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Review averages

  • 103 employees say

    Excellent (35)
    Good (24)
    Satisfactory (26)
    Subpar (18)
  • 0 applicants say

    Excellent (0)
    Good (0)
    Satisfactory (0)
    Subpar (0)

Company summary

Thermo Fisher Scientific, Inc. is the world leader in serving science, with revenues of $18 billion and more than 55,000 employees globally. Our mission is to enable our customers to make the world healthier, cleaner and safer. We help our customers accelerate life sciences research, solve complex analytical challenges, improve patient diagnostics and increase laboratory productivity. Through our premier brands - Thermo Scientific, Applied Biosystems, Invitrogen, Fisher Scientific and Unity Lab Services - we offer an unmatched combination of innovative technologies, purchasing convenience and comprehensive support. 


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Company info

Who we are

Products, services

As the world’s leader in serving science, at Thermo Fisher Scientific, our professionals develop critical solutions—and build rewarding careers. We offer services and products that help customers around the globe in laboratories and clinics, on production lines and out in the field.

We’re a driving force in the research, healthcare, industrial and applied markets, generating more than $17 billion in annual revenue. No other company can match our range of customer touch points—technologically, geographically or commercially. We help customers in finding cures for cancer, protecting the environment, making sure our food is safe and moving forward with thousands of important projects that improve millions of lives.



Commercial Reach
  • Global key accounts and strategic partnerships
  • Unparalleled customer access
  • Unmatched customer channels in research, applied science and healthcare
  • Leading e-commerce capability
  • 16,600+ customer-facing employees
Deep Application Expertise
  • 4,600+ scientists and engineers
  • More than 10,000 granted patents and IP licenses
  • Industry’s largest R&D budget
Operational Excellence
  • World-class inventory and logistics management
  • Cold-chain expertise
  • 50,000 orders/shipments every day


Company outlook



You’ll discover rewarding opportunities everywhere you look at Thermo Fisher Scientific. Find out more about the expertise we bring, the products we deliver and the services we offer under each of our brands.

The Thermo Scientific brand offers customers a complete range of high-end analytical instruments, laboratory equipment, software, services, consumables and reagents. Our portfolio of products includes innovative technologies for mass spectrometry, elemental analysis, chemical research and analysis, molecular biology research and more.

The Applied Biosystems instruments and reagents have been trusted in the lab for over 20 years by the world's top scientists. Customers use our gold-standard integrated systems for sequencing, flow cytometry and more.

Professionals working under our Invitrogen brand deliver some of the most-cited instruments and reagents for genetic engineering, amplification, purification, quantification and analysis. Our cell and molecular biology technologies are designed to help our customers do their important work with greater efficiency and reliability than ever before.

Our Fisher Scientific brand offers customers a complete portfolio of laboratory equipment, chemicals, supplies and services used in the scientific research, healthcare, safety and education markets. Our people also provide a range of biopharma services for clinical trials management and biospecimen storage.

Under our Unity Lab Services brand, we offer a complete portfolio of services, from enterprise-level engagements to individual instruments and laboratory equipment. Our professionals help customers improve productivity, reduce costs and drive decisions with better data.


For applicants


Careers at Thermo Fisher
Story of Origins
My work is a story of FLOURISHING
My Work is a Story of Eons
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What we offer

What is special about working for us?

The story begins here.

Each one of our 55,000 extraordinary minds has a unique story to tell. We help customers find cures for cancer, protect the environment, ensure our food is safe and advance important projects that improve millions of lives. No other company can match our range of customer touch points—technologically, geographically or commercially. At Thermo Fisher, your work will have real-world impact, and you’ll find support in achieving your career goals. Join us and discover your own story.



How would we describe the company culture?


Enabling Our Customers to Make the World Healthier, Cleaner and Safer


It's more than just something that fills our days. At Thermo Fisher Scientific, our work has a purpose. Our work requires passion and creates meaningful outcomes. Our work matters. We're sharing our expertise and technological advancements with customers, helping them make the world a better place - whether they're discovering a cure for cancer, protecting the environment or making sure our food is safe.

At Thermo Fisher Scientific, our people share a common set of values - Integrity, Intensity, Innovation and Involvement. We work together to accelerate research, solve complex analytical challenges, improve patient diagnostics, drive innovation and increase laboratory productivity. Each one of us contributes to our mission every day. 


Application advice

Preferred application method


Ready to submit your application? It’s simple. Here’s how:

Step 1: Search career opportunities>> and find opportunities by your area of specialization or location. You can also enter your own search criteria in the open text field. Once you have selected a position, click ‘Apply now.’

Step 2: Enter your login information or create a login if it is your first application with us. Once you have logged in, click 'Apply to job.'

Step 3: You will be prompted to submit your resume, complete additional contact information, and answer a few questions.

Step 4: You’re now ready to submit your application. You can also preview your information and make changes if necessary.

You will receive a confirmation that the application was successful. 

What to Expect

Our assessment and selection process is designed to support you at this very important stage of your career. We’ve outlined the process here. If you have any special requirements that should be considered during this process, please do not hesitate to contact us.

  • Online application: a simple process that should take no longer than 15 minutes
  • Telephone pre-screen: an initial discussion with our recruiters, if needed
  • Interview: a first-stage, face-to-face competency interview
  • Online assessment: online situational judgment, numerical or verbal reasoning tests, if needed depending on type of position
  • Second round interview: a more in-depth interview with a relevant Business Manager/Lead, if needed depending on level of position
  • Final interview: meet with key stakeholders and visit a local site as a final step in the process, if needed—occasionally done by phone

Selection process

Recruitment Timeline

After receiving your application, we strive to contact you within two weeks if your application is of interest.

Interviews generally take place within a few weeks after our first contact. Online assessment, if needed, usually follows quickly after.

On average, the end-to-end recruitment process can take around 45 days, including the assessment, selection and vetting process. Occasionally, the recruitment cycle may take longer depending on the banding of the role and level of vetting required.

Preparing for Your Interview

Here are some helpful tips when you’re ready to interview:

  • Research: Learn more about the company and job, the markets, the products, and industry trends. Also think about the skills and experience you hold, and how you could apply these to the role.
  • Make a great first impression: Know how to get to the interview so you can be there on time, well rested and mentally prepared.
  • Share what you know: Demonstrate your knowledge of the specific field or industry; this is your time to shine.
  • Be yourself: Interviews are a two-way street. Interviewers want to get to know ‘you’—your interests and passions—so relax, listen, and share.
  • Be honest: Speak accurately about your experience and qualifications.
  • Ask questions: Bring up genuine and relevant questions that demonstrate your understanding, interest and passion.
  • Next steps: Be sure to ask the interviewer about what’s ahead in the process.

Reviews for Thermo Fisher

Reviews - What employees say

3.29 Employees say
0.00 Applicants say
  • 13.Apr 2018
  • Employee

Suggestions for improvement

  • i woudl improve our sleas fore it

Suggestions for improvement

  • Beside salary, it'd be great to allow contractors join BBQ/ food events with employees.

What I like about the company

My company provides friendly, safe, and fun environment to work. The management and team set up are very on point, and we work very productively.
They also offer cross-trainings which help expand my knowledge and skills.
There are many fun events like walking, yoga, Bollywood dancing, BBQ... on site.

Review averages

  • 103 employees say

    Excellent (35)
    Good (24)
    Satisfactory (26)
    Subpar (18)
  • 0 applicants say

    Excellent (0)
    Good (0)
    Satisfactory (0)
    Subpar (0)

kununu score comparisons

Thermo Fisher
103 reviews

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