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Sartorius Reviews

Updated August 23, 2017
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Sartorius CEO & Chairman of the Board Joachim Kreuzburg
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Pros
  • Really Good working Environment (in 11 reviews)

  • Good hours, friendly environment, flexible, good benefits, great President (in 3 reviews)

Cons
  • Really bad for business productivity and feeling appreciated for all the hard work you've done (in 3 reviews)

  • A lot of manual processes, not keeping up with the growth, long lead-times and fighting customer's frustrations (in 3 reviews)

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  1. "Arvada Plant is a great place to work"

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    Former Employee - Master Data Management and Document Control Coordinator in Arvada, CO
    Former Employee - Master Data Management and Document Control Coordinator in Arvada, CO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The people at this location are fantastic. Smart, hard working, easy to work with. You would be lucky to be hired to work here.

    Cons

    No cons to speak of


  2. "This can be a Great Company"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Sartorius full-time

    Pros

    The atmosphere within the employee network is fun to work with.

    Cons

    Rumors of employees being under paid and management can be a little lackadaisical at times.

    Advice to Management

    Become more like leaders and stop showing up to just collect your paycheck. Be proactive, not reactive!

  3. Helpful (1)

    "Once Great"

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

    I worked at Sartorius full-time

    Pros

    Great people at the ground level & awesome support for sales and marketing teams

    Cons

    Sales Management, HR, Leadership in Germany

    Advice to Management

    If Sartorius continues to allow intimidation from senior leadership to guide how they treat the sales and support teams they will continue to lose talented sales rep’s, managers and support personnel. This has been the case over the last year in North America, for a good company going down a dark road.


  4. Helpful (4)

    "Order Processing"

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

    I worked at Sartorius full-time

    Pros

    For what it's worth, working for Sartorius is a great way to accrue experience.

    Cons

    Cons are dependent on department. In order processing, there is high volume for little acknowledgement or reward. Management (which have since left their roles after me) were poor communicators and did not listen to recommendations from day-to-day interactions OPS encounter. Management was focused on developing metrics to address issues when the foundation of said metrics were inconsistent and poor at best. Companies were acquired, which meant order processing absorbed other job tasks without additional staffing to accompany foreseen company growth. Sartorius is an excellent stepping stone to a company that values input and employee worth. When attempting to pursue opportunities in other departments, management highly discouraged branching out.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your employees and make efforts to reward them when necessary. A thank you or expression of appreciation goes a long way.


  5. "Sales Rep"

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    Former Employee - Outside Sales Representative
    Former Employee - Outside Sales Representative
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Sartorius full-time

    Pros

    Great benefits. Flexible work schedule. Good Salary. Coworkers are smart and helpful.

    Cons

    Numbers don't come regularly. No transparency. Commission structure changes yearly. Management changes often. Marketing team is a joke.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Sales Manager"

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    Former Employee - Sales Manager
    Former Employee - Sales Manager
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Products are fantastic.
    Still some knowledgeable employees, but not for long if things don't improve.

    Cons

    Vision of company changes often.
    Decisions on US business made from Germany with no discussion with US employees.
    Upper management vastly under qualified.

    Advice to Management

    Do a better job of improving environment and treating employees with some respect.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Eh"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bohemia, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bohemia, NY

    I have been working at Sartorius full-time

    Pros

    This company is very giving during the holdaya giving us free movie gatherings like the bew Star Wars movies and having a Christmas party where they give away plane tickets and gift cards.

    Cons

    Some management does not enforce rules for certain employees (favoritism). Bonus's are given based on some subjects that the employee has no control over so they can make the excuse to not pay the full bonus. Hard work and dedication is not rewarded where it should be. Employees who don't care for the company and/or get by doing the bare minimum only "shine" when they know management is paying attention to make themselves look better.

    Advice to Management

    Need to enforce the rules to everyone better. For example if people are late everyday then write them up. We are here to do a job within a certain time frame. Why should they get to be late every day? Also, make sure you let your employees know they are appreciated and doing a good job every now and then. It helps people want to stay with the company longer and cut down on turnover rate.

  8. Helpful (3)

    "Data Entry Processor"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Sartorius (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Enjoyed the work environment and the people in all of the departments. Everyone was so welcoming and positive (unfortunately besides my manager). This position is perfect to get some experience and start a career, since it is a well-established company. If I did not have to leave for school I would have stayed and maybe tried to switch departments since I found that data entry processing was not my passion.

    Cons

    At the time the manager of my department was intimidating, unfriendly and standoff-ish. Didn't feel comfortable approaching them with questions/concerns. Really bad for business productivity and feeling appreciated for all the hard work you've done. However, not too worry because I've heard that manager is no longer with the company due to multiple complaints.

    Advice to Management

    Hire managers who make you feel wanted and appreciated for all of your hard work!


  9. "Continued Growth and Opportunities"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Sartorius is a fast growing bioprocessing equipment provider that supports the Biotech and Pharmaceutical Industries globally. It is a great place for career advancement and new opportunities as it continues to grow and evolve. The culture is loose and open and the products are well known and cutting edge. If you are looking for a career then I would highly recommend Sartorius be on your short list.

    Cons

    Currently in a growth phase especially in North America so typical growing pains (can also be a Pro). Global company with global issues but also a great learning experience.

    Advice to Management

    Keep making your employees and customers a priority and don't lose sight that they are our main growth drivers especially in North America.


  10. Helpful (2)

    "Growing Pains"

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    Current Employee - Sales in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Sales in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Fast growing company the last 5 years and has added many positions. They promote within wherever possible and are focusing more on employee retention. Some jobs are very flexible and/or life-work balance friendly. Great product portfolio and some great technical people.

    Cons

    A lot of manual processes, not keeping up with the growth, long lead-times and fighting customer's frustrations. Often feel like things never get solved because it's put out one fire and move to the next.

    Advice to Management

    Focus on internal process improvements, manufacturing improvements and improving supplier relationships. Add more technical/service resources because many travel so much and they will burn out.


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