Financially driven with poor investment in factories and people. Constant fear of being fired so a high staff turnover. More senior positions - none last more than 3-4 years. Appears like a multi national company but in reality lots of independent sites and MBD is a poor relation to other divisions.
Leadership are aloof and invisible.
Constant pressure culture with relentless pushing to hit metrics with minimal resources to deliver. Targets that are set are generally not achievable and often these are raised without discussion. Openness and employee recognition/reward are talked about but in reality this is simply not the case.
Health and Safety is an issue. Equipment is very old.
Lead Manufacturing Maintenance Technician (Former Employee) – Basingstoke UK – 13 November 2018
My time at ThermoFisher was very rewarding, I worked within a busy engineering department with 12 dedicated engineers. The department was due to start some exciting changes in the near future, and it was only that I was moving overseas that I left my position within the company.
Production Operative (Current Employee) – East Grinstead, West Sussex – 8 October 2018
Great people to work with job is good doing loads of different jobs not just stuck doing one thing, pay is definitely good for the work you do, shifts are great too and benefits you get here are perfect
Just like every other day at work. New skills within job role. N/A. Just like every other workplace probably. Communication. Shift patterns are difficult to adapt to. The fact i get a free gym membership.
n/a (Former Employee) – Loughborough, Leicestershire – 8 September 2018
Over worked and treated like a robot . The job is extremely stressful because there are so many problems.. No one wants to work here therefore they are always short staffed. Management makes it very obvious they have their favourites and if you just get on with your job and not moan you just get completely ignored... The ones that moan all the time get listened to and the people who never moan and work hard dont get a look in. Would not recommend anyone to work here, especially as they give false job descriptions when advertising.
deals with producing DNA storage tubes by moulding, as an operator one needed to collect the product produced and pack them, as an QC, I was given job to check the product every hour inorder to make sure the machine was producing a good product. With so many machines running in a managed way I think this company was a productive one.
I loved my time at thermo so much. Lovely people on the site i worked at and really good worker benefits. However, the salary was poor vs other manufacturing companies and there was a distinct lack of opportunities for employee progression within the company.
It is a great place to get first insights into working in a GMP regulated environment. There are great learning opportunities, if you are willing to actively push for training all the time. Management weaknesses create a lot of uncertainties and unstructured working environment
Quality Control Assistant (Former Employee) – Basingstoke, Hampshire – 18 June 2018
I went here for a week for work experience. All the staff there were kind, considerate and able to explain what to do to me. Although the job was fairly repetitive, working in Quality Control, it helped me realise that I'd prefer to go into the research side of science.
Production Operator (Former Employee) – East Grinstead, West Sussex – 20 May 2018
I worked here for many years in east grinstead and found the team mostly good and friendly. I only left due to wanting to change my career and was sad to leave. The benefits offered are great compared to most companies. The only thing I will say is if you are not prepared to be on your feet a good part of the day then do not bother applying as you will spend most of the day standing up and being very busy. Overall I would say if you get on well with people and are friendly and hard working you will fit in great here also a good sense of humour will help too.