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Thermo Fisher Scientific Reviews

Updated November 15, 2018
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Thermo Fisher Scientific President, CEO, and Director Marc N. Casper
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  1. Featured Review

    Helpful (7)

    "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. "Manufacturing Technician at Thermo Fisher"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Thermo Fisher Scientific full-time

    Pros

    Work friendly environment, everyone is willing to help each other out to meet quarterly quota.

    Cons

    Pay grade could be a little more competitive to others

    Thermo Fisher Scientific Response

    Nov 14, 2018

    Thank you for sharing thoughts on our great workforce and collaborative culture! We continually strive to offer competitive pay in addition to well-rounded benefits and career growth opportunities.

  3. "Account Manager"

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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

    Job stability, brand recognition, huge network of colleagues

    Cons

    Growing reputation at Walmart of the science world. Lots of redundancies in job titles and responsibilities often leads to inefficiencies and "too many cooks in the kitchen"

    Thermo Fisher Scientific Response

    Nov 14, 2018

    We appreciate your feedback! We recognize both the benefits and challenges that come with our growth and having 70,000 colleagues worldwide. This is something we value as a leader serving science but... More


  4. "My Review"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Thermo Fisher Scientific full-time

    Pros

    - Great pay
    - Amazing learning experience
    - Wonderful co-workers
    - Quality customer service

    Cons

    - Very strict deadlines
    - Poor communication with lower-level employees
    -Long hours with sometimes no over-time pay
    - Sometimes not enough involvement or help from managers

    Advice to Management

    Communicate with lower-levels employees better.

    Thermo Fisher Scientific Response

    Nov 14, 2018

    Thank you for the thoughtful review and the time you spent with us. We are happy to read you enjoyed our culture, benefits and learning opportunities. Best of luck and hope to have you again on our... More


  5. "Biggest company with room for growth"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Thermo Fisher Scientific full-time

    Pros

    Most comfy ride, most resources,

    Cons

    Slow moving, bulky company can be bureaucratic

    Advice to Management

    Don't forget your people. The company may be the largest, but the industry is very high-growth and competitive

    Thermo Fisher Scientific Response

    Nov 7, 2018

    We appreciate your review and your advice - our colleagues are the foundation for serving science and our mission to make this world better. We will continue to enhance our processes, strengthen our... More


  6. "Not bad"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Thermo Fisher Scientific full-time

    Pros

    Not a bad job and the people are normal

    Cons

    High turnover rate and management is on their high horses

    Thermo Fisher Scientific Response

    Nov 7, 2018

    We appreciate your feedback and the time you spent with us. Best of luck in your next endeavor!


  7. "Manufacturing"

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    Current Employee - Manufacturing in Carlsbad, CA
    Current Employee - Manufacturing in Carlsbad, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great team work environment, Safety culture very important, many opportunities to grow, leadership very involve on the development of employees.

    Cons

    Difficult to find parking sometimes

    Thermo Fisher Scientific Response

    Nov 7, 2018

    Thank you for your review. It's great to read you are enjoying our collaborative culture, supportive leaders and opportunities to grow your career with us.

  8. "Employees are cool"

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    Former Employee - Assembler in Asheville, NC
    Former Employee - Assembler in Asheville, NC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Like the title says employees are cool

    Cons

    The higher management sucks and dont care about the employees our their families. They call themselves a family company but dont care.

    Advice to Management

    Thing about your employees and their families first.

    Thermo Fisher Scientific Response

    Nov 14, 2018

    Our colleagues are something to be proud of! Our mission is not only to make the world better but to support our colleagues in reaching their potential. We strive to do this through comprehensive... More


  9. Helpful (1)

    "A great career company"

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    Current Employee - Senior Account Manager
    Current Employee - Senior Account Manager
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great company culture with coworkers that are passionate about helping our customers succeed. Compensation and benefits are above industry standard.

    Cons

    Strict quarterly quota but expected. This is sales after all.

    Advice to Management

    More team building to increase camaraderie among remote employees.

    Thermo Fisher Scientific Response

    Oct 24, 2018

    We are proud of the career growth and development opportunities we offer. Our colleagues are passionate about their work and our mission of making the world better. Thanks for being part of the team!


  10. "Marketing"

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

    I have been working at Thermo Fisher Scientific full-time

    Pros

    Great Benefits, top biotech company

    Cons

    Boys only club, too much politics, constantly acquiring new companies and laying off people. Major decisions are made in Carlsbad and in Waltham. If you work outside of these places then you don't count.

    Thermo Fisher Scientific Response

    Nov 14, 2018

    Thank you for your review and candor. Your feedback is taken seriously as we are committed to ensuring our culture is diverse, inclusive and supportive, to allow all colleagues to reach their true... More


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