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Eurofins Scientific Reviews

Updated October 29, 2017
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Pros
  • Good pay, Flexible, work life balance (in 15 reviews)

  • The benefits are good if you are paying for yourself, only (in 7 reviews)

Cons
  • This put a lot of pressure on us upsetting our work life balance (in 10 reviews)

  • Low pay; lack of communication; poor severance pay for anyone that has more that 2 years (in 17 reviews)

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  1. "Lab technician 1"

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    Current Contractor - Lab Technician in Louisville, KY
    Current Contractor - Lab Technician in Louisville, KY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Eurofins Scientific as a contractor (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great management. The managers really listen to concerns employees have and care about employees well-being

    Cons

    When you are new, you get stuck doing what no one wants to do most of the week. Don't get to do much science related stuff


  2. "Scientist II"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Eurofins Scientific full-time

    Pros

    Being an in-sourced employee is better than being a sub-contractor or contractor with no benefits

    Cons

    The pay scale scale as compared to colleague counterparts sucks. we get paid less to do more work and it's often the grunt work, of which we are given no credit or recognition

    Advice to Management

    Step up your game. Employees are disenchanted after the 1st year of employment.

  3. "Technically Flexible (several year experience)"

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    Current Employee - Burnt Out Yes Man (One of the Buildings From the Pictures)
    Current Employee - Burnt Out Yes Man (One of the Buildings From the Pictures)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Eurofins Scientific full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    The people are great. Learned a plethora of knowledge from the manufacturing and services (molecular biology) aspects, as well as IT, marketing, and sales aspects. Awesome resume builder. Learned many business as well as life lessons.

    Cons

    Volatile market and lack of response time from upper management. Company is on a race to the bottom in pricing. Company can't afford experienced staff (high turnover).

    Advice to Management

    Don't let sales bury the company. Good sales people can sell without completely butchering prices. There is no reason that pricing should be 10 - 30 percent of what it was 4 years ago........


  4. "Scientist"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Awesome People, Salary average,Benefits competative

    Cons

    No advancement, good place for starter career


  5. Helpful (3)

    "Great experience out of college"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great way to get a foot in the door with experience. Great benefits for a single person. Great way to make friends. Pay is good for recent graduate.

    Cons

    Management usually doesn't set foot in the lab, so if unusual results happen, it is blamed on the employee most of the time.
    Management expects you to stay overtime at times. Work is sometimes put on your list last minute and the work is expected to be done.
    Favorites are picked all the time. You can tell the difference by how management speaks to each person.

    Advice to Management

    Have more faith in your Employees. Not everything is their fault.
    Divide the work evenly between all employees rather than having one person overwork themselves to death.
    If an employee is asking for help, listen to them.


  6. "National Ssles Manager"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Eurofins Scientific full-time

    Pros

    Flexibility of working from home

    Cons

    Salary, Bonus structure, Communication, management


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Supervisor"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Great company culture in our business unit.

    Cons

    Transitioning to new management. Higher management is slowly becoming more receptive to new ideas.

  8. "In 2 years I have not advanced in my position."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    The benefits are good. The hours are also pretty good. Lots of young people.

    Cons

    Pay stayed the same for over a year. No annual raise. Department is understaffed.


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

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    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


  10. Helpful (4)

    "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.


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