Eurofins Scientific Reviews

Updated August 23, 2015
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Eurofins Scientific Chairman and CEO Gilles G. Martin
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Pros
  • Staff they employ are nice people (in 3 reviews)

  • Get to learn a lot about all kinds of testing (in 2 reviews)

Cons
  • Also it has filthy rest rooms equivalent to one in bus stands (in 2 reviews)

  • The Tech Park where Eurofins is situated is a little old (in 2 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (2)

    Sent me back to grad school.

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    Former Employee - Analyst in Memphis, TN
    Former Employee - Analyst in Memphis, TN
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    I recieved some industry experience while working as an analyst.

    Cons

    the environment was anti-intellectual and suppressive of thought due to overhead economic pressure. The air conditioning stopped working.

    Advice to Management

    none.


  2. Helpful (4)

    Employees are cattle. Only directors and above get the money...

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    Current Employee - Management
    Current Employee - Management
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Eurofins Scientific full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Growing company (although not sure for how long)

    Cons

    Gilles (Martin) Kingdom. Employees are pawns. New buzz words: TGHP...Eurofins plan to hire only from without (no internal promotions) to offer top dollars to "Top Grads with High Potential". If you are hoping to advance, sorry, not for you. They want outsiders to come in and measure YOUR efficiency. Oh, and by the way: current Medinet employees? you are about to lose your job to Lancaster....rumor has it, Lancaster is validating a brand new lab to take over all Medinet testing -in secret!...and all current Medinet employees will have to transfer from Chantilly, VA to Lancaster, PA or they are let go...Shhh, it's a secret! How's that for an honest relationship? Beware...this company is not trustworthy! Not the first time and won't be the last time that Eurofins made such an uncaring decision. And they squeeze every drop of your time or you are considered not a team player...

    Advice to Management

    Your turnover is only the beginning of your woes. Pay attention more to the welfare of your employees and not just on your networking capital. How many times has Des Moines seen turnover? And now your shared services are being transferred to Lancaster? How long until your Lancaster employees get smart? Eventually, the economic environment will improve and you will not be able to retain any more good people because they will be too smart to stay.


  3. Helpful (4)

    No upward mobility, with low wages and poor management.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    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 Management

    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.


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  5. Helpful (4)

    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
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    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.


  6. Helpful (5)

    don't get acquired by eurofins

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    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.


  7. Helpful (3)

    Lack of Professionalism

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    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 Management

    Listen to your employees complaints, they are real


  8. Helpful (3)

    Quality Control Analyst

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    Former Employee - QC Analyst
    Former Employee - QC Analyst
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    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 Management

    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!


  9. Helpful (9)

    Waste of time

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Des Moines, IA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Des Moines, IA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    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.


  10. Helpful (2)

    Eurofins STA

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Laboratory Technician in Longmont, CO
    Current Employee - Laboratory Technician in Longmont, CO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    None. No advancement opportunity. Ethics and quality should be the cornerstones of a business but have been pushed to the side for profit margins which are shrinking.

    Cons

    Pay. Management. ETHICS! Ethics capitalized for Eurofins STA does not possess any. Their SOPs are all out of date. There is no training. I had to rely on my previous experience in order to perform my job. Management has no guidance or direction. They miss positive samples sent into them for confirmation. Eurofins is a last resort for employment. Good to keep your head above water for pay but bad for a career. There is no motivation from higher ups and lower ranking employees. Once again good if you just want to collect a paycheck. Future applicants need not apply.

    Advice to Management

    Change. Lack of documentation and SOPs is a huge problem. Following a sample from start to finish is a challenge when it should not be because they have been in business for so long. Sales are down and rightfully so at Eurofins STA because quality takes a back seat.


  11. Helpful (7)

    Unprofessional and chaotic. Avoid unless you absolutely need a job. Then find something else anyway.

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Lab Technician I in Des Moines, IA
    Former Employee - Lab Technician I in Des Moines, IA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Co-workers and lab management are generally nice and personable. Easy to get a job; because they always need to replace the last employee who wised up and quit. Not much else.

    Cons

    This place is an absolute house of horrors to work at. Every employee is expendable; and as other reviewers have said, you're not going to see much in the way of actual raises or promotions. You have no real future at Eurofins. To avoid droning on about everything that is drastically wrong here, I'll just make a nice list of the major issues this place poses its workers: -Understaffed departments with excessive workloads lead to a great deal of overtime -Hours change at the drop of a hat, meaning that what little time you have away from this place is impossible to predict -Equipment frequently malfunctions or needs replaced; bogs down workflow -Wal-mart like turnover rate decreases morale and effectiveness -Pay is beyond laughable. I made more per hour at a part time retail job in college. Benefits are expensive for what little coverage they provide -Excessive cost cutting measures hinder productivity

    Advice to Management

    If you truly want to back up the claim that Eurofins is one of the best professional independent testing laboratories in the world, maybe spend some actual time developing your testing facilities and employees.



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