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
SCHEDULER/DISPATCHER/LEAD (Current Employee), Houston, TX – May 16, 2013
Pros: we have a lot of food catered to us
Cons: insurance has gone up so more out of my pocket for healthcare
This job can be very stressful however Thermo Fisher is very good at their employees balancing work/life with our 9/80 program which is awesome to have every other Friday off. The most enjoyable part of my job is knowing I have satisfied the customer and they are happy and my customers keep coming back.
A Mediocre company that makes a good stepping stone.
Laboratory Technician (Current Employee), Bellefonte, PA – May 12, 2013
Pros: fair amount of pto
Cons: unpaid lunch, low pay.
In general, the people are nice, but the job is mundanewith little chance of progression. Mangament attempts to plasica the employees by telling them what they want to hear without follow through. Underpaid compared to local bussinesses of the same type by 20%.
Technical Author (Current Employee), Runcorn – May 8, 2013
Pros: friendly relaxed atmosphere
Cons: no flexi time
Thermo Fisher Scientific is a good company to work for as I have never been without a project to work on. I create Op guides and Service manuals for medical equipment used in Histology and Pathology labs and hospitals all over the world.
Senior Accounts Payable Correspondent (Former Employee), Vernon Hills, Il – April 23, 2013
Pros: time flexibility
The job contained a variety of tasks such as, carrying the responsibility for voucher load, submitting the check run and replying to email correspondents. I gained the confidence to work independently and also learned to train co-workers. The hardest part of the job for me was my own flexibility with solving other's problems, as well as my own. Most – more... enjoyable part of the job was the satisfaction I received from solving many discrepancies. – less
Progressive company to work forCustomer focused company that has expanded globally in the last three years
Bids Sourcing Specialist (Current Employee), Hanover Park IL – March 31, 2013
Pros: nice benefits
Cons: a 50+ hour work week for a salary employee is the norm.
Review of products requested on bids from schools across the US. I contact our suppliers or seek others to find what they are looking for.
I have learned about the nation STEM initiative that schools are introducing into their curriculum at the middle and high school level schools as an effort to increase the job preparedness for our future leaders
Wide – more... diversity of talent pool in our team.
Hardest part is keeping out name as no. 1 supplier in the industry when so many try to copy and do the same.
Most enjoyable is working with the dedicated professionals who work well together. – less
Really like my coworkers, but management is p-o-o-r. Their style is to intimidate anyone that questions the validity of something. If you're not into brown-nosing, watch out!!! I found it ironic how in the training it was preached how important soft skills are yet my manager sorely lacks this "necessary skill". They talk about "coaching" to continue – more... customer satisfaction - been there a few months now and have yet to get any coaching at all except to talk about not using the BATHROOM outside of the 2, 15 minute breaks and lunch. My manager seems to enjoy being indignant by constantly speaking to me rudely and ridiculing me when I make a mistake, instead of telling me what I've done wrong and showing me how to do it right. While in training for 3 months I found it interesting to hear the teacher tell very personal information about other coworkers while they were not in the room. They talk a good talk but don't walk it. All I have to say is WATCH OUT. The welcome mat quickly rolls up! – less
Productive, enjoyed coordinating luncheons, picnics,job fairs and holiday events
Human Resources Coordinator (Former Employee), Somerville, NJ – March 19, 2013
Pros: good benefits
Cons: allergies to chemical products
Provided Administrative Support to the US Chemical Human Resources Department. Processed all Human Resources related data entry into the HR systems Oracle, Access Database. Processed benefit changes and enrollment forms. Maintained medical information via STD/LTD, Workers Compensation cases and personnel files up to date. Assisted HR Manager/HR Representative – more... as needed. General office duties and perform other duties as assigned or needed. Learned how to conduct Orientation, reviewed applications to schedule Interviews,background checks and drug testing . Conduct payroll maintenance via Timetrak System. Tracking and posting internal job bids was challenging . Enjoyed coordinating special events- picnics, job fairs, Christmas parties, and retirement luncheons – less
The sheer size of Thermo Fisher allows for any person to acquire a position and climb the corporate ladder. With hundreds of locations globally it can provide a person with a successful career. Benefits are great. The key to success within Thermo Fisher is managing change. Acquisitions of new companies occur often and integration needs improvement. – more... This leads to the diversity of cultures, policies, communication, and overall human resource issues. The goals within the company are seen within all layers and can present a challenging growth with anyone. – less
Calibrator (Former Employee), Billerica, MA – March 6, 2013
Pros: company, managers, co workers
Cons: lack of learning experience ( for my position)
Thermo Fisher Scientific was a great internship for me over the summer. The pay was good for entry level and the hours were manageable. The people I worked with were nice and my manager was great! For people looking for higher up possitions Thermo Fisher has plently of opportunties avaliable.