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Thermo Fisher Scientific Interview Questions

Updated Feb 19, 2015
Updated Feb 19, 2015
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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Human Resources Position (TC) Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Pittsburgh, PA
    Anonymous Employee in Pittsburgh, PA
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took a weekinterviewed at Thermo Fisher Scientific.

    Interview Details

    Went through an agency- had initial phone screen, met with three people in person, then had 2 additional phone interviews. Found out verbally I got the position I had never been so excited!!! The following week they strung me along and told me they ordered my laptop and were waiting for "signatures" so that they could send me my official offer letter. THEN Thursday night, they change their mind and take back the offer out of nowhere. (Had the recruiter tell me). Thank GOD I didn't tell my current company. Really unprofessional and a huge waste of my time, I was so disappointed by the whole situation. The interview questions were all based on situations that happened at my current job- kind of tough to be honest.

    Interview Questions
    • Name a situation at work where you used excellent customer service   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Difficult Interview
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    Anonymous Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Application Details

    I applied online – interviewed at Thermo Fisher Scientific.

    Interview Details

    I applied online and the next week received an email from a recruiter to set up a phone screening interview. The phone interview was typical. She talked a lot about the company and the position. She asked about my experience and what whether I was looking to leave my job right away or if I could wait. Judging by other reviews I gathered this process could take a while.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  3.  

    Associate Manufacturing Technician Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through other source – interviewed at Thermo Fisher Scientific.

    Interview Details

    three people, one after the other. seemed a bit excessive for a $13/hr position. 300 applicants for 50 open positions. I have a biotech B.S. and I can sell myself. that's why I got in, I believe.

    Interview Questions
    • questions weren't out of the ordinary. A LOT of experience based questions so make sure you can bring stories of your leadership, teamwork, problem resolution, etc…   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Associate Chemist Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    What is your goals in the next 5 years?
    Do you see yourself working at Thermo for the next 5 years?
    Do you currently own a home?
    Do you mind of the long commute?
    How would you balance between work and personal life?
    Do you mind staying late at work?
    The number of interviewers can be between 3-7

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
  6.  

    Product Management Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    Know the market well. Show that you can work under pressure. Result driven and energetic attitude. Good personality is a must. Leave ego's at home. A fast moving company so be ready to show that you can adapt to change.

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
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    Executive Assistant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Carlsbad, CA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Carlsbad, CA
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 4 weeksinterviewed at Thermo Fisher Scientific in January 2015.

    Interview Details

    The company has its own internal recruiters. There are several telephone interviews before you meet in person. When you meet in person, you will be interviewed by several members of the department staff as well as a human resources professional. There is quite a bit of company information online so you will have plenty to research as you decide if this is the company for you. This is a great company at a time of change, growth and opportunity.

    Interview Questions
    • Very informal questions mixed with the standard/textbook questions - strengths, weaknesses - brush up on your answers to standard interview questions and you will do fine.   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Field Service Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 2+ monthsinterviewed at Thermo Fisher Scientific.

    Interview Details

    Contacted by the HR manager multiple times. Every week another e-mail or phone call strings you along. Then finally you get notice of a phone interview. Then another interview with people who are not sincerely interested in hiring, just going through the motions because the company policy requires it. It is sadly apparent that they do not enjoy working for this company, this was a red flag for me.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Difficult Interview
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    Manufacturing Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied in-person. The process took 5+ weeksinterviewed at Thermo Fisher Scientific.

    Interview Details

    I met a Thermo Fisher rep at a career fair and I mentioned I had applied to a manufacturing engineer position a few months earlier. They told me that there was a new position that would be a better match. I connected with them, and then we scheduled a phone interview with HR and an informal in-person interview and factory tour.

    The phone interview with HR was straight-forward, she asked me about times I had solved problems, and what pay I wanted.

    The in-person interview was informal, and we took a tour of the factory, which was really interesting. I asked a lot of questions about how they had addressed manufacturing issues.

    Interview Questions
    • What are your salary expectations?
      Do you want to move into management?
       
      Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    I received a great offer, but I asked for more based on a competing offer I had just received. They gave me 3% more.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Human Resource Coordinator Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Pittsburgh, PA
    Anonymous Employee in Pittsburgh, PA
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral – interviewed at Thermo Fisher Scientific.

    Interview Details

    Initial phone screen, reviewing of credentials. Then 3 face to face, back to back interviews at their headquarters, each lasting 30 minutes each with no breaks in between.I got positive feedback after each interview. Despite thank you letters and follow up calls, I did not receive immediate feedback. It turns out the position was no longer funded which would have been beneficial to know, as I was left thinking I was beat out by other candidates.

    No Offer
    Average Interview
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    Senior Marketing Communication Specialist Interview

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

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took a weekinterviewed at Thermo Fisher Scientific.

    Interview Details

    After having a phone screening interview with the recruiter, I was quickly scheduled to come in for an interview. I have a 5 hour interview with a few folks in the office. Nothing terribly difficult, just questions that gauged my experience and how it would measure with what they were looking for.

    Negotiation Details
    Didn't negotiate
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience

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