Thermo Fisher Scientific
Thermo Fisher Scientific Reviews in Lenexa, KS
Opportunities to work remotely offer flexibility for work-life balance (in 24 reviews)
Good benefits, employees who generally want to make a positive difference in the world (in 35 reviews)
Management has little regard for direct reports work-life balance (in 24 reviews)
When colleagues don't like you and are in with upper management you're screwed (in 27 reviews)
Pros – Tuition reimbursement program is awesome! Good benefits. Salary okay. It is a stable job and co- workers are fun to work with. You will learn a lot on the job.
Cons – Advancement opportunities are difficult to obtain and rely mostly on networking or just lucky timing (nobody wants it or they need it filled fast) Internal job openings - they will let you know they have someone already in mind so why apply. Asking upper management for advice on how to advance they will tell you - "Well, you may have to look elsewhere to gain the experience, we don't have the capacity to train".
Advice to Senior Management – Yearly Performance Management Development plans - please have those plans be a road map to actually get somewhere instead of being something that just have to be turned in on time.
Pros – Most people are friendly, very stable industry, I've learned a lot here.
Cons – Terrible raises, if you can get 1% consider yourself lucky. Constant changes, while sometimes improve processes, make it very hard to do your job.
Advice to Senior Management – Pay your good employees better before you lose them.