Eurofins Scientific Reviews

Updated 28 August 2014
Updated 28 August 2014
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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 for less than a 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 for less than a 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 for 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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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    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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    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 for less than a 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
  8.  

    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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    Eurofins IT Bangalore

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    Current Employee - Developer  in  Bangalore (India)
    Current Employee - Developer in Bangalore (India)

    I have been working at Eurofins Scientific full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    You get your salary. But not much hikes are expected.
    Few teams are good.
    Very few people really concerned about Work and Delivery

    Cons

    Few teams are good. Few teams are worst. In few teams managers blame developers for their failures.
    Managers are interested in politics and not in delivery of the project.
    High blame game
    Very few people got work from home policy. Lot of discrimination.
    Management is not concerned about employees. They are cattle.
    Some Mangers are rejected candidates. They were hired since they could not get anybody for the position.
    Shifted to new buildings but with Horrible restrooms.
    Managers are gods and others just reverse of it.
    Some people were fired, laid off and left themselves because of managers
    Worst culture.
    Projects are failing mostly because of managers.
    Most of the Indian managers don't understand ABCD of technology.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't think managers are god and rest of them are cattle.
    Company gets profit not just because of managers. But because of motivated employees who work.
    Make management that help employees. Give importance to people who work rather than who communicate and show off.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10.  

    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 for more than a 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
  11. 2 people found this helpful  

    Did not feel part of a team

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Eurofins Scientific full-time

    Pros

    The labs are nice & the food is free
    You are trained to get better at what you do

    Cons

    Although colleagues were nice we do not see much each others
    The work is boring and you have few possibilities of promotion
    Aside the management do not take care of your requests

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You should be closer to your people and understand their requests

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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