Have applied for several positions. No replies! Is anyone home? Is the Career section for looks only?
Working at Thermo Fisher was the worst mistake I’ve ever made. I would not wish that place on my worst enemy.
The human resource manager left this week after only 2 months on the job. In this market I doubt she left on her own unless she had a better offer elsewhere. I wish her all the best!
Consider the fact that you did not get a response as a blessing. The pay at Fisher sucks almost as bad as the work environment.
Yea - right
Been there. If your not brown nosing you must have blackmail material on your boss.
This person must be talking about another organization. We are being forced to take a week off without pay so basically a 2% pay decrease this year. I was already underpaid. As soon as the market picks up I am out of here.
Been with TFS for 3 years, don't brown nose, been consistently rewarded with bonuses and raises and enjoy the respect of the management and employees. I make a difference and am rewarded for it.
Yes, my phone and computer are not the newest but that has little bearing on my job. My job is not to "HAVE" the newest toys but to design new products, improve yields & reliability and work closely with customers when there are problems.
Here's some informatino that is specific to Fisher Scientific. We are having such a bad year that we have all been told that we have a manditory one week without pay. No exceptions. hopefully this will put off a layoff, but if there is a layoff then you would probably be the first to go - becasue of your tenure.
I agree with you. I wish I had read this website before I took ajob with Thermo. The people are back stabbing brown nosers and the managers bend over to upper management and ask for it again. They do n ot stick up for their employees in the least.
I read this website before I accepted a position with Thermo Fisher. I thought to myself, “this site probably has the opinions of a few people who were angry enough to actually spend the time commenting on a website”. I thought “it can’t be that bad”. Believe it, it’s that bad.
The work environment at Thermo Fisher is awful. It is not an employee oriented company by any means. Every person I met there was miserable and looking for another job. Some of the managers are decent people, but the overall attitude of senior management is bad. You will never be acknowledged for any work you do. I agree that Thermo Fisher is a strong company financially, but from an employee standpoint it’s like working in a prison.
Also, the computer and phone equipment is from the early 90’s. When my manager showed me my desk on my first day I actually said “yea right, you’re joking”. I had never seen computers that old in my life. Even in elementary school we had better systems.
I can honestly say that I would rather be unemployed than work for this company. I say that with every awareness.
Correction on previous post: Are they ok to work for? :)
So I'm reading that there are several divisions at TFS, right? What about the Fisher Sci division, are they ok to for? Just curious.
I guess I must have had the worst manager in the worst business unit. Working at Thermo was the worst experience of my career.
I'm working for Thermofisher at the moment. I've been here for a few years now and I can tell you that I don't kiss arse. I'm quite well known for not kissing arse but I've moved around and been promoted. Yes I agree that some dept and in particular managers are pretty bad to work for, but I'll tell you there are some good sections with great managers too.
I've been fortunate enough to work for some great managers and some not so great ones. But you know what, shit happens! You are bound to work with and for people who you don't get on with. That's life where ever you go. Just be professional and get on with what you get paid to do. Don't sit around in your little groupies slagging this that and the other off. If you have something to say then say it in a constructive manner and to the relevent people. It's not what you say (we all have an opinion), it's how you say it and who you say it to.
Yes the salary may not be great and the job prospects not so hot, but they are improving. There are a lot worse places to work.
being an ex-TFS ass kissing is the most important feature and yes yes attitude - do not dare cross or tell the truth. If they tell you to jump yua ask how high and hw many times. I was one of the best and still got pink slip.
"The thing the previous posters have in common is that they are EX-Thermo Fisher Scientific employees.
Thermo is the best Scientific Instruments company to work for in all respects. If you are a bad apple, you won't fit in, and you'll get fired. And then end up complaining bitterly. Some things ain't perfect, right, but there's no better company out there at the moment. If there is, tell me about it please!"
This is an example of what is chronically wrong with Thermo Fisher Scientific. There are many quality employees being let go and this individual places the blame for Thermo's action on those that have unwillingly and undeservedly become ex-employees.
