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STERIS Reviews

Updated April 13, 2017
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STERIS President & CEO Walter M. Rosebrough, Jr.
Walter M. Rosebrough, Jr.
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Pros
  • Great Company and great benefits (in 15 reviews)

  • For professional salaried employees, the company offers a relaxed, friendly work environment with competitive pay and benefits (in 6 reviews)

Cons
  • Work/Life balance became less important focus for many management members where you felt the need to choose between work and family obligations (in 5 reviews)

  • Upper management only listens what it wants to hear (in 6 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (4)

    "DO NOT WORK HERE!"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative in Mentor, OH
    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative in Mentor, OH
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Great benefits and a normal salary.

    Cons

    Working with young girls who will back stab and tell on you. It reminded me of high school. No freedom at all! Managment at Steris is more worried about a popularity contest. Very slow hiring process with 3-6 interviews for a mid range salary.

    Advice to Management

    The management is to worried about employees being best friends instead of actually doing their jobs.


  2. Helpful (2)

    "Last resort company to work for..."

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Sales in Los Angeles, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at STERIS full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    I'm not sure there are any pro's...most of the folks who are not in management are wonderful people, but management is a complete debacle with limited potential.

    Cons

    No opportunity for upward mobility, zero internal support and product development, minimal training or support for sales force, inexperienced leadership, unclear company direction, compensation packages that are unjustified compared to day-to-day duties and responsibilities, terrible work/life balance and unrealistic expectations. Only consider Steris if its a last resort and you've exhausted all other job searches.

    Advice to Management

    Quit!


  3. Helpful (2)

    "Needs improvement"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Prefer Not to Say in Saint Louis, MO
    Current Employee - Prefer Not to Say in Saint Louis, MO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Can't think of many. At least the paychecks do not bounce

    Cons

    Sadly the upper and middle management don't have a handle on daily operations. Apparently their idea of good management is piling on more work and responsibility without giving you the authority to accomplish your job. In addition pay and benefits are far below the competition. Your reward for working 70 hours a week? A bad review and no pay increase.

    Advice to Management

    Take a good look at how a system works before changing it. Simply cutting staff and loading the work on the remaining personnel is a recipe for disaster over the long term.


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  5. Helpful (3)

    "High Expectations - Poor Experience"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Regulatory
    Former Employee - Regulatory
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at STERIS full-time

    Pros

    STERIS offers a competitive paycheck, great benefits and a convenient/safe location. Company looks great on paper. Large player in the Medical Device Industry.

    Cons

    Overbearing and ineffective direction. Limited and poorly executed vision. Very high turnover rate. Unprofessional, often verbally abusive work environment. Low moral. Difficult to manage day to day responsibilities due to lack of consistency in management and no true standardization in procedures. Inadequate internal training/no external training offered for new hires or company cross overs. Unrealistic expectations considering lack of quality training offered. Poor work/life balance due to constant "emergencies" overshadowing time sensitive day to day responsibilities resulting from lack of planning/direction/effective management etc.

    Advice to Management

    Offer adequate training and time for employees to gain confidence in independent decision making, remembering this does not typically happen in several months. Re-evaluate structure when turnover is so high and moral is so low. Provide some across the board consistency; have confidence in decisions and stick to them.


  6. Helpful (4)

    "Not For Professionals"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Management
    Current Employee - Management
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    I cannot think of any pros. See the cons.

    Cons

    Unprofessional management. Difficult to maintain integrity in this environment. Low pay results in employees with little to no experience/competence. Employees are overworked and under pressure to cut corners. Money is the only driver for this company.

    Advice to Management

    Clean up your act.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Poor commitment to employees"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales in Wausau, WI
    Current Employee - Sales in Wausau, WI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    I don't really see any!

    Cons

    Very impersonal. Complete lack of feeling towards employees. Deceitful. Dishonest.

    Advice to Management

    Be honest with people.


  8. Helpful (3)

    "Not a good work environment"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Manager in Mentor, OH
    Current Employee - Senior Manager in Mentor, OH
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Gym, coffee in the kitchen, showroom

    Cons

    Management likes to recycle very competent people out of the company

    Advice to Management

    Hire good managers who develop employees


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Nightmare"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Production Supervisor in Sandy, UT
    Former Employee - Production Supervisor in Sandy, UT
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    benefits, pay is just okay;

    Cons

    physically demanding for 12 straight hours. Promote from outside. Extremely abusive.

    Advice to Management

    upgrade the equipment and get educated management


  10. Helpful (7)

    "Employment or Servitude"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at STERIS full-time

    Pros

    Solid company with very good benefits.

    Cons

    Although STERIS is a solid company, I feel management at this company do not believe ethics and morals are important principles to follow when dealing with other human beings. I also feel that there no equality at STERIS because management believes they are well above their staff. I mean,they truly believe that even the way you speak to management should be different from anyone else you speak to simply because they are management. STERIS Corporation management encourages a culture of back stabbing and favoritism and they have already a stereotype of what a good employee is: so if you fall a little bit far from what they believe a good employee is, they you are ostracize and isolate you. They love young people and even though they hire one or two middle age people, these individuals are "rarely" considered for a fair opportunity within the company. They will tell you this is not true but they will hit you exactly on your ego, hurting your self steem and mining your confidence so it really will look like it is your fault. Thus, if you decide to work there, remember, if you are between the ages 18 and 30 ( being optimistic) you are in a good position but do not ever challenge management even if you are right, now if you are over 30 more close to 40, I would look for a more progressive open mind company who understand the value of experience and professionalism. Steris makes easy money in the Health Care industry.They do not feel there is much need of a fair management who cares about "every employee". STERIS manages like a militar regime, brain wash where younger people have little critical thinking to understand.

    Advice to Management

    I feel that management at steris needs to be retrained in understanding what is really like to have an open mind to what the employees have to say, do not label people STERIS. Team work is exactly about variety, have more tolerance for what is different, understand real creativity and diversity.


  11. Helpful (1)

    "STERIS headed in the wrong direction"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Account Manager in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Account Manager in Houston, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at STERIS full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Work at your own pace

    Cons

    STERIS is so far behind the competition in the Surgical business unit they have no chance in catching up. Stryker and Hill-room are going to run STERIS to a minor player in hospitals, and the upper management just doesn't see it coming.

    Advice to Management

    company values are not Lie, Cheat, Steal and make it up on the back end.


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