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Thermo Fisher Scientific Overview

Waltham, MA
10000+ employees
Company - Public (TMO)
Biotech & Pharmaceuticals
$10+ billion (USD) per year
As the world leader in serving science, we empower our people to advance innovative technologies, develop meaningful solutions, and build rewarding careers. With revenues of more than $20 billion and the largest investment in the industry, we give our 70,000 extraordinary minds ... Read more

Mission: Enabling Our Customers to Make the World Healthier, Cleaner and Safer.

It’s more than just something that fills our days. At Thermo Fisher Scientific, our work has a purpose. Our work requires passion and creates meaningful outcomes. Our work ... Read more

Company Updates

  • Our latest video features Thermo Fisher Scientific volunteers hosting a workshop for over 250 students! Watch how they inspire a passion for STEM by helping students build musical instruments, design roller coasters, model proteins, analyze evidence, and much more!

  • At our Lenexa, KS site, what we do matters! Our products directly impact the diagnosis and treatment of people in our community and across the country. Thermo Fisher Scientific is a great place to enjoy an engaging manufacturing career and help others at the same time. Visit our new landing page to see all we have to offer.

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    Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc. (NYSE: TMO) is the world leader in serving science, with revenues of more than $20 billion and approximately 70,000 employees globally. Our mission is to enable our customers to make the world healthier, cleaner and safer.

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Thermo Fisher Scientific – Why Work For Us?


At Thermo Fisher Scientific, we work together to accelerate research, solve complex analytical challenges, improve patient diagnostics and increase laboratory productivity. We know that our people are the source of our global success, and we embrace the unique qualities and differences of each of our professionals. The story of our progress begins with giving our people the freedom and support to drive innovation through cutting-edge thinking.

If you’re looking for an opportunity that you can build your future on, you’ll discover that, at Thermo Fisher Scientific, each one of our 70,000 extraordinary minds has a unique story to tell. And we all contribute to a singular mission—enabling our customers to make the world healthier, cleaner and safer.

What story will you tell? Explore our opportunities and join our team. 

My story…

I’m part of a group that works to improve processes for our customers, including replacing hazardous chemicals with more environmentally friendly alternatives. Among many other advancements, we’re finding ways to limit the use of chemical reagents and dangerous solvents, leading to the elimination of hundreds of tons of hazardous waste each year. At Thermo Fisher Scientific, we are fully committed to promoting innovative thinking and pursuing a sustainable future. – Matt, Scientist

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Why work at Thermo Fisher Scientific?

1. What you do every day will be meaningful

On our team, everyone makes an impact. It starts from within each of us, and when we bring our expertise together, we make a significant difference—to our team, to our customers and to the world.

2. You’ll have the opportunity to define your path

You’ll discover resources that match your professional development interests, a culture that welcomes your ideas and opportunities that only a global leader can provide.

3. You’ll work with purpose

As part of our global team, what you do contributes directly to our mission: enabling our customers to make the world healthier, cleaner and safer.

4. You can share our passion for doing things the right way

You’ll work alongside enthusiastic colleagues who are dedicated to acting responsibly, collaborating effectively and making a difference in the world.

5. You’ll be able to realize your best

In our diverse work environment, you’ll be inspired by colleagues, empowered to exercise your imagination on real-world challenges and supported with benefits that enhance your life.

My story…

What I do helps us anticipate the future—by going back as far as we can go. Our instruments help scientists measure small differences in 800,000-year-old ice cores, giving the world access to unprecedented information about how the climate has changed—and crucial clues about what lies ahead. Every day, I’m able to impact people who are doing important work and making groundbreaking discoveries. – Daniel, Applications Specialist


My Story…

What I do at Thermo Fisher Scientific sometimes makes an impact on the biggest news stories in the world. During the Ebola outbreak, our team developed a fast, flexible screening kit, and helped to train professionals in Africa to use the kits in monitoring the disease and controlling its spread. At Thermo Fisher, I’m at the forefront of technology and innovation. Our work helps our customers create vaccines, speed diagnostics and monitor the spread of diseases—impacting the lives of millions of people around the world. – Junko, Senior Director, R&D

Join Us! Explore Opportunities on our Career Job Map

At Thermo Fisher Scientific, we’ve created an inclusive, global environment that values the power of diverse talent, backgrounds and experiences to drive speed, productivity, innovation and growth. We embrace the unique qualities and differences of each of our professionals, providing them with the freedom and support to enable cutting-edge thinking—resulting in more successful business outcomes for all of our customers.

Career Paths

The expertise of our 70,000 team members reflects the wide-ranging experiences, interests and perspectives of the world we serve. To help us meet our customers’ needs, we offer professional opportunities in many diverse disciplines. For scientists and engineers, you’ll find challenging roles across areas including Genetics, Chemical Analysis, Medical Sciences, Applied Sciences, Biosciences and Bioproduction—plus the global R&D and IT teams that support all of these science divisions. Additionally, we have valuable opportunities in areas like Human Resources, Sales and Marketing, Finance and many more.

