Thermo Fisher Scientific

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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 (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
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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 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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    Great company but some things have changed as the company has grown

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    Former Employee - Senior Supervisor in Chicago, IL (US)
    Former Employee - Senior Supervisor in Chicago, IL (US)

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

    Pros

    Very high employee loyalty. It is not unusual for employees to stay on throughout their careers.
    As company as grown through acquisitions many more positions are available for employees with an R&D focus and science backgrounds. Thermo Fisher Has two main focuses, manufacturing of a wide variety of science and technology related products, and a very large international distribution company selling it's own as well as others products.
    International company with lots of opportunity for growth and travel providing you have the experience and training to take on roles of that type.
    For those who have a scientific bent this is a good company to work for, since it is closely allied with science, technology and healthcare internationally.
    Benefits and salaries are in line and probably a little better than is the case in the marketplace. Bonuses and stock options at the management level.

    Cons

    As the company has grown, and especially since the merger between Fisher Scientific and Thermo Electron, the culture has become very bottom line focused. The old school, close knit family environment still exists but has been supplanted by the needs of a Fortune 500 environment. Staff level employees are well treated, but the higher you get in management the greater the pressure and, despite the stated goal of the company, the less work life balance. However this is by no means unique for a company of this size.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    While Thermo Fisher has performed very well and it's stock price has grown consistently, the work life balance of many employees, especially in the management ranks, has suffered due to work load and concentration on the bottom line. Since younger workers have been raised on a culture emphasizing work life balance this could be detrimental to talent acquisition.

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    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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