I applied online and the process took 7+ weeks - interviewed at Thermo Fisher Scientific in August 2012.
Interview Details –
With a brief phone interview with the Recruiter I passed the first hurdle. After a 30 minute phone interview with the hiring manager, I was invited to a 3 hour marathon interview, meeting with 4 people.
So far so good, although the process took about 6 weeks so far. After the obligatory week waiting, I followed up again with the Recruiter, but I didn't manage to get any reply whatsoever.
It seems that once one is out of the race, there won't be any need for courtesy. I am glad I didn't get the offer after this experience. Who wants to work for a company that treats prospective employees like this?
Interview Question – They tried out a new set of bizarre questions in order to figure out a candidate. Unfortunately, it doesn't seem to work well... Answer Question
The process took 5 days - interviewed at Thermo Fisher Scientific in May 2012.
Interview Details – Panel Interview with Finance Director, HR and Accounting Manager
Interview Question – How would you communicate with and manage a difficult employee? Answer Question
I applied through college or university and the process took 2+ weeks - interviewed at Thermo Fisher Scientific in February 2012.
Interview Details –
First round was on campus, fairly straightforward. Behavioral and resume-based questions, some very basic accounting stuff. Final round was onsite, 2-day process. Three 1-on-1 interviews (in a room with 10 other people interviewing at the same time, kind of odd). No accounting/finance questions (with the exception of one or two candidates), each interviewer had to follow a strict script from HR, completely useless. A waste of getting high-level people involved with the interviews when they don't have time to ask the questions they want (which they communicated to me as a candidate). HR needs to cede some control of the interview process. Following the 1-on-1's and lunch, split off for a 5-candidate group exercise; nothing resembling a case study and a bit of a waste of everyone's time given the laughable subject matter, though it did require speaking in front of a group audience.
One positive aspect of the superday structure is that in between interviews, candidates wait in a room with people currently in the program, and a lot of candid and helpful interaction is possible.
While there certainly seem to be imperfect aspects of the actual FLDP, the interview process does convey that it is a really solid place to start a career (even to someone not really interested in the position), particularly as the CFO is highly involved with the program.
Interview Question – Why are you interested in the FLD program? View Answer
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I applied in-person and the process took a day - interviewed at Thermo Fisher Scientific in February 2012.
Interview Details –
Panel interview on site
Interview Question – What do you bring to the organization. View Answer
Negotiation Details –
I did not negotiate at all
People should negotiate
I applied online and the process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at Thermo Fisher Scientific in December 2011.
Interview Details –
HR contacted me by email and phone.
Later few days I got a phone from hiring manager.
We discussed about my experience and some technical issues.
After few weeks, on-site interview was scheduled, and the company supported all expenses for trip.
On-site interview was:
1. with HR through phone -- about project management skills
2. with research scientist - about their project issues and general experiences
3. with electrical engineering manager -- about real situation about their project
4. with software manager --- about firmware and their software issues
5. with director through phone -- about previous experience and future goal
6. lunch with all team members
7. company tour with hiring manager
8. with hiring manager -- about some technical problems and discussion
All engineers were nice and polite.
I was a good experience.
The process took 1+ week - interviewed at Thermo Fisher Scientific in November 2011.
Interview Details – Initial phone screening interview with the HR recruiter. Once that interview was passed I was set up for another phone interview with the project manager. Then another phone interview with a service director. All interviews lasted 30 min or so.
Interview Question – What is you experience with data sets? Answer Question
I applied online and the process took 1+ week - interviewed at Thermo Fisher Scientific in September 2011.
Interview Details – Had and initial phone screening interview with the HR talent recruiter. Once that interview was passed I was set up for on-site interview. The on site interview consisted of five thirty minute interviews with the hiring supervisor, on site HR representative, peer to the position being filled, operations supervisor and the hiring supervisors manager. The office was very clean and seemed like a great place to work.
Interview Question – Where do you see yourself in three to five years? Answer Question
Negotiation Details – There was not much negotiation in salary. If they liked you they offered the top of the pay scale for the position.
I applied through other source and the process took 1 week - interviewed at Thermo Fisher Scientific in August 2011.
Interview Details – The first part of the process was an informational session, where I was able to ask questions about the company and the job itself; then, I was selected for a 1:1 interview that lasted about an hour. Interviewer was very friendly and approachable.
Negotiation Details – I didn't negotiate. I would advice everybody to negotiate their package. Since I didn't take the time to do so, I ended up accepting a lower salary than I should have.
I applied through a staffing agency and the process took 3 days - interviewed at Thermo Fisher Scientific in July 2011.
Interview Details – I had a phone screen, followed by a half day of one-on-one interviews. I enjoyed talking with the Thermo Fisher folks, but they decided not to hire additional people at that time.
Interview Question – How did you handle a conflict in your group? Answer Question
The process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Thermo Fisher Scientific in May 2011.
Interview Details – Contacted by a talent specialist from the company after I was referred to by an employee. First went through a phone interview with that person, then had a 1:1 interview with the district manager that would be in charge of the future position. Interview was very welcoming and straight forward. The questions were very standard and I believe it went well, however they called to let me know I did not get the position.
Interview Question – If our competitor was selling the exact same model of equipment, yet we are selling it for a higher value, what would you do to get the sale from a customer? Answer Question
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