You’ll discover rewarding opportunities everywhere you look at Thermo Fisher Scientific. Find out more about the work we do, and join our team.


We value your leadership, your real-world experience, and your commitment to excellence. At Thermo Fisher Scientific, we know how much veterans of the armed services and those transitioning from the military bring to our team. You joined the military to answer a greater calling, and now you can use that same drive to help us accomplish our mission.

On our team, you’ll find a supportive environment that will help bring out the best in you. We are committed to your personal and professional development, and offer a vibrant and growing Veterans Employee Resource Group. We have opportunities for veterans in a wide range of areas across the company, including manufacturing, logistics, procurement, finance, operations, sales, human resources, talent acquisition and more.

My story…

I contribute to the heart of the Thermo Fisher Scientific mission in a fun and fulfilling role that engages STEM education—Science, Technology, Engineering and Math. I present STEM workshops that help K-12 teachers incorporate new and exciting products into their classrooms. My work opens up educational possibilities for both teachers and students.

– Robert, Product Manager, Veteran, United States Air Force


You have a drive that has fueled your journey so far. Now, discover the opportunity to put that energy toward building your career with a global leader. At Thermo Fisher Scientific, you’ll discover an environment that encourages your continual professional development, and you’ll have the opportunity to do work that has an impact—because every day, you’ll be helping our customers to make the world healthier, cleaner and safer.

Intern Experience

Thermo Fisher Scientific offers best-in-class internships. We give you a true hands-on experience, the opportunity to solve real-time problems, the chance to network with other interns from different backgrounds, exposure to senior leadership, and even opportunities to give back to the community. Internships are open to students of all degree levels, and successful interns may be invited to join our Leadership Development Programs or direct hire positions upon graduation.

Graduate Experience

If you’re an upcoming graduate, we offer flagship leadership development programs and entry-level direct hire positions across the organization. In our leadership development programs, you’ll be able to accelerate your career with robust, on-the-job learning opportunities, mentorship and structured learning. If you’re ready to hit the ground running in a particular function, our direct hire opportunities are a great way to kick-start your career as well. No matter what you plan to do, if you’re ready to make a difference in the world, you can do it here.

My story…

I have travelled the world, followed my intellectual interests, furthered my education, worked in different disciplines and balanced my job with my life—all at Thermo Fisher Scientific. Starting my career here right after graduate school, I found a role where I was able to combine my dual education in biochemistry and international trade. Sixteen years, five jobs and two hemispheres later, I’m still moving fast at Thermo Fisher, doing work that impacts millions of lives around the globe. – Scott, Senior Manager, Technical Support

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    "Great company to work for"

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    I have been working at Thermo Fisher Scientific full-time (Less than a year)


    - well-organized business system
    - great people to work with (energetic, intelligent, communicative, friendly)
    - easy to get and stay connected with other employees
    - stable company that keeps long-term goals in mind
    - company encourages personal and career development
    - a lot of opportunities to move up and/or lateral within the company
    - excellent employee benefits
    - very ethical company (strong emphasis on customer experience; treats employees fairly; cares about environment)
    - company constantly seeks feedback from customers and employees
    - company-sponsored fun activities


    - amount of PTO allotted could be better
    - no incentives for waiving employee benefits
    - company is trying to incorporate more flexible work options (in working progress)

    Advice to Management

    My management team is doing great. They are highly responsive and they care about employee dynamics/moral. Keep up the good work.

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Thermo Fisher Scientific Interviews



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    Cyber Security Interview

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    I applied online. The process took 4+ weeks. I interviewed at Thermo Fisher Scientific.


    Applied online in the beginning of March. Was contacted to schedule an interview a week later. Did get an interview with one of the cyber security managers. Only spoke on the phone about 20 min. He did not ask me any behavioral questions, just a few technical. I received an offer the following week.

    Interview Questions

    • Tell me about​ yourself?   5 Answers
    • What IT classes did you like? What did you find the most challenging?   1 Answer
    • What is the difference between TCP and UDP protocols? How familiar are you with Wireshark?   1 Answer
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Thermo Fisher Scientific Awards & Accolades

  • 2018 Best Places to Work for LGBTQ Equality, Human Rights Campaign Foundation, 2018
  • 2016 Fortune World's Most Admired Companies, Fortune, 2016
  • 2017 Best Places to Work for LGBT Equality, Human Rights Campaign Foundation, 2017
  • HREX 2017 - Most Effective Recruitment Strategy, HR Excellence Awards, 2017
  • Diversity Leader, Diversity Journal, 2016
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Pledges & Certifications

Pay Equality Pledge

Committed to paying equitably for equal work & experience

Tech Hiring Commitment

Helping to train, hire and promote more technology workers

Career Advancement Program

Helping employees "upskill" into higher-paying positions

Diversity Commitment

Has programs that support a diverse and inclusive workforce

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