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Thermo Fisher Scientific Reviews

Updated July 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 59 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review

    Helpful (7)

    "Flexible, Caring, Experimental"

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    Current Employee - Manager, Talent Development in Waltham, MA
    Current Employee - Manager, Talent Development in Waltham, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    I just started with Thermo Fisher in February, and am enjoying my experience so far! In general, the company is very trusting and open to employees working remotely. Personally, I work from home 1-3 days per work, and the rest of the week, I enjoy going into the office to continue to build camaraderie among colleagues and hold in person meetings. Thermo Fisher also truly cares about employee development, training and mentorship. They are always focused on continuous improvement, and open to experimental ideas. They continually reiterate their mission of enabling customers to create a healthier, cleaner, and safer world which reinforces your purpose of why you're there and working so hard every day. My colleagues are extremely insightful, supportive, and open to ideas as well. And the flexibility in potential work locations is incredible since they are based all around the world.

    Cons

    You must be able to hold yourself accountable to your responsibilities and deadlines. It's fast moving, despite it being a large company, and they rely on entrepreneurial self-motivated, well-disciplined individuals to stay on track. Also, you need to learn very quickly. This is a massive organization and they are very spread out, so building a network, understanding available resources, and initiatives throughout the company will only improve your experience.

    Advice to Management

    Continue your focus on developing employees through meaningful work, coaching, and training. Provide more transparency into what career movement looks like at Thermo Fisher.


  2. "manufacturing engineering intern"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Thermo Fisher Scientific full-time

    Pros

    Great company that gives a lot of hands on experience and they really try to help their interns to succeed.

    Cons

    hiring process can be time consuming.

  3. "Thermo Fisher- A good company to work for"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Excellent team members, cutting edge products for science; lots of money spent on R&D

    Cons

    Sometimes slow to adopt change


  4. "Amazing culture!"

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    Current Employee - Human Resources
    Current Employee - Human Resources
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Exciting company, smart and talented employees. Tremendous opportunity for professional growth. I feel fully posiitoned and supported for success.

    Cons

    A large and complex organziation.


  5. "Senior supply chain"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Thermo Fisher Scientific full-time

    Pros

    Good company great pay experience

    Cons

    Customers can be demanding lack of support from mangement


  6. "software engineer"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    good work life balance , good benefit

    Cons

    large company not very efficient


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Your career path is what you make it"

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    Current Employee - Senior Recruiter in Carlsbad, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Recruiter in Carlsbad, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great company with a great mission and people who stand behind it. Excellent place to grow your career as management is focused on developing their people. There is not a standard career path, as long as you voice what your interests are, your leader will work with you to develop and get you there.

    Cons

    This company is focused on innovation and always looking forward so change is a constant. Not a con but can be for someone who is not motivated by change.

  8. "The Thermo Fisher Bothell, WA site is an excellent place to work!"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bothell, WA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bothell, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Thermo Fisher Scientific full-time

    Pros

    Good salary, awesome management, great group of people, great location. The Bothell site still runs pretty much like it did when it was a private company with only 50 employees.

    Cons

    The new owner, Thermo Fisher, is a little stingy with paid time off and with benefits. They're not terrible, but they're not the best, either.


  9. Helpful (5)

    "They expect too much for too little pay"

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    Current Employee - Senior Operator in Eugene, OR
    Current Employee - Senior Operator in Eugene, OR
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great benefits package, and the employees are amazing.

    Cons

    Mandatory overtime, non mandatory overtime(guilted), and high pressure. They also pay women and men differently. If you are a woman it is hard to move into management with current site leadership. Young men are promoted over more experienced and qualified women.

    Advice to Management

    Try to use more positive reinforcement. The negativity makes it harder and harder to come to work everyday. Also, don't discount women. We can be pretty amazing :)


  10. "Exciting Technology"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Thermo Fisher Scientific full-time

    Pros

    A wide variety of cutting edge technology to work on

    Cons

    Big Company Issues, people trying to climb corporate ladder fast

    Advice to Management

    Keep people in there positions long enough for them to see the effects of their decisions


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