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Thermo Fisher Scientific Reviews

Updated March 2, 2015
Updated March 2, 2015
615 Reviews
3.1
615 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.  

    Decent company, lots of politics.

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    Current Employee - Senior Scientist in Franklin, MA
    Current Employee - Senior Scientist in Franklin, MA

    I have been working at Thermo Fisher Scientific full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Work is satisfying and challenging. Often get a chance to explore new and creative problem solving techniques.

    Cons

    Lots and lots of politics. It more about how do I align with who is the company favorite than getting out good products that the customer will value. Too bad, it's a decent company to work for if you're in the right division.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Make it less about who can I buy and more about developing company ideas

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Awesome company.

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    • 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

    Plenty of growth opportunity for a self motivated employee. Ample recognition when you exceed expectation. Decent bonus and stock options available as you move up.

    Cons

    Travel, can become too much in certain roles. Health insurance was not as good as I would have expected for a health care company. Not terrible just not the best I have had.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the good work. I am thankful for the opportunities that were given to me. Miss working here.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Good employer

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Quality Assurance in Madison, WI
    Former Employee - Quality Assurance in Madison, WI

    I worked at Thermo Fisher Scientific full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Tuition reimbursement, reputable employer. Decent pay.

    Cons

    Little room for growth. TMO buys out small companies.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    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
  6.  

    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
  7.  

    Review

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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
  8.  

    Overall great company

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    • Career Opportunities
    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
  9.  

    Excellent career opportunities and a compelling mission.

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    • Senior Management
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    • 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
  10.  

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

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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
  11.  

    High expectations, consistently disappointed. This company is like that hot chick you always wanted to go out with..

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    Current Freelancer - Contractor in Carlsbad, CA
    Current Freelancer - Contractor in Carlsbad, CA

    I have been working at Thermo Fisher Scientific (more than a year)

    Pros

    Interesting science, smart people. If you have a mentor or champion in Sr. management, you could have some opportunity here. If you can't form a supportive thesis committee, you're never going to graduate

    Cons

    This company is like that hot chick you always wanted to go out with....She finally accepts and you're sooo happy, but you quickly find out that she's kinda dull, boring in bed, dismissive and condescending, and after about a year of you trying to impress her, she's not that into you. You ask yourself why you keep going out with her, and the answer is because she's hot...eventually you move on to someone who is fun, interesting, and actually likes you.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    fewer contractors. Contractors are all competing against each other for scope, and FTEs are scared of contractors because they are often cheaper and more skilled. Spend $$ on talent that is not in the bio-science...companies need all sorts of people to run well.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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