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Thermo Fisher Scientific Reviews in San Jose, CA

Updated June 11, 2014
Updated June 11, 2014
536 Reviews
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536 Reviews
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Thermo Fisher Scientific President, CEO, and Director Marc N. Casper
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Pros
  • Opportunities to work remotely offer flexibility for work-life balance (in 26 reviews)

  • Good benefits, employees who generally want to make a positive difference in the world (in 36 reviews)


Cons
  • Management has little regard for direct reports work-life balance (in 31 reviews)

  • When colleagues don't like you and are in with upper management you're screwed (in 28 reviews)

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  1.  

    Great products and plenty of opportunities for growth.

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    Current Employee - Manager in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Manager in San Jose, CA

    I have been working at Thermo Fisher Scientific full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    A transnational company that mandates a standardized process improvement training to promote understanding and communication among colleagues. This is extremely critical for a company that grows by merger and acquisitions.

    Cons

    Company adopts LEAN management like most companies. Consequently, projects are behind because of inadequate resources and unrealistic milestones.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    In order to maintain the industry leadership position in scientific instrument, Supply Chain should focus on quality not costs.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Thermo Fisher Scientific Response

    Aug 19, 2014

    As a large company, we understand the importance of what employees think about their workplace. So thank you for your review.

  2.  

    Acquisition review

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Unix Systems Administrator in Sunnyvale, CA
    Former Employee - Unix Systems Administrator in Sunnyvale, CA

    I worked at Thermo Fisher Scientific full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Was acquired by thermo and they took care of folks who they spun out. They placed you with the closest team that was like your current position.

    Cons

    Management team did not work well for remote team members and was extremely slow for change/improvements.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  3.  

    We've had a number of challenges since being acquired by Thermo, but I've learned so much about integration.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - IT Manager in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - IT Manager in San Jose, CA

    I have been working at Thermo Fisher Scientific full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Thermo Fisher is a large global company, as such I often work with colleagues in other countries and as a small contributor to a large global change.

    Cons

    This is a large company that is moving fast, but not always finishing projects cleanly before moving on to the next. This results in regular, frustrating, rework.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Retain more top talent by giving meaningful projects to help employees further professional goals and do not enforce a policy that forces Managers to always rate a percent of employees as not meeting needs.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    5+ years with Thermo

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    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in San Jose, CA

    I have been working at Thermo Fisher Scientific full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    good PTO benefits, can work from home

    Cons

    Managers don't understand the technology, and make serious mistake

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to the technical person.

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