Thermo Fisher Scientific Reviews

Updated March 28, 2015
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  1. Great place to be at, particularly in software, within the biotech industry

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • 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
  2. Not a great opportunity for sales people.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • 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
  3. Product Manager

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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
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  5. Great internship opportunities

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Thermo Fisher Scientific

    Pros

    Great place to make contacts for industry connections as a student

    Cons

    None I can think of as an intern

  6. The company has aspirations to be the one stop shop for life sciences.

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Thermo Fisher Scientific

    Pros

    Opportunity for career advancement
    Numerous training opportunities
    Reasonable working hours

    Cons

    Limited time off
    Tight pay compared with other companies

  7. Sales Manager

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Thermo Fisher Scientific

    Pros

    Large product list to sale

    Cons

    Hard to get all the product to the customer in a timely manner

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8. 6 people found this helpful

    Generally a good company- but management is too busy in meetings and not understanding their employee needs

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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 5 years)

    Pros

    Good company match of 6%
    Pretty good health benefits
    Great people who are knowledgable and helpful

    Cons

    Inconsistent management styles when it comes to things like letting employees work from home/ work hours etc.
    Felt like management kept reporting ALL THE TIME in meetings, making employees scramble around to give data to mangement for reporting, which wasted time in the end. Management too busy in their meetings to really understand what is going on in their department and actually getting real meaningful work done.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    See cons

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9. 2 people found this helpful

    VERY POOR WORK ENVIRONMENT

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Madison, WI
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Madison, WI

    I worked at Thermo Fisher Scientific full-time

    Pros

    There were on the job and classroom training programs available. I believe that we had a good medical insurance package, and there was a good stock purchase plan. In addition, the company provided a 401K and paid up to 5%
    of the employees' yearly contributions into the plan.

    Management encouraged employees to expand their knowledge and learn to work with other instrumentation in the
    company's product line.

    Cons

    Company politics are a major issue at the Madison location on Verona Road. Harsh criticisms and rumor mongering are common.

    New product lines are acquired due to acquisitions and mergers. These product lines can be very poorly funded, with little or no R&D, and this creates an atmosphere of decay and poor morale. As a result, this company has had a bad reputation among many representatives of the scientific community. When instrumentation companies are acquired, many employees are likely to leave before the implementation of Thermo Fisher Scientific's management policies and cost controls.

    Salaries can be extremely low, because management knows that it can be very difficult for scientists and other
    scientifically oriented people to find jobs in the current job market.

    When a scientific instrument company is acquired, Therrno Fisher Scientific is likely to de-emphasize earlier product lines and put all effort, (such as it is), into the newer items. Support for the earlier product lines can be minimal, and this causes great dissatisfaction among the customers- causing an exodus to Thermo Fisher Scientific's competitors. Entire product lines can be lost in this way.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Provide reasonable support for earlier product lines.
    Perform salary surveys and pay proper salaries.
    Foster an environment of mutual respect.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10. 3 people found this helpful

    Great company, everyone is really nice and easy to work with

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales Representative in Pittsburgh, PA
    Current Employee - Sales Representative in Pittsburgh, PA

    I have been working at Thermo Fisher Scientific

    Pros

    great people, great pay, great benefits, big company, lots of room to grow

    Cons

    huge company, hard to meet everyone, not easy to start at. Lots to learn and need to learn it very quickly

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    just help out the people under you

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11. 3 people found this helpful

    Straight out of college, they ruined my resume

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Contractor - Aseptic Filling Lab Technician in Austin, TX
    Former Contractor - Aseptic Filling Lab Technician in Austin, TX

    I worked at Thermo Fisher Scientific as a contractor (less than a year)

    Pros

    Loved the work.
    Decent starting pay.
    Good training.
    Very precise on the GMP.

    Cons

    Anything they agree to pre-hire, they won't honor. When you insist on what was promised, you're fired. When you're fired, it blemishes your resume so no one will hire you, makes your family homeless, and you default on your student loans.
    Evil coworkers trying to become management by using you as a step stool.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Respect your employees? We give you so much! I defaulted on my student loans because you wouldn't keep your word!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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