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Thermo Fisher Scientific Reviews

Updated November 24, 2014
Updated November 24, 2014
558 Reviews
3.0
558 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. 2 people found this helpful  

    Great benefits but limited growth

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Manager in South San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Manager in South San Francisco, CA

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

    Pros

    Great company with great products and people

    Cons

    Very limited upward movement especially if you are not in East coast.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Allow more remote working

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Hard work never paid off

    Former Employee - Chemist in Fremont, CA
    Former Employee - Chemist in Fremont, CA

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

    Pros

    Good 401k program, stock was discounted 5percent. Could show up between 7am - 9am without worrying about being late

    Cons

    Raises were less than 3percent a year
    Promotions took 2-3 years
    Hard to transfer between departments

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay the people who work there not someone from outside the company

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    great entry level point into the industry

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Associate Chemist
    Current Employee - Associate Chemist

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

    Pros

    good name recognition, lot of internal opportunities, cross training available, benefits. wide network of coworkers and ex-employees that are willing to refer you to different position. overall great place for a new graduate to start working

    Cons

    lack of communication between upper management, mid levels, and supervisor level. company too big and broad, no real accountability and focus. definitely many employees doing the minimum to stay employed.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    less redundancy, clarify and streamline individual job duties and responsibilities, keep hard working employees, let the bad ones go

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Great place to work. Everyone is very helpful and friendly

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

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

    Pros

    Great learning opportunity for sales. Meet tons of people and encourages you to be self motivated and wanting to do good. Challenging and helps you build interpersonal skills. Great working environment.

    Cons

    Work-life balance. Constant emails. You really need to know how to separate work time and personal time. Of course, like with any job, pay could be a little better.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    good

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Shipper & Receiver in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Shipper & Receiver in Boston, MA

    I have been working at Thermo Fisher Scientific as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    God place to work for

    Cons

    should pay for your tpass

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Good work experience, but management was frustrating

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative in Johns Creek, GA
    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative in Johns Creek, GA

    I worked at Thermo Fisher Scientific full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Good work-life balance and great pay and benefits

    Cons

    Very meticulous with scheduling and lack of hiring is causing an extreme work load for those employees that are left.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Upper management needs to realize how important customer service is and give the reps time to truly follow up and take care of the customer.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Data Analytics Internship

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

    I have been working at Thermo Fisher Scientific as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    Very Positive and friendly work environment and more scope for development

    Cons

    Less compensation and Benefits, Using traditional software and no scope for new software usage

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Valuable experience highly dependent on self-motivation and initiative

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Manufacturing in Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Manufacturing in Boston, MA

    I worked at Thermo Fisher Scientific as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    Friendly and helpful coworkers
    Understanding managers
    Medium-fast paced
    excellent training offered

    Cons

    not enough team work; a few communication gaps

    Recommends
  10.  

    Great Company.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Rockford, IL
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Rockford, IL

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

    Pros

    Good work/life balance. Some flexibility in the work day Decent benefits - 401K match, tuition reimbursement. Great people! Most of the people are friendly and good to work with. Good career opportunities if willing to move locations and/or change positions.

    Cons

    Not a lot of room for growth within a department/position. Salaries are somewhat low. Across all departments they keep trying to do more with less resources and it is beginning to impact work/life balance. Many associate feel under appreciated.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    quality control scientist

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Thermo Fisher Scientific as a contractor

    Pros

    very one is nice and willing to help each other

    Cons

    the payment is low for a contractor

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