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Large company with the usual pros and cons

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Current Employee - European Applications Specialist  in  Cambridge, East of England, England
Current Employee - European Applications Specialist in Cambridge, East of England, England

I have been working at Thermo Fisher Scientific full-time for more than 5 years

Pros

Big company, generally secure in this climate, for the most part I work with a fantastic group of people!!

Cons

Red tape, overstretched in places, managment often seems to take the 50,000ft view - forgetting those people at the "coal face".

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Spend some time with the sales team - talk, and listen to their views.

Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

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  1.  

    Some great people in this firm.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Loughborough, England
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Loughborough, England

    I worked at Thermo Fisher Scientific as a contractor for more than a year

    Pros

    Good team atmosphere, with permanent and temporary workers all included. Sharing ideas is encouraged. Lots of humour, some really fun personalities. Most vacancies are circulated internally first. Much more focus on solving issues than blaming individuals. A free weekly "happy bus" into Loughborough.

    Cons

    Policy says temps must be let go after ten months. Little long term opportunity for anyone outside the science/ lab background. Archaic systems in places, some of the work is very dull. Some "cubicle mentality". Many employees say "obviously" about twelve times an hour. Until Christmas 2012 everyone has to eat lunch in a tent (canteen space being used for a special project).

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Consider whether retaining trained experienced temps for longer is worthwhile. Senior management could be a bit more accessible.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    Fantastic Experience

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer  in  Madison, WI (US)
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Madison, WI (US)

    I have been working at Thermo Fisher Scientific full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Great work environment, very relaxed atmosphere, though things can get chaotic during product deadlines. The people are great, the managers are very personal. Very competitive pay and benefits.

    Cons

    It's still a MASSIVE company, so it has massive company problems. IT orders take months when it's faster to just run to Best Buy and buy your computer upgrade for yourself. Plans need to crawl up the command chain before they can get approved, a process which takes a while.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Try and let certain branches have a bit more flexibility with their management styles. Let different sites experiment and see what works.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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