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poor management
Field Service Representative II (Current Employee) –  Markham, ON10 June 2018
using ancient computer system. no support from HR and upper management. everything is about #s #s #s. unrealistic expectations. underpaid, over worked without over time pay. Hires retards for pennies that can't do simple tasks.
Pros
you have to be a mentally unstable to be fired
Cons
everything
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Some problems
Laboratory Technician (Former Employee) –  Ottawa, ON3 March 2018
Thermo Fisher offers good benefits to its employees and also a decent pay. The problem is the management at the location I worked at didn't have much respect for our off time, keeping us some nights hours after our shifts had ended
Pros
Free lunches
Cons
lots of mandatory over time
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Good people
Jr. Supply Chain Specialist/Expeditor/Intern (Former Employee) –  Ottawa, ON15 January 2018
Standard mon-fri job, felt like I was stuck and not much room for growth within location.
The staff was great and very personable.
Everyone was always willing to help
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good workplace
Quality Control (Former Employee) –  Mississauga, ON5 December 2017
good place to work, lots of work to do to pass your day, learned a lot from the work assigned and done, management is ok, diversed work place, mostly friendly employees
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Managment old outdated systems and training
Bilingual Customer Service Representative (Former Employee) –  Ottawa West, ON21 August 2017
Over all it requires complete make over of the system and applications.
Outdated just like the management of CSR department.
Company does not invest in the upkeep of the call centre.
Its processes, software or equipment.
Very out dated processes and management is still working like its
1986.
also people have worked there forever and are hard determined to make sure no new people move up anywhere even get ride of you,
if they are threatened of loosing there job.
Pros
Not many Pros
Cons
no possabilies to move up ever.
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steady workload with good work life balance
Field Service Representative (Former Employee) –  Markham, ON17 July 2017
The work is steady with good workalike balance. Co-workers are good. high turn over due to low salary and lack of training for products. They still lag in using current technology
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Great place to work, that helps make the world healthier
Manager, Operations (Current Employee) –  Burlington, ON13 June 2017
an exciting place to work at, never a dull moment, high intensity with a large focus on targets.

The senior executive management and CEO do a great job running the company overall. like any company there is always room for improvement, and they are doing a great job at improving.
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Good
Senior R&D Software Developer (Current Employee) –  Burlington, ON11 April 2017
I like working at thermo, Thermo fisher scientific is an American company and it is a good working friendly environment.
Live it, love it, love it very much
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Good pay and reliable hours. Worked night shifts.
Production Technician (Former Employee) –  Ottawa, ON2 April 2017
The work and people at Thermo-Fisher were great. I worked night shifts. It was stressful learning the dispenser position. Was fired for no reason. Management fired the entire night crew and no one knows why. The company would not tell us why.
Pros
Excellent hours. Decent pay.
Cons
Poor management. Poor training.
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Tedious work with excellent coworkers and good managment
Production Technician (Former Employee) –  Ottawa, ON11 March 2017
Typical day involved first attending a meeting to find out what products were already manufactured during the earlier shift while learning what was expected to be produced - this included finding out if the were any issues with the equipment or products. Management would alter production schedules around significant errors and listen to any concerns. Once at my station, I would be responsible for my paperwork and checking the production line for any errors or defects, and assisting my coworkers when required; this was the most time-consuming and monotonous aspect of the job. At the end of day, ensuring proper paperwork had been filled out and cleaning of station and equipment while readying for the next day.
Pros
Understanding management, good training, hour long lunch, occaisional free donuts
Cons
Monotonous work, conflicts between shifts
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Laboratory Automation
Office Facilities Co-Ordinator (Former Employee) –  Burlington, ON26 January 2017
Was responsible for the office facilities to make sure that the office was always up and running efficiently. Also supported the Lead Team with internal and external meeting with existing and potential Laboratory automation companies
Pros
Creating Laboroatory Automation
Cons
Unable to meet full expectations of the client and their automation needs
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A local team work environment which took great pride in the manufacture of medical devices.
Quality Assurance Manager (Former Employee) –  Ottawa, ON29 August 2016
Over 13 years I developed solid management skills which was very rewarding. Developing and mentoring my team members was my greatest accomplishment. I thoroughly enjoy all aspects of bench work in a lab setting.
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Poor management
Scientist (Current Employee) –  Ssf22 August 2016
Poor management. The managers are not responsive to employee needs. Poor training of managers in terms of employee interaction
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Highly Recommended
Inside Sales Representative (Current Employee) –  Ottawa, ON2 July 2016
In a typical day, I would initiate or receive phone calls to/from customers and increase sales related to scientific instruments/equipment, chemical reagents, consumable and clinical products.
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good
Shipping Dept (Former Employee) –  Whitby, ON20 April 2016
A typical day at work was always fast pace, on my feet and interesting. The co-workers were always friendly and ready to help!
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Presse citron
Account manager (Former Employee) –  Canada18 March 2016
Compagnie americaine tres avares de $ aucune retention de talent.
Pros
Travail a la maison
Cons
Bonus
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Fisher Scientific not the best place to work
Account Representative (Current Employee) –  Ontario, Canada17 October 2015
Poor cousin of Thermo Fisher Scientific with no investments and a poor go to market strategy. Management does not understand the what the fundamental strength of this company could be. The goal is to say we add value but it is not clear what the value add is.
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Worked from home
Technical Consultant (Former Employee) –  Montreal, Qc24 August 2015
Good number of established accounts limits the ammount of solicitation needed. Spent on average a week per month away from home. Decent ammount of tracking, logging, filling in reports as you would expect in a bigger company. Most of the job consists of answering phone calls/emails and organizing in person meeting for fairly quick sales calls.
Very comfortable job once one gets a good knowledge of the product portfolio. Product portfolio fairly static which limits the occasions to present truly novel solutions or exciting new products to existing customers.
Pros
Salary, work flexibility, traveling for work
Cons
Lack of marketing support, fairly static corporate structure
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Good company
Account Manager/Sales (Former Employee) –  Toronto, ON21 July 2015
- large multi-national company
- owns huge market share in Canada and well-known by customers
- provides good sales training
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structured work place
Field Service Eng (Current Employee) –  Toronto, ON11 July 2015
Great customer and great equipment
Its all about the $ and numbers and customer satisfaction
heavy on paperwork
your kept on a short leash
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