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Sartorius Overview

Göttingen, Niedersachsen (Germany)
5001 to 10000 employees
1870
Company - Public (SRT3)
Biotech & Pharmaceuticals
$1 to $2 billion (USD) per year
Sartorius is one of the world's leading international pharmaceutical and laboratory equipment providers. Our innovative products and high-quality services help customers around the globe implement complex and quality-critical processes in biopharmaceutical ... Read more

Mission: Strongly rooted in the scientific and research communities and closely aligned with customers and technology partners, Sartorius is dedicated to its philosophy of "Turning science into solutions" every single day.

Sartorius – Why Work For Us?


Founded in 1870 in Goettingen, Germany, Sartorius today is a joint stock company with production facilities, sales subsidiaries and local commercial agencies in more than 110 countries. Sartorius currently employs more than 6,200 people globally, of which approximately 38% are based in Germany. In fiscal 2015, the Sartorius Group earned sales revenue of 1,114.8 million euros. Sartorius has been listed in the TecDax technology index since 2012.

What was important to us then, is still important to us now: close cooperation with our customers and the global scientific community, a forward-thinking outlook, regional roots and a people-focused corporate culture.

Professionals

Experts

As a partner for pharmaceutical and laboratory companies, Sartorius is a global leader in dynamic sectors that will continue to grow for many years to come. Our areas of core expertise are fermentation and filtration technologies, fluid management and purification for the manufacture of biopharmaceuticals, as well as laboratory instruments. Natural scientists, engineers, business managers, you name it – at Sartorius, experts of diverse fields work right along with our partners and customers who are among the best and brightest in their sector.

  • Expert Career Path

    With the Expert Career Path program, Sartorius offers its employees in the Research and Development unit a structured, transparent approach to their career development. Like a manager‘s career, an expert career covers defined steps up the career ladder, enabling an expert to be promoted several rungs. As a result, experts can focus on the core areas of their work – developing products and driving innovations, without being sidetracked by management tasks.

  • Sartorius College

    At Sartorius, experts can continuously expand their skills and careers, for example, by selecting specific seminars from the comprehensive program of training courses offered by Sartorius College on interpersonal communication, leadership and work techniques or by attending our sales and technical training courses.

  • Think Openly, Work Internationally

    Experts who are at the top of their fields in science and technology work at Sartorius, in interdisciplinary and, more often than not, international project teams. At the same time, they benefit from short decision-making paths and the family-style corporate culture at Sartorius. We appreciate individual performance, give individuals considerable freedom in their work and foster an open exchange of experiences and ideas.

Managers and Executives

Sartorius expects its employees to think outside the box, show initiative and be willing to take responsibility. To foster this climate, managers at Sartorius are obligated to create the basic conditions for their teams to perform at their best.

  • Shaping Change

    As a partner of the pharmaceutical and laboratory industries, Sartorius is a global leader in the dynamic sectors of the future: staying abreast of evolving technologies and leading changes are part of our daily “bread and butter” business. So this is why we look for managers who will lead change, instead of just following it. Being open-minded to new ideas and approaches is among our most important values.

  • Leading Teams to Peak Performance

    Sartorius operates at the forefront of science and technology. At our company, products take shape that didn’t even exist a few years back. Moreover, we place the highest requirements on our product quality. This is our mission that also serves as a guiding principle for our managers. It is their duty to lead their own unit to achieve top performance.

  • Growing Even Further with Us

    We look for people with leadership personalities who think beyond department cubicles and country borders and who will actively join us in growing our business in international markets. To help you hone your skills for developing your personal career, you can choose the right program from the comprehensive offering of further training courses held at Sartorius College.

Graduates

You have successfully completed your studies or vocational training and now want to enter the working world? Start your career with a company whose products and technologies are among the best in a growing and innovative industry.

At Sartorius, you will be working for a technology group that is represented in over 110 countries. Openness to new ideas and the creativity to make them a reality are the cornerstones of our way of doing business. Thanks to flat hierarchies and short decision-making channels, young professionals at Sartorius can make a difference right from the start.

Regardless of whether you already have a clear idea of your career path or simply want to get a taste of what's out there – Sartorius puts a world of development opportunities at your feet.

