STERIS Reviews

Updated 29 September 2014
Updated 29 September 2014
74 Reviews
2.9
74 Reviews
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STERIS President & CEO Walter M. Rosebrough, Jr.
Walter M. Rosebrough, Jr.
43 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • STERIS offers a competitive paycheck, great benefits and a convenient/safe location (in 7 reviews)

  • then you might get a company vehicle, phone, 407 etc (in 4 reviews)


Cons
  • Flat organization, little room for advancement (in 4 reviews)

  • Low pay results in employees with little to no experience/competence (in 3 reviews)

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  1.  

    Great products, good opportunities

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    Former Employee - Sales Representative  in  New York, NY (US)
    Former Employee - Sales Representative in New York, NY (US)

    I worked at STERIS full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Name brand recognition, good manufacturing practices, good technical support great field service.

    Cons

    Sales goals are quite often unrealistic based on market trends and economic upheavals.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Set sales goals more realistically by using forecasts provided by the field reps and verify facts by checking with customers.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Cheap incompetent greedy beats panhandling

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Pagedale, MO (US)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Pagedale, MO (US)

    I worked at STERIS full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Better than a Russian Gulag during good old Joe Stalin's day. As an added bonus the plant is located in a very interesting neighborhood where you can have a front row seat to Friday night gun fights.There are some great hourly and salaried employees there. The company itself has a major problem training, motivating or advancing employees.

    Cons

    Poor pay, 3rd world benefits, plenty of dangerous chemicals and poorly maintained equipment. if the Three Stooges bought a great company from Bristol Meyers and did their best to destroy it you would have an idea of what the St. Louis / Pagedale location is like.

     If you are fifty years or older forget about raises or advancements. Get ready for an early "retirement". Chances are you will soon be unemployed. I got out and found an excellent employer. Sadly most of my contemporaries were not as lucky.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Sell your stock before it is too late. The people in charge of managing daily operations are way over their heads.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    Expect stagnant pay

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at STERIS full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    No one over your shoulder. Freedom to set your schedule and take care of the customers.

    Cons

    Skills required to perform job are not compensated appropriately. Often can be a dangerous job. Little room for advancement.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    STERIS seemed to rest on their laurels. At one time they were the premier sterilization company, but with little advancements the competitors caught up. The competitors were able to offer good instruments at a much lower cost than STERIS. Reward the employees who you value. 2-3% annual increase does not show this.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Company could be much, much better.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at STERIS full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Benefits are good, PTO is adequate. Location within Mentor is good. Some opportunity to move around or advance.

    Cons

    The pay is not good, seems to be at or below industry standard. Morale is low across the board. Proper management isn't priority, production is.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take care of those who make sacrifices for the company, fire the freeloaders.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    STERIS is a great place to work if you like working by yourself but within a team

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    Former Employee - Field Service Representative II
    Former Employee - Field Service Representative II

    I worked at STERIS full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    flexible schedule, make your own weekly and monthly schedule. work out of your home, pay is really good. good vacation time. form relationships with your customers and attend there needs and meet all kinds of interesting people

    Cons

    the balance between work and family is off. lots of overtime due to manpower shortages. long lead time to getting someone new hired.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    not everything in work life is or can be measured by metrics. nice guide line but should not be the be all end all

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Flat Organization

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at STERIS full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Stable industry. Long term employees. 401k matching is about standard, consistent medical/dental benefits. We have been able to keep the same practitioners of the last few years.

    Cons

    Low annual increases. Flat organization, little room for advancement

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Would be an ideal job if there were room for advancement

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Decent Company

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Service Technician  in  Mayport Nav S, FL (US)
    Former Employee - Service Technician in Mayport Nav S, FL (US)

    I worked at STERIS full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    I was treated fairly when working for this company.

    Cons

    General level of motivation was poor.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be more decent.

    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    STERIS headed in the wrong direction

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    Current Employee - Account Manager  in  Houston, TX (US)
    Current Employee - Account Manager in Houston, TX (US)

    I have been working at STERIS full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Work at your own pace

    Cons

    STERIS is so far behind the competition in the Surgical business unit they have no chance in catching up. Stryker and Hill-room are going to run STERIS to a minor player in hospitals, and the upper management just doesn't see it coming.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    company values are not Lie, Cheat, Steal and make it up on the back end.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10. 2 people found this helpful  

    Learned a lot but they do not care about their employees.

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at STERIS full-time

    Pros

    Was somewhat flexible about work hours. Did offer some ability to learn new skills and continue education.

    Cons

    Management does not really care about individuals as long as you do what they want you do do. Reviews do not reflect the actual success and work ethic of employee. Can go way above call of duty and still only get average review and very little pay raise.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Need more incentive for individuals to contribute to the company as a whole. Communication and cooperation between the different divisions is horrible. Everyone is in it for themselves not the benefit of the Corporation.

  11.  

    World Class Engineering Department

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at STERIS full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Top notch Management and Design Teams

    Cons

    I've been away a few years... no comment.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

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