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Overworked and under aprreciated

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Current Employee - Field Service Engineer in San Diego, CA
Current Employee - Field Service Engineer in San Diego, CA

I have been working at Thermo Fisher Scientific full-time (more than a year)

Recommends
Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO
Recommends
Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO

Pros

Its a job in a bad economy

Cons

Impossible to get promoted due to your supervisor being afraid of losing his job

Advice to Management

Get rid of the "old cows" in middle management and look for new ideas

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  1. Helpful (1)

    Good benefits, too much senior management, need to focus on "vision"- silos in departments

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    Current Employee - Product Manager in Madison, WI
    Current Employee - Product Manager in Madison, WI

    I have been working at Thermo Fisher Scientific full-time (more than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Benefits
    People
    A strong diversified company

    Cons

    Not that many opportunities to grow
    Salary is lower than industry standard
    Silos in departments
    Work life balance is very poor

    Advice to Management

    Do what is best for the long term. Make senior management work together more.

  2. Helpful (1)

    Shortcomings of a business model that shows growth through technology acquisition rather than development

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    Former Employee - Product Manager in Kalamazoo, MI
    Former Employee - Product Manager in Kalamazoo, MI

    I worked at Thermo Fisher Scientific full-time (more than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Salary and benefits were decent, talented employees in non-managerial, non-leadership roles

    Cons

    Thermo Scientific's acquisition-based business model results in a management structure that consists of accountants and lawyers instead of technology savey leaders. This results in a growth strategy which does not focus on or reward for contributions through internal product development. Acquired companies are rapidly reorganized with new leadership that reflects the overall management philosophy of Thermo Scientific resulting in a technically below-par staff replacing qualified above-par staff. Product sales strategy emphasizes low consumer pricing rather than product quality.

    Advice to Management

    Recognize, position and reward technically talented individual contributors rather than "masters at manipulation"

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