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Eurofins Scientific Reviews

Updated April 1, 2017
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Eurofins Scientific Chairman and CEO Gilles G. Martin
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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. "Retour d'expérience"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Contractor - Analytical Service Manager in Colmar (France)
    Former Contractor - Analytical Service Manager in Colmar (France)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Eurofins Scientific as a contractor (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Peu d'avantages
    Ambiance de travail plutôt agréable dans l'ensemble

    Cons

    - Entreprise de + de 20 000 salariés mais qui travaillent pour des clusters qui rendent des comptent à la maison mère de façon à ce que les employés ne puisse pas bénéficier des avantages de groupe ou tout autres primes sur participation.
    - Communication difficile entre les différents clusters
    - Peu de perspectives d'évolution sans diplôme de haute école (X, pont et chaussés, mines, ...)
    - Salaire à minima

    Advice to Management

    Valorisez plus les employés


  2. "Good company"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bangalore Rural (India)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bangalore Rural (India)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Eurofins Scientific (More than a year)

    Pros

    Good but needs improvement in logistics

    Cons

    no shifts and needs improvement on logistics

    Advice to Management

    Nothing


  3. "Technicien Laboratoire Stagiaire"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Intern - Technicien de laboratoire in Malzéville (France)
    Former Intern - Technicien de laboratoire in Malzéville (France)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Eurofins Scientific as an intern (Less than a year)

    Pros

    En avantage eurofins fournit un chéquier restaurant à ses salariés. A part des réductions avec le CE, il existe peu d'avantages réels et qui font la différence avec d'autres entreprises du secteur chimie. Horaires de matin ou d'après midi.

    Cons

    Pour le secteur chimie analytique c'est un milieu avec des risques liés au travail qui sont conséquents. Le milieu est très standardisé à tel point qu'il est difficile d'amener quelque chose de nouveau à la boîte. Personne ne m'a demandé mon avis, étant un intervenant externe, j'aurais pu émettre un rapport d'étonnement mais rien de cela n'est pratiqué chez eurofins. Travail très répétitif, un grand nombre de salariés sont en arrêt maladie souvent pour causes diverses mais surtout le burn-out. Possibilités d'évoluer limitées au minimum, et cela prend des années pour monter dans la hiérarchie. Valeurs d'entreprise absentes.

    Advice to Management

    Constituer des équipes en charge du bon fonctionnement des filières d'analyse. Revoir les conditions de travail du personnel qui est à la limite du raisonnable dans certaines situations. Les techniciens n'attendent la plupart que de trouver un autre poste, et restent par nécessité. C'est dommage d'en arriver là pour un secteur si dynamique que la chimie.


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  5. "Supervisor"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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.


  6. "Firma im Wandel und unter Spannung"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Prüfleiter in Niefern-Öschelbronn (Germany)
    Former Employee - Prüfleiter in Niefern-Öschelbronn (Germany)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Eine der größten Firmen im Bereich Ökotoxikologie/Auftragsforschung
    Durch hohe Personalwechselquote ok, um 1-2 Jahre Berufserfahrung im einschlägigen Bereich zu sammeln
    Lockere Arbeitsatmosphäre

    Cons

    Geringeres Gehaltsangebot im Vergleich zu anderen Unternehmen der Branche
    Hohe bis sehr hohe Arbeitsbelastung
    Die Firma ist in einem Spannungsfeld zwischen der Vergangenheit als Einzelfirma und der Gegenwart als Teil eines Konzerns. Junge Mitarbeiter baden oft die Unschlüssigkeit aus zwischen einer relativ hohen Unprofessionalität bestehender Strukturen und dem Anspruch des Managements.
    Sehr starres Arbeitsverhältnis ohne moderne Elemente wie Homeoffice oder Zusatzleistungen.

    Advice to Management

    Sich nicht so sehr auf Zwischenebenen verlassen, selbst gerne mal den Kontakt zum einfachen Mitarbeiter suchen und sich auch nach Missständen umhören.


  7. "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.


  8. "Lab chemist"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Eurofins Scientific full-time

    Pros

    Wonderful people. Very flexible hours. As long as your work was completed the hours were not very strict. Opportunity to learn is there.

    Cons

    Pay is on the low side. Often times you must stay late to meet deadlines. At times the job can be very stressful.

    Advice to Management

    I would say for management to show their appreciation for their staff more often. They are the ones that get stuck working holidays and weekends to meet the demands.


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

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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


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

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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.


  11. "It's ok"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - R & D Agronomist in Melbourne, East Midlands, England (UK)
    Current Employee - R & D Agronomist in Melbourne, East Midlands, England (UK)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    The work is interesting and the people I work with are great for the most part. It is varied enough to keep the job interesting.

    Cons

    Not particularly flexible with hours, only give lieu time for weekend work so any weekday overtime is not paid. Generally the work load is quite high so it's a struggle to fit it all in at times. Pay isn't great and equipment could be improved.


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