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Thermo Fisher Scientific Reviews

Updated August 19, 2017
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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

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    "Flexible, Caring, Experimental"

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    • Senior Management
    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. "Great place to work!"

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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 (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great opportunities for advancement. Company goes out of its way to communicate and provide training on how to advance your career.

    Cons

    It is a large corporation, with all the negatives that come with that. Can be frustrating when corporate level decisions don't seem to make sense at the site level.

  3. "Sales"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Good benefits, good company, and you learn a lot.

    Cons

    A lot of on-boarding, training, but if want to succeed it is a must.


  4. "Great place for former scientists"

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

    I have been working at Thermo Fisher Scientific full-time

    Pros

    -Smart people
    -Good hours
    -Great resources
    -Good science

    Cons

    None so far. It has been a positive experience.


  5. "Working"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Thermo Fisher Scientific full-time

    Pros

    Fair, supportive, encourages growth, open to feedback

    Cons

    Resistant to change, inconsistant feedback, low pay


  6. "Good place to work with opportunity for advancement."

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    Former Employee - Order Packer in Nazareth, PA
    Former Employee - Order Packer in Nazareth, PA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Leadership was fair, honest, and at times came down to work with us. Good benefits. 10 Holidays off per year, plus vacation. Tuition reimbursement.

    Cons

    During a start-up you know you are going to be working OT. I just didn't expect it to last as long as it did.


  7. "Good place to work at"

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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 place to work at

    Cons

    Plenty of over time available

  8. "You get what you go for"

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    Former Employee - Project Engineer
    Former Employee - Project Engineer
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Thermo Fisher Scientific full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Huge company, Waltham,MA based, good IT group, good integration skills, NEW benefits for those who seek and who take trainings.Hire from within. Very deep pockets. NEW exciting technology.

    Cons

    Big company, if you are in a bad spot, get out. Change is slow. Emotional, abusve bosses are bad for you.


  9. "Intern - Sales"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Thermo Fisher Scientific full-time

    Pros

    Great people, good training, sales internships are hard to come by

    Cons

    Loose guidelines for day-to-day responsibilities


  10. "Organized and Nice People"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Thermo Fisher Scientific full-time

    Pros

    An organized company with helpful HRs

    Cons

    They are very stringent on salary raise and promotions


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