bioMérieux Reviews

Updated April 13, 2015
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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

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

    Pros

    Mobility in different departments and countries

    Cons

    Benefits are different dependings on the country

  2. Business Analyst

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Analyst in Durham, NC
    Former Employee - Analyst in Durham, NC

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    Biomerieux !!! There is nothing good about this company. Company is located in NC a very poor area with less security.

    Cons

    No recognition. The company is not appreciated about your hard work. if you are on a temporary assignment please find a way to find another job within 3 months they're not going to hire you permanently because of their greed. They don't want to pay your benefit. This company is suck. Not much career opportunity if you are a temp person. Boo.....

  3. 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)

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

    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 Management

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

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  5. 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)

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

    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 Management

    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.

  6. Helpful (1)

    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)

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

    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 Management

    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.

  7. 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)

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

    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 Management

    Keep up the good work

  8. 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)

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

    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 Management

    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.

  9. 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

  10. 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)

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

    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 Management

    Keep doing what you are doing

  11. Helpful (1)

    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 Management

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

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