Thermo Fisher Scientific Reviews

Updated August 27, 2015
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Thermo Fisher Scientific President, CEO, and Director 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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  1. So-So

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Thermo Fisher Scientific (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Exciting company to work for

    Cons

    Company is ok but is going down hill with benefits as time goes on. Losing sick time next year.

    Advice to Management

    stop cutting benefits. It's the reason people stay.


  2. Helpful (2)

    Thermo Fisher workplace review

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Good work-life balance and positive work environment

    Cons

    Annual merit increases are relatively small and are not entirely based on performance


  3. Be careful - Office place violence in Lenexa

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Nice people and good company overall except for workplace bullying by one of the executives in the Lenexa facility

    Cons

    An executive is known for being bully and office place violence. The HR keeps an blind eye to years of bullying. Be careful.

    Advice to Management

    Stop the bullying


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  5. Associate Scientist

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fremont, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fremont, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    very nice people, not stressful working environment . great career prospect, okay pay overall.

    Cons

    Not that much at this point. It's a great place for fresh graduates to build up their resume


  6. Helpful (1)

    Hiring process for sales

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    The interview process was transparent and happened as scheduled. Everyone was professional and curteous. I ended up getting the salary we initially discussed with little to no drama.

    Cons

    The hiring process took over 3 months. I was personally not in a hurry, but this really seemed like a long time. I was partially at fault bc of some preplanned vacation time, but the company required me to go through almost 9 separate interviews with 8 of them being over the phone. And sometimes the HR people got their times mixed up and I was left hanging waiting for phone calls. Overall it was a positive experience, just wanted to point out the cons.

    Advice to Management

    You might want to streamline the hiring process. Other well qualified candidates may not have been as patient as I was.


  7. Staff Engineer

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Thermo Fisher Scientific full-time

    Pros

    Flex time/telecommuting available. Bonus pay a plus

    Cons

    Company is only concerned with the quarterly bottom line. No long term vision. Management is clueless with respect to software development.

    Advice to Management

    Need to understand that the products are more than just the "science". Its the hardware, software, science and most importantly the people. Talk is cheap. Just saying you're a world class company doesn't make it true.


  8. I loved it!

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Respect among co-workers, almost always someone willing to help out or provide information, great benefits, great hours and great pay

    Cons

    high and hard obtain goals. you couldn't be at 99.59 when they wanted 99.6 .. it just wasn't good enough

    Advice to Management

    not everyone can make the numbers that are set as a goal. most of your full time people can't make it regularly and only a handful make it more than 2 months in a row


  9. scientist iii

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Milwaukee, WI
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Milwaukee, WI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good job, great people and great culture

    Cons

    Closed facility and moved to most products to California


  10. Product Specialist

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    Current Employee - Product Support in Asheville, NC
    Current Employee - Product Support in Asheville, NC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Thermo Fisher Scientific full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    The company offers diverse exposure to vast technologies. Management allows personnel to accept responsibility to meet expectations. The company promotes growth, both personally and professionally. Thermo Fisher Scientific is a solid organization that always tries to exceed expectations to their customers.

    Cons

    All companies have their challenges. Thermo is a great company to work for and if you apply yourself, they can be an awesome company for anyone that chooses to work for them.

    Advice to Management

    Reinstate Nat'l Meetings for the service organization, even if bi-yearly, to improve the team approach.


  11. IT

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Pittsburgh, PA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Pittsburgh, PA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    great benefits, solid company

    Cons

    work to life balance needs improvement . employees constantly are pushed to do more with less

    Advice to Management

    quality is sacrificed when work is rushed. staff needs increased to meet the workload rather than piling more work on existing staff

    Thermo Fisher Scientific Response

    Aug 17, 2015 – Content Strategist

    Thank you for your candid feedback and your hard work. We understand your concerns and are working to improve the work experience for our employees. We appreciate your input.



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