Thermo Fisher Scientific Reviews

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Thermo Fisher Scientific President, CEO, and Director Marc N. Casper
Marc N. Casper
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Pros
  • The work-life balance is very good (in 29 reviews)

  • Great pay with good benefits for the Rochester Area (in 36 reviews)

Cons
  • Thermo Fisher expects an intensity from its employees that turns work-life balance upside down (in 32 reviews)

  • Constant turnover in upper management (in 29 reviews)

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    We are strong, we are ambitious, we need talent

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    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 Management

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


  2. Some great people in this firm.

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    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)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    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 Management

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



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