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Thermo Fisher Scientific Reviews in Fremont, CA

Updated October 15, 2014
Updated October 15, 2014
567 Reviews
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Thermo Fisher Scientific President, CEO, and Director Marc N. Casper
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Pros
  • Opportunities to work remotely offer flexibility for work-life balance (in 29 reviews)

  • Good benefits, employees who generally want to make a positive difference in the world (in 36 reviews)


Cons
  • Management has little regard for direct reports work-life balance (in 32 reviews)

  • When colleagues don't like you and are in with upper management you're screwed (in 29 reviews)

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Hard work never paid off

    Former Employee - Chemist in Fremont, CA
    Former Employee - Chemist in Fremont, CA

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

    Pros

    Good 401k program, stock was discounted 5percent. Could show up between 7am - 9am without worrying about being late

    Cons

    Raises were less than 3percent a year
    Promotions took 2-3 years
    Hard to transfer between departments

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay the people who work there not someone from outside the company

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    only god for out of high school kids cause they don't know better. treats there employee like crap

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fremont, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fremont, CA

    I worked at Thermo Fisher Scientific as a contractor (less than an year)

    Pros

    none. it good for kids who out of high school. I'm having a hard time coming up with 20 good words to put in the pros.

    Cons

    Everything. Everyone is only looking out for them selves and will back stab you just to brown nose. Not enough PPE for employees.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Look at what your ding to your peoples.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  3. 2 people found this helpful  

    Decent place to work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Financial Analyst in Fremont, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Financial Analyst in Fremont, CA

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

    Pros

    Big corporation stability
    Good benefit package
    A lot of growth opportunities for those who are willing to relocate
    New building

    Cons

    Very low annual merit increase
    Limited opportunity for growth for those who are not willing to relocate
    Ridiculous annual goal from head quarter = low bonus payout

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Improve information technology to enable rightsizing
    Offer more annual raise and benefit (free lunch and snack would be nice...) for high performer

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Thermo Fisher Scientific Response

    Aug 19, 2014

    Thank you for listing the pros and cons of your work experience at Thermo Fisher Scientific. We appreciate reading employee sentiments from around the world and take them seriously.

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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    disappointing

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Manager in Fremont, CA
    Former Employee - Manager in Fremont, CA

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

    Pros

    Global Brand and has good solid Products. Nice people to work with,

    Cons

    Acquires small companies and does not integrate them. No actual company culture.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Great People, but unorganized

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Associate Chemist in Fremont, CA
    Current Employee - Associate Chemist in Fremont, CA

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

    Pros

    Great coworkers and flexible working hours

    Cons

    Bad Compensation and not many benefits to working here

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Show you employees you appreciate them

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Growing large company, great benefits, okay compensation

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Technical Service Representative in Fremont, CA
    Current Employee - Technical Service Representative in Fremont, CA

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

    Pros

    I like my coworkers, opportunity for broad exposure, personal contributions are recognized.
    Opportunities for horizontal and vertical growth.

    Cons

    Compensation does not grow significantly.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    At this time, everything seems to be going well. The changes made prior to when I came aboard have equilibriated, and things look good for newer employees.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    HR Leadership team is poor

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fremont, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fremont, CA

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

    Pros

    CEO is good and he can make a diffrence.

    Cons

    No accountability on Managemnt team for high turnover in their dept.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pls. look at the high turnover rate and stop putting people on performance plan just so that you can get rid of them without any legal issues.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Company that does not care about there people

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Supervisor in Fremont, CA
    Current Employee - Supervisor in Fremont, CA

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

    Pros

    Normally pretty steady with no layoff until last month.
    They are preparing for a new building to be constructed in Fremont

    Cons

    They have not learned how to value their people. They have a really high turn over because there pay is low. They loose great people because they are too cheap to give them what they are worth.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Value your people and pay then what they are worth. If you pay your people well they will be higher performers, more dedicated and happier employee. Too many people are looking or already have one foot out the door

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    good starting point

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Lab Technician in Fremont, CA
    Current Employee - Lab Technician in Fremont, CA

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

    Pros

    -known company in the industry
    -advancement opportunities
    -will train you

    Cons

    -will only train you if you keep bugging them
    -will really do stuff for you if you constantly keep bugging them (IT took about a month to set up an email )
    -managers pay little attention to the work ethics of individuals and good work is rarely recognized by anyone above mid tier management

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    pay more individual attention

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11. 2 people found this helpful  

    No growth and bad pay..

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Associate in Fremont, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Associate in Fremont, CA

    I have been working at Thermo Fisher Scientific

    Pros

    Good work life balance. You can take care of your family very well.
    Managers and vps are generally nice..
    Good 401 k match,
    Good PTO.
    Immigrant friendly..

    Cons

    Bases and bonuses are really low in the bay area. Therm fisher does not care about the employee turn over rate at all. Most of people stay in this company for years just because they can not find another jobs. .the skills you learn from your position would not benefit much your next job-hunting.

    Career development does not exist. Most employees here are extremely dissatisfied about their current status. Metric boards are totally wasting money and time. You can come if all you need is a paycheck..

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Treat your employees well.. Otherwise they will all leave when job market becomes better..

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

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