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Would have summer picnic,Christmas party
Manufacturing Technician (Former Employee) –  Grand Island, NY20 September 2017
Too many meetings that would cut into production times,too many surveys (the CEO is California)? ,constantly changing SOP's after opening new plant in Scotland-requiring your training file because they added new flag ?Then mandatory overtime to caugh up !
Pros
Free pizza &wings sometimes
Cons
Punch in 7 min. before your shift w/no pay
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Excellent Place to Work For
Scientist I (Former Employee) –  Carlsbad, CA19 September 2017
The company culture is amazing. You definitely feel valued as an employee. The pay and benefits are upscale. The hardest part is making sure that you are able to multi-task well working on various projects at one time. The most enjoyable part of the job is the comradery in the company, the company events, and knowing you've done your job well.
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Fast paced stressful work place.
Subject Matter Expert/Laboratory Scientist (Former Employee) –  Canoga Park, CA19 September 2017
Corporate work environment that is always looking at the final costs. Looking for all possible cost cutting possibilities. Lots of overtime in the manufacturing departments.
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Busy and stressfull
Cost Accountant (Current Employee) –  Carlsbad, CA18 September 2017
Management request information in an expedite manner which pushes everyday duties behind. Thermo Fisher is a big company that loses connection to with the employees.
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Première expérience sympa
Stage (Former Employee) –  Paris (75)18 September 2017
J'ai passé un stage vraiment bien au sein des équipes de Thermo Fisher Scientific. L'ambiance était vraiment bien et l'encadrement aussi.
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Salary and Unfair Treatment by Management
Account Manager/Research/ cGMP, Specialist (Current Employee) –  Suwanee, GA17 September 2017
The pay is not comparable to many of its competitors.
The management team does not care about it's employee's, Lack of communication with their employee's This
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Productive and fun work place
Senior Software Engineer (Current Employee) –  Pittsburgh, PA16 September 2017
Good cutting edge technology work with very good work like balance.
Skilled co-workers.
Highly problem solving skills. perfect place to learn and get hands on experience in some of cutting edge technologies.
Pros
Competitive salary
Cons
No Cons
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Pathetic work place
Machine Operator/Assembler (Former Employee) –  Millersburg, PA16 September 2017
I was treated very unfairly I was yelled at for going too fast?!? And Fired for telling my leader that the machine I was supposed to run was overheated it was supposed to be at 295 degrees and it would constantly heat back up to 320 so I complained that I wasn't able to do my job on that machine and was fired for it. This is just an overall horrible place to work everything is very unorganized you stand around and do nothing half the shift and are reprimanded then if you move to fast because there is never more work ready but they make you work every weekend because they say they're behind I wouldn't recommend working here to my worst enemy.
Pros
None
Cons
People in charge are liars and cannot be trusted
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A great place to build knowledge of the medical industry
Technical Products Administrator (Former Employee) –  Houston, TX15 September 2017
Relaxed atmosphere and a good balance of involvement between management and employees. Well diverse atmosphere and opportunities to development within the company. The pay scale needs considerable evaluation.
Pros
flexible schedule
Cons
monitored breaks
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good place to work
good place to work (Former Employee) –  good place to work15 September 2017
good place to work, however be more cautious of the management, can fire anyone from lower management citing performance reason although you are a performer.
Pros
nothing
Cons
nothing
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A good place to work
Staff Accountant (Former Employee) –  Rockford, IL14 September 2017
A good place to work, with a very positive people oriented mission statement for the entire world-wide company. The flexible work environment allowed people to focus on work while also maintaining personal lives.
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Do yourself a favor and apply elsewhere
Customer Service (Current Employee) –  Rockford, IL14 September 2017
The only way to advance at this company is if you know somebody and are well-liked by management. If you're a hard worker I would advise you to apply to a company which will recognize your talents and treat you fairly.

The human resources department is useless, management is lazy and micromanages everything, and not to mention the management team plays favorites like you wouldn't believe.

If you like being bullied and micromanaged​, by all means apply. If you're looking for a company in which you can advance your career, keep looking.
Pros
Leaving at the end of my shift
Cons
Poor management team, unethical behavior from leadership
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Healthy Work place of all
Senior Field Support Engineer (Current Employee) –  Nashik, Maharashtra14 September 2017
1) Day work is 8 Hr
2) Learn all works related to service and customer satisfaction.
3) Management is also very good and tacking care of each employee.
4) Most enjoyable part of job is giving training to end user and satisfy them.
Pros
Nice work place with facility
Cons
No holiday for indian festivals
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Excellent company
Technical Sales Manager (Former Employee) –  Dallas, TX13 September 2017
I would recommend securing a position with Thermo Fisher. They ae a global leader in Scientific supplies and equipment. Excellent opportunity for someone willing to do extensive travel for the position.
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Dynamic and Accounting Driven
Protein Technical Sales Specialist (Current Employee) –  New England, USA12 September 2017
Thermo Fisher is a great company, but it, like everything else has its warts. The general structure of the company is that of a bolted together acquisition strategy. The idea is that they look at a company with a skill set they want to acquire then buy them and promote their new competence in that area. The way that sales are driven is to simply be a one stop shop option. They are not specialists in much. An exception is definitely Mass Spectrometry which is one of the few product areas that they seem to put effort into.
Pros
They pay well.
Cons
It can feel like you are a cog in a machine that would not be missed.
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Always pushing for advancement in company
Packaging Technician 1/ warehouse technician (Former Employee) –  Rockford, IL12 September 2017
Management always pushed employees to go out of their comfort zone to advance in company whether employees wanted to advance or not. Manager had temperament issues with some of employees, and played favoritism.
Pros
Benifets
Cons
Immediate manager played favoritism
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Dramatic work environment
Clean Room Operator (Former Employee) –  Victor, NY12 September 2017
It was not a great place to work, The management team showed favoritism and lack of focus on production. Long story short it felt like working on a reality show. No professionalism.
Pros
clean work environment
Cons
Management team
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Choosing to be the Difference
Team Lead (Current Employee) –  Suwanee, GA12 September 2017
It's all about your mindset, having a positive attitude, staying on top of your goals and the responsibility of the job requirements, doing your very best every time, servicing the customer, being available and respectful to your colleagues while remaining focused and know that you make the difference.
Pros
Stability
Cons
Stressful at times however, it's all about how you choose to respond to each situation
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Sales Director
Sales Director (Former Employee) –  Indianapolis, IN12 September 2017
Sales Director for Laboratory Products Group for Thermo Electron after the acquisition of Forma Scientific in 1996. Converted Midwest Region form rep organizations and distributors to 7 direct territories calling on Life Science Research accounts.
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decent place to wrok
Operations Associate (Former Employee) –  Frederick, MD11 September 2017
this is a stepping stone company to pursue your career further. nothing long term. little recognition for work that you do. Management is great though
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