Thermo Fisher Scientific - Good benefits, too much senior management, need to focus on "vision"- silos in departments | Glassdoor
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"Good benefits, too much senior management, need to focus on "vision"- silos in departments"

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Current Employee - Product Manager in Madison, WI
Current Employee - Product Manager in Madison, WI
Recommends
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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

Pros

Benefits
People
A strong diversified company

Cons

Not that many opportunities to grow
Salary is lower than industry standard
Silos in departments
Work life balance is very poor

Advice to Management

Do what is best for the long term. Make senior management work together more.

Other Employee Reviews for Thermo Fisher Scientific

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    "Leadership at Fisher is like an eagle - yep, they don't have them either"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Manager in Allentown, PA
    Former Employee - Manager in Allentown, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good health care benefits and 401k. Has the potential for good leadership. Has sufficient systems in place to manage effectively. PPI

    Cons

    Few, if any of the programs in place to encourage professional development are used effectively. Core values poorly describe the leadership style and are not embued through upper management and they do not trickle down, so leadership is left to the individuals in charge, which can vary INTENSELY. Fisher has no concept of principled leadership. Treatment of employees is downright unfair and imbalanced, again, depending on the leadership ability of the manager in charge. Cliquish pods of managers and directors result in lack of uniform treatment of employees, poor communication, rumor mongering and poor judgement. Annual reviews are done with no consistency across the comapny. PPI is an effective tool, but it is not used effectively. It is just one more thing to keep people looking busy and productive, which is typical of Fisher. As someone said..."lots of silos". Lots of initiatives that go nowhere because everything starts with a great idea but gets no support and it fizzes out...sometimes wasting money, costing jobs and confusing everyone.. Individualism, CYA and professional competition for positions, power and prestige dominate over teamwork, leadership and corporate vision.

    Advice to Management

    Get professional leadership training in the upper ranks. An MBA or 15 years in Pharma does NOT make you a leader. Learn what it means to truly work as a TEAM. Squash the individualistic skull crushers who do anything to make a splash at the cost of others.


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    "Territory Manager"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Territory Manager in Tucson, AZ
    Current Employee - Territory Manager in Tucson, AZ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    OK for benefits. Not very much positive to say.

    Cons

    Poor upper managment, regional managers do not work very hard and are short sighted, sales reps expected to work 16 hour days. Internal software system very outdated. Not responsive to customers.

    Advice to Management

    Update internal software!


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