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Good company
Field Service Repair Technician (Former Employee) –  10720 178 St NW Edmonton AB T5S1J3July 21, 2017
I really enjoyed working at Fisher. The job was challenging and provided a good remuneration package. The management style was good although we did not always see things the same way.
Pros
Good RRSP programme
Cons
Pension not guaranteed
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Employees were a bunch of jerks
Assembly Line Worker (Former Employee) –  Marietta, OHJuly 19, 2017
Terrible place to work, everyone's attitude was bad. If you didn't fit in with the crowd they'd make working there miserable. Plus they fired me right before Christmas because I was working there thru a temporary employment agency.
Pros
Can't think of any
Cons
Everything
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Great work environment
Manager (Former Employee) –  PennsylvaniaJuly 19, 2017
A lot of potential.
Strong management staff.
Good workplace culture.
Long days.
Micro-managed.
Not a lot of opportunity.
Great learning environment...
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High Paced
Senior Financial Analyst (Former Employee) –  Pittsburgh, PAJuly 18, 2017
Very dynamic employees and a high paced environment. Culture needs improvement.

There was a lot of turn over when I worked there, and I do not even know if any of my co-workers are even there at this point.
Pros
Intelligent and driven staff
Cons
Impersonal
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A very good place to work with great benefits
Repair Technician (Former Employee) –  Asheville, NC, USAJuly 18, 2017
I had a great 12.5 years there. If i didn't move i would have retired from the Asheville facility. Made some lifelong friendships and contacts. Great environment to work in.
Pros
great benefits
Cons
excessive overtime
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cutting edge technology, safe environment
Sr. Manager, Clinical Sequencing Division (Current Employee) –  Pleasanton, CAJuly 18, 2017
cutting edge technology, safe environment.
cafe and gym on site.
flexible hours
fast pace, ever changing priorities
get to know and work across many different functions, sites and people
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Good place to work and get a launch pad to starting a career
Scientist I (Former Employee) –  Rockford, ILJuly 17, 2017
Conduct standard operating procedures involving formulations, basic laboratory techniques, calculations, materials measurement, operation of laboratory equipment and record keeping. Use of specialized technical knowledge and skills to make detailed observations. Analysis of data to ensure performance within operating parameters. Participate actively in the identification and implementation of manufacturing procedures intended to optimize existing processes and ensure achievement of regulatory requirements.
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managment and goal
Staff Engineer (Current Employee) –  South San Francisco, CAJuly 14, 2017
very poor processess and no long time goal. The decision making process is based on quarterly results. Good for a short time. Poor management and low moral overall.
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Middle Managers Prevent Progress
Account Manager (Former Employee) –  Pittsburgh, PAJuly 14, 2017
High potential performers are not rewarded. You are only rewarded and given opportunities if you know the right people or if you have a good relationship with your manager and not based on merit and accomplishments. Advancement opportunities are hard to come by. The company says that they promote from within, but the hiring managers almost always hire external candidates. High potential performers continue to be given more work with very little in return except for a resume full of accomplishments that do not manifest in tangible assets. Leaders also make poor decisions at the top that results in downstream effects that negatively impact customer experience and creates more work for the lower level employees. Take a lesson from other innovative and progressive companies where business decisions are made closer to the ground. Take your own advice on culture and trust in the gemba talk.
Pros
Health benefits, 401K, Pto
Cons
Compensation, lack of advancement, leaders making poor decisions
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no advancement opportunity
Traffic Coordinator (Current Employee) –  Rockford, ILJuly 13, 2017
no advancement opportunity. Very high turn over rate. if you know someone you are able to get promotions etc. pay and raises are horrible. I will not recommend anyone to work there
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Corporate Decisions
Scientist Manufacturing (Former Employee) –  Austin, TXJuly 12, 2017
Very high pressure and high stress environment. Award winning site slowly being closed, as a result many very talented hard working people lost their jobs. More science jobs sent overseas.
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Poorly Managed, Short sighted company
Manager (Current Employee) –  Frederick, MDJuly 12, 2017
The culture is based on quarter to quarter results and is very shortsighted on their view of the future. No leadership at site or division level, very poor processes and controls
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was good company not so good boss
Administrative Assistant ( Site Specialist II ) (Former Employee) –  Wilson, NCJuly 11, 2017
was okay working there... I was hired perm with the company and faced challenges with a boss that had no experience with pharmaceuticals so that was challenging.
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productive and fun work place
Java Developer (Former Employee) –  Carlsbad, CAJuly 11, 2017
It is a great place to work and they develop learning of self, others, and the job. Career development is a big goal of theirs, so overall, a great place to work.
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Fast paced, international, long working hours
Marketing Analyst (Current Employee) –  Pittsburgh, PAJuly 11, 2017
Fast paced, international company with long working hours and highly stressful at times.

Great benefits and PTO offered. The work being put worth from this company really is improving science.
Pros
Pto, Office Ammenities
Cons
Short Breaks, if any; Long working hours, Extremely fast paced/high demand environment
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Good place to work
Logistic Analyst III/ Transportation (Former Employee) –  San Jose, CAJuly 10, 2017
In general, the company is very trusting and open to employees working remotely. Personally, I work from home 1-3 days per work, and the rest of the week, I enjoy going into the office to continue to build camaraderie among colleagues and hold in person meetings. Thermo Fisher also truly cares about employee development, training and mentorship. They are always focused on continuous improvement, and open to experimental ideas. They continually reiterate their mission of enabling customers to create a healthier, cleaner, and safer world which reinforces your purpose of why you're there and working so hard every day. My colleagues are extremely insightful, supportive, and open to ideas as well. And the flexibility in potential work locations is incredible since they are based all around the world.
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Worker (Current Employee) –  WorkerJuly 10, 2017
This is an average place to work. People are good to work with. Overall, they would probably consider hiring a colleague if they had the right type of credentials.
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Great
Project Manager (Current Employee) –  Boston, MAJuly 9, 2017
It is a great place to work and they develop learning of self, others, and the job. Career development is a big goal of theirs, so overall, a great place to work.
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New location. More problems.
Manufacturing Technician (Former Employee) –  Fremont, CAJuly 8, 2017
My team and I had to deal with a lot of issues from the move. The move being thermo fisher buying a small company and the people who were part of the small company didn't come to thermo fisher so it was a mess. Lots of things were missing and not done. Pay was great. People are friendly. They offer good cafeteria food and drinks. Loved the salad and soup bar.
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Great people but lean working environment
Manufacturing Associate (Former Employee) –  MDJuly 5, 2017
Great company to work for however like any biotech the head count shifts as industry focus changes. Stability in a workplace is nonexistent there. Lean culture that tends to burn people out. Loads of opportunity if you want to fight for it.
Pros
Great coworkers
Cons
healthcare is basic, periodic layoffs
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