Thermo Fisher Scientific Reviews

Updated July 21, 2015
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Thermo Fisher Scientific President, CEO, and Director Marc N. Casper
Marc N. Casper
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Pros
  • The work-life balance is very good (in 29 reviews)

  • Great pay with good benefits for the Rochester Area (in 36 reviews)

Cons
  • Thermo Fisher expects an intensity from its employees that turns work-life balance upside down (in 32 reviews)

  • Constant turnover in upper management (in 29 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    Thermo Fisher Management

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA

    I have been working at Thermo Fisher Scientific (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great portfolio of products, intelligent individuals with many areas to learn in science. Good working environment and plenty of community involvement programs to reach out to others. Heavy in the area of Life Sciences for both hardware and software so learning curves can be steep for anyone new to this domain so ample continuous learning. Executive Management has vision for growth as more acquisitions occur. Good benefits and matching 401k Friendly atmosphere and great people to work with

    Cons

    Hardware centric company, very limited growth in the area of software career development. Management levels change frequently leaving little movement for internal employees. Clean working environment but little perks compared to most silicon valley companies. Lack of vision for long term strategies force old products to continue to live beyond their years.

    Advice to Management

    Plan a vision for the next 5 years and create a plan to get there for software/hardware infrastructure changes or else it will never happen. Cross collaboration needs to be enforced through management and not left up to each individual group.


  2. Good company overall, but can be stuck working in a silo.

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Financial Analyst in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Financial Analyst in San Jose, CA

    I have been working at Thermo Fisher Scientific part-time (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Lots in innovation, cool products

    Cons

    Work in a silo. People are nice once you get to know them, but normally people don't branch out. Sometimes don't find out about other related projects until way too late.


  3. Helpful (1)

    Has been a pleasure to work there

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Commodity Specialist in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Commodity Specialist in San Jose, CA

    I have been working at Thermo Fisher Scientific full-time (More than 8 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good benefits, flexible working hours, good products being manufactured

    Cons

    there are none that are obvious


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    Thermo offers a stimulating work environment

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    Current Employee - Strategic Marketing Specialist in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Strategic Marketing Specialist in San Jose, CA

    I have been working at Thermo Fisher Scientific

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Variety of work experience, opportunity to work with cutting edge instrumentation, exposure to field/industry leading customers, opportunity for travel

    Cons

    Somewhat lower compensation than that offered by competitors

    Advice to Management

    Promote greater visibility and communication between components of the organization



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