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Eurofins Scientific Reviews

Updated April 27, 2017
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Pros
  • Work life balance, benefits, company culture (in 10 reviews)

  • Staff they employ are nice people (in 10 reviews)

Cons
  • shareholder focused, small break room, low pay, bad benefits (in 13 reviews)

  • Poor working condition, low salaries and no work life balance (in 7 reviews)

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  1. "Sample Registration Clerk"

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    Current Employee - Sample Registration Clerk in Des Moines, IA
    Current Employee - Sample Registration Clerk in Des Moines, IA

    I have been working at Eurofins Scientific full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    great teaming within the dept

    Cons

    frequent over-time required, but getting better


  2. "A good starting point for new college graduates"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Des Moines, IA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Des Moines, IA
    Doesn't Recommend

    I have been working at Eurofins Scientific (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    The company provides good training for new employees.

    Cons

    Low salary and limited career growth


  3. "Industrious and friendly environment stifled by low pay and lack of career growth opportunities"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Des Moines, IA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Des Moines, IA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Eurofins Scientific full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Positive work culture, community outreach, good training resources available (webinars, conferences) if you express interest to management. Can take pride in being part of the quality services provided. Benefits (insurance, 401K with matching, PTO) are very good. Local and mid-management are approachable. Some extremely hardworking people.

    Cons

    Disconnection between lab and front office, lab over worked, pay is VERY noncompetitive, bonuses are small or non-existent, and there is a substantial lack of career growth and advancement. Upper management (at the senior/corporate level) are not interested in investing in personnel growth, would rather maintain high turn-over rate and replace with a fresh person at low pay. Could really be a great company if they would place a higher value on employee growth and retention.

    Advice to Management

    Focus on retaining employees and meeting industry salaries and wages. Close the communication and social gap between lab and front office for a more cohesive environment. Establish a clear path to career advancement.


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  5. "Mico lab tec"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Lab Technician I in Des Moines, IA
    Former Employee - Lab Technician I in Des Moines, IA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Nothing was good about working here. never knew what hours you were going to work from day to day.

    Cons

    Long hours, terrible pay, no training avaliable

    Advice to Management

    Get some


  6. "Great job to gain experience in the lab."

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Lab Technician in Petaluma, CA
    Former Employee - Lab Technician in Petaluma, CA
    Recommends

    I worked at Eurofins Scientific full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Hire recent graduates with no lab experience. Gained valuable experience working with many different methods. Enhanced dietary supplements knowledge to help build resume.

    Cons

    Low pay, lots of work. Can be unorganized and sometimes there's no help when working with different types of samples or new methods.


  7. "Run - Don't walk away from this company"

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    Former Employee - Sample Registration Technician in Lancaster, PA
    Former Employee - Sample Registration Technician in Lancaster, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Eurofins Scientific full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Benefits are okay and they will hire just about anyone, so if you need a job desperately, you can get one here.

    Cons

    Pretty much everything is a con with the Food Microbiology department in Lancaster PA. Management is terrible, turnover rate is super high (someone quit every week, sometimes two people per week). They force you to work overtime every day without a reprieve, and if you can't, they will write you up. Understaffed, staff is overworked and underpaid. They make promises of raises, but no one saw a raise the year that I was there. There are way too many negatives to list.

    Advice to Management

    Hire qualified people and enough of them to keep up with production. Treat people like humans instead of prisoners. Keep your word or don't speak.


  8. "R&D Scientist"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Mebane, NC
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Mebane, NC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Never a dull moment; good, diverse group of young people to work with.

    Cons

    Wow. Where do I start. Ditto on the poor work/life balance, and poor pay/benefits. Poor supervisory management. Those in science supervisory roles are great scientist(s) and business acumen; but very poor with supervisory management, coaching and leadership. Also, the work load is not matched up with resources, which causes everyone to work like slaves for extended periods of time, compromising the quality of work and quality of life for the employees.

    Advice to Management

    Get formal, ongoing and refresher training on supervisory management, coaching and true leadership skills.


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    "Good people / tough work-life balance"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Louisville, KY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Louisville, KY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Eurofins Scientific full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great people. Very good, supportive relationships. Level-headed organization overall. They do not get angry and emotional. The european influence keeps them very practical and even-tempered.

    Cons

    High pressure, low pay scale. At times the pressure is unhealthy. Reluctant to hire new staff even when the work load clearly demands it. This puts an unnecessary burden on performers to pick up the weight. They are pushed until they burn out or leave, or both. On the other hand, low performers coast along without discipline or intervention. This is the most comment problem.

    Advice to Management

    Focus. Focus. Focus. The company is very unfocused. It tries to do everything, so it does nothing well. Then it tries to do even more to catch up.


  10. "Lab Tech"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Lab Tech in Louisville, KY
    Former Employee - Lab Tech in Louisville, KY

    I worked at Eurofins Scientific full-time

    Pros

    good experience for new graduates, learn to be efficient and fast, overtime

    Cons

    no raises, no bonuses, lots of promises, repeated pipetting, having to work on Saturdays, high retention rate, always short staffed


  11. "EGL Genetic Diagnositcs LLC (Atlanta) Formerly Emory Genetics"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Cytogenetic Technologist in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Cytogenetic Technologist in Atlanta, GA
    Recommends

    I worked at Eurofins Scientific full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Good benefits, good HR communication, flexible scheduling

    Cons

    Some management issues, no advancement for leadership

    Advice to Management

    Honor your quarterly review promises


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