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Thermo Fisher Scientific Reviews in Loughborough, England

Updated September 24, 2014
Updated September 24, 2014
2 Reviews
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Thermo Fisher Scientific President, CEO, and Director Marc N. Casper
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Review Highlights

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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    We are strong, we are ambitious, we need talent

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    Current Employee - Manager in Loughborough, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Manager in Loughborough, England (UK)

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

    Pros

    There are many ambitious intelligent people on all levels in the company wanting to succeed. Company promotes win-win ideas and continuous improvement. Company is big and strong. There is a huge potential for networking.

    Cons

    Red tape (due to size of the company) and fast aquisitions (diversity of different parts of the company) make process standardisation and positive changes quite challenging to achieve. Long hours.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue on the path to unite different divisions, departments, people.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Some great people in this firm.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor in Loughborough, England (UK)
    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor in Loughborough, England (UK)

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

    Pros

    Good team atmosphere, with permanent and temporary workers all included. Sharing ideas is encouraged. Lots of humour, some really fun personalities. Most vacancies are circulated internally first. Much more focus on solving issues than blaming individuals. A free weekly "happy bus" into Loughborough.

    Cons

    Policy says temps must be let go after ten months. Little long term opportunity for anyone outside the science/ lab background. Archaic systems in places, some of the work is very dull. Some "cubicle mentality". Many employees say "obviously" about twelve times an hour. Until Christmas 2012 everyone has to eat lunch in a tent (canteen space being used for a special project).

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Consider whether retaining trained experienced temps for longer is worthwhile. Senior management could be a bit more accessible.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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