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Thermo Fisher Scientific Interview Questions

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

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Manufacturing Technician Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter – interviewed at Thermo Fisher Scientific.

    Interview Details

    1.HR talent Scout contact
    2. Team Lead Phone Interview
    3. Inperson Interview with 2-5 individuals from the Group
     Questions were very basic, nothing tricky.

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    Very little room for negotiation. HR said that they would be evaluating the pay at the beginning of the year to bring it up to industry standards... that never happened.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  2.  

    Senior Software Architect Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Austin, TX
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Austin, TX
    Application Details

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

    Interview Details

    Took a couple of weeks and had to talk to a lot of people to get it organized. The interview was long, almost half-day, and was rather repetitive

    Interview Questions
    • Questions where standard for this position. Some design questions and a few technical / optimization questions   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Average Interview
  3.  

    Software Engineer Intern Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 1+ weekinterviewed at Thermo Fisher Scientific in March 2014.

    Interview Details

    Initial Phone call interview, about 30 minutes. Basic interview questions revolving on where my career was headed, why I wanted to work at TFS. Asked about difficult time working with a co-worker and how I handled in. Favorite Manager and Least Favorite Manager. Was called 24 hours later asking for in person interview.

    In person interview was about 3.5 hours long. 4 Different people. Each person was about 45 minutes

    First was a Senior Software Engineer. Asked basic coding questions, tested on standard programming knowledge. Asked about general programming interests, past programming projects. Was also given in-depth overview of projects I would be working on.

    Second was Senior Quality Manager. Quizzed extensively on Agile Software Development practices, how I handled fixed bugs and going about difficult problems, and how I kept my code up to date. Described difficult coding problems and how I solved them.

    Third was Software Development Manager. Asked to go into more detail on previous coding projects, basic coding questions, and another overview of the department.

    Fourth was HR rep. A shorter round of basic interview questions (Where do you see yourself in 5 years, why here, what are you looking for in a job, etc).

    Next day, was offered position.

    Interview Questions
    • I Was quizzed pretty extensively on agile software principals, mostly how to fix things and UI design. Wasn't really expecting that, but none of the questions were so hard that you couldn't wiggle through them.   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    Internship, and the initial offer was on the very high end, so there was no negotiation.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
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    Warehouse Associate Interview

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

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

    Interview Details

    basically just asked how do i think i fit into this role, blah blah blah. do you have any experience operating any of the equipment, do you have a problem with attendance, how many days have you missed at your previous jobs, and are you okay with no over-time. are you okay with being sent home early . (????)

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    i am now gone to due their lack of respect and so forth.
    Accepted Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Product Specialist Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

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

    Interview Details

    Phone Interview was a 45 min call.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Marketing Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    Applied online, had a phone screening interview and the was brought in to headquarters.

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    Yes, but they were firm, I was able to negotiate a sign on bonus in lieu of desired salary.
    Accepted Offer
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Product Applications Specialist Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Vernon Hills, IL
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Vernon Hills, IL
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 3 weeksinterviewed at Thermo Fisher Scientific in January 2014.

    Interview Details

    It took about 3 months from the time I filled out the application on-line to get an email from the HR person. I had a phone screen with HR. About 2 weeks later, I was scheduled for an in person interview with supervisors and job shadowing a Product Application Specialist. Met with 2 supervisors and a manager. Everyone appeared to be nice, but I got the feeling that one of the supervisors was agitated or unfriendly which really bothered me all during the interviewing process. The other people I encountered at the site all appeared to be friendly. The Product Application Specialist was very informative and knowledgeable. I was told there was a 3 month training period before going live on the phones. The site was nice and clean and there was parking.

    Interview Questions
    • Is there any thing that you'd like to share with me that you couldn't share with the Product Application Specialist Supervisors? All of the questions asked were behavioral questions and a few walk me through your resume questions.   View Answers (3)
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
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    R&D Scientist Interview

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

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 5 weeksinterviewed 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
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    What Was the Job Title Or Position? Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online – interviewed at Thermo Fisher Scientific.

    Interview Details

    Please tell us about the hiring and interview process.

    Interview Questions
    • Please share the most difficult or unexpected question that you were asked in this interview.   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Difficult Interview
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Financial Analyst Interview

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

    I applied through college or university. The process took 3+ weeksinterviewed at Thermo Fisher Scientific in November 2013.

    Interview Details

    First round interview on campus. More behavioral. ~30 minutes. Second round: They fly you out to their campus and put you up at a hotel. 3 interviews for ~30 minutes each. A lot of questions about leadership and times that you displayed that quality. After the interviews, you got together with a small team, prepared a case study, and then presented it.

    Interview Questions
    • Tell me about a time you had to deal with a passive aggressive co-worker.   Answer Question
    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

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