STERIS
3.0 of 5 68 reviews
www.steris.com Mentor, OH 5000+ Employees

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Updated Jun 7, 2014

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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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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:
  • "Low pay results in employees with little to no experience/competence"
    in 3 reviews
  • "In addition pay and benefits are far below the competition"
    in 3 reviews
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    Stable company with good people

    Territory Manager (Former Employee)

    ProsGood people with integrity and customer focus, good contract presence.

    ConsLack of career advancement opportunities, average compensation, slow to market new products vs. competition. Average marketing department sometimes slow to respond, or unable to offer appropriate level of expertise to field sales/customer needs.

    Advice to Senior ManagementInvest more in "training up" internal employees for future advancement and leadership opportunities. Improve internal talent management.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Manufacturing (Current Employee)
    Mentor, OH

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

    Conspoor 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 Senior ManagementYou 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.

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

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    Decent Company, Bad Pay

    Field Service Representative (Current Employee)
    New York, NY

    ProsThe 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.

    ConsThe 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 Senior ManagementFocus 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.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    My experience was a good one I learned programs that will enable me to move on in my material support specialist career.

    Material Support Specialist (Former Employee)
    Montgomery, AL

    ProsThe workers are very family like oriented.

    ConsSome of the supervisors are not very knowledgeable of how to be supervisors.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    OK place to work

    Engineer (Former Employee)

    ProsSome interesting products and medical device experience

    Cons1- Limited opportunity for advancement
    2 - Marketing makes Engineering decisions
    3 - Lack of respect for technical people

    Advice to Senior ManagementIt seems pointless to offer any advice to management. As with many modern corporations the cult of the MBA runs the company instead of engineers which limits the ability of the companies to create new products.

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    Could be so much better...

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsMany people are working diligently to "do the right thing" and improve methods/processes/procedures. Fair pay. Great benefits.

    ConsLack of vision, both tactically and strategically. Muddled thinking on long term objectives.

    Advice to Senior ManagementClarify what STERIS is, and what it's working towards.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Still challenged in going from good to great

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)
    Mentor, OH

    ProsVery good benefits, feeling of being connected to healthcare industry, interesting projects.

    ConsSenior mgmt continues to struggle with decision making. Everything becomes a priority hence nothing meaningful is completed. Lots of great ideas stay on the white board and don't move forward. Far too many silos.
    Too many critical customer facing departments go begging for resources while other departments are bloated.

    Advice to Senior ManagementLearn the difference between management and leadership. Do the right things and invest in mission critical resources.
    Stop just talking about being the industry leader and demonstrate that you are.
    Instill a sense of urgency and stop rewarding complacency.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Steris is Not all its cracked up to be.

    Assembler (Current Employee)
    Mentor, OH

    ProsHas a very Clean working environment

    ConsPoor moral and lack of advancement for long term employees.

    Advice to Senior ManagementDo more to increase moral and more advancement opportunities within company.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Ok company to work

    Associate Project Manager (Current Employee)
    Mentor, OH

    ProsGood benefit, health care, dental, 401k and flexible PTO

    ConsLimited internal promotion, sub par HR department

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    STERIS trying to make a come back

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsAlways wants to do the right thing

    ConsA bit too much bureaucracy

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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