Thermo Fisher Scientific Reviews

Updated May 6, 2021

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Thermo Fisher Scientific President, CEO Marc N. Casper
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Pros
  • "Good benefits, lots a paid vacation,(in 228 reviews)

  • "Work life balance is great really(in 222 reviews)

  • Cons
  • "Work life balance can sometimes get affected(in 223 reviews)

  • "The work can require long hours(in 50 reviews)

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    1. 5.0
      Current Employee, less than 1 year

      Amazing place to work!

      May 5, 2021 - Anonymous Employee 
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      Pros

      I love working at Thermo Fisher Scientific. There are endless possibilities and a lot of room to grow.

      Cons

      No cons for this company!

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    2. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 3 years

      A well-managed company that cares about it's employees

      Mar 24, 2021 - Life Science Specialist 
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      Pros

      It is very clear that Thermo Fisher Scientific values their employees. They take the yearly survey feedback seriously and are continually striving to make the company better for their customers and employees. The pay is good, the PTO is great and the COVID bonuses provided to all employees were more than generous. They set realistic budgets and goals that are attainable unlike previous companies I've worked for where they set your goal incredibly high to avoid having to pay bonuses/commissions. I am never worried about job stability and have coworkers and managers that I can trust and rely on. There is also a lot of opportunity to move around the company if you want.

      Cons

      The company can be difficult to navigate due to its size. The health insurance plan is okay, although a bit expensive. This is offset by a generous contribution from the company into our HSA/HRA.

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    3. 4.0
      Current Employee, less than 1 year

      Thermo Fisher as employer

      May 6, 2021 - Senior Director in Pittsburgh, PA
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      Pros

      Trying to be world-class employer. Wages & bonuses are competitive. Diversity & Inclusion are certainly improving. Company is ever-growing with acquisitions; so if you are mobile, lots of opportunities.

      Cons

      There is very little work/life balance. You will work evenings and weekends if you expect to succeed.

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    4. 4.0
      Current Employee, more than 5 years

      There are worse places to work

      Apr 30, 2021 - Senior Manager Data Science in Houston, TX
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      Pros

      The team I work with is great! We have built a small team culture that is fun and collaborative.

      Cons

      When I look accross teams there is not consistent collaboration or strategic thinking. The culture at the larger company can be a bit old school in its thinking in how people approach work. There are also alot of people that have worked here a very long time and who you know is more important then what you know sometimes.

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    5. 5.0
      Current Employee, less than 1 year

      Great Opportunity for growth

      May 3, 2021 - Associate Project Manager in Penfield, NY
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      Pros

      Global Interested in your career growth Fixes broken processes Profit sharing Very communicative about where company is heading. Engaged in the community and trying to make people's lives better

      Cons

      Long hours Not a lot of training Have to fend for yourself and teach yourself.

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    6. 4.0
      Former Employee, more than 5 years

      A good company

      May 5, 2021 - Technician in Virginia Beach, VA
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      Pros

      Lots of travel and good people

      Cons

      Very focused on productivity and time management

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    7. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 3 years

      Great place to work

      Apr 29, 2021 - Senior Business Analyst in Lehigh Valley, PA
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      Pros

      When the company does well, executive leadership passes that benefit down to th rank and file. Very competitive salaries. Good benefits. Good 401k Employee Stock Purchase Program Very flexible remote work policy

      Cons

      Work/Life balance can be tricky as there is always a lot to do. Not a major issue for me but no separate sick leave. Time off all comes out of PTO.

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    8. 4.0
      Current Employee, less than 1 year

      Good company

      May 5, 2021 - Product Manager in Waltham, MA
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      Pros

      Opportunities within company, decent benefit 401k, espp, competitive working environment

      Cons

      Work life balance, work overtime, stressful sometimes

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    9. 5.0
      Current Employee, less than 1 year

      Great company and mission

      May 3, 2021 - Senior Recruiter in Austin, TX
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      Pros

      Great benefits and autonomy to do work with limited supervision

      Cons

      Low compensation compared to competitor

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    10. 3.0
      Former Employee, less than 1 year

      Very high expectations, little support

      Apr 26, 2021 - QC Scientist I in Frederick, MD
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      Pros

      ESPP and 401k are great. PTO is average, could be better. Lots of opportunities for training, lateral movements, and numerous locations.

      Cons

      Expected to work extremely hard without much support from management. Management is generally incompetent, told to "just make it work" and "this is just the way it is" while process improvement worry only about their own metrics to increase their bonuses. People are treated as robots by management. Hopefully unique to this site, but haven't worked at any other sites.

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