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Thermo Fisher Scientific Reviews

Updated May 19, 2018
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Thermo Fisher Scientific President, CEO, and Director Marc N. Casper
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  1. Featured Review

    Helpful (7)

    "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    Below market salary, slow to change, outdated technology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. "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

  3. "Overall abGood Company"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Carlsbad, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Carlsbad, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    - Challenging work environment
    - Flexable in terms of work life balance
    - Great salary and bonus program
    - Great use of technology depending on the division you work

    Cons

    - In many cases promotions are given by how many years you have worked there rather than what you have produced
    - At some sites there is a major resistance toward change
    - Some managers do not set clear goals with their teams or goals are set but not executed

    Advice to Management

    The mentality of change comes from the top. If you really want to see change and process improvements you must not only preach it but also show support to the first line employees trying to implement these changes.


  4. "A tale of two cities"

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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

    Room to grow professionally within a matrix environment
    Scientific and Non-Scientific job categories
    Biotech and Life Science have been growth sectors for the last 3 decades
    Diverse workforce - Global fottprint

    Cons

    Leadership does not always know the nitty gritty details you are working on
    Matrix can be a challenge if you are not well versed in acronyms and other divisions
    Bolt on Merger and Acquisitions can be disruptive and difficult to integrate
    Integration events often require synergy cuts

    Advice to Management

    Better awareness to ground work and efforts needed to motivate implementers
    Actively work on cross matrix communication to connect the dots for improved cross team effectiveness


  5. "its good"

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

    I have been working at Thermo Fisher Scientific full-time

    Pros

    good company pays bills for now

    Cons

    pay is lower than what it should be

    Advice to Management

    more money


  6. "Good place to work, but really fast pace"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    I have been working at Thermo Fisher Scientific full-time

    Pros

    Lots of creative and passionate people. Salary is good if you fight for it.

    Cons

    Very hard to get promotions or even jump in salary. Very fast paced which ends in high stress. Some groups are still very old business minded, hard to get them think out of the box


  7. "Financial Analyst, FLDP"

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    Former Employee - Financial Analyst in San Diego, CA
    Former Employee - Financial Analyst in San Diego, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    It's a great company to work for with a very friendly corporate culture. The pay and benefits are great and it looks amazing on a resume.

    Cons

    The work is extremely monotonous in the finance department.

    Advice to Management

    None

  8. "Great Company"

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    Current Employee - Operations Manager
    Current Employee - Operations Manager
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Company growth, opportunities, worldwide to be able to relocate, doing the right thing for the world.

    Cons

    Not any that I can think of.


  9. "REVIEW"

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    Former Employee - Engineer in Bothell, WA
    Former Employee - Engineer in Bothell, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Thermo Fisher Scientific full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Managers try hard to work within large system of Thermo. In general everyone tries hard to be supportive and a team player!

    Cons

    Some changes which are related to Thermo management (ie. Carlsbad, Waltham) occur at a glacial rate or longer.


  10. "Don't recommend IT in Pittsburgh"

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    Current Employee - IT - ETO in Pittsburgh, PA
    Current Employee - IT - ETO in Pittsburgh, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Thermo Fisher Scientific full-time

    Pros

    Good benefits, great teammates at peer level.

    I'm sure other areas of the company could be great.

    Cons

    No work-life balance, senior leadership not interested in Pittsburgh and invests no effort in communicating anything other than canned, dog-pony show material. Carlsbad is where all decisions are made.

    Company is dependent on acquisitions.

    Advice to Management

    Make an effort to get to know your employees. Just because they're not from Life Technologies doesn't mean they don't add value. Research the company values - the first "I" (Integrity) is in short supply.


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