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Thermo was a great spring board I ended up at Teledyne from here
Thermoelectric Research Technician (Former Employee) –  Waltham, MANovember 17, 2017
We were working on thermo electric materials for extraterrestrial applications for what was known at the time as star wars initiative.
This was very challenging work and a lot of fun with great people.
Pros
Great coworkers
Cons
lack of advancement potential
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Repetitive work in a production environment, issues that are too big for a small team
Manufacturing Technician (Former Employee) –  Carlsbad, CANovember 15, 2017
The hardest part of the job is when you realize you're only as fast as your weakest link. If someone in the production line is slow and they don't move fast normally, that particular task can get very slow and boring after a while. There isn't much enforcement either. Too many employees waiting to be told what to do rather than taking initiative. Its a "what will I get out of it" culture sometimes.
Cons
Management
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Nice Place to work
Supplier Performance Analyst, Buyer II (Current Employee) –  Pittsburgh, PANovember 14, 2017
Enjoyed the people i have met and worked with.
The supply chain department is well structured and staffed
with competent management. It is difficult to influence supplier
outcomes, and the buyer role should be either better defined
or changed to supply chain analyst or management role,
Pros
Gym on site
Cons
Infrequent promotion
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Good Place to Start Your Career
Scientist I (Current Employee) –  Pleasanton, CANovember 12, 2017
For new grads, you'll get to learn a lot about the manufacturing industry and learn the company structure - how different departments intermingle and support each other. I don't recommend staying within the same department for very long. Most people who move up tend to move around. The people that stay within the department usually stay in their roles for a very long time and are unhappy.
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Counting and adjusting inventory counts
Sr. Inventory Control Analyst (Former Employee) –  Frederick, MDNovember 11, 2017
My job was to cycle count the inventory for a bio tech company. I also took care of all metrics to send to managers. Worked with the labs to make sure their inventory was accurate and dealt with auditors.
Pros
Deskjob
Cons
lack of support
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Good Place to work
Logistics Supervisor (Former Employee) –  Austin, TXNovember 11, 2017
Good place to work. Great coworkers and employees. The only reason i left was because the division was closing down and everyone at the facility was being laid off.
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Good place
Manufacturing Operator (Current Employee) –  Manatí Municipio, PRNovember 11, 2017
A lot of team work is what is positive. Old facilities are the downside. Also, I was hired through a temp agency and was under contract. People had no way of being hired as full-time employee.
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Thermo used to be a great place to work
Field Service Engineer (Current Employee) –  AnonymousNovember 8, 2017
This company has grown exponentially over the years and and is now only concerned with pleasing shareholders and profits. The morale in the field is terrible and management is only worried about the bottom line.
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OK, but needs management work
Site Engineer (Current Employee) –  Saint Louis, MONovember 8, 2017
The company is a good company, my particular work experience has not been good. Lack of training, advancement, management. Good working hours and benefits.
Pros
Benefits
Cons
Training, advancement
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Nice job for a young person
Administrative Assistant II (Current Employee) –  Memphis, TNNovember 7, 2017
The job does not pay well in comparison with other pharmaceutical companies in the area. The management team is somewhat political. The job is about who they know and like more than the qualification of the employee.
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Good benefits, lack of advancement opportunities
Production Specialist (Former Employee) –  Portsmouth, NHNovember 6, 2017
The pay was competitive and benefits were pretty reasonable.
The lack of opportunity for advancement was my reason for leaving.
Also, it was a high school type atmosphere with cut throat and bitter workers looking for advancement.
Pros
Good benefits
Cons
Lack of advancement and work culture
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ThermoFisherScientific. Pittsburgh, PA
Senior Project /Program Manager (Current Employee) –  Pittsburgh, PANovember 6, 2017
TFS is by far one of the best companies. I had work for and by far one of the top global biotechnology companies. It has an exciting culture, outstanding leadership and fun place to work.
Pros
Great Work / Life Balance
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Forward Thinking
Quality Supervisor (Current Employee) –  ILNovember 5, 2017
Great Company. They have many benefits for employees and are consistently trying to advance to the next level. Different divisions have better benefits.
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Terribly Managed
Regional Sales Manager (Former Employee) –  Franklin, MANovember 5, 2017
I worked for the AQI division. I also worked for other divisions of Thermo Fisher Scientific. I have to say that the different divisions have varying cultures. The top management of the company are not concerned about the welfare of their employees and they do not care about their customers. They are 110% about pleasing their shareholders and it is all they ever talked about during quarterly or annual meetings. Most of the time that culture trickled down to the lowest part of the chain. They hired managers that are less than qualified for the position and have no clue how to run anything. They used to have a very solid product but when they laid off half their customer service reps, half their product support reps, half of everything to cut costs and please their shareholders, there was no support whatsoever and it was frustrating for the customers to have to deal with technical problems that the plant should have been able to easily work out. It was very frustrating spending time soothing customers rather than actually making sales. They also had unrealistic expectations entering new markets without a solid plan. When they laid off so many people, there was too much pressure to do the work of those people. That ended up causing people who remained to work overtime to compensate. The work-life balance was horrible.
Pros
Good benefits
Cons
Badly managed
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under pay, over worked, no respect for their employees
Scientist (Current Employee) –  Fremont, CANovember 4, 2017
No career growth, poor management skill, benefits is good, compensation is very low, negative work culture, no support, I wouldn't recommend working for Thermo Fisher
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High stress, unreasonable expectations, poor management.
Senior Operator, Manufacturing (Current Employee) –  Asheville, NCNovember 2, 2017
Constantly fighting with my direct supervisor due to unfair distribution of workloads. He refuses to address issues that I've brought in front of him, but instead actually DEFENDS the situation that is causing issues.
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Incredible products and medical advances,
Marketing, Customer Acquisition ( Contractor) (Former Employee) –  Carlsbad, CANovember 1, 2017
Which essentially means that marketing is not critical to their success. Working within the ecommerce team was frustrating because ecommerce is less than 1% of their revenue, and/yet the technology departments that managed the multiple warehouses and customer data were highly unhappy with the ecommerce sales model that was being implemented.
Oddly, the most educated people I've ever meet ( PhD's, Masters, Dr's,) were in middle or entry level positions to 'get' experience within the organization as a career path. Again, very frustrating when you are a "career marketing professional" working with non-technical and non-marketing teams.
Pros
Incredible view to medical research and development
Cons
Old Boys, Male Centric culture
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Work like a team
Production Operator II (Former Employee) –  Fremont, CANovember 1, 2017
Management help everyone and balanced.
Work environment is very good and competitive attitude with so many activities and everyone participates. Nice canteen with healthy food and environment...
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A great place to work
Failure Analysis and Repair Engineer (Former Employee) –  Franklin, MAOctober 31, 2017
I was a temp here.
the people were great the company is great.
Temps do not get benefits.
I was there only a short time to fill in for a guy who was out on medical.
Pros
Great people
Cons
Some funny rules like no exacto blades
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very political
Director Category Management (Former Employee) –  Waltham, MAOctober 31, 2017
The corporate part of the company is very political. The emphasis is more on how it looks than what is accomplished. Goals are set but then changed on a constant basis, even when they are strategic in nature.
Pros
some good people
Cons
management and HR are weak
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