Thermo Fisher Scientific Interview Questions & Reviews

Updated Aug 20, 2014
Updated Aug 20, 2014
133 interviews

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    Planner/Buyer Interview

    Anonymous Employee  in  Madison, WI
    Anonymous Employee in Madison, WI
    Application Details

    I interviewed online. The process took 5 weeks - interviewed at Thermo Fisher Scientific.

    Interview Details

    After applying online, I received an email from a recruiter within 1-2 weeks received an email requesting a phone interview. A couple days later had a fairly basic half hour interview with a recruiter mostly talking about my recent positions and filling me in on the job. A few days later had another phone interview of about an hour long, this time with a supply chain manager (not the hiring manager for the position, but similar), again discussing employment history, and the job . Finally, after another week had an in person interview for about 2.5 hours, including 1 hour with hiring manager, and half hour each with 3 colleagues.

    Interview Questions
    • Most questions in both phone and in person interviews pertained to my job experience, and how it related to the position applied for, including knowledge of MRP systems, methods of forecasting and ordering, etc. There were a couple questions asking to describe projects led, or difficult situations that I had to deal with.   View Answer
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  2.  

    Clinical Sales Consultant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I interviewed 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
  3.  

    Field Sales Representative Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I interviewed 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
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    Leadership Development Program Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I interviewed 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 Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Application Details

    I interviewed 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
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    R&D Scientist Interview

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

    I interviewed 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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    Anonymous Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I interviewed through an employee referral. The process took 6 months - interviewed at Thermo Fisher Scientific.

    Interview Details

    Not a quick interview process. Had to do multiple phone interviews with HR and then managers. Provided you have a job this isn't necessarily a bad thing. Everyone is very helpful along the way.

    Interview Questions
    • What do you bring to the company that makes you invaluable?   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Average Interview
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    Associate Chemist Interview

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

    I interviewed through a recruiter. The process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Thermo Fisher Scientific in May 2011.

    Interview Details

    The interview consisted of an hour question and answer with one of the supervisors. Not too many questions were asked. Then the labs were toured and that helped give an idea of what work you would be working in.

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    GLDP Interview

    Anonymous Employee  in  Waltham, MA
    Anonymous Employee in Waltham, MA
    Application Details

    I interviewed online - interviewed at Thermo Fisher Scientific.

    Interview Details

    Group case "interview" was bizarre. We had candidates trying to talk over each other all while being monitored by a group of Thermo Fisher employees, who we could not interact with.

    We also had three, one-on-one interviews which were all behavioral. It seemed like the interviewers were really pressured to stick to the scipt.

    Interview Questions
    • No real difficult question; they were all behavioral so just have stories ready   View Answer
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
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    Inspector Packer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I interviewed in-person - interviewed at Thermo Fisher Scientific.

    Interview Details

    Worst in my career, HR is clueless

    Interview Questions
    • Are you sure that you took the drug test?   View Answer
    Accepted Offer

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