Card Production (Former Employee) – Hazelwood, MO – May 14, 2018
This was a great place to work at. Especially for college students who are looking for jobs as well as those looking for something temporary that can help their families in times of need. The workers as well as the managers are very nice and helpful with all newcomers and pretty understanding in situations.
Sr. Administrative Assistant (Former Employee) – St. Louis, MO – May 9, 2018
My days were filled with many different opportunities. I continually made my way through the organization helping where I could and administering to all that needed assistance. The culture of this company was varied and the most enjoyable part of the job is knowing so many nice people and interacting with many department heads throughout my day.
I was able to take on my projects with no interference.
Lack of company communication when implementing new procedures.
Ingénieur d'application (Current Employee) – Marcy L Etoile – April 11, 2018
une grande autonomie et un environnement de travail agréable sont appréciables. toutefois c'est dommage que le management ne soit pas plus attentifs et ait davantage de moyens pour l'évolution de carrière des collaborateurs.
CONTRACTOR (Former Employee) – Durham, NC – March 18, 2018
I learn about the industry procedure and rules. They empathize on safety and to follow the rules. the management are great. the workplace culture is very good, very respectful and organize. The hardest part of the job is sometime dont have the information on the equipment. The most enjoyable part of the job is the flexible time and the people working there. Overall I enjoy my time working there.
Process Technician (Former Employee) – St. Louis, MO – March 6, 2018
As a whole, bioMerieux is a good place to work. The benefits are really good, and the Vitality program is a wonderful extra incentive that can go toward lowering what you pay for health insurance and other benefits. However, workplace culture and experience really depends on what department you're working in.
When I worked there, I was in Media Production. The job description said that 1 year of wet chemistry experience was required, as well as a college degree in the sciences. Those are OVERKILL requirements. Nothing about what is done in that department is scientific. It's literally a glorified factory environment thinly disguised as a laboratory. The hours are long (when I left, they had bumped the shifts from 10 to 12 hours), and the days start early at 4:00 am. You are not allowed to sit if you're working on the bench. Lunch breaks were trimmed back to 30 minutes. Sure, we got 3 15-minute breaks in between, but for a 10-12 hour shift, that doesn't make much difference. If you wanted time off, you had to put it in way in advance because there was a max of 2 people who could be out on a single day. Overtime was "voluntary/mandatory," which meant if you didn't put in overtime after a certain duration, you were required to come in. The upper managers insisted that what production does is important (in their defense, it definitely is), but all they gave us were words. No increase in bonus, no increase in pay, nothing. Just an increase in hours. Most of the Group Leads are attentive and will do their best to work with you, but even they're tied to an extent.more...
However, if you can get into departments such as QC, Validations, R&D, or Clinical, you will be much happier. They work regular hours, and their work is more science-based than Production. And overall, it's a good company that does good work and makes very useful products and instruments. Just avoid Production if you don't want a factory job and want a scientific position.less
discounted lunches, great benefits, Vitality program, good coworkers
insufficient breaks, long hours, poor work-life balance
Clinical Support Scientist (Current Employee) – St. Louis, MO – February 28, 2018
The clinical affairs department expects a lot for a little. Training is not executed well and then when something goes wrong it is solely on the person who did it even if no to little training was provided. Very clique like department and organization and contract employees are not treated well at all. No benefits or pto provided.
Research and Development Engineer (Current Employee) – Hazelwood, MO – February 21, 2018
I thought the Research and Development team was welcoming and talented. The work was challenging - design focus frequently changed and long term professional goals were difficult to achieve. I ended my two year contract position when the project moved to another location for the next phase of development. I chose not to renew my contract.
Research and Development is challenging
Long term professional goals were difficult to achieve.
Machine Operator (Current Employee) – Hazelwood, MO – February 19, 2018
Unprofessional and hostile environment. The employees do not welcome new employees. They laugh and talk about them to their faces. If you don’t tell them your business they don’t like you and try to give you a hard time when you have to work with them. Management allows negative behavior among employees. If management knows you have a difficult time working with someone they purposely put them together. I only recommend this company if you choose to work in other departments. Card Production dept is the worst to work in.
Benefits, paid time off, on-site gym
Poor morale, difficult people to work with. Management does nothing about it.