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Thermo Fisher Scientific Austin Reviews

Updated April 25, 2017
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Thermo Fisher Scientific President, CEO, and Director Marc N. Casper
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  • They have always had an issue with work life balance (in 102 reviews)

  • Being a public traded company, the bottom line is tantamount to upper management who get serious monies for their efforts (in 58 reviews)

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  1. "Great Company!!!"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Contractor - Associate Scientist II in Austin, TX
    Former Contractor - Associate Scientist II in Austin, TX
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    I enjoyed my time here, further learning about the corporate community. The group of people here are great to work with- they know their stuff, and they like to play as hard as they work. Also, I felt like my work here was beneficial to the project and the scientific body as a whole.

    Cons

    They kept stringing us along as to whether or not we were going to be added on as full employees. The contractors were pitted against each other for open job positions- perhaps a less direct way of doing so would have been better.

    Advice to Management

    Really there is no advice I have to give, except to be less upfront about the instability of the job- several times I was told it wouldn't last the week. It made for a high stress situation, and fleeting comment to the job and the company (perhaps that is the fate of all contract positions). However, overall this is the best company I've worked for in my employment history.


  2. "OK"

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    Current Employee - Scientist in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Scientist in Austin, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    It is a big growing company to work with.

    Cons

    Lot of management layers. Politics.


  3. "Reserach associate 2"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor in Austin, TX
    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor in Austin, TX
    Recommends

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

    Pros

    Awesome place to work, posirive poeple, lots of help and funding in RnD and tons of social events

    Cons

    A lot of meetings, mostly telecomm, can make days feel longer, esspically if you are part of a priduct design.


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Great coworkers, good entry into bio industry"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Current Contractor - Anonymous Contractor in Austin, TX
    Current Contractor - Anonymous Contractor in Austin, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The people! Supportive and overall supportive.

    Cons

    Limited scope of what you can learn. Many people in this low starter positions that have been there years.

    Advice to Management

    Maybe some motivation and help for career plans.


  5. Helpful (3)

    "Was good while it lasted"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Austin, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Austin, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Lots of room to grow and learn new things

    Cons

    Major layoff occurred after merger

    Advice to Management

    oh well

    Thermo Fisher Scientific Response

    Feb 21, 2017 – Content Specialist

    Thank you for taking the time to leave this review, we appreciate your feedback. Our company prides itself as one that allows room for flexibility and growth.


  6. "Strong Company but mileage varies by BU"

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    Current Employee - Program Manager in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Program Manager in Austin, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Diverse Science company with many resources and deep reach. Lots of tools and helpful mentors if you put in the work to find them. Relatively good work life balance. lots of career opportunities if you're willing to move physically or functionally

    Cons

    Huge company with diverse businesses. It can be all too easy to stay in your Business Unit and not take advantage of opportunities or learnings from around the company. Functional and Business silos can be difficult to cross. There can be conflict especially between Business leaders and Technical leaders.

    Advice to Management

    Good capital management. Must continue to find ways to connect silos and communicate better across the Executive/Middle Management/Contributor lines.

    Thermo Fisher Scientific Response

    Feb 21, 2017 – Content Specialist

    Thank you for taking the time to leave your opinion. We take these reviews very seriously as we continue to look for ways to keep our employees satisfied and engaged with their teams. The size and ... More


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Very Corporate"

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    Former Employee - Scientist I in Austin, TX
    Former Employee - Scientist I in Austin, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Flexible schedule for some departments.

    Cons

    They really don't care much about you as a person. You seem to be just another employee. Development is really hard because they constantly work you.

    Advice to Management

    Give more opportunity for promotions and raises.

    Thermo Fisher Scientific Response

    Feb 21, 2017 – Content Specialist

    Thanks for taking the time to write this review. The size of our company is one of our strengths; with over 57,000 employees across the world, we are able to innovate and continuously improve our ... More


  8. "Manufacturing Operations Intern"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Intern - Maunufacturing Operations in Austin, TX
    Current Intern - Maunufacturing Operations in Austin, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Thermo Fisher Scientific as an intern (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Visibility into every aspect of biotech manufacturing from the lab to the warehouse. The intern summer project is something that makes a real difference in the company. The employees are very friendly and knowledgable

    Cons

    Half the interns are at the main headquarters, and the rest are spread about to various sites. This makes the internship program hard to keep unified and access to intern resources is limited.


  9. Helpful (3)

    "Good Place to Work"

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    Former Employee - Manufacturing in Austin, TX
    Former Employee - Manufacturing in Austin, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Thermo Fisher Scientific (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Great coworkers, a genuine dedication to improving the human condition, the products you make really do make a difference in the world. Fair pay.

    Cons

    Understaffed, and no help on the way anytime soon. Benefits are eroding every year, and HR seems go out of their way to make things a little worse every year.

    Advice to Management

    Focus on improving the conditions for your employees, and you will find they pay you back in spades with loyalty, dedication, and great work.

    Thermo Fisher Scientific Response

    Feb 21, 2017 – Content Specialist

    Thanks for providing your response. Our company is focused on continuously improving our methods of business. We take great interest in what our employees think. Our annual Employee Involvement ... More


  10. "Great place to gain experience in the lab"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Scientist I in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Scientist I in Austin, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    Great learning experience and you are not micro managed

    Cons

    work is high paced and stressful and a lot of times you do not have the capacity or resources to get work done.


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