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Thermo Fisher Scientific Reviews

Updated October 15, 2014
Updated October 15, 2014
536 Reviews
3.0
536 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 26 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 31 reviews)

  • When colleagues don't like you and are in with upper management you're screwed (in 28 reviews)

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  1. 5 people found this helpful  

    It was a company to retire with but reputation is changing, for the worse.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Field Service Engineer in Raleigh, NC
    Current Employee - Field Service Engineer in Raleigh, NC

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

    Pros

    great paycheck,
    mostly a good colleagues to work among

    Cons

    Management has little regard for direct reports work-life balance.
    You can never say "NO" even if your health, family & life is being adversely affected; It will cost you your career.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    improve overall work-life balance by vacation carry-over
    Service contracts for Aria have no typical consumables exclusions; Burlington, NC R&D management customers are severely taking advantage of this and ruin service contract profit margin. Thermo management is knowing allowing this abuse. They with Thermo Management are also vilifying any FSE that supports them, so... New or any FSE BEWARE !!!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2.  

    Company is making big strides, but could use improvement with employee recognition/diversification

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Outside Sales Representative
    Current Employee - Outside Sales Representative

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

    Pros

    Great benefits, very competitive pay, well recognized and respected company, PPI implementation is benefiting the company in many ways

    Cons

    Very report heavy which takes away from customer facing activity, upward mobility can be challenging, work life balance should be improved. At times senior/product management is out of touch with the realities of the industry

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Focus more on career advancement and listen to employees more. Show that you value those that work for the company

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Thermo Fisher Scientific Response

    Aug 19, 2014

    Thank you for your comments. We appreciate the honesty in the concerns you bring but also are glad to hear what your pros are.

  3.  

    Corporate life at ThermoFisher Scientific

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Lead Business Analyst in Pittsburgh, PA
    Current Employee - Lead Business Analyst in Pittsburgh, PA

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

    Pros

    The largest benefits from working at TMO include the benefits, resources, training support, location, lattice / ladders of growth opportunities, time off, equipment, culture. The people and associates are also very nice - never worked with such a talented group.

    Cons

    Work life balance is not their strength - especially in more corporate settings. Long days (10-12hours) are the norm, and weekends will get book often. Within IT specifically, its can depend on leadership and a balancing act.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Upper management needs to support more round tables and skip level meetings; communication often gets distorted and real root cause of issues are lost when solely depending on middle management.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Thermo Fisher Scientific Response

    Aug 19, 2014

    Thanks for your comments and reviews. We're looking at opinions and appreciate yours greatly, as it gives us a better idea of what our employees want to see.

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  5. 2 people found this helpful  

    Big name company with

    • 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

    Pros

    Thermo Fisher is a big company with OK benefits. The work-life balance is very good. Hard work and dedication is recognized.

    Cons

    The site has a flat structure, which means there is limited promotion opportunities. Timelines are often compressed which results in stressful environment, especially when plans keep changing.

  6.  

    Collection of City States

    • 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 10 years)

    Pros

    I good company. There are many employees with long tenure and they drive PPI through all businesses not just operations. Very financially savvy and link strategic ideals to long term financial viability. A great place for "Big D", development oriented, scientists. Opportunities to find different cultures amongst the differently managed businesses

    Cons

    There can be some inconsistency and lack of coordination amongst the businesses. There are plenty of opportunities to build value if these silos can be navigated. Also most of Thermo Fisher is a value business and not high growth. For the scientists that are "Big R" there are difficulties in aligning with the "grind it out" culture. There are plenty of opportunities for innovation, they just come in different forms.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Management is already working through ways to apply an investment portfolio approach to the businesses that will allow for the integration and funding of new technologies as well as supporting existing value businesses. This is difficult territory especially with the VERY different culture of the new LSG. Care and intensive cultural reviews should accompany the strategic review processes going forward.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Thermo Fisher Scientific Response

    Aug 19, 2014

    Thank you for your review. We're looking through comments and appreciate the opinions, pros and cons.

  7.  

    Marketing Manager

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Marketing Manager in San Diego, CA
    Former Employee - Marketing Manager in San Diego, CA

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

    Pros

    I had a really nice manager and really wonderful colleagues

    Cons

    management was all the way in Vantaa so it was a bit off hours

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    keep up the good work.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Awful and mafia style managment

    Current Employee - Chemical Technician in Sunnyvale, CA
    Current Employee - Chemical Technician in Sunnyvale, CA

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

    Pros

    the parking is free is about all

    Cons

    work u to death without a care if you wanna die for a buck, 15 dollars for 15 years of service.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    go back to school

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9. 4 people found this helpful  

    If you think they care about people- THINK AGAIN!!!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Thermo Fisher Scientific full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    My co-workers are generally, great! Other than the management, the employees are hard working, goal oriented, team players! Another pro, if you are looking for a job in management, they come up a lot! They don't keep the same ones long!

    Cons

    It has been said before, but YOU HAVE NO VOICE!!! This location started out as Invitrogen, employee friendly, family oriented, caring, environmentally responsible, leader in the bio tech industry. It is now a company of number crunchers with little to no consideration of it's employees below the management level! You will always feel that your job security is threatened! Not uplifting moral!!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Give a crap!! Listen and really care! Recognize your employees! Reevaluate your management!!! Give back employee bonuses, not steal their moral! The managers are nothing without the team they manage!!!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Stepping stone

    • 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 10 years)

    Pros

    Good benefits, employees who generally want to make a positive difference in the world

    Cons

    Low pay/raises, poor intra-company communication

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Allow people more autonomy in getting the job done and reward them when they excel

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Good department, not great for a long-term commitment to the company overall.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Supply Chain Buyer in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Supply Chain Buyer in San Jose, CA

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

    Pros

    The people at this company are mostly really friendly, and the on-site cafeteria is delicious. Compensation is decent when you are hourly, unsure about full-time salaried positions.

    Cons

    It is not a great work-life balance. They expect many more hours out of you than you can reasonably put in and they will not hire more people for the department. There is little communication from upper management, except when it is time for performance reviews, and then their expectations are unreasonable.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hire more people for the job, treat them fairly, and then you might keep more of them. The reason people keep quitting is there is nothing to stay for.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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