.

    Cons

    Very poor management. Low pay. No promotions. Overwork and underpay employees. Do not deal with personnel issues, so problems increase over time. Very rarely does Management discipline employees when rules are broken, even when it's an HR issues. Managers mistreat or talk down to employees regularly because they were never trained to be managers. Most of the mangers are a good scientists, but very poor at managing people. Some employees often break the rules and are not fired, which upsets the other employees. Employees are expected to work long hours and most departments are understaffed.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Work-life balance needs great improvement. Pay people a more realistic salary. Resolve personnel issues instead of ignoring them to avoid additional problems in the future so you can do a better job of retaining your more highly motivated workers. Show people they are valued with promotions or even small raises. Follow HR protocols and discipline employees who do not follow the Employee Handbook.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

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