Thermo Fisher Scientific

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Large company with the usual pros and cons

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  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
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 (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 (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
  2. 4 people found this helpful  

    Generally a good company- but management is too busy in meetings and not understanding their employee needs

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Good company match of 6%
    Pretty good health benefits
    Great people who are knowledgable and helpful

    Cons

    Inconsistent management styles when it comes to things like letting employees work from home/ work hours etc.
    Felt like management kept reporting ALL THE TIME in meetings, making employees scramble around to give data to mangement for reporting, which wasted time in the end. Management too busy in their meetings to really understand what is going on in their department and actually getting real meaningful work done.

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    See cons

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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