STERIS Reviews

Updated March 27, 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. The company made many promises, none of which were kept. Had me attend school and said they would pay, then did not.

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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)

    Pros

    Most of the people there are reliable, they know they're jobs and perform at a high level.

    Cons

    Management is not tuned in to what employees need.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to your employees, they do the work 40 hours + a week and know.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2. If you want to kill your IT career and led off by 2016

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    Former Employee - IT Department in Mentor, MO
    Former Employee - IT Department in Mentor, MO

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

    Pros

    NO work in IT but good money for northeast Ohio

    Cons

    Everything every every old , year 2000 technology, anything broke take 2 days to fix , very slow and total messy IT process and management , IT team extremely negative with new technology due to lots of old IT work force.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    for IT management , Before everything fall a part take care the IT or business leadership will outsource whole IT , its inevitable.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3. Cheap incompetent greedy beats panhandling

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Pagedale, MO
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Pagedale, MO

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

    Pros

    Better than a Russian Gulag during good old Joe Stalin's day. As an added bonus the plant is located in a very interesting neighborhood where you can have a front row seat to Friday night gun fights.There are some great hourly and salaried employees there. The company itself has a major problem training, motivating or advancing employees.

    Cons

    Poor pay, 3rd world benefits, plenty of dangerous chemicals and poorly maintained equipment. if the Three Stooges bought a great company from Bristol Meyers and did their best to destroy it you would have an idea of what the St. Louis / Pagedale location is like.

     If you are fifty years or older forget about raises or advancements. Get ready for an early "retirement". Chances are you will soon be unemployed. I got out and found an excellent employer. Sadly most of my contemporaries were not as lucky.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Sell your stock before it is too late. The people in charge of managing daily operations are way over their heads.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful

    STERIS headed in the wrong direction

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    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
  6. 6 people found this helpful

    Employment or Servitude

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at STERIS full-time

    Pros

    Solid company with very good benefits.

    Cons

    Although STERIS is a solid company, I feel management at this company do not believe ethics and morals are important principles to follow when dealing with other human beings. I also feel that there no equality at STERIS because management believes they are well above their staff. I mean,they truly believe that even the way you speak to management should be different from anyone else you speak to simply because they are management. STERIS Corporation management encourages a culture of back stabbing and favoritism and they have already a stereotype of what a good employee is: so if you fall a little bit far from what they believe a good employee is, they you are ostracize and isolate you. They love young people and even though they hire one or two middle age people, these individuals are "rarely" considered for a fair opportunity within the company. They will tell you this is not true but they will hit you exactly on your ego, hurting your self steem and mining your confidence so it really will look like it is your fault. Thus, if you decide to work there, remember, if you are between the ages 18 and 30 ( being optimistic) you are in a good position but do not ever challenge management even if you are right, now if you are over 30 more close to 40, I would look for a more progressive open mind company who understand the value of experience and professionalism. Steris makes easy money in the Health Care industry.They do not feel there is much need of a fair management who cares about "every employee". STERIS manages like a militar regime, brain wash where younger people have little critical thinking to understand.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I feel that management at steris needs to be retrained in understanding what is really like to have an open mind to what the employees have to say, do not label people STERIS. Team work is exactly about variety, have more tolerance for what is different, understand real creativity and diversity.

  7. 1 person found this helpful

    Nightmare

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    Former Employee - Production Supervisor in Sandy, UT
    Former Employee - Production Supervisor in Sandy, UT

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

    Pros

    benefits, pay is just okay;

    Cons

    physically demanding for 12 straight hours. Promote from outside. Extremely abusive.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    upgrade the equipment and get educated management

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  8. 3 people found this helpful

    Not a good work environment

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

    I have been working at STERIS full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Gym, coffee in the kitchen, showroom

    Cons

    Management likes to recycle very competent people out of the company

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hire good managers who develop employees

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful

    Poor commitment to employees

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    Current Employee - Sales in Wausau, WI
    Current Employee - Sales in Wausau, WI

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

    Pros

    I don't really see any!

    Cons

    Very impersonal. Complete lack of feeling towards employees. Deceitful. Dishonest.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be honest with people.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10. 2 people found this helpful

    Not For Professionals

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    Current Employee - Management
    Current Employee - Management

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

    Pros

    I cannot think of any pros. See the cons.

    Cons

    Unprofessional management. Difficult to maintain integrity in this environment. Low pay results in employees with little to no experience/competence. Employees are overworked and under pressure to cut corners. Money is the only driver for this company.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Clean up your act.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful

    Greedy, dishonest and soul crushing.

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    Former Employee - Field Service Representative in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - Field Service Representative in Toronto, ON (Canada)

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

    Pros

    If you can tolerate the B.S., then you might get a company vehicle, phone, 407 etc.

    Cons

    Steris sees their employees as parts in a machine. After they squeeze every bit of work out of you, and you need stress leave, they will just fire you instead of honouring their employment contract with you. Be prepared to sue to get your due.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get some ethics, a proper engineering department, and actually test your equipment designs before shipping them to customers.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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