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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

Other Reviews for Thermo Fisher Scientific

  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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    Great place to work!

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    Current Employee - Communications Leader  in  San Diego, CA (US)
    Current Employee - Communications Leader in San Diego, CA (US)

    I have been working at Thermo Fisher Scientific full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Advancement opportunities, compensation, flexibility, challenging work with a higher purpose. Thermo Fisher Scientific is a leader in the sector and is driving innovation in the industry. The mission of the company provides the opportunity for candidates and employees to feel fulfilled and know that their work has a higher purpose. The size and scope of the organization offers candidates and employees a range of opportunities that they may not be able to find at other companies.

    Cons

    The company has a very matrixed org structure. It's great if you work remotely (the lack of physical presence is not a career inhibitor in the way it would be at other places).

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep pushing the team to focus on brand building externally to broaden the outside view of the company as a great place to work and to do business with.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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