Students

Internships for University Students

Are you studying engineering, natural sciences, business or information systems management and looking for an interesting internship? Sartorius can offer you interesting internships in all company departments, such as in Research & Development, Quality Management, Sales, Marketing, Corporate Communications, HR or IT. Even as an intern, we integrate you into ongoing projects and our day-to-day operations.

Regardless of whether you seek a pre- and/or basic internship, compulsory internship or practical semester – we are as flexible as you are when it comes to internship dates: Anything from 6 weeks to 6 months is possible. Remuneration is based on the duration of the internship and the amount of study you have completed. You can read more about the specific criteria and requirements for our internships in our Frequently Asked Questions section or in the job descriptions for each of our vacancies.

Student Traineeships

Are you looking to gain practical experience, but don’t want to take time off from your studies? If that’s the case, you can work for us as a long-term Student trainee alongside your studies and reap double the benefits: You gain key professional experience while earning some money on the side. The reduced number of weekly working hours (usually 10 to 20 a week) let you continue to concentrate on your degree while working at Sartorius.

Interested? Then take a quick look at our Online Job Portal to see whether there’s something offered that fits your needs. If the right position is not available at the moment, order our job subscription and you will always be informed immediately about new job offers that might be of interest to you. Perhaps our paths will cross in the future. For further general information on internships and student traineeships with Sartorius and on the application process, have a look at our FAQs.

In any event: Good luck with the rest of your studies!

With ideas, expertise and a passion to excel, our employees contribute immensely to the success of our company. We empower them to use their skills to their fullest potential.  We offer motivating work conditions, comprehensive training seminars, and flextime work schedules. Innovative and dynamic, international and family-style, with strong values and roots: working at Sartorius is something really special.

Sartorius offers its employees all the benefits of a large group: the enjoyment of working in an international environment, a comprehensive and progressive human resources development policy, attractive compensation and, last but not least, the flexibility to enable them to set their work hours to suit their lifestyles. At the same time, they enjoy all the benefits of a medium-sized company: short decision-making chains and fast lines of communication.

Benefits

An Inspirational Working Environment

We offer you a secure and pleasant environment so that you can fully concentrate on your tasks, maximize your full potential and come up with new, creative ideas. Sartorius wants employees who show initiative and are willing to take on responsibility. In return, they can expect a lot from Sartorius.

Our employees receive bonuses in accordance with local standards. In addition, Sartorius offers company paid contributions to health insurance and retirement plans.

Multifaceted Human Resources Development

As a supplier for pharma and biotech companies, Sartorius is a worldwide leader in growth markets. The dynamics of our industries are paving ever newer ways for our employees to evolve. We continuously invest in the further development of our human resources. Indeed, we require competent and qualified employees who would like to grow alongside us.Human resources development is not a standard process for us. We support our employees with custom-tailored measures meant to help them achieve their career goals. If they wish to do so, our staff can even receive training beyond their actual work area and perhaps even discover talents they didn't realize they had. By taking part in job rotations, where employees transfer to other corporate locations, sometimes even international ones, "Sartorians" can expand their personal and professional horizons. Additionally, we offer personalized developmental assessments so that individuals can expand their competencies and hone their strengths Our employees can choose from numerous training courses, seminars, and language courses that prepare them for the next higher expert or management levels. Many of them are held at the Sartorius College in Goettingen.

Health Management & Occupational Safety

A healthy company needs healthy employees. Company-wide health management is not an obligation, but rather a matter of heart for us. Depending on site locations, we offer a range of comprehensive health screening benefits, medical check-ups, consulting services and concrete occupational safety measures. We take care of everything to ensure healthy working conditions, as safety and health have top priority at Sartorius.

As an industrial corporation, occupational safety is a major focal point at Sartorius. We are continuously improving technical and organizational working conditions to keep the number of work-related medical conditions, health hazards and accident risks as low as possible. We achieve this through technical improvements and regular training courses.

Company Sports

In several countries, Sartorius organizes company sports events to encourage healthy lifestyles. By taking part in one of the numerous company sports groups, colleagues also get a "sporting chance" to get to know each other and stay fit together. Whether playing soccer, sailing or jogging in a group, the main focus is the enjoyment of exercising together.

