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Eurofins Scientific Reviews

Updated September 19, 2017
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Pros
  • Work life balance, benefits, company culture (in 11 reviews)

  • The company is growing fast so there are plenty of opportunities (in 8 reviews)

Cons
  • Low pay; lack of communication; poor severance pay for anyone that has more that 2 years (in 16 reviews)

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

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  1. "Nothing more than a paycheck"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Lab Technician in Des Moines, IA
    Current Employee - Lab Technician in Des Moines, IA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    3 weeks PTO to start.

    Cons

    Huge culture of blaming low level employees for problems above their pay grade. Raises are nearly non-existent. Over achievement is never recognized. You're just a number in a spreadsheet to upper management. They could not care less about low level employees. Employee appreciation is a tray of supermarket cookies once a month.

    Advice to Management

    Don't hire the temps who suck at their job just because you need warm bodies. You need to pay more to keep the smart ones around. You just get left with all the dummies who are only shuffling from one crisis to the next.


  2. "Terrible. Extremely unorganized and unprofessional."

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    Current Employee - Scientist in Raleigh, NC
    Current Employee - Scientist in Raleigh, NC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    None. I should have stayed at my old job. The benefits are awful and pricy. The pay is ok but lower than what employees at the actual company gets paid.

    Cons

    The staff is very unprofessional. My phone calls are never returned and my emails are ignored. If your are a professional scientist seek employment elsewhere.

    Advice to Management

    Please do not claim to be a great staffing company when your job performance is sub par.

  3. Helpful (3)

    "Laid off"

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    Current Employee - IT Manager in Louisville, KY
    Current Employee - IT Manager in Louisville, KY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good location to my house.

    Cons

    Eurofins Louisville, KY, is in serious financial difficulty. 60% turnover rate in the labs due to low pay and long, unreliable work hours. IT to be cut by 50% by year end 2016.


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Look elsewhere - seriously!"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    None at this current point and time.

    Cons

    Beware if you are hired as a contractor. They will claim to hire you on after a specific period of time, but I know of several contractors like myself who have been strung along by this company. They will lie to the staffing agency to get you in, and string you along until you either quit or find work elsewhere.


  5. Helpful (6)

    "Lab Analyst"

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    Current Employee - Lab Technician III in Saint Charles, MO
    Current Employee - Lab Technician III in Saint Charles, MO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at Eurofins Scientific full-time

    Pros

    Everyone under management ( worker bees) are great to work with. Area that the building is located is nice. The majority of employees ( except management) are knowledgeable.

    Cons

    Benefits are average. Chaotic. Senior vice president of St. Charles site should retire so someone who really cares could improve and truly manage this little gold mine. This company could make money if it cleaned house of management (especially upper management). No one currently there really understands what a CRO is or how it should be run.

    Advice to Management

    Leave, retire, go somewhere else and let someone come in that truly cares. Respect the employees and their knowledge.


  6. Helpful (8)

    "look elsewhere"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Saint Charles, MO
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Saint Charles, MO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    None that I can detect

    Cons

    Employees treated as interchangable and disposable
    No work / life balance
    Constant chaos and stress

    Advice to Management

    Show some respect to your employees
    stop punishing employees for your poor plannng and scheduling decisions


  7. Helpful (4)

    "Eurofins STA"

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    Current Employee - Laboratory Technician in Longmont, CO
    Current Employee - Laboratory Technician in Longmont, CO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    None. No advancement opportunity. Ethics and quality should be the cornerstones of a business but have been pushed to the side for profit margins which are shrinking.

    Cons

    Pay. Management. ETHICS! Ethics capitalized for Eurofins STA does not possess any. Their SOPs are all out of date. There is no training. I had to rely on my previous experience in order to perform my job. Management has no guidance or direction. They miss positive samples sent into them for confirmation. Eurofins is a last resort for employment. Good to keep your head above water for pay but bad for a career. There is no motivation from higher ups and lower ranking employees. Once again good if you just want to collect a paycheck. Future applicants need not apply.

    Advice to Management

    Change. Lack of documentation and SOPs is a huge problem. Following a sample from start to finish is a challenge when it should not be because they have been in business for so long. Sales are down and rightfully so at Eurofins STA because quality takes a back seat.

  8. Helpful (5)

    "Lack of Professionalism"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Got a job with little expierence

    Cons

    You can work your butt off but you are not appreciated for it.
    They play favorites
    Trying to run a variable bussiness with strict time frames

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your employees complaints, they are real


  9. Helpful (7)

    "Employees are cattle. Only directors and above get the money..."

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    Current Employee - Management
    Current Employee - Management
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Eurofins Scientific full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Growing company (although not sure for how long)

    Cons

    Gilles (Martin) Kingdom.
    Employees are pawns. New buzz words: TGHP...Eurofins plan to hire only from without (no internal promotions) to offer top dollars to "Top Grads with High Potential". If you are hoping to advance, sorry, not for you. They want outsiders to come in and measure YOUR efficiency. Oh, and by the way: current Medinet employees? you are about to lose your job to Lancaster....rumor has it, Lancaster is validating a brand new lab to take over all Medinet testing -in secret!...and all current Medinet employees will have to transfer from Chantilly, VA to Lancaster, PA or they are let go...Shhh, it's a secret! How's that for an honest relationship? Beware...this company is not trustworthy! Not the first time and won't be the last time that Eurofins made such an uncaring decision. And they squeeze every drop of your time or you are considered not a team player...

    Advice to Management

    Your turnover is only the beginning of your woes. Pay attention more to the welfare of your employees and not just on your networking capital. How many times has Des Moines seen turnover? And now your shared services are being transferred to Lancaster? How long until your Lancaster employees get smart? Eventually, the economic environment will improve and you will not be able to retain any more good people because they will be too smart to stay.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "AX Developer"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - AX Developer in Bengaluru (India)
    Current Employee - AX Developer in Bengaluru (India)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Nothing other than You tube access

    Cons

    Don't have proper team management, They don't utilize your skills, No job safety


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