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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    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 an 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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    Hard work never paid off

    Former Employee - Chemist in Fremont, CA (US)
    Former Employee - Chemist in Fremont, CA (US)

    I worked at Thermo Fisher Scientific full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good 401k program, stock was discounted 5percent. Could show up between 7am - 9am without worrying about being late

    Cons

    Raises were less than 3percent a year
    Promotions took 2-3 years
    Hard to transfer between departments

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay the people who work there not someone from outside the company

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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