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Thermo Fisher Scientific Reviews

Updated December 14, 2017
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Thermo Fisher Scientific President, CEO, and Director Marc N. Casper
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  1. Featured Review

    Helpful (2)

    "Great Company with Potential"

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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 10 years)

    Pros

    Strong Vision and Mission, Great Leadership, At the Forefront of the Industry

    Cons

    Below market salary, slow to change, outdated technology

    Advice to Management

    Continue aggressive growth strategies, leverage internal talent to identify opportunities for change, be flexible.


  2. "Data Scientist"

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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

    Excellent benefits, can work from home, innovation valued.

    Cons

    I do not have any.

  3. Helpful (1)

    "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

    Pros

    Love the company, lots of innovative stuff going on. Fast paced environment with a lot of opportunities.

    Cons

    Sometimes a lot of stress due to timeline requirements. Obtaining proper resourcing to support those timelines can be an issue.

    Advice to Management

    More resources to support tight timeline requirements would reduce stress levels significantly.


  4. "Strategic Company with great focus"

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    Current Employee - Marketing Manager in Milpitas, CA
    Current Employee - Marketing Manager in Milpitas, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Very effective, smart, and driven colleagues. Strategic company with excellent financial/growth focus.

    Cons

    Rapid growth and mergers can make for a complex org to navigate


  5. "Ugh"

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    Current Employee - Finance
    Current Employee - Finance
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Salary is competitive to market

    Cons

    Fragmented. Does not utilize staff to its maximum potential

    Advice to Management

    Too silod. People doing much of the same thing. We could do much more by conquering and dividing.


  6. "Scientist"

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    Current Employee - Staff Scientist in Bedford, MA
    Current Employee - Staff Scientist in Bedford, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Thermo Fisher Scientific full-time

    Pros

    Solid company with great leadership

    Cons

    Very hierarchical and corporate. If you're looking for a warm fuzzy small company feel this is not the place.

    Advice to Management

    None


  7. Helpful (4)

    "Don't spend more than 1-2 years here"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend

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

    Pros

    Good pay and benefits but you'll eventually find out that it is not worth staying for

    The company's name- do not stay here for more than 2 years. In some positions-You will not learn anything

    Cons

    Unless working in the lab, not a good place to work if you have a science degree. If you do have such a degree, do not take tech support and customer service positions. In tech support, about 70% of what you do is customer service work. Do not believe the job description. You've been warned.

    Favoritism by management and throwing newer employees under the bus as well as taking advantage of them.

    Managers/supervisors with no backbone

    Incompetence beyond belief, highly disorganized, nepotism, top heavy, and the company is too big for its own good. No company culture.

    Bitter employers. I have coworkers who think that because they have been with the company for so long that they don't have to do anything and management is aware. More seasoned employees will not share all that they know with newer employees in order to hold on to their job security. There are ppl who have held the same exact position for 20-30 years. There's no real cross training.

    Useless onsite HR. Have to contact offsite HR for everything.

    Advice to Management

    Please treat all employees fairly or they will not stay, regardless of the benefits you offer. Please structure your departments in such a way that employees' skills are utilized and that they are not doing work that they are way too over qualified for.

  8. "Stay away from Finance-Carlsbad"

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    Former Employee - Finance Manager in Carlsbad, CA
    Former Employee - Finance Manager in Carlsbad, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Growing company, career opportunities for high potential employees, employee stock purchase plan, and good benefits. Constantly changing business environment.

    Cons

    Disparate technologies used to conduct financial analysis with very little technical support, and unimaginable pressure to produce financial results.

    Advice to Management

    Effective technical support to finance teams creation of month-end reports and streamlining of financial analysis tools. Provide better work-life balance to ALL employees.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Long time blue collar worker"

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    Current Employee - Maintenance in Grand Island, NY
    Current Employee - Maintenance in Grand Island, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Pay is average. Benefits are pretty average for this size company. Thermo Fisher has a great 401k match. Coworkers are friendly.

    Cons

    Too top heavy. Poor communication between departments. Middle management are just yes-men.
      TF is constantly acquiring other companies to keep there stock price up, but reinvest minimally back into existing divisions. The Grand Island NY division is falling apart. Equipment and facility are old and not being repaired properly. Could be a real great place if money was reinvested back into it. Instead, senior management put up smoke screens to pretend everything is peachy so their budgets look good and they get their juicy bonuses. They never let corporate TF know the true story.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your employees since they actually know what the problems and solutions are.


  10. "Marketing Communications"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Thermo Fisher Scientific full-time

    Pros

    good opportunities if you play politics well

    Cons

    Too much middle management and politics


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