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Meridian Bioscience Reviews

Updated July 20, 2017
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  1. Helpful (1)

    "National Account Director"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Meridian Bioscience (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    The products at Meridian were quality products that I felt comfortable representing, and had a favorable acceptance by the hospital and laboratory customers.

    Cons

    Meridian grew too fast to keep up. They continue to struggle with management, and have a revolving door which provides lack of stability for the employees. The culture of the company was wonderful when I began working there, but evolved into a very toxic environment by the time I resigned.

    Advice to Management

    Regain the positive environment that existed years ago. Focus more on achievement versus failure. Create goals that are attainable and not pie in the sky.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Sinking Ship"

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    Former Employee - Lab Technecian in Newtown, OH
    Former Employee - Lab Technecian in Newtown, OH
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Meridian Bioscience full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Decent pay and fun activities. There are some good people that work there (not enough)

    Cons

    Uninspiring, negative atmosphere, this is how we've always done it attitude, NO training

    Advice to Management

    If you don't change the culture you will not be in business much longer.

  3. Helpful (3)

    "Arbeit macht frei"

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    Former Employee - Research Associate in Newtown, OH
    Former Employee - Research Associate in Newtown, OH
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Meridian Bioscience full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Enjoyed working with male coworkers.

    Cons

    Slave labor, utter disrespect all-around.

    Advice to Management

    Stop wasting thousands of dollars on useless experiments. Stop burying bad data and only presenting good data. Stop back-dating your records to meet deadlines. (Funny how the VP of HR was fired while I was there). Get a new diagnostic technology that isn't from the 90s and runs on kilobytes of storage. Treat your coworkers with respect. I make more on unemployment while I prepare for medical school than I did working slave labor at this joint. Avoid this place like the plague that it is. Many review are correct. The rich get richer and the poor get poorer. Their stock has dropped nearly 200% since I left. Search elsewhere. I am however very grateful for my time here. Now I know what not to look for.


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Meridian Bioscience"

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    Current Employee - QC Analyst in Cincinnati, OH
    Current Employee - QC Analyst in Cincinnati, OH
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Lots of diversity. The company does have profit sharing and a good 401k.

    Cons

    Communication needs work. We find out changes are happening "after the fact".


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Very high attrition rate"

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

    I have been working at Meridian Bioscience full-time

    Pros

    Good stepping stone for beginning workers out of college for labwork.

    Cons

    Upper management is completely out of touch. Technology is old and our competetion is fierce.

    Advice to Management

    Spend money to make money and upgrade your devices' technology.


  6. "Good small midwest Company"

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    Former Employee - Manager in Cincinnati, OH
    Former Employee - Manager in Cincinnati, OH
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good growing Company with benefits

    Cons

    Small company culture. some tenured directors are outdated


  7. "Overall Positive Experience"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Meridian Bioscience full-time

    Pros

    Most people there are great to work with. They really appreciate there employees and have employee appreciation events monthly.

    Cons

    They are not on the cutting edge of the industry and they are more interested in getting products out into the field to satisfy "The Street" than developing something that customer's are interested in purchasing.

    Advice to Management

    Quit squabbling at the VP level and work together to help the company move forward and grow.

  8. Helpful (1)

    "They have a boys click, and if you don't play with them and go to the bar, you don't get promotions. Same people get pro"

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    Former Employee - Product Specialist in Newtown, OH
    Former Employee - Product Specialist in Newtown, OH
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Meridian Bioscience full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    clean place, thats all i got.

    Cons

    no promotions in less you are in management. Same people get promoted over and over just make new names for same position

    Advice to Management

    share the raises with all your employees and not just management!!!!!


  9. Helpful (4)

    "If you are willing to play their game..."

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    Former Employee - OCS
    Former Employee - OCS
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Meridian Bioscience full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    It was a job. It gave me valuable experience on how not to trust HR, management, and co-workers.

    Cons

    Sexual harassment overlooked. No advancement unless you are part of the good ole boys golf club. Upper management (operations) intimidation. Hostile and racist work environment. Document falsification.

    Advice to Management

    This isn't 1930. It's time to reward emotes based on their performance not their sex, race, or MBA.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "There are better options"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Outside of management, most people are nice enough. Some women in management positions outside of the traditional HR/Quality roles.

    Cons

    Technology is lagging, people are definitely unhappy and looking for a way out, advancement guaranteed for the good 'ol boys but the rest have to work really hard to achieve a promotion

    Advice to Management

    People are unhappy across the board, clearly there is a systematic issue that needs to be addressed instead of ignored.


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