Challenging and heavy workload requiring excellent multi-tasking skills
Contract Specialist III (Former Employee) – Rockville, MD 20850 – 7 November 2014
A typical day at work would consist of reviewing, drafting, and/or negotiating multiple contracts. Via work on Federal contracts, I learned more in-depth knowledge of the FAR. There was consistent turn-over in Management. I had 4 bosses during my time there. My Co-worker's were the best I had ever worked with. They looked to me as the Senior leader of the team and we pulled together to make sure that we under-promised and over-delivered. The hardest part of the job was having to say goodbye to my co-workers as they were let go. The most enjoyable part of the job was the work itself. As a self-described nerd, I love to read and having law school experience, I love to negotiate. This is what I loved the most about my job.
Instrument Sales Specialist (Current Employee) – San Diego, CA – 19 January 2018
It is a place where team work is strong and the tools are given to succeed. Unfortunately there is constant restructuring and changes to the teams. Depending where you are located it requires a lot of traveling.
I work at Thermo Fisher facility in Asheville, NC. This plant is the largest LED site in the US, in terms of revenue. Its culture is terrible, as the team, management included, is resistant to changes.
International Technical Support Specialist (Current Employee) – Tewksbury, MA – 17 January 2018
I truly enjoy working for TFS. My manager is the best person I have ever worked for and the company treats everyone with respect. Most people find the advancment and support they are looking for with this company.
My only real complaint is that even when local managment is aware of a problem, they can be helpless until corporate says it is okay. Headcounts, position changes, salary disputes are all situations where the people involved are fully aware of the details, but it is decieded by persons who are so disconnected from the situation they can not possibly grasp the real story.
Great people, Great managers, Work / Life balance
Even when managment is aware of issues, they can't do anything about it until corporate okays it.
Scientist 1 (Current Employee) – High Point, NC – 15 January 2018
One aspect of Thermal Fisher Scientific that I loved is the flexible time and the understanding from management for my personal needs. When I first came on board, I was a single mother with no family in the area. So when I needed to handle personal situations, I could without feeling guilty of neglecting my job. They were very understand of my motherly duties and family emergencies. You do wear multiple hats which gives you the opportunity learn different areas of the company. They also provide you with all the training and courses you need to grow.
A large global corporation that delivers shareholder value
Marketing Specialist (Current Employee) – Rochester, NY – 15 January 2018
Fast-paced, highly-competitive. The science market is very diverse as are the products that the company offers, so the opportunity exists for great mental challenge and contribution towards making a true impact on society.
Finance is non stop, you are busy all the time, never a dull moment. Month end is a full on week where you work several 12 hour shifts. The people you work with are great and thats what keeps you going, as it is a big company you can get the opportunity to move to different teams and learn new skills. The site management at Inchinnan are great and really appreciate the workers and make it a great place to work and make you feel valued as an employee.
Lead Document Control Administrator (Former Employee) – Carlsbad, CA – 14 January 2018
They have no sense of work life balance. Very petty. Very low morale and for a company that is in North County, it is inconceivable that they don't allow flexibility for working parents living south of Carlsbad. Oh wait they do allow it for certain people :(
Worked for Thermo or one of the predecessor companies for a total of 53 years.
After they eliminated manufacturing from the local area, I did not really get any real assistance in locating a new job. They did give the laid off employees a severance package based on years of service.
Customer service representative (Former Employee) – Hanover Park, IL – 10 January 2018
Managers play favoritism, unfair decisions about your performance, poor training and culture at the company is very stressful. Micromanaging, no opportunities for development and great training. Peers are friendly and always willing to help you with any concerns or questions. Managers are not qualified for the role and have no skills to manage others. Very stressful work environment and high turnover of employees. No opportunities for grow and professional development.
Free launches, potlucks, great benefits for health, and dental insurance, 401k match.