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Eurofins Scientific Reviews

Updated 27 October 2014
Updated 27 October 2014
32 Reviews
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32 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
  7.  

    Great Team and Company

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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

    Pay - Best in the industry
    Benefits - Eg: Insurance for parents, Car Lease Scheme
    Travel - Several Travel Opportunities to Europe
    Training - Loads of training options (Plural Sight, Classroom, Virtual etc..)
    Infrastructure - Almost all have dual monitors.
    Ethical - Management is extremely transparent.
    Work Life balance - Almost 0 pressure.

    Cons

    facilities, office location and cab options

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Move to a good tech park and i will refer tons of my friends in IT.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Learning + Travel + Great Team

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    Current Employee - Technical Lead in Bangalore (India)
    Current Employee - Technical Lead in Bangalore (India)

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

    Pros

    Several travel opportunities, though it's for 2-3 weeks. But multiple times a year.
    Lot of learning opportunities since the technologies used as very new and on par with the market.
    Scrum, Scrum and more Scrum.... This company doesn't believe in water-fall. Keeps the development team on it's feet.
    Experience to work on a project from scratch.
    Fast promotions & good salary.

    Cons

    Campus is far & not in a tech park, though owned by Eurofins.
    No indoor recreation options.
    Transport options are limited.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    flexi hours
    door to door pickup/drop

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Poor Facilities

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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

    Good Pay
    Team lunch every two months.

    Cons

    1. Facilities are very bad.
    2. Promises having worst rest rooms. Admins are not addressing any issue.
    3. Rest rooms are not tidy at all. Flush doesn't work sometimes.
    4. Region based politics are worst in industry.
    5. Does not feel like working in Software Industry.
    6. Few rejected candidates are joined as managers and team management is worst in few teams.
    7. Admins do not solve any problems related to cabs, facilities, promises.
    8. Too much documentation.
    9. They say they are following scrum. But it is not at all a scrum.
    10. Projects are not getting delivered ontime.
    11. People behavior is effecting the team and no action taken.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    1. Change the admins worst in handling issues.
    2. Change few managers playing region politics.
    3. Focus more on work rather than other things.
    4. Take action on people who misbehave.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10.  

    Good place to start out

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    • Career Opportunities
    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
  11.  

    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

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