Thermo Fisher Scientific Reviews

Updated April 24, 2015
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  1. Good employer

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    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)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Tuition reimbursement, reputable employer. Decent pay.

    Cons

    Little room for growth. TMO buys out small companies.

  2. Program Manager

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    Former Contractor - Senior Program Manager in Pittsburgh, PA
    Former Contractor - Senior Program Manager in Pittsburgh, PA

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Good company, good people to work with

    Cons

    Still not complete integrated with the other companies they acquired need more organization

    Advice to Management

    They need to give the empowerment required to perform a job and more clarity of the expectations of the specific roles, titles matter

  3. 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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good place to work, lots of opportunities to carve your career

    Cons

    disconnect in manager employee relationship

    Advice to Management

    no

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  5. Helpful (1)

    Employees Conditions

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    Current Employee - Technical Services in Middletown, NJ
    Current Employee - Technical Services in Middletown, NJ

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

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

    Pros

    People are nice that work there. Everyone is friendly and courteous. Medical benefits are good. Personal working conditions are good.

    Cons

    More employees need to be hired. Most of the office workers, work a 10 hour day and it is expected.

    Advice to Management

    Now that the work market is opening up there will a big turnover if management doesn't seize this opportunity at present to add employees to its staff.

  6. Helpful (2)

    Thermo Fisher bought the company I worked for. Chaos ensued.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Thermo Fisher Scientific full-time (More than 5 years)

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

    Pros

    Decent compensation package. Very good work-life balance because of generous holiday and vacation policies.

    Cons

    I do not recommend this company, based on the amateurish integration process I witnessed and suffered through. Ham-handed management. Managers that knew NOTHING of the area they were parachuted into. Old-school "silo" approach to groups. Innovation process is so complex that even the simplest ideas never see the light of day. Authoritarian management theory. Overall, if you enjoy a patriarchal, old fashioned way of doing business, this company has that, in spades.

    Advice to Management

    Advice to management? They won't take any.

  7. Helpful (1)

    Overall great company

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    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)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    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.

  8. 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

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

    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 Management

    n/a

  9. Helpful (1)

    If you are hardworking and have aspirations, this is not the place for you!

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chelmsford, MA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chelmsford, MA

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Company keeps growing through many company acquisitions. Good dental & eye care benefits, good 401K contribution and an ok employee stock purchase plan.

    Cons

    Where do I start. United health care is a terrible health provider. Always worked 50 and 60 hours a week. Being instrumental to technology development infrastructure will NOT get you promoted, but rather laid off. I gave my heart and soul to this company for 19 years and then got laid off. They simply do not care or invest on employees.

    Advice to Management

    You have to reward, promote, compensate and recognize hard working employees who really stand out and are instrumental to whole new infrastructure development. You can't just use them, let them believe that one day they will be rewarded, recognized and promoted, and then lay them off. Don't just preach that you care about your employees, believe it and show it. Giving out free muffins or having a cookout doesn't show employees you care about them and it doesn't increase employee morale. Remember, actions speak louder than words!

  10. Excellent career opportunities and a compelling mission.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    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

    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 Management

    Stay on the path

  11. Helpful (2)

    High turn-over

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    Former Employee - Marketing Director in Chelmsford, MA
    Former Employee - Marketing Director in Chelmsford, MA

    I worked at Thermo Fisher Scientific

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Salaries are very strong, product lines are interesting.

    Cons

    High turnover rate, complex organization.

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