Senior Manufacturing technician (Former Employee), Middletown, VA – November 12, 2013
Management is almost non-existent and the operators are usually the ones who are responsible for resolving issues. Management is consistently finding other responsibilities for the operators to perform daily that takes them away from the production lines. There are so many procedures, and the procedures are so disorganized that the operators are nearly – more... setup to failure. – less
technician (Former Employee), massachusetts – October 4, 2013
Pros: clean facility
Cons: failed to untilized talent and experience
they should spend more time training supervisors and manager how to be real leaders there is always some degree of favoritism in the work place but the facility I worked at was truly bordered on discrimination unless you belonged to supervisors or manages groupies knowledge and experience was worthless in an environment like that
Master Scheduler (Current Employee), San Diego, CA – September 7, 2013
Pros: very good tuition reimbursement program
Cons: focused too much on cost and less on employees.
My job is very dynamic with daily challenges and analysis. I've learned the company's practical process improvement method. My managers have been very supportive of my career development and the working environment is very professional. The hardest part of my job was to prioritize among many tasks but it helped me learn to stay focus on the customer's – more... most valuable activities. The most I have enjoyed from Thermo Fisher Scientific has been the educational support they have provided me. – less
Chemical Packager (Former Employee), Fair Lawn, NJ – September 2, 2013
I worked here for 5 years and enjoyed each year. I initially started off on 1st shift as a chemical packager, packaging hazardous and non-hazardous chemicals. After 3 years I decided to work 3rd shift to attend school and seek a better future. My co-workers were pleasant and were very supportive in my transition; which was the hardest part of the job. – more... I would never forget the support I was given to eventually set out a new path. – less
If could give them less than one star I would, like -20. Don't work here.
Office Support (Former Employee), Kalamazoo, MI – July 17, 2013
Pros: don't work here.
Cons: this entire company is one big con. don't work here.
This management at this company is the most unethical I have ever encountered. Hard work is punished while favoritism runs rampant, especially if the younger females have physical relations with their male manager/supervisors, and the female managers/supervisors are no better. HR will defend the wrongdoer vigorously, even in situations where the behavior – more... is illegal. Don't work here. – less
Value Stream Cell Lead (Current Employee), Asheville, NC. – July 15, 2013
Pros: promotion opertunities
Cons: long hours
I have enjoyed working at Thermo Fisher Scientific. It has been Great. I met I lot of great people and learn a lot about management, cold storage and manufacturing processes. Trained a lot on improving processes and material handling from suppliers to the manufacturing floor. Too many experiences to name.
Thermo Fisher is not a bad place to work. Job security is high, but they don't like to pay their employees well (raises were a bare minimum joke with the management citing company policy). Having said that, the benefits and work/life balance is great. The other employees are great people who are easy to get along with and really make the workplace feel – more... warm, instead of stuffy.
One major downside: it is quite hard to advance here and depending on your department, you may not advance upwards or even sideways to different areas. Be prepared to be stuck in your initial position for many years. Another downside: they like to hire new grads for many positions so that they can pay them next to nothing for the opportunity to get experience. The moment they have that experience, they take it elsewhere. Naturally, the more technical a position is, the higher the turnover. – less
Worldwide leader (Current Employee), Suwanee, GA – June 23, 2013
Pros: great benefits
Cons: limited time for adequate resolution.
At my present workplace, it is a very fast-paced environment. Both incoming and outgoing phone calls from/to Account members in need of chemicals, medical products, lab equipment and consumables. Team-oriented environment. I have learned to utilize time management skills to resolve issues with consumers, as well as assisting external Sales Representatives – more... needing order management assistance and quotations. Due to the amount of incoming calls, the greatest challenge is finding adequate time to take care of each issue involving orders, timely shipments and account management. The most enjoyable facet of the position is interaction with both external and internal customers and the opportunity to resolve escalated issues. – less