Thermo Fisher Scientific Reviews

Updated July 5, 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. Great Upbeat Environment

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Process Technician in Millersburg, PA
    Current Employee - Process Technician in Millersburg, PA

    I have been working at Thermo Fisher Scientific full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Thermo fisher scientific is a fast paced company that keeps you sharp and on your toes and there are always opportunities to learn something new.

    Cons

    There are a lot of coworkers who don't give the full 100 percent causing you to have to pick up some slack.

    Advice to Management

    Acknowledge good hard work when it is being done.


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    Strongly Positioned Company

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Thermo Fisher Scientific

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

    Pros

    The company has a noble mission and cares about it's place in the world. They are financially responsible and have top quality senior management. All major decisions are weighed and measured, and has proven to be positive for the corporation.

    Cons

    Compensation and career progression can be difficult issues to navigate. You must advocate for yourself or finding the next step is not easy.


  3. R&D Scientist

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Thermo Fisher Scientific

    Pros

    New Technologies, Great People, Flexibility

    Cons

    Poor Communication, Overwork, Underpaid, Ridiculous contract policy (12 months on and 3-6 months off).


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  5. Helpful (1)

    Best Life Science company

    Former Employee - Senior Manager in San Ramon, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Manager in San Ramon, CA

    I worked at Thermo Fisher Scientific (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Mission to improve our lives

    Cons

    Big company that you can get lost in


  6. Helpful (1)

    Customer Service

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Thermo Fisher Scientific full-time

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    - Great team environment
    - Excellent Training
    - Helpful management staff

    Cons

    -Nothing particular comes to mind


  7. Helpful (1)

    Great growth company

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Purchasing Manager in Kalamazoo, MI
    Former Employee - Purchasing Manager in Kalamazoo, MI

    I worked at Thermo Fisher Scientific (More than 5 years)

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

    Pros

    Probably one of the best managed companies on the marketplace from a corporate standpoint; consistent share price growth, which is a reflection of YOY profitability. Personally, I found numerous connection opportunities within my field as well as across the company; I just had to look for them. They don't fall in your lap - but there certainly is plenty of growth potential for anyone who looks for it and asks for it.

    Cons

    The performance management & development (PMD) planning process was not very aligned to the goal tree; though it could be used for great potential in developing people, it consistently was used across the organization as a tool to rig the compensation process in order to accommodate the "pay for performance" culture - force the bell curve in the intended distribution, rather than let individual performance drive the compensation changes for individual performance.

    Advice to Management

    Keep driving the improvements to PPI and PPI-LE. Keep building value to the business. Find better ways to "brand" CAS into your employees' psyche. Finally, make "fun" one of your endearing values.


  8. Helpful (1)

    Excellent company, great opportunities, good benefits

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Pittsburgh, PA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Pittsburgh, PA

    I have been working at Thermo Fisher Scientific full-time (More than a year)

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

    Pros

    I am given the chance to really make a difference. Management is really receptive to new ideas and approaches to solving problems. Benefits are excellent.

    Cons

    Work life balance is just OK, with so much work to do you aren't expected to work long hours but if you want to do a good job it's hard not to.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work, emphasize focus on a smaller set of objectives rather than stretching thin trying to achieve everything.


  9. Helpful (1)

    Business Analyst

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great benefits and competitive salary

    Cons

    Some definite improvements need to be made in middle management in some areas. Can be hard to get ahead.

    Advice to Management

    Respect your employees and realize they have potential.


  10. Helpful (1)

    Recruiter

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Recruiter in Pittsburgh, PA
    Current Employee - Senior Recruiter in Pittsburgh, PA

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Mission statement
    We hire candidates that are aligned with our 4 I's - Integrity Intensity Innovation and Involvement.
    Great career paths and promotes employees from within
    Great benefits
    Develops employees to their utmost potentia
    Diversity

    Cons

    Very fast paced
    Never enough hours in a day


  11. Helpful (1)

    Intern

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Thermo Fisher Scientific

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

    Pros

    Had a great internship program that provided a solid understanding of the company's structure and goals.

    Cons

    Worked as a hourly-employee.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to invest in your employees.



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