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Thermo Fisher Scientific Reviews

Updated January 23, 2015
Updated January 23, 2015
594 Reviews
3.1
594 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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  1. 4 people found this helpful  

    Generally a good company- but management is too busy in meetings and not understanding their employee needs

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Good company match of 6%
    Pretty good health benefits
    Great people who are knowledgable and helpful

    Cons

    Inconsistent management styles when it comes to things like letting employees work from home/ work hours etc.
    Felt like management kept reporting ALL THE TIME in meetings, making employees scramble around to give data to mangement for reporting, which wasted time in the end. Management too busy in their meetings to really understand what is going on in their department and actually getting real meaningful work done.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    See cons

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2. 2 people found this helpful  

    Dynamic, Fast paced and growing.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - IT Manager in Rockville, MD
    Current Employee - IT Manager in Rockville, MD

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

    Pros

    Good work environment.
    Nice people and work culture.
    Lot of opportunities to grow.
    Good benefits.

    Cons

    A little disconnect between different business units.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    They are doing good. I would say keep it up.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Great internship opportunities

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Thermo Fisher Scientific

    Pros

    Great place to make contacts for industry connections as a student

    Cons

    None I can think of as an intern

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  5.  

    Sales Manager

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Thermo Fisher Scientific

    Pros

    Large product list to sale

    Cons

    Hard to get all the product to the customer in a timely manner

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good benefits and pay

    Current Employee - Analyst in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Analyst in Boston, MA

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

    Pros

    Field personnel are allowed to do their jobs. Heavy emphasis on profits and there is nothing wrong with that. Management changes deck chairs often.

    Cons

    No cons here. Great company to work for.

  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great company, everyone is really nice and easy to work with

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales Representative in Pittsburgh, PA
    Current Employee - Sales Representative in Pittsburgh, PA

    I have been working at Thermo Fisher Scientific

    Pros

    great people, great pay, great benefits, big company, lots of room to grow

    Cons

    huge company, hard to meet everyone, not easy to start at. Lots to learn and need to learn it very quickly

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    just help out the people under you

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Great working at Life technologies

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Thermo Fisher Scientific

    Pros

    Legacy life technologies was a great company! They emphasized on work-life balance.

    Cons

    After getting bought by Thermo Fisher, things are slowly changing, and new management is useless.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    First phone screen begins the process

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

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

    Pros

    Great brand and reputable company doing meaningful work.

    Cons

    Getting so large, lose sight of how to manage people effectively.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. 9 people found this helpful  

    Great company but some things have changed as the company has grown

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Supervisor in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Senior Supervisor in Chicago, IL

    I worked at Thermo Fisher Scientific full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Very high employee loyalty. It is not unusual for employees to stay on throughout their careers.
    As company as grown through acquisitions many more positions are available for employees with an R&D focus and science backgrounds. Thermo Fisher Has two main focuses, manufacturing of a wide variety of science and technology related products, and a very large international distribution company selling it's own as well as others products.
    International company with lots of opportunity for growth and travel providing you have the experience and training to take on roles of that type.
    For those who have a scientific bent this is a good company to work for, since it is closely allied with science, technology and healthcare internationally.
    Benefits and salaries are in line and probably a little better than is the case in the marketplace. Bonuses and stock options at the management level.

    Cons

    As the company has grown, and especially since the merger between Fisher Scientific and Thermo Electron, the culture has become very bottom line focused. The old school, close knit family environment still exists but has been supplanted by the needs of a Fortune 500 environment. Staff level employees are well treated, but the higher you get in management the greater the pressure and, despite the stated goal of the company, the less work life balance. However this is by no means unique for a company of this size.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    While Thermo Fisher has performed very well and it's stock price has grown consistently, the work life balance of many employees, especially in the management ranks, has suffered due to work load and concentration on the bottom line. Since younger workers have been raised on a culture emphasizing work life balance this could be detrimental to talent acquisition.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Management Out of Touch with Employees

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Director
    Former Employee - Director

    I worked at Thermo Fisher Scientific

    Pros

    Good pay, good benefits, great people.

    Cons

    Change is inevitable, but management does not keep employees informed so this creates fear among the ranks!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Employees need to know what is happening in their company. Not all information can be shared, but at least give some level of information .... and consistent across the company. If there is little to no communication, people will fear the worst and this leads to a negative workforce.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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