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Eurofins Scientific Reviews

Updated 13 October 2014
Updated 13 October 2014
31 Reviews
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    Microbiologist

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    Current Employee - Microbiologist in London, England
    Current Employee - Microbiologist in London, England

    I have been working at Eurofins Scientific full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Very Good laboratory maintaining all the safety regulations. Good Experience working here

    Cons

    Odd work timings. May have to stay for extra hours depending on the work

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 3 people found this helpful  

    Ends unemployment because they employ anyone, but they are bullies and unproffesional

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    Former Employee - Laboratory Technician in Acton, London, England
    Former Employee - Laboratory Technician in Acton, London, England

    I worked at Eurofins Scientific full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    They always have vacancies because so many staff leave, longest people stay is two years because they cant find other jobs, more recently people stay 6 months in the job and return to studies or just quit. I was however told it is the company policy to have staff leaving as it is part of the business plan. Therefore as I said there are always vacancies.

    You can eat the food that isn't tested in the food lab during 1 hour dinner break, or you can take home the chocolates after work.

    Can leave early if all the work is done, hours 2pm to 10pm

    Staff they employ are nice people. And when I started felt close to staff there but as staff leave and new staff join the feelings change.

    Cons

    Some practices were poor habits, such as the pippette skills or overflowing bins. You are rushed and told to work faster and faster with profits placed before quality. I found some of their practices difficult to accept as they were not how we were taught to work in school.

    They employ women the majority of time because cheaper than men. Also almost all staff are foreign. Was told because women are faster than men and foreign workers suffer less stress.

    The manager watches staff through window at his desk to make sure everyone working, they also put CCTV cameras up to watch staff.

    The bins outside are full and piled against the wall because the company tries to save money with collections. Rats were once reported in the building but staff were told it was because they are untidy in the staff room.

    If the work is finished early you leave early but if not complete you are forced to work up to 2am. On a 12 hour shift.

    On one occasion the pipe broke and they were worried about contamination as contaminated water samples are poured down charcoal drains and but still survive in pipes.

    The floor had not been cleaned since the site opened ten years early and needed cleaning to impress customer, although auditors do visit and never complained.

    You are made to lift heavy boxes and water samples come in trays with 20 water bottles on a tray. When I complained it was tiring I was told if I could not do the job to leave.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Have anonymous staff complaints box so staff could vent their frustrations before they get angry and leave.

    Pay staff similar pay and dont have staff starting the same day on different wages because of agencies.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3. 3 people found this helpful  

    I have worked at Eurofins for 3 years

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    Former Employee - Microbiologist in Otterbourne, England
    Former Employee - Microbiologist in Otterbourne, England

    I worked at Eurofins Scientific full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Friendly staff
    Learning new skills, continuous training

    Cons

    The pay! Oh the pay! Breadline you say? Actually worse. Unless you are absolutely desperate seek employment elsewhere.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    It's simple: better pay means people are happier and stay for longer. Low pay means you have high turnover, you spend long time training new staff, low skilled workforce.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
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    Poorly paid

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Otterbourne, England
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Otterbourne, England

    I have been working at Eurofins Scientific

    Pros

    As described by the first reviewer-
    Friendly, helpful and experienced staff make Eurofins a good place to learn in pleasant, semi rural surroundings.

    Cons

    The disparity between the pay rates of longer serving staff and management bonuses versus the poor pay for newer members means they loose staff quickly.

    No opinion of CEO
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    Useful for gaining laboratory experience before getting a properly paid job elsewhere.

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    Former Employee - Scientist in Otterbourne, England
    Former Employee - Scientist in Otterbourne, England

    I worked at Eurofins Scientific

    Pros

    Friendly and sociable staff.
    Good sense of team spirit.
    Flexi-time is useful.
    Nice site location.
    The Christmas meal and summer barbecue are welcome events.

    Cons

    Very poor pay and unfair conditions. Some staff get a bigger holiday allowance and are paid significantly more than others to do the same job, often to a lower standard.
    No opportunities for professional or career development: Eurofins almost never promote internally, always hiring externally and never consider using their own employees abilities and skills.
    High staff turnover due to dissatisfaction with the unfair pay and working conditions.
    No pay increase for three years yet there has been a lot of money spent on managers and their expenses.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Make the pay and working conditions fairer for laboratory staff - it is demoralising to have wildly differing pay levels for doing the same job.
    Give current staff opportunities to progress their careers within the company.

    No opinion of CEO
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    Product development culture with lot of opportunities to Learn

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    Current Employee - Principal Software Engineer in Bangalore (India)
    Current Employee - Principal Software Engineer in Bangalore (India)

    I have been working at Eurofins Scientific full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Product development experience.
    High focus on Agile + Scrum.
    High focus on delivery.
    Growing organization, therefore lot of opportunities to coach.
    Team dinners/Lunch.
    Lot of feedback on performance.
    Management/HR listens to employee feedback & take corrective action.

    Cons

    Goals aren't set on time by Managers.
    Lot of documentation.
    Campus is owned by Eurofins, and not the best in class.
    Need work from home, urgently.
    Poor performers are removed easily. It can also be perceived as bad culture, so need to be careful.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Need Work from home.
    Better facilities and campus.
    Need more sponsorship on trainings/certification.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Just Pay nothing else good

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    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Bangalore (India)
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Bangalore (India)

    I have been working at Eurofins Scientific full-time

    Pros

    Just Pay is good.
    Very few teams are good in terms of work and relationships.

    Cons

    1. Tamil dominating teams are worst. Not having good work environment because of people attitude towards others.
    2. Provide free food and it is too pathetic Not even as good as Dharshinis in Bangalore.
    3. Lot of employees are leaving because of managers. Pathetic management
    4. Few cabs are in bad condition. A little better than truck.
    5. Horrible onsite polices. Once visit to Onsite for two months need to stay for 2 years.
    6. No work from home to employees. It is only for Managers.
    7. No proper processes for project.
    8. Not much things to learn.
    9. People from good IT companies never be able to stay in longer time.
    10. The new building condition is still not improved.
    11. It does not have good surroundings no food is available
    12. There are lot of region based politics in the company

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9.  

    Good place to start out

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    Current Employee - Laboratory Technician II in Mounds View, MN (US)
    Current Employee - Laboratory Technician II in Mounds View, MN (US)

    I have been working at Eurofins Scientific full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Small microbiology lab so you get to learn all methods the lab performs. Training was very good even though they expected you to learn a lot in short amount of time.

    Cons

    Hours tend to vary and have to work on the weekend. The pay is not very good especially with the high standards they have for the work you do.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    don't get acquired by eurofins

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Eurofins Scientific

    Pros

    the people who do the day to day work are awesome.

    Cons

    The management has no direction, looking to cut corners and save money, but cutting the wrong people from a minimum team as it is.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11.  

    They will use and abuse you!

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    Former Employee - Client Services Representative in Des Moines, IA (US)
    Former Employee - Client Services Representative in Des Moines, IA (US)

    I worked at Eurofins Scientific full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Get to learn a lot about all kinds of testing. Independent work environment

    Cons

    No management structure. Hard to advance and little recognition for hard work. They will work you to the bone and pay you nothing. They do not value their employees at all.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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