Thermo Fisher Scientific Employee Reviews about "work life balance"

Updated 1 Jan 2021

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  1. "Great place to work! Amazing mission and passionate colleagues"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Melbourne
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Thermo Fisher Scientific full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Great work-life balance, amazing mission - focused on making the world healthier, cleaner and safer! Strong focus on diversity and inclusion and employee engagement.

    Cons

    Not too many cons, I feel like I can make an impact and have the ability to change the cons I may have!

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  2. Helpful (1)

    "Good, but has potential to be better"

    4.0
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Account Manager in Sydney
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Thermo Fisher Scientific full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Never a dull moment Great Colleagues

    Cons

    Does not deliver on value proposition, as too many in the organisation hide behind internal process, as opposed to driving an excellent customer experience. There is little work/life balance.

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  3. Helpful (2)

    "Undervalued, Underpaid and Overworked - Australia"

    2.0
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    Former Employee - Sales 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Thermo Fisher Scientific full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    - A lot of staff inclusion initiatives including Family Day, Green Team etc. - One stop shop for the science industry, have a large range of products. - Great training platform for your next role in Sales

    Cons

    - High push for sales visits, which add no value to the customer - Absolutely no care for work/life balance - Poor pay rates - Expectation to do large amounts of work outside of work hours - Delays in responses from senior product teams - Large local IT team, which still takes weeks for a response - Customers sales drop, will always be the salespersons fault (regardless of the customer having issues like site closures etc) - No understanding if you do less than your required call rate, even if you are off on leave or have other requirements that week.

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  4. "Good workplace"

    3.0
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales Manager in Scoresby
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Thermo Fisher Scientific full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    I had a great direct manager, worked with some great colleagues

    Cons

    Crazy pace, they can overload you more often than not Very revenue focused Was very stressful at times Little work life balance

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    "Good learning opportunity before next move"

    3.0
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    Current Employee - Sales Manager in Melbourne
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Thermo Fisher Scientific full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Some great people, some great products, some good opportunities for career progression, some good learning experiences in sales, good training

    Cons

    0% pay rise, not even CPI Only care about revenue No work life balance Unrealistic demands Focus constantly shifted, no clear direction Highly political environment Reviews extremely subjective even managers you have nothing to do with impact your rating based on their perception of you! Morale at all time low in 2018 No resources

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    "Generally one of the best companies to work for"

    4.0
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Thermo Fisher Scientific full-time

    Pros

    Highly dynamic results oriented, constructive support for well formed initiatives and reward programs tailored to promote success

    Cons

    Inflexible to work life balance solutions in some instances.

  7. Helpful (1)

    "Account sales"

    3.0
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    • Senior Management
     in Sydney

    I have been working at Thermo Fisher Scientific

    Pros

    Good work life balance

    Cons

    Sales targets are not realistic to market

  8. Helpful (4)

    "Company needs a reality check"

    2.0
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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Melbourne
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Thermo Fisher Scientific full-time

    Pros

    Great team members Wide portfolio to learn from

    Cons

    No work life balance Unrealistic expectations Immense pressure to perform Very bureaucratic, getting anything resolved can be challenging A very confused structure where no one know what they are supposed to be doing Upper management unaware of companies market reputation and too focused on short term goals Almost no career progression

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    "Accounts Payable"

    3.0
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Accounts 

    I have been working at Thermo Fisher Scientific full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Good working Environment, friendly team, work/life balance

    Cons

    Less career opportunity develop, managers don't intend to provide much in house training to further develop their employee.

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    "Mixed Messages"

    3.0
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    Sales in Melbourne
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Thermo Fisher Scientific

    Pros

    A great team of co workers and my immediate manager was also very good. Excellent product range with lots of credibility in the market. Salary was reasonable and if you are lucky enough to have a performing product range then the bonuses can also be reasonable. Good work life balance and a supportive team.

    Cons

    Lots of pressure to perform. As in many sales roles you have both financial budgets to hit but also "face to face" visits as well. F2F visits are standardised across the company and while this is fine for some of the product ranges for other ranges which are complex and require extensive meetings with customers it places a lot of pressure on you. If you are unlucky enough to have a product range with only a few customers there is a little choice other than making unncessary visits, counting everyone you meet, including the guards at the gate as a F2F visit or making visits up. This results in inefficient time management. If you are emplyed to into a sales development role then be very careful with how your budget is established, while bonuses look good on paper some are unobtainable and monthly budgets are poorly planned. Be prepared to work in an open plan office as only the most senior managers have an office. Getting decisions made by management can be a frustrating process as it seems every manager has to be consulted before some even relatively small decisions can be made.

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