Stericycle

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Stericycle Reviews

Updated December 22, 2014
Updated December 22, 2014
148 Reviews
2.6
148 Reviews
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Charles A. Alutto
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Good Pay ,Good Benefits , Company match 401K ,Constant training (in 8 reviews)

  • IT has good benefits package - 401K, medical insurance, etc (in 7 reviews)


Cons
  • I never got the feeling that upper management valued their employees (in 9 reviews)

  • A lot of customer service issues are caused by this; people from hospitals who have bills near (in 7 reviews)

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  1. 4 people found this helpful  

    Employment

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Northbrook, IL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Northbrook, IL

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

    Pros

    Management projects the "family environment"

    Cons

    The metrics are very harsh and objective at best. Very minority-centric, which is fine, but the average joe very early on loses their position because of it. Middle management plays favorites acts like a ghost whisperer.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Worst place I ever worked for.

  2. 5 people found this helpful  

    Nobody is safe! Run don't walk!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Indianapolis, IN
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Indianapolis, IN

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

    Pros

    There is always work to do. Day, night, holidays, vacations, time off and in spite of your so called "back up". Oh and if you salary forget about an adjust in pay for the 24/7days

    Cons

    Promotions occurs with the same people in management always. This company has a thousand focuses but they are not EXPERTS in any of them. Training is lack luster and not direct, Supervisors only care about bonuses and are willing to let go of long term employees to get it. Nepotism is rampant but no one in Client services will speak up because they are afraid to loss there jobs or be shot down by the bully's in the office. Employees are told to keep bonuses secret from others that work in "like" departments. You will only move up if your connected, look the part and behave badly to others.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Fly in and spend some time at Executive Drive.Ask your Managers the tough questions. Empower HR like it use to be. Your employees see this department (HR) as a joke, an extension of the catty management that serves the executive drive site. Stericycle turn over rate is deplorable and it is because of the manager/supervisors in charge. How many studies do you need to conduct that tell you this locations management is rife with uneducated, spiteful managers and supervisors.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3. 4 people found this helpful  

    Poor attention to holding people accountable; still good ole' boys network in the field.

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

    I worked at Stericycle

    Pros

    Great company with many successes and a sense of vision.
    Multiple opportunities for employees to grow with the company, if you are willing to move
    outside your state.

    Cons

    Leadership blindly trusting. Need to ask more questions and check into things. Just because someone says a situation never happened does not mean this is the truth. When people complain, there is usually a reason and management does not check into it. I am so surprised at the lying that occurs and management believes them because they keep the costs down.

    Plant quickly cleans up when the managers come to visit. We know better what goes on behind the scenes. Lost confidence in this company.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get in the field and see what happens. Do not announce you are coming.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5. 2 people found this helpful  

    What a waste!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - I T Management in Saint Louis, MO
    Former Employee - I T Management in Saint Louis, MO

    I worked at Stericycle full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Salary and benefits were great. No micromanaging at all either.

    Cons

    Too many chiefs and not enough indians. The interview process to get the job was extremely too long.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Breakdown an actual chain of command.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6. 3 people found this helpful  

    Environmentally conscious yet employee unconscious...

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Sales Representative in Northbrook, IL
    Former Employee - Sales Representative in Northbrook, IL

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

    Pros

    The people, hands down. They make you want to come to work every day.

    Cons

    Lack of communication at all levels. Unattainable goals. Genuine lack of caring if employees stay or go.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to your coworkers. Communicate a clear vision for success. Pay your people for the hard work they put in.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Impressive growth, lots of opportunities, has growing pains

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Information Technology in Indianapolis, IN
    Current Employee - Information Technology in Indianapolis, IN

    I have been working at Stericycle full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Stericycle is constantly acquiring businesses so there are lots of career development opportunities

    Cons

    The company struggles with prioritization and focusing. People have plenty of ideas, but getting everyone on the same page and headed the same direction is difficult.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8. 6 people found this helpful  

    Does not care about employees.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Client Service Manager in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Client Service Manager in Houston, TX

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

    Pros

    I haven't enjoyed working here since before my company was acquired by Stericycle but Stericycle made it worse.

    Cons

    They cut Christmas Bonuses. They require you to go out of your way to do your job but they don't supply you with the necessary tools. They make it nearly impossible to get a raise or a promotion but you can apply for other jobs to get an insignificant increase in pay.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Give your employees more incentives. Paper Christmas ornaments are an insulting to say we work off close to minimum wage.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Very good Experience

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative in Jacksonville, FL
    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative in Jacksonville, FL

    I worked at Stericycle full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Working hours is shifts very good

    Cons

    No advancement, due to management caring about their careers

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Positive

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

    I have been working at Stericycle

    Pros

    Friendly staff and coworkers, flexible hours, easy job, vacation hours and pretty good health insurance

    Cons

    The work itself is monotonous, no local opportunities for advancement, do not get paid any more when you take on added responsibilities

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Balanced

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

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

    Pros

    Great work atmosphere!! Nice co-workers. Good benefits,

    Cons

    At times you feel lost among the larger number of employees.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Put a bit more into your CI program and listen to employees ideas a bit more.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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