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STERIS Reviews

Updated October 11, 2017
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  • 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)

  • very low pay for the bay area(25%) below market (in 6 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (2)

    "STERIS is growing into a mature company slowly."

    StarStarStarStarStar
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Mentor, OH
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Mentor, OH
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    STERIS is a growing company in an emerging field that offers many opportunities for personal development while maintaining the security of a large organization. The FDA regulated environment is a highly marketable skill. The offices are located in potentially overlooked cities, but this yields a greater opportunity to stretch a salary while still enjoying the benefits of establish communities.

    Cons

    STERIS has yet to evolve into a cohesive company. While it 20 years old, it does not act like an established company in many respects, and lacks infrastructure to support running efficiently. The different locations each have different cultures, and act like the companies they were before STERIS purchased them. Employees will still complain and say the old days were better, or corporate has no idea how to run things, and only care about the stock price. Recent changes in upper management have contributed to a culture where no one is sure what will happen next, and while the changes may be positive and solve some of the above problems, it is difficult in a tough economy to wait and see, and this can cause the best employees to find jobs elsewhere, and the ones with less marketable skills to remain.

    Advice to Management

    Address underlying differences in the culture between locations. Explain changes more effectively, through honest communications of good and bad results direct to th employees. Don't compare the company's benefits to only old style rust-belt manufacturers, or modern medical companies, as neither is an exact match. Recruit past the stereotypes of the locations, and make people want to join the company for positive reasons, not just because they're unemployed from a downsizing.


  2. "A great place to work"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Mentor, OH
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Mentor, OH
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great corporate location in Mentor, Ohio; solid company; current executive management is leading the company in the right direction to optimize growth and profits.

    Cons

    Over the past five years, the office "perks" have been minimized - nothing life-changing, but the new CEO cut back a lot of frivolous waste. As a shareholder, I must agree with this approach, but as an employee, it was sad to see some of the changes.

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you're doing. I'm enjoying the security, stability, and profitability of our company, and I would recommend STERIS as a responsible employer.

  3. Helpful (2)

    "An interesting and sometimes challenging place to work"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Mentor, OH
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Mentor, OH
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    A good company with a solid balance sheet. It is a company where you can still make an impact because it is a realtively young company.

    Cons

    Not a lot of movement at the higher levels and therefore there is opportunity up to a point. On the other hand it is a great place to learn.

    Advice to Management

    More creativity is needed to develop and retain talent. It's too late to act after they tell you they are leaving.


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Good company to work for."

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Kansas City, MO
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Kansas City, MO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Large company with good products. Competitive pricing and improving management at all levels. Were becoming more aggressive with compensation in order to compete with other medical device and equipment companies.

    Cons

    Like most big companies, got heavy handed with reports and sales meetings at times. While it was good they were trying to become more competitive in healthcare, there seemed to be a shifting of direction from year to year.

    Advice to Management

    Pay to hire great people and then let them do their jobs. Judge the performance and worry less about reports and sales calls and sales meetings.


  5. "Family atmosphere"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Associate Account Manager in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Associate Account Manager in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    treat employees well, opportunities for advancement, good training

    Cons

    lack of connection with field based employees, and do not allow sufficient time for certain jobs or roles to fully implement

    Advice to Management

    speak more with people on the lower rungs of the ladder, especially those that have left STERIS and come back for their opinions, don't just assume they're back because STERIS is awesome


  6. "overall good place to work"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - IT Department in Mentor, OH
    Former Employee - IT Department in Mentor, OH
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    good enviorment and overall nice people, Walt the CEO is a nice easy going guy and is approachable by anyone in the company. The new building additions look good

    Cons

    Unfortunately, like with all companies to be fair when it gets to the bottom line you are just a number


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Face to face interview with district service manager went very well. Job Offer Accepted"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Field Service Representative I in San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Field Service Representative I in San Diego, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Home office is great!, Do what you are supposed to do and they leave you alone. No micro-managing, naggy supervisors or any complaining employees to bother with.
    I don't understand why some people are complaining when Steris is actually hiring in a stagnate job market. Maybe the previous employees couldn't pass the Seris University online testing? It is pretty tough! WOW!!!

    Cons

    Communication could be better from management.

    Advice to Management

    Have an open line of communication from smartphone/device to a smart help desk for any type of issue. Too many phone numbers to remember.

  8. "A great learning experience!"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Mentor, OH
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Mentor, OH
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at STERIS full-time

    Pros

    My manager is a great mentor to me and is always encouraging me to expand my knowledge by sharing his.

    Cons

    As with any large public company, there are office politics that must be played in order to get ahead.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to nuture and foster employees who are exceling to encourage their loyalty and committment to STERIS.


  9. Helpful (2)

    "New guy's outlook on a changing company"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The company has some good profits and growth, new products and new ideas coming out all the time. If you perform well you get a steady raise and promotions. Challenging environment, good set of coworkers.

    Cons

    Most of the idea coming out have to do with improving efficiency, and are not very consistent, correct one day wrong the next kind of stuff. Although the company grows and shows larger and larger profits they have an expectation for you to cut your overtime while doing more and more work and more and more requirements coming from the top.


  10. "Happy Employee"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at STERIS full-time

    Pros

    Good working environment. Great people.

    Cons

    I have not seen any negatives


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