Thermo Fisher Scientific Reviews

Updated April 17, 2015
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Thermo Fisher Scientific President, CEO, and Director Marc N. Casper
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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. Helpful (1)

    Consumable Sales Representastive

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Consumable Sales Representative in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Consumable Sales Representative in Boston, MA

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

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

    Pros

    lots of opportunity for growth within company
    brilliant colleagues
    great internal support for sales team

    Cons

    company is going through a merger and internally there is a lot of confusion
    organizational structure is confusing
    poor management in boston - not reflective of whole company

    Advice to Management

    Hire managers who have experience doing the job.

  2. transportation analyst

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Thermo Fisher Scientific

    Pros

    benefits
    culture
    cafeteria
    gym
    work from home

    Cons

    political
    old technology
    stock options aren't the best
    not 100% tuition reimbursement
    can be stressful

  3. International Buyer

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Administrative Assistant in Arden, NC
    Current Employee - Administrative Assistant in Arden, NC

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    An employee-centric company that treats employees well. Good corporate philosophy coupled with professionalism.

    Cons

    Growing pains during an upstart department.

    Advice to Management

    None at this time.

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  5. Great place to gain experience in the lab

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Scientist I in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Scientist I in Austin, TX

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Great learning experience and you are not micro managed

    Cons

    work is high paced and stressful and a lot of times you do not have the capacity or resources to get work done.

  6. Its been great for me.

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - EHS in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - EHS in Boston, MA

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Thermo has good growth and opportunities for those willing to work smart. They have a great 401K. They do work that is of great societal benefit that one can be proud of.

    Cons

    Thermo Fisher Scientific has grown quickly and largely by acquisition. I believe this has contributed historically to senior management undervaluing their human capitol. They have valued process far too much more than people but on the upside they are slowly changing their ways in this regard and making small improvements to how they keep good employees engaged and happy.

    Advice to Management

    If I was driving I do not think I could have been as successful as Mark Casper has been by so many measures so he probably should keep on pace. My only suggestion would be to raise the pay of the lowest paid employees to a standard that keeps them out of poverty if you want to be one of the most admired companies.

  7. Great company, lots of opportunities for growth.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Scientist III in Grand Island, NY
    Current Employee - Scientist III in Grand Island, NY

    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

    Employees are great and always willing to help. Lots of learning opportunities and room for career growth. Many site led initiatives to increase employee engagement.

    Cons

    Workload and resourcing constraints can be daunting at times.

  8. Sr. Salesforce Administrator

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Salesforce Administrator/Analyst in Sunnyvale, CA
    Former Employee - Salesforce Administrator/Analyst in Sunnyvale, CA

    I worked at Thermo Fisher Scientific

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Great benefits, company culture very nice, involved in social responsibility with giving back to the company by doing volunteer work. Donating time in School Districts. Creates Development Plan for Career Growth.

    Cons

    Middle Management should work with Employees more directly. Do not allow another non-management to access the performance of an employee. Management needs more grooming. Management should know the system to better guide Employees in Direction

    Advice to Management

    Have a better check and balances on Career Development Plan, and make sure that Managers are following all standard policy around it. Do not give an employee goals mid way through a 90 day plan.

  9. Collections Specialist

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    • Culture & Values
    Current Employee - Ar Collections Specialist in West Palm Beach, FL
    Current Employee - Ar Collections Specialist in West Palm Beach, FL

    I have been working at Thermo Fisher Scientific

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great working environment and abundant training capabilities

    Cons

    Great place to work and friendly environment

  10. Staff Scientist

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Staff Scientist in Carlsbad, CA
    Former Employee - Staff Scientist in Carlsbad, CA

    I worked at Thermo Fisher Scientific full-time

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Decent pay and benefits. Good facilities for research.

    Cons

    Constant "reorganizations" and layoffs. Employees often don't bother to decorate their cubes because they never know when they'll be gone. Senior management lacks longterm vision.

    Advice to Management

    Retain and encourage experienced employees.

  11. Helpful (1)

    Great people, challenging company

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Engineering Manager
    Current Employee - Engineering Manager

    I have been working at Thermo Fisher Scientific

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

    Pros

    The people at Thermo are terrific. The environment is fun and relaxed, but also very challenging. Healthcare benefits seems to be better than average. Employer matching 401k contributions and stock purchase plans are great.

    Cons

    The corporate bureaucracy is in full swing and is part of the game here. Workload can be extreme at times due to headcount limitations. Base pay seems to be slightly lower than average, but total compensation is in line with market.

    Advice to Management

    Operate as one company rather than a collection of many companies doing business under the same name. Divisional and Business Unit upper management positions turn over far too frequently for a consistent direction.

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