Thermo Fisher Scientific

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Leadership at Fisher is like an eagle - yep, they don't have them either

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Former Employee - Manager  in  Allentown, PA
Former Employee - Manager in Allentown, PA

I worked at Thermo Fisher Scientific full-time for more than 3 years

Pros

Good health care benefits and 401k. Has the potential for good leadership. Has sufficient systems in place to manage effectively. PPI

Cons

Few, if any of the programs in place to encourage professional development are used effectively. Core values poorly describe the leadership style and are not embued through upper management and they do not trickle down, so leadership is left to the individuals in charge, which can vary INTENSELY. Fisher has no concept of principled leadership. Treatment of employees is downright unfair and imbalanced, again, depending on the leadership ability of the manager in charge. Cliquish pods of managers and directors result in lack of uniform treatment of employees, poor communication, rumor mongering and poor judgement. Annual reviews are done with no consistency across the comapny. PPI is an effective tool, but it is not used effectively. It is just one more thing to keep people looking busy and productive, which is typical of Fisher. As someone said..."lots of silos". Lots of initiatives that go nowhere because everything starts with a great idea but gets no support and it fizzes out...sometimes wasting money, costing jobs and confusing everyone.. Individualism, CYA and professional competition for positions, power and prestige dominate over teamwork, leadership and corporate vision.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Get professional leadership training in the upper ranks. An MBA or 15 years in Pharma does NOT make you a leader. Learn what it means to truly work as a TEAM. Squash the individualistic skull crushers who do anything to make a splash at the cost of others.

Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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    Territory Manager

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    Current Employee - Territory Manager  in  Tucson, AZ
    Current Employee - Territory Manager in Tucson, AZ

    I have been working at Thermo Fisher Scientific full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    OK for benefits. Not very much positive to say.

    Cons

    Poor upper managment, regional managers do not work very hard and are short sighted, sales reps expected to work 16 hour days. Internal software system very outdated. Not responsive to customers.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Update internal software!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    Lots of silos, lots of re-orgs

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    Current Employee - Senior Product Manager  in  San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Product Manager in San Jose, CA

    I have been working at Thermo Fisher Scientific full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Job stability. (Fulfilling the 5 word minimum with this sentence.)

    Cons

    Very difficult to get your work done due to poor integration of acquired companies, lack of focus within leadership, condoning of silo mentality accross all business despite lip service given to importance of working across business.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Fix the above and flatten the reporting structure

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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