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I applied through an employee referral and the process took 2+ weeks - interviewed at Thermo Fisher Scientific.
Interview Details – Application was reviewed, got email to call to setup interview, got interviewed first by HR then department head
Interview Question – Specific to the technology of tissue View Answer
Negotiation Details – Fine, fair
I applied through other source and the process took 6 months - interviewed at Thermo Fisher Scientific in November 2012.
Interview Details – This is a real treat. They make the company seem good.
Interview Question – Why do you want to work for a world class scientific research company Answer Question
I applied online and the process took 7 weeks - interviewed at Thermo Fisher Scientific.
Interview Details – Phone interview with HR followed by another phone conference with two tech guys. The interviews were mostly non-technical, and concentrated on the role responsibilities and how you would fit in.
Several (4+) weeks after the second interview, I was informed that the position that I applied for was closed/reassigned as a different one, and I was being considered for this new position.
3+ weeks later, and no news on either position.
A "Sorry, you are no longer being considered for the position" email would be nice.
Interview Question – None. Fairly simple and straightforward questions Answer Question
I applied through other source and interviewed at Thermo Fisher Scientific.
Interview Details – It starts with standard HR screening...they ask standard questions. nothing rocket science but it is obvious that it is not an organization where the Human resources person knows the details of the actual position.. because of this they do not come across as a 30-billion-dollar company with a competent marketing function...
the upfront salary question and anchoring you to "set expectations" does not give an image of a global company that pays for talent and value... it comes across a little cheap.
Interview Question – They ask for salary info right away Answer Question
I applied online and the process took 5 weeks - interviewed at Thermo Fisher Scientific.
Interview Details – Phone interview first, then met with management team, then two more phone interviews.
FYI...If they call you in for an interview and they decide not to hire you don't expect them to send you a follow up letter. If you try to contact them to follow up they will not respond. To me this sets the tone for the type of culture there from the top down.
Interview Question – I don't know anything about your job and you can't come to me or anyone else with questions so, what would you do. Answer Question
I applied through an employee referral and the process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at Thermo Fisher Scientific in October 2009.
Interview Details – Total of four interviews face to face all at Houston headquarters. Final was a phone interview with vp of sales in Chicago. Pretty standard process, no tricks or games. Have a good brag bood with all of your history
Negotiation Details – Got the to come up $1000 on salary
I applied online and the process took 2+ weeks - interviewed at Thermo Fisher Scientific in May 2011.
Interview Details – Standard interview process. Need to apply via Thermo Fisher website. 2 rounds for my interview. Thermo Fisher sites vary quite a bit as they buy many new sites so it is hard to comment on the corporation as a whole when the workplace can vary a lot based on the location.
Interview Question – How well do you work with difficult people? View Answer
Negotiation Details – I was able to negotiate but they do set limits. They are reasonable when it comes to years of experience and can offer comparable PTO levels if you ask.
I applied through an employee referral - interviewed at Thermo Fisher Scientific in February 2011.
Interview Details – Why are you leaving your current position?
Interview Question – Why are you the best person for the position? Answer Question
I applied online and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Thermo Fisher Scientific.
Interview Details – I had one interview and if they like your personality that is what determines if you are hired
Interview Question – What background makes you strong for this position View Answer
Negotiation Details – Simple
I applied online - interviewed at Thermo Fisher Scientific in December 2012.
Interview Details – Contacted by the hiring manager asking if I was still interested or not. We set up a phone interview with hiring manager and the person I would be working with. Pretty straightforward, did not give hard time. They were really nice. The position cancelled or else I would have loved to work there.
Interview Question – what is your weakness/ which classes you did not like or like Answer Question
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