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Updated Sep 8, 2014
Updated Sep 8, 2014
82 Interview Reviews

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    Product Specialist Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 2 months - interviewed at Thermo Fisher Scientific.

    Interview Details

    Initially applied in late July and was contacted the same week for an HR/recruiter phone interview. Very simple and pleasant conversation.
    A week later I phone interviewed with the hiring manager. Very technical oriented questions in which I did not have all the answers but admitted what I did and did not know honestly.
    A couple weeks later I was contacted for an on site series of interviews. Overall, I interviewed with 5 other people, and most were product managers/directors, one was with an HR person. Interviews were a good mix of technical and behavioral questions and all were fairly pleasant. No one was trying to grill me, but they were interested in what I knew and who I was as a person.

    About a month passed until I was contacted once again with an offer. Overall, the process took awhile, but to me they were trying to be very diligent with this hire. 3

    Interview Questions
    • Different chemistry related questions related to separations of different analyte molecules in HPLC systems.   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
  2.  

    Outside Sales Representative Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 4 weeks - interviewed at Thermo Fisher Scientific in January 2010.

    Interview Details

    Applied online, usually the interview process is composed with two phone meetings, followed by a 1-on-1, and lastly a in person meeting with the HR director, potentially the VP of sales, and the hiring manager. Post final meeting an offer will be made.

    Interview Questions
    • What do you anticipate to be your biggest challenge to your business and what will you do to overcome the challenge?   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
  3.  

    Intern Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  San Francisco, CA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in San Francisco, CA
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 1+ week - interviewed at Thermo Fisher Scientific in June 2014.

    Interview Details

    Interviewed for a strategy internship at Thermo Fisher (Life Technologies). Interview consisted of one 30 minute interview with the project leader and two hour interviews with team members.

    Interview questions were mostly fit related as I am an advanced degree applying to a MBA internship. Some interview questions involved questions about business intelligence, product road mapping, and SWOT analysis. Nothing to difficult, if you have taken business classes.

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    R&D Scientist Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    Current employee referred me for this position through the company's website. Received a phone interview with recruiter, followed by hiring manager a few days later. Went for an on-site interview the following week and received job offer 2 weeks later.

    Interview Questions
    • What is your biggest challenge in your present position, and how did you solve this problem.   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  6. 5 people found this helpful  

    Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter - interviewed at Thermo Fisher Scientific.

    Interview Details

    Good experience, interviewed with five managers, all asked about work experience and a few behavioral questions. Nothing really out of the ordinary. I would recommend be prepared for any type of question

    Interview Questions
    • Tell me about a difficult situation you had , and how did you deal with it   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  7.  

    Clinical Sales Consultant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 3+ weeks - interviewed at Thermo Fisher Scientific.

    Interview Details

    Phone screen, interview with manager, round of panel interviews with 15 minute presentation "why hire me"
    very pleasant experience and i enjoyed all the people I interviewed with....i think the presentation is what got me hired

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  8.  

    Field Sales Representative Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 2 months - interviewed at Thermo Fisher Scientific.

    Interview Details

    Several steps to the interview process: phone screen with HR, phone screen with manager, in person interview with manager, phone interview with regional VP, meeting with manager's sales team. Offer made, followed by paperwork, drug screen and backgroung check. The enitre process took about 6-8 weeks.

    Interview Questions
    • Describe a time when you discovered an error that escaped others attention. What did you do?   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    Reasonable, but took longer than 6 weeks for completion from start to finish.
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
  9. 2 people found this helpful  

    Leadership Development Program Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at Thermo Fisher Scientific.

    Interview Details

    There was a job posting on school's career site for a career fair. I applied for an interview slot at the career fair. Final round interview was less than 2 weeks later at company headquarters. The initial interview was done by HR. Final rounds were with senior executives and program participants.

    Interview Questions
    • Talk about a time when you could have handled a situation better, or you were unsuccessful at a task.   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    Areas of concern were - location, relocation assistance amount, and signing bonus. The overall package was competitive, but could be less so depending on the location. Having to accept the offer before knowing the location was a factor in discussing relocation and signing bonus.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Data Entry Specialist Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 4 days - interviewed at Thermo Fisher Scientific.

    Interview Details

    very thorough and comfortable process.

    Interview Questions
    Reasons for Declining

    accepted another position

    Declined Offer
  11.  

    R&D Scientist Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Boston, MA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Boston, MA
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 5 weeks - interviewed at Thermo Fisher Scientific in December 2013.

    Interview Details

    Phone interview followed by presentation of your work and personal interview, followed by HR interview

    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

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