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Thermo Fisher Scientific Reviews

Updated September 16, 2018
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Thermo Fisher Scientific President, CEO, and Director Marc N. Casper
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Pros
  • "Great work life balance overall" (in 129 reviews)

  • "Good benefits all around, room to improve" (in 148 reviews)

Cons
  • "Sometimes work life balance are not prioritized" (in 151 reviews)

  • "The drama from upper management was horrible" (in 76 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review

    Helpful (6)

    "Fantastic Company to work for"

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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

    Growth, fast, opportunities, culture, innovation

    Cons

    Many layers and hard to keep up

    Thermo Fisher Scientific Response

    Jun 6, 2018

    Thank you for the great feedback. We are happy to hear you are enjoying your career with us, especially our culture and innovative work!


  2. "Mechanical Engineer Intern"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Thermo Fisher Scientific part-time

    Pros

    Very friendly and a great work environment

    Cons

    less than average wages for my field

    Thermo Fisher Scientific Response

    Jul 3, 2018

    Our colleagues are very welcoming and friendly - one of the best apects of our culture. Thanks for being a part of our team.

  3. "Good company with good benefits"

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

    I have been working at Thermo Fisher Scientific full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Reasonable benefits. Helpful co-workers. Short commute for most people.

    Cons

    Micro-managed boss and fast pace projects.


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Innovative company with talented leadership"

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    Current Employee - Clinical Sales Consultant in Raleigh, NC
    Current Employee - Clinical Sales Consultant in Raleigh, NC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Thermo Fisher Scientific is a very large company. The culture is really going to depend heavily on the individual division you are working for. IDD (ImmunoDiagnostics Division) is an excellent work environment; where the leadership really invests in their people.

    Cons

    I felt like we were sometimes frantically grasping at new strategies if we weren’t hitting our goal.


  5. "High intensity work environment"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Jersey City, NJ
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Jersey City, NJ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    High ability to drive and influence change
    Exciting work environment for a highly engaged change agent
    Empowering senior leadership
    Ability to advance for strong performers

    Cons

    Very financially focused
    Lacks appropriate resources to achieve results
    Focused more on this month / quarter than long term

    Advice to Management

    Focus more on long term growth and invest in appropriate resources to ensure long term sustainability


  6. "Good overall"

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    Current Employee - Senior Marketing Analyst in Coraopolis, PA
    Current Employee - Senior Marketing Analyst in Coraopolis, PA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Lost of opportunities to grow

    Cons

    Long hours, poor work life balance


  7. "It is the best you can get as a fresher in industry !!"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Waltham, MA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Waltham, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    -good learning environment
    -salary and work life balance
    -mentor ship
    -Career growth

    Cons

    -Challenges in work
    -New working environment
    -Pay hike
    -Different domain
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    Advice to Management

    -Be open for 360 feedback review

    Thermo Fisher Scientific Response

    Sep 10, 2018

    We are very committed to offering our colleagues exceptional benefits as well as career development and growth opportunities. Thank you for sharing your thoughts and being part of our team.

  8. "Director"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Waltham, MA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Waltham, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Thermo Fisher Scientific full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Advancement opportunities are excellent, financially driven, continuous improvement culture, site hosts fun activities after work, great leadership training programs

    Cons

    work/life balance leans more towards work

    Thermo Fisher Scientific Response

    Sep 10, 2018

    Thank you for being part of our team and for your commitment to your work. We hope you are able to grow a long and fulfilling career with us.


  9. "Cool biotech"

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Bothell, WA
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Bothell, WA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Thermo Fisher Scientific full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Biotech side is great. Lots of interesting tech.

    Cons

    Salary and pay is average.

    Advice to Management

    Pay your good people more.

    Thermo Fisher Scientific Response

    Sep 10, 2018

    The work we do is truly innovative and exciting. We appreciate your feedback and hope you will continue to grow your career at Thermo Fisher.


  10. Helpful (2)

    "Just don't"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Thermo Fisher Scientific full-time

    Pros

    Most people you will work with are highly educated and knowledgeable.
    PTO time is good.
    Benefits are good, especially health insurance.

    Cons

    Very cliquish.
    Toxic team environments.
    People don't matter, only revenue. They will work you until you drop even if they can afford to hire another body to help out.
    Some very toxic leaders who contaminate those who report to them.
    Your performance is based on a comparison to everyone else's performance in your team/group even if you do completely different jobs and it is highly subjective.
    Performance reviews are very old school and out-of-date, they don't help you to succeed.
    Promotions are based on if your boss likes you, or if you are part of the "in" crowd, not based on your actual performance.
    They don't help you succeed, and it sometimes feels like they purposely stand in your way of succeeding.
    Getting what you need when you first start is a nightmare.
    Training? What training?
    Diversity is highly limited in every way. Clearly it isn't valued because it isn't there.

    Advice to Management

    Stop with the "good ole boys" club and start to value what individuals bring to the table.
    You don't need to run every single idea through tons of layers to get buy-in from the same people who all think the same way. You will never have any innovation or bring in new ways of doing things this way.
    Break up the cliques! People want to feel like they belong at work, not just sit with their head down until they can go home.


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