Many posters have commented and rightly so, that management is noticeably deficient and unprofessional in their dealings with employees. It's circle the wagons time for many of them.
For the poster to infer that anyone that is let go is a "bad apple" is absurd to the extreme. You are living in a bubble of denial the size of planet earth. This is EXACTLY what employees AND ex-employees have to deal with at Thermo. Sometimes the truth is harsh but has to be faced.
Atleast TFS is not having the mass layoffs that Agilent, Waters, and ABI is having. They have taken small steps to weather the storm but are still paying merit increases, bonuses, and stock options, whereas Agilent made everyone take a 10% pay cut and had a mass layoff big enough to make the six o'clock news. Whether your work experience at Thermo is a good or bad one all depends on your manager and department, there are times I have hated this company and times I have liked it and it all depends on your management.
Stay away from Fisher in Middletown VA.
Did my job there developing new products that are making the company hundreds of thousands in profit and was rewarded with a pink slip because they care more about the shareholders then the investment they made in bringing me on-board.
I am a former ThermoFisher employee and not an ass kisser which is why I am no longer there. Count your blessings that they haven't responded and RUN
I work at Thermofisher and if you aren't a ass-kisser good luck. They have a business model of 4 I's which stand for Innovation, Integrity, Involvement, Intensity, which they don't hold true. They should just abandon this model because they don't follow it at all. If you are considering a job, keep looking!!
"There might be some bad divisions to work for but the one I am at is pretty good"
Even with good divisions, there are bad business units. Almost four years after merging MAS with the Fremont unit, integration is nowhere in sight with big egos with no knowledge of controls running the show.
Thermo is in the middle of a hiring freeze atm. Or so I'm told by someone doing a referral for me.
Well, sounds like TFS is still that unorganized, confused, pile of doo-doo that everyone has come to love. When I was employed there, I, personally, have never been around such a useless bunch of untalented morons in my life.
Since having left TFS, my health has improved, I sleep regularly again and my salary MORE THAN DOUBLED. TFS is a cheap, poorly run organization that doesn't care what it does to its employees. Fellow former TFS employees have said the same.
Wrong - good apples won't make it either if they don't kiss the right butt
After 30 years in the work force, Thermo was the WORST place I ever worked for. Maybe it was the division I worked for but, overall, they were very unprofessional and liars.
I am not in HR, either. TFS is a good place to be, much better than my previous position. Nothing is perfect, but I still recommend the company.
I work for ThermoFisher right now. I was an employee who actually left and came back to work for them. It is not a perfect company but it definitely has discipline in the marketplace. Remember, ThermoFisher is a $10 B company. There might be some bad divisions to work for but the one I am at is pretty good. I especially encouraged that ThermoFisher is prepared to weather this economic storm with $1 B in the bank right now. ThermoFisher is very prepared to weather the storm and make offers for companies who will not survive this recession.
I think Thermo HR dept are busy writing threads here to disguise the fact its a bloody awful company to work for
The thing the previous posters have in common is that they are EX-Thermo Fisher Scientific employees.
Thermo is the best Scientific Instruments company to work for in all respects. If you are a bad apple, you won't fit in, and you'll get fired. And then end up complaining bitterly. Some things ain't perfect, right, but there's no better company out there at the moment. If there is, tell me about it please!
Many companies typically take in resumes over their website, but usually don't call people back. Using a company's website is merely a tool for you to find out what is out there. In fact, many times those websites aren't up to date, and the positions are filled but still showing as available. You're better off calling their HR dept directly, or using a recruiter.
As for Thermo specifically, there are so many threads on this site that talk about the working conditions at Thermo--please go read them. I worked at Thermo, and wouldn't work there again if it was the last job in this industry. Like the previous poster commented, you're better off at Starbucks or a supermarket than at Thermo.
Don't even think about joining TFS - they're still about 4-5 years away from being a bloody mess (and they're cheap as hell, too - you'll get a more competitive salary working at Denny's, the Waffle House, or McDonalds). Be forewarned!
More information about formatting options