STERIS

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STERIS Reviews

Updated November 26, 2014
Updated November 26, 2014
82 Reviews
3.1
82 Reviews
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STERIS President & CEO Walter M. Rosebrough, Jr.
Walter M. Rosebrough, Jr.
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Review Highlights

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.  

    Overall positive experience

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at STERIS

    Pros

    Overall a good place to work. You are not overwhelmed with the amount of work you are given. Supervisors are fair and appreciative of hard work.

    Cons

    The people are not particularly friendly and are very cliquey. A large amount of people slack off and take their job for granted.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Place a higher premium on retaining employees that work hard by compensating them fairly and offering them an opportunity for advancement.

    Disapproves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good company to work for.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Kansas City, MO
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Kansas City, MO

    I worked at STERIS

    Pros

    Large company with good products. Competitive pricing and improving management at all levels. Were becoming more aggressive with compensation in order to compete with other medical device and equipment companies.

    Cons

    Like most big companies, got heavy handed with reports and sales meetings at times. While it was good they were trying to become more competitive in healthcare, there seemed to be a shifting of direction from year to year.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay to hire great people and then let them do their jobs. Judge the performance and worry less about reports and sales calls and sales meetings.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Quality learning experiences.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at STERIS

    Pros

    Innovative and forward thinking company that is striving for a bigger foot hold in their business sector.

    Cons

    Below average pay for for most positions.

    Approves of CEO
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  5. 2 people found this helpful  

    An interesting and sometimes challenging place to work

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Mentor, OH
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Mentor, OH

    I have been working at STERIS

    Pros

    A good company with a solid balance sheet. It is a company where you can still make an impact because it is a realtively young company.

    Cons

    Not a lot of movement at the higher levels and therefore there is opportunity up to a point. On the other hand it is a great place to learn.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More creativity is needed to develop and retain talent. It's too late to act after they tell you they are leaving.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    A great place to work

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Mentor, OH
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Mentor, OH

    I have been working at STERIS

    Pros

    Great corporate location in Mentor, Ohio; solid company; current executive management is leading the company in the right direction to optimize growth and profits.

    Cons

    Over the past five years, the office "perks" have been minimized - nothing life-changing, but the new CEO cut back a lot of frivolous waste. As a shareholder, I must agree with this approach, but as an employee, it was sad to see some of the changes.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep doing what you're doing. I'm enjoying the security, stability, and profitability of our company, and I would recommend STERIS as a responsible employer.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    good company not great

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales
    Current Employee - Sales

    I have been working at STERIS

    Pros

    fun products that help healthcare

    Cons

    You cant work for steris for the compensation

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    There is a bottle neck in mid level management that needs to be addressed.

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

    STERIS is growing into a mature company slowly.

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Mentor, OH
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Mentor, OH

    I worked at STERIS

    Pros

    STERIS is a growing company in an emerging field that offers many opportunities for personal development while maintaining the security of a large organization. The FDA regulated environment is a highly marketable skill. The offices are located in potentially overlooked cities, but this yields a greater opportunity to stretch a salary while still enjoying the benefits of establish communities.

    Cons

    STERIS has yet to evolve into a cohesive company. While it 20 years old, it does not act like an established company in many respects, and lacks infrastructure to support running efficiently. The different locations each have different cultures, and act like the companies they were before STERIS purchased them. Employees will still complain and say the old days were better, or corporate has no idea how to run things, and only care about the stock price. Recent changes in upper management have contributed to a culture where no one is sure what will happen next, and while the changes may be positive and solve some of the above problems, it is difficult in a tough economy to wait and see, and this can cause the best employees to find jobs elsewhere, and the ones with less marketable skills to remain.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Address underlying differences in the culture between locations. Explain changes more effectively, through honest communications of good and bad results direct to th employees. Don't compare the company's benefits to only old style rust-belt manufacturers, or modern medical companies, as neither is an exact match. Recruit past the stereotypes of the locations, and make people want to join the company for positive reasons, not just because they're unemployed from a downsizing.

    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Sr. Financial Analyst

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Mentor, OH
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Mentor, OH

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

    Pros

    Nice work environment. Average perks.

    Cons

    Compensation below market. Average benefits.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Expect stagnant pay

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    No one over your shoulder. Freedom to set your schedule and take care of the customers.

    Cons

    Skills required to perform job are not compensated appropriately. Often can be a dangerous job. Little room for advancement.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    STERIS seemed to rest on their laurels. At one time they were the premier sterilization company, but with little advancements the competitors caught up. The competitors were able to offer good instruments at a much lower cost than STERIS. Reward the employees who you value. 2-3% annual increase does not show this.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Company could be much, much better.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at STERIS full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Benefits are good, PTO is adequate. Location within Mentor is good. Some opportunity to move around or advance.

    Cons

    The pay is not good, seems to be at or below industry standard. Morale is low across the board. Proper management isn't priority, production is.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take care of those who make sacrifices for the company, fire the freeloaders.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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