Thermo Fisher Scientific

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"Inexperienced Management"

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Current Employee - Human Resources Generalist
Current Employee - Human Resources Generalist

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

Pros

Major company growth within the organization and industry

Cons

- Inexperienced Leadership
- Corporate Politics

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Depending on what level you are at, it can be great, but not every level (BU/Division/Corporate) has experience as to what the Sites actually do. Misguiding because they dont really understand business units.

Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

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    They don't understand software

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    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Austin, TX
    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Austin, TX

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

    Pros

    Good salary and benefits, with reasonable hours (at least for my team). I liked the people I worked with. The application domain (Gas chromatograph/mass spectrometer) was very interesting. Profitable and stable company.

    Cons

    Software is still an appendage to hardware. software teams are splintered into small teams for each hardware line. Some poor coordination and mutual distrust between sites. Lots of process and politics to get anything done. Much energy was expended on looking good in meetings and to bosses. In process terms, they combine the worst features of agile and waterfall development.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Consolidate software organizations and appoint technical architects with the authority to kill bad products and force use of common standards and software. Hire some experienced, successful software leaders and really implement agile. Software teams need the power to refuse unreasonable requests. Cut back on meetings. Be realistic in estimates and scheduling.

    Approves of CEO
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    Fantastic Company, great products

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Each person has the ability to advance through their handwork and determination.

    Cons

    Can be a bid of an "old boy" network.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Thermo Fisher Scientific Response

    Aug 19, 2014

    Thank you for your review. We're grateful to hear employee sentiment and we appreciate your comments.

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