STERIS Reviews

Updated April 21, 2015
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STERIS President & CEO Walter M. Rosebrough, Jr.
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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 4 reviews)

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

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  1. Assembly

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at STERIS

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Experience opportunity pay benefits job security

    Cons

    team work, consistent, senior people

    Advice to Management

    stay hands on

  2. A general overview of corporate culture and issues of functional dysfunction due to close mind set thought process.

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    Current Employee - Zone Vice President in Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Zone Vice President in Dallas, TX

    I have been working at STERIS

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good, enthusiastic associates who are experienced at solution based sales process.

    Cons

    Insulated senior management that has been a revolving door for last five years.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to feedback rather than nodding and disregarding substance of message without diligence.

  3. Helpful (1)

    It's a good job to have, and would be a great job if it were with a competent company with competent management.

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    Current Employee - Field Service Representative
    Current Employee - Field Service Representative

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

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

    Pros

    Good field to work in, great customer base, good job in spite of company, several decent perks, pay is adequate, plenty of time off available in theory

    Cons

    Ever-increasing stress primarily comes from company, not from job/customers, company constantly at cross purposes with actual job, constant bad decisions made by bean counters or other non-field workers, continually more irrelevant additional requirements given even though job itself has always been the same, never-ending grief from all levels of management and/or general bureaucracy for a myriad of perceived compliance failures, time off very difficult to actually take without hoops to jump through and major stress, understaffed, ever-changing and usually contradictory goals/rules/priorities

    Advice to Management

    SIMPLIFY, back off, provide real incentives, find out what job actually is in the field, be realistic, get out of bed with the government, and make products that sales and techs can be proud to present and service.

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  5. The company is expanding rapidly.

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    Current Employee - Marketing Manager in Mentor, OH
    Current Employee - Marketing Manager in Mentor, OH

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Excellent Work-Life Balance with great hours

    Cons

    Very old fashioned organization with males in all key roles. Good old boy system with executives choosing their successors decades in advance of their retirement. Selections are relationship based versus performance based. Poor performing employees are kept around.

    Advice to Management

    Challenge your workers. Diversify your executive team. Top-grade poor performers.

  6. Terrible management

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    Former Employee - QSRC Analyst in Ontario, CA
    Former Employee - QSRC Analyst in Ontario, CA

    I worked at STERIS full-time (More than 10 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Used to be a good company

    Cons

    They say one thing, and do another
    Promises, promises, promises
    Management uses employees to further their ambitions, not the employees

    Advice to Management

    Trust your tenured employees, not the "new" ones that KNOW you will believe therm even when they doctor documents

  7. OK place

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at STERIS

    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Decent pay for starting your scientific career.

    Cons

    Promotions based on time spent with the company and not merit.

    Advice to Management

    Micromanage less.

  8. Wonderful people; unfortunate policies

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    Former Employee - Temp in Coon Rapids, MN
    Former Employee - Temp in Coon Rapids, MN

    I worked at STERIS part-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Friendly and encouraging employees and direct supervisors. Opportunity to learn a variety of tasks, keeping the job challenging but not overwhelming. Criticism is given in a constructive manner, and advancement in the company is encouraged.

    Cons

    Policies aren't ideal, ability to advance in the company is limited, and the upper management is disconnected (overly busy and stressed).

    Advice to Management

    Consider revising your training policies (lots of repeat training happens) as well as your temp agency policy (hiring directly could save you money while compensating the employees better).

  9. Associate Sales

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at STERIS full-time

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Friendly account managers that are willing to help

    Cons

    Misleading and wrongly advertised job opportunities. Poor management with lack of care about employees. Company all together is heading in a bad direction.

    Advice to Management

    Care more about your employees and get yourself together.

  10. Low stress, nice people

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at STERIS

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    For professional salaried employees, the company offers a relaxed, friendly work environment with competitive pay and benefits.

    Cons

    The CEO has steadily grown the business by purchasing smaller companies. At times, the company struggles to act as a cohesive whole.

    Advice to Management

    Continue work standardization efforts.

  11. A good place to start your career... Just make sure you don't get too involved in doing things the "STERIS way".

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    Former Employee - Software Developer in Mentor, OH
    Former Employee - Software Developer in Mentor, OH

    I worked at STERIS full-time (More than 5 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    I enjoyed their benefit package while I worked there but I understand it changed after I left to the standard high deductible offered most places these days.
    Free coffee.
    Job satisfaction: worked with emerging technologies.
    Manageable workload.
    I was fine with the pay but others were not.

    Cons

    No flexibility in schedule.
    Poor work life balance.
    Poor management.
    Zero project management.
    Dress Code.
    Low morale.
    Little room for advancement.
    Poor training.

    It seems as though mangagement is picked from the existing employees. They take their best person and make them the manager. Not only does this reduce the quality and output of the work being done, it does not guarantee you are actually placing someone into mangagement who would be a good manager.

    Advice to Management

    The current way your performance is determined seems to have little to do with your compensation. Figure out how to do reviews based on performance. Measure your employees proficiency in their position.

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