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Thermo Fisher Scientific Reviews

Updated 21 January, 2019
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Thermo Fisher Scientific President, CEO, and Director Marc N. Casper
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  1. "Love it"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Thermo Fisher Scientific full-time

    Pros

    Was fun to work there

    Cons

    Far from home, lots of travel


  2. Helpful (1)

    "CSR"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Ottawa, ON
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Ottawa, ON
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good benefits at the time

    Cons

    A place to start your career.
    Not good to stay there for long.
    Very old LT with old ideas
    Very poor pay

    Advice to Management

    Build retention policies
    Invest in your people

  3. Helpful (1)

    "OK"

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    Former Employee - QC Analyst in Toronto, ON
    Former Employee - QC Analyst in Toronto, ON
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Flexible hours and flexible shifts

    Cons

    Poor opportunities for advancement or a raise


  4. "Sr. Payroll Adninistrator."

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    Former Employee - Senior Payroll Administrator in Mississauga, ON
    Former Employee - Senior Payroll Administrator in Mississauga, ON
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Nice people to work with.

    Cons

    Long hours every day per week.

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    Advice to Management

    Promote from within.


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Mediocre Job"

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

    I have been working at Thermo Fisher Scientific full-time

    Pros

    - Exposure to wide variety of products
    - Very nice people and culture

    Cons

    - Inexperienced management
    - lack of true development opportunities
    - working with old broken systems and processes that are an everyday struggle


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Shipper"

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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

    Pre shift meetings, communicative, keeps you updated on your progress, proper initial training.

    Cons

    None really that I encountered.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "sales representative Southeastern ontario"

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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

    great benefits
    flexible hours
    hardworking colleagues in all divisions
    opportunity to travel frequently
    competitive salary

    Cons

    Challenging work/life balance
    lacking commerce support
    large account loads

    Advice to Management

    Better support to encourage work life balance

    Thermo Fisher Scientific Response

    19 Jun, 2018

    We appreciate hearing from our colleagues and are happy to hear you are enjoying your career with us. Supporting our colleagues with comprehensive benefits, competitive salaries and a mission-driven... More

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Be self sufficient !"

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    Current Employee - Regional Sales Manager in Montreal, QC
    Current Employee - Regional Sales Manager in Montreal, QC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    You get strategic freedom in sales as long as you hit your numbers.
    Products are mostly high quality and have high costumer retention rate.

    Cons

    Poor new products pipeline
    Rely on aquisitions for growth
    Almost no career support for employees.
    Conservative production volumes creat many backorders and customer frustration.

    Advice to Management

    Take better care of internal talents
    Take more risks on production volumes to allow for sales growth.
    invest more in R&D, be bold !


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Electrical Engineer"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Thermo Fisher Scientific full-time

    Pros

    Great experience, good team-mates, interesting projects

    Cons

    No complaints, I enjoyed my time there


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    "Marketing"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Toronto, ON
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Toronto, ON
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Able to learn new skills

    Cons

    Lack of local career opportunities