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Thermo Fisher Scientific Reviews

Updated January 20, 2019
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Thermo Fisher Scientific President, CEO, and Director Marc N. Casper
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  1. Featured Review

    Helpful (3)

    "Great company to work for"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Technical Applications Scientist in Carlsbad, CA
    Current Employee - Technical Applications Scientist in Carlsbad, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    - well-organized business system
    - great people to work with (energetic, intelligent, communicative, friendly)
    - easy to get and stay connected with other employees
    - stable company that keeps long-term goals in mind
    - company encourages personal and career development
    - a lot of opportunities to move up and/or lateral within the company
    - excellent employee benefits
    - very ethical company (strong emphasis on customer experience; treats employees fairly; cares about environment)
    - company constantly seeks feedback from customers and employees
    - company-sponsored fun activities

    Cons

    - amount of PTO allotted could be better
    - no incentives for waiving employee benefits
    - company is trying to incorporate more flexible work options (in working progress)

    Advice to Management

    My management team is doing great. They are highly responsive and they care about employee dynamics/moral. Keep up the good work.

    Thermo Fisher Scientific Response

    Jan 2, 2019

    We are thrilled to read your review and all the positive feedback! Thank you for being a part of the exceptional team we have, committed to our mission of making the world healthier, cleaner and... More


  2. Helpful (2)

    "Good work life balance"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Thermo Fisher Scientific full-time

    Pros

    Good work life balance, very friendly colleagues

    Cons

    Salary could be higher considering it is bay area

    Thermo Fisher Scientific Response

    Jul 17, 2018

    We strongly value the balanced culture and the caliber of professionals we've been able to build at Thermo Fisher. Thank you for being a part of it.

  3. "Great company"

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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

    Flexible, great compensation and benefits, smart and hardworking leadership.

    Cons

    None at all, Great job


  4. "Great place to work!"

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    Current Employee - Director in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Director in Boston, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    - overall purpose & mission of the company
    - values
    - Comp & benefits
    - remote work arrangements

    Cons

    - super intense
    - micromanagement

    Advice to Management

    - be open to new ways of doing things


  5. Helpful (3)

    "Good Company / Good People"

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    Current Employee - Applications Specialist in Sugar Land, TX
    Current Employee - Applications Specialist in Sugar Land, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Work with really good people.
    15 years, I have not had a bad boss....knock on wood.
    9/80 Schedule
    Job Satisfaction
    Benefits are good.
    Pay is decent.
    Just the right amount of Travel, Domestic and International
    Constantly evolving.
    Checks don't bounce!

    Cons

    Too often, Peter does not know what Paul is doing, nor does he ask. (Lack of Communication)
    Difficult to do business with sometimes. Customers have to pay the price.
    Lead Times too long.
    Work / Life Balance can suffer.
    Sometimes feels like a Holding Company.

    Advice to Management

    If you spend a lot of time in board meetings, or meeting with other management I would suggest you take time to visit some of the productions areas, or walk around the office cubicles, without an entourage, and talk and LISTEN to your employees. They are the ones that keep our customers coming back!
    Spend more time on wowing our customers, and wowing our stakeholders will be easier.


  6. "Manufacturing Engineer"

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    Current Employee - Manufacturing Engineer II in Logan, UT
    Current Employee - Manufacturing Engineer II in Logan, UT
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    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Good people to work with

    Cons

    Discouraging annual pay increase plan


  7. "Good Company, Good People"

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    Current Employee - Senior Customer Support Leader
    Current Employee - Senior Customer Support Leader
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Good pay, good benefits, and a company that stays true its mission and values

    Cons

    Employees struggle to take ownership and occasional long hours

  8. Helpful (1)

    "sr. manufacturing tech"

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    Former Employee - Senior Manufacturing Technician in Austin, TX
    Former Employee - Senior Manufacturing Technician in Austin, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Thermo Fisher Scientific full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    competitive wage and benefits and good working environment

    Cons

    uncertainty of down size and layoffs

    Thermo Fisher Scientific Response

    Jan 2, 2019

    Thank you for the review and your service with us. We are happy to hear you are enjoying our supportive work environment and hope you continue to grow with us.


  9. "Company culture"

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    Current Employee - Account Executive
    Current Employee - Account Executive
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great colleagues to work with.

    Cons

    Leadership's heavy reliance on "big data" via CRM at the expense of developing people and relationships.


  10. "Recommend"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Thermo Fisher Scientific full-time

    Pros

    Big company, more opportunities, flex time, enough vacations

    Cons

    Be careful about your seniors. They talk more about work ethics but in practice it is violated ... Mostly it depends on which group and with whom you are working.