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Thermo Fisher Scientific Interview Questions

Updated Dec 7, 2014
Updated Dec 7, 2014
145 Interview Reviews

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    Anonymous Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 6+ monthsinterviewed 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
  2.  

    GLDP Interview

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

    I applied 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
  3.  

    Inspector Packer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied 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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    Product Manager/Thermo Fisher Scientific Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Pittsburgh, PA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Pittsburgh, PA
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 3 weeksinterviewed at Thermo Fisher Scientific.

    Interview Details

    Phone Screen done by HR and brought in for a panel interview with 6 different people. Interviews lasted 4-5 hours.

    Negotiation Details
    Little room for negotiation- offer based on current pay at the time
    Accepted Offer
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    Technician Interview

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

    I applied through a staffing agency. The process took a dayinterviewed at Thermo Fisher Scientific.

    Interview Details

    Very quick interview with the supervisor. He goes over your resume, pretty much reading it back to you. Asked only one or two questions about it. Gives you a worksheet with 5 problems on there to calculate. Once you are done, you get a tour of the lab. At the end, you sit in the manager's office as he looks over your resume and then asks you a question, usually the same one(s) the supervisor asked.

    Negotiation Details
    No negotiation. I would strongly consider other offers and companies.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Process Development Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through other source. The process took 4+ monthsinterviewed at Thermo Fisher Scientific.

    Interview Details

    Referred by a colleague who had transferred within the company
    Initial Phone Screen/C0nversation with hiring manager
    On-site interview with six employees at different levels

    Interview Questions
    • How do you deal with people who don't care or who respond to challenges by saying that they will get another job.   View Answer
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    IT Director Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Pittsburgh, PA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Pittsburgh, PA
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 3+ monthsinterviewed at Thermo Fisher Scientific in April 2014.

    Interview Details

    Multiple recruiters call me about the role. Had a phone screen with an internal recruiter then a brief call with the hiring VP. Received feedback that the VP had a candidate in mind for the position but had another position I was an candidate for. Interviewed with about a dozen people on the phone or face to face who provided me a lot of candid information about the IT unit the role was in. Tempered my enthusiasm. Learned that a person who interviewed me and was offered the job. Was asked to apply for the other role. Had to re-interview with the some of the same people I interviewed with for the other job. Was asked detailed low level technical questions that one of the interviewers, the one who got the other job, had the questions and answers on sheets of paper (he thought it was a phone screen and not a face-to-face). Interview was a joke....Good company but IT team in Pittsburgh needs a major overhaul

    Interview Questions
    • What is a MEEP and why would you and not buy one   View Answer
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Difficult Interview
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    Product Marketing Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 6+ weeksinterviewed at Thermo Fisher Scientific.

    Interview Details

    Multiple interviews over multiple visits. Minimal communication for extended time. Friendly interviews. Usual questions. Heavy on analytics.

    Interview Questions
    • Questions about a former employer and marketing methods.   Answer Question
    Reasons for Declining

    Culture was different than what I was looking for.

    Declined Offer
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    Business Applications Intern Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    Applied online and was scheduled for a phone interview for 1 hr with 2 hr managers

    Interview Questions
    • Everything was about resume and general description about the responsibilities of the intern   Answer Question
    No Offer
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    Field Sales Representative Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 2+ monthsinterviewed at Thermo Fisher Scientific in March 2014.

    Interview Details

    Applied for a position at one location. Short phone interview by HR was pleasant. Interviewed with the Sales Manager. Was not hired, but the manager like me so he passed my name along to another Sales Manager. After about 3 weeks, I was contacted by him and we met in person with another Sales Rep. Interview lasted about an hour and was very pleasant. Had one last phone call with the Regional Sales VP which was more or less a formality. They extended a job offer about 3 days later

    Interview Questions
    • Some of your customers will be very needy. How would you handle a customer that wants all of your time?   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    No negotiation was available
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

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