Lots of room for improvement but a good company with good values
QA Engineer (Current Employee) – Canada – 15 December 2018
Many people in the workplace don’t deserve to have jobs and are not held accountable for not completing their work. It’s a huge morale killer for people who actually care... A good place to get in with and then just coast - if you like status quo, this place could be for you! (But I hope you don’t get the job because we don’t need any more of you, go work for the government!)
It’s good company with a good values but not many of the leaders actually push the values or stay true to the commitments set out by corporate. They could start by getting rid of all the bad workers and toxic people, but because they are so big that they are afraid of being sued so won’t fire someone unless it’s absolutely necessary.
Company launched a new recognition program last year where anyone can “appreciate” anyone else with points to buy gift cards and other cool items. Also there is a lot of room for growth in the company but not a lot in Canada, mostly internationally.
Join Thermo Fisher Scientific if you want to help make a difference... stock up on patience and perseverence. Help me make this a better place to work!
Free lunches, 1 free volunteer day paid per year, Tuition credits, will pay for specialized training courses for staff upon request, decent benefits, stock options (2019), RSP matching up to 5%, fitness credit, flexible work arrangements, really cool recognition program
Low salaries, poor management skills, rules of convenience, lack of consistency with policies, a lot of useless colleagues who aren’t held accountable for not doing their jobs
Project Manager (Current Employee) – Burlington, ON – 13 November 2018
Lack of clear direction and a very weak and incompetent management team. Roles are not clearly defined any many people are checked out. You will get burned out if you try to make a difference. All the positive reviews about the Burlington,ON office are falsely manufactured.
Senior Research Chemist & LCMS Specialist (Former Employee) – Toronto, ON – 27 August 2018
You can learn a lot through work. Managuement is very low efficient. Work place culture is good. Hardest part is job switching too much. The most enjoyable is people there are friendly. Work environment is OK. Safty is very good. People friendly. Lot of cosmatic effort for the company merging effort.
Sales (Former Employee) – Toronto, ON – 2 August 2018
Cheap company, doesn't care about their employees, they expect to keep people while paying peanuts. The turnover in the Ottawa office is unbelievable, in very department. People can't wait to leave. I've lost count the amount of times I noticed employees searching for new jobs while on the job....
Marketing (Current Employee) – Burlington, ON – 17 December 2018
The Laboratory Automation team based out of Burlington is the right place for someone who likes working in a dynamic environment where each individual has a lot of ownership for their own success.
The group has a small company feel and people are encouraged to do what's right to move the business forward. This comes with a lot of empowerment and flexibility, but can also lead to high demands, especially when things get busy.
Plenty of experienced employees that have been around for ten years plus, balanced with new employees following a recent period of rapid growth. This has led to a good mix of skills and viewpoints.
Definitely helpful for prospective employees to be excited by science, technology, robotics, etc. If you're motivated by helping scientists do great research, then this could be the ideal place for you.
I personally find the leadership strong and possessing of a good vision for continuing to grow and develop the business.
Interesting work, freedom to operate, strong leadership
Field Service Representative II (Current Employee) – Markham, ON – 10 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.
Laboratory Technician (Former Employee) – Ottawa, ON – 3 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
Bilingual Customer Service Representative (Former Employee) – Ottawa West, ON – 21 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.
Production Technician (Former Employee) – Ottawa, ON – 2 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.
Office Facilities Co-Ordinator (Former Employee) – Burlington, ON – 26 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
Creating Laboroatory Automation
Unable to meet full expectations of the client and their automation needs