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bioMérieux Reviews

Updated February 13, 2015
Updated February 13, 2015
24 Reviews
3.6
24 Reviews
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  1.  

    Great company

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

    I have been working at bioMérieux

    Pros

    Mobility in different departments and countries

    Cons

    Benefits are different dependings on the country

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Mission-driven company that needs to adapt

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

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

    Pros

    Mission-driven company with strong values and a long history of market leadership. People there really care about employees.

    Cons

    Bureaucratic company with unclear processes. Need to reach consensus before being able to execute on projects.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Clarify / simplify processes and empower regional managers so they can move fast without needing too many approvals.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Much less than desired

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Customer Account Specialist in Durham, NC
    Current Employee - Customer Account Specialist in Durham, NC

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

    Pros

    Benefits is the only good thing going here. They start you out with 4 weeks of vacation and the medical/dental and vision benefits are good. The also provide a stipend for the cafeteria.

    Cons

    The initial training and ongoing training leaves much more to be desire. There is very little to no opportunity for growth. People are not recognized for their day to day contributions and going over and beyond the job function.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Create a training plan for new employees and more classroom training for new products and procedure as opposed to online trainings. Also explore the talent within the company for open positions instead of bring in temporary or external employees. Although telecommuting has progressed a lot continue to work on solutions to balance work life balance.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
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  5.  

    Loved the people!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Contractor - Microbiology Research Associate in Durham, NC
    Current Contractor - Microbiology Research Associate in Durham, NC

    I have been working at bioMérieux as a contractor (less than a year)

    Pros

    Great atmosphere to grow and learn for someone new and fresh out of college. Learn a lot in a short amount of time that I spent there.

    Cons

    There were so many senior scientists on site that it could be hard at times to recognize who held priority over your time in certain scenarios.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the good work

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Could be a great company if ran by qualified people and you remove the politics

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

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

    Pros

    The company offers great benefits and compensation, opportunities for advancement and training.

    Cons

    Too many layers of management (matrix), they frequently promote people without experience, backstabbing and political culture, and the French unrealistically expect Americans to conduct business as is done in France. Too many meetings prevent one from getting tasks completed. It was typical to have the same conversation with five different people in five different meetings. This was true for every single conversation or concern or status update. They preach excellent company values and ethics but they do not practice them.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Remove the layers, support your people, listen to the qualified individuals to address the issues and provide the best customer service to improve engagement and culture.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Good company to work for!

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

    I have been working at bioMérieux full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    The company has a good compensation package and provides a generous 4 weeks of vacation.
    Tasks such as investigations, CAPAs and the like are tracked by software and due dates are linked to performance goals in a closed loop system.
    The company manufactures and takes pride in providing excellent products that serve a good customer base.
    The factories are expanding and is supported by strong management and engineering.
    Managers are knowledgeable and supportive.

    Cons

    Medical and Dental insurance is okay.
    Plan your vacation as work allows. Some employees haven't used vacation because of the tasks that wouldn't get done if they were to be absent.
    Turnover in key positions are disruptive to the business.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    No real advice to provide to management except maybe to try to achieve a little better work/life balance for yourself. The managers at bioMerieux are really good but also are some of the hardest working people I've met.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Fast-paced, rewarding work

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at bioMérieux

    Pros

    Company is heavily invested in R&D; good company values

    Cons

    Company structure is complex and confusing

  9.  

    great company to work for !!

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

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

    Pros

    helpful, resourceful and very smart people in IT, Everybody is ready to help each other. great career growth and learning curve. good work-life balance.

    Cons

    too many trainings, other than that nothing that i can think of.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep doing what you are doing

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    A good place to work, IF you're a regular employee.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Contractor - Anonymous Contractor
    Current Contractor - Anonymous Contractor

    I have been working at bioMérieux as a contractor (more than a year)

    Pros

    Flexibility in schedule. Pay is decent.

    Cons

    As a contractor, I am pretty much invisible to those in my department, unless it's work-related. Their indifference to us is rude and maddening!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I realize that contractors are just that -- someone hired to work on a temporary basis. But, we are still human beings, not expendable objects.

  11.  

    Open and positive work environment

    Former Intern - R&D Engineering Intern in Durham, NC
    Former Intern - R&D Engineering Intern in Durham, NC

    I worked at bioMérieux as an intern (less than a year)

    Pros

    Very easy to talk to people in different departments of the company. Pretty flexible with work schedule. Overall it was a great environment and great learning experience for an intern.

    Cons

    Did not seem to hire very many new people into the particular department I was in.

    Recommends

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