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Thermo Fisher Scientific Reviews

Updated February 25, 2015
Updated February 25, 2015
611 Reviews
3.1
611 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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    Current Employee - Senior Systems Engineer in South San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Systems Engineer in South San Francisco, CA

    I have been working at Thermo Fisher Scientific

    Pros

    Good place to work, lots of opportunities to carve your career

    Cons

    disconnect in manager employee relationship

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    no

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    frozen specimen transportation specialest

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    Current Employee - Frozen Speciment Transport Specialest in Rockville, MD
    Current Employee - Frozen Speciment Transport Specialest in Rockville, MD

    I have been working at Thermo Fisher Scientific

    Pros

    good pay great working conditons and good team mates and management.

    Cons

    to much out of town work when you have a family.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    n/a

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3. 2 people found this helpful  

    Large organization with numerous and widely divergent business units.

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    Former Employee - Sales Manager in Minneapolis, MN
    Former Employee - Sales Manager in Minneapolis, MN

    I worked at Thermo Fisher Scientific full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Decent benefits, competitive pay, and opportunities for promotion and advancement, particularly if you are willing to relocate and/or switch to a new business unit,

    Cons

    Finance driven. Month to month and quarter to quarter performance is paramount. Lots of pressure to 'make your numbers', so longer term initiatives and strategies take a back seat.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Embrace a more entrepreneurial environment. Give people and programs more chance of succeeding.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Overall great company

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    Current Employee - Financial Analyst II in Pittsburgh, PA
    Current Employee - Financial Analyst II in Pittsburgh, PA

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

    Pros

    Paid time off starts at 15 days in year 1 and 1 day is added each year up to 5 years and begins accruing again at other length of service milestones. PTO Buy is offered which gives employees the option to have up to 5 additional PTO days by reducing each paycheck by a small amount. Healthcare plan offerings vary but are affordable and overall good plans. 401K match is 6%.

    Cons

    Salary is not very competitive and annual merit increases are minimal.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  6.  

    Excellent career opportunities and a compelling mission.

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    • 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 3 years)

    Pros

    Career growth
    Challenging assignments
    Inspiring mission
    Financially strong and stable company

    Cons

    Not very progressive when it comes to work life balance
    Very short term financial focus

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stay on the path

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Great place to be at, particularly in software, within the biotech industry

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Staff Engineer in South San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Staff Engineer in South San Francisco, CA

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

    Pros

    New technologies are being adopted and the potential for making things happen by harnessing the power of proven software technologies into biotech is infinite.

    Cons

    Too many changes in top management in recent years leaves you a bit confused.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Product Manager

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    Current Employee - Product Manager in Pittsburgh, PA
    Current Employee - Product Manager in Pittsburgh, PA

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

    Pros

    Product management role has a lot of visibility within the company.

    Cons

    All tasks without a defined owner falls into product management. There is a ack of project ownership between departments.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  9. 3 people found this helpful  

    Typcial 'big company' advantages and disadvantages by HR is awful

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    Current Employee - Market Development
    Current Employee - Market Development

    I have been working at Thermo Fisher Scientific

    Pros

    Because it's such a big company there is always something new to learn, a new position or location to pursue, and people to meet. Depending on your boss and position (mine is pretty good) there is reasonable flexibility and work life balance.

    Cons

    I have never experienced such a worthless HR organization. I don't know who my HR generalist is, and haven't for some time. (sure, I know the name, but have never been successful in finding out any more). I believe one of the primary responsibilities of an HR Generalist should be managing talent, yet I see none of this happening. People who are poor performers hang on to their jobs forever and people who are top performers are stretched thinner and thinner with little to no recognition. Further they have absolutely no common courtesy or communication skills. I have considered leaving this company on a few occasions simply based on my experiences with HR. I can't say that my experiences represent the entire global HR org, but in my division, mediocrity would even be a compliment for that group.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Talent Management - when you tell someone year after year that they are a top performer but do nothing to support their career progression you are encouraging your A players to leave. And on the flip side when you and everyone knows that a team member is not contributing yet you allow this person to slide by for years on end with no consequences it sends a message to the team that there is no need to try hard and it can become quite a distraction. Actively managing talent creates a stronger team, better results, and a more positive result-oriented culture.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Boring stuffy corporate culture

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Thermo Fisher Scientific full-time

    Pros

    Good benefits and the company is doing well overall.

    Cons

    All about the Sales #'s, competitive internal culture, micro-management, low work/ life balance, does not reiterate the positives of what we are doing for the world and why we are there, who we are. Instead, just make your #'s or fear your job security.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Focus on what we are doing for the world, be more positive, better work/ life balance, give back to your employees and eliminate the culture of fear in regards to job security. Lots of micro-management - old fashioned, trust your employees.

    Doesn't Recommend
  11.  

    Not a great opportunity for sales people.

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL

    I have been working at Thermo Fisher Scientific

    Pros

    World leader in science with strong pipeline.

    Cons

    Comp plans are made to confuse and take away from your earnings. The process for promotion is long and bureaucratic.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Realize the life blood of the company is your sales people and provide them with a strong compensation plan.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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