Cultural Fit

Are you a person who knows the tricks of the trade?

The basis of your career is your professional expertise. You enjoy working with professionalism, constantly learning new things and thinking outside the box. Then you will fit in well at Sartorius. As a supplier and partner of pharmaceutical and biotech companies, we are a global leader in highly dynamic sectors that will continue to grow for many years to come. This means that the demand for new technologies will steadily increase in the future as well. To meet such growing requirements, we are looking for people who would like to shape new developments. At Sartorius you will be working at the cutting edge of science and technology, on products that didn’t even exist a few years back – and with colleagues, partners and customers who are among the best in their field.

Do you think beyond borders and would you also like to work that way?

Sartorius earns more than 85% of its sales revenue outside Germany and is represented by its local manufacturing sites and sales companies based across the globe. Over the next few years, we will aim to fast-track our growth primarily in the USA and in Asia, above all through our own strengths, yet also by targeted acquisitions and alliances. This is why that for our international projects, we are looking for people who will proactively strive along with us to develop these growth markets. The sheer variety of our prospects and open exchange are the sources of our progress and change.

Would you rather call the shots than be just a cog in the wheel?

Not interested (anymore) in working at a little job in a big company? If you do not like being just one of the nondescript masses who are responsible for taking care of small details, then Sartorius is the right place for you. We expect you to think on your own, take the initiative and be willing to assume responsibility. Rigid hierarchies and long-drawn-out decision-making processes are not our thing at Sartorius. Instead, we see and appreciate individual performance and give each employee lots of space to develop. With us, you can realize your full potential to promote our company’s growth and your personal career.

Do you appreciate strong roots and values?

Founded in 1870 as a spin-off of the University of Goettingen in Germany, Sartorius offers an attractive combination of tradition and innovation, and of regional roots and global flair. At many of our international sites, we have been a presence for decades. What’s more, Sartorians are united across the world by sharing our three corporate values: sustainability, openness and enjoyment. To enable you to “take root” with us, we will offer you not only a family-oriented corporate culture, but also realistic, individualized employment opportunities. When you work with us, you’ll have the flexibility you need to successfully master the challenge of balancing your career and family.

Sartorius has evolved from a small workshop for mechanical instruments into an international group of high-tech companies with more than 6,200 employees. Yet our multinational corporation has retained the essence of what defines us as a group: close cooperation with our customers and alliance partners, our cosmopolitan outlook, regional roots and a people-focused corporate culture.

Sartorius works for sectors that are required to meet high quality and safety standards. Close relationships with customers as our partners are therefore the foundation of our business. Such bonds built upon trust are more important to us than short-term profits. By collaborating closely with scientific institutes and universities, Sartorius remains at the forefront of the latest developments and, as a technology leader, sets the standards in many market segments. In fact, ever since it was founded, our company has always fostered open exchange with the scientific community, helping it to move forward.

Long-term relationships, enjoyment shared while working together, exchange of ideas as equals – all this is also part of everyday work inside Sartorius. It is no surprise that the strong identification of Sartorians with their company is a common thread woven throughout its history. In Germany, for instance employees stay with us around 14 years on average.

In autumn 2013, Sartorius conducted its first Group-wide employee survey. Both the response rate and overall Evaluation were clearly above those of comparable studies, underscoring the high engagement of Sartorius staff. We plan to repeat the employee survey exercise at regular intervals in future to enable us to identify changes over time and investigate their significance.

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    Pros

    Fast growing company the last 5 years and has added many positions. They promote within wherever possible and are focusing more on employee retention. Some jobs are very flexible and/or life-work balance friendly. Great product portfolio and some great technical people.

    Cons

    A lot of manual processes, not keeping up with the growth, long lead-times and fighting customer's frustrations. Often feel like things never get solved because it's put out one fire and move to the next.

    Advice to Management

    Focus on internal process improvements, manufacturing improvements and improving supplier relationships. Add more technical/service resources because many travel so much and they will burn out.

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    I applied online. I interviewed at Sartorius (Bohemia, NY) in May 2017.

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    The process is a little long but very thorough and pleasant. The company seems very professional and organized. I am still awaiting their decision but I feel I am being considered as a serious candidate.

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