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Interviews at Thermo Fisher Scientific

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    Assistant Supervisor Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Fairport, NY (US)
    No Offer
    Negative Experience

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 5 days. I interviewed at Thermo Fisher Scientific (Fairport, NY (US)) in February 2020.

    Interview

    I was contacted by their HR to apply for this position because they had my resume, and they thought that I would be a good fit. The interviewer was not nice at all. She was about to cut my interview in short because I didn't have the experience they were looking for, and she acted like I was wasting her time. I am like I was minding my business your HR contacted me and told me to apply because "I will be a good fit for the position". Worst interview experience to date in my life.

    Interview Questions

    • if i wanted to stop the interview since I didn't have experience for what they are looking for.   Answer Question

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    Global Business Development Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in San Diego, CA (US)
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 1 day. I interviewed at Thermo Fisher Scientific (San Diego, CA (US)) in February 2020.

    Interview

    I'm currently in the initial stages of the interview process. I've had a 30-minute initial phone interview with an in-house job recruiter.

    Interview Questions

    • Please describe a marketing plan you developed that targeted customer segments across multiple sister divisions?   1 Answer
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    Process Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at Thermo Fisher Scientific.

    Interview

    There was a short initial phone interview that lasted about 15-20 min. I was asked a few questions like my long-term goals. I was told that they would get back to me if they wanted to offer me an on-site interview.

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    Graphic Design Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. I interviewed at Thermo Fisher Scientific.

    Interview

    I applied online and got an email back from the recruiter asking to set up a phone screen. The phone screen was just confirming what I had on submitted on the online application. He told me on the phone that I would be moving forward. Then I had a one on one interview and the girl was SUPER nice. She asked like 3 questions. The rest of the interview I was asking her.

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    Assistant Supervisor Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Penfield, NY (US)
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 3 weeks. I interviewed at Thermo Fisher Scientific (Penfield, NY (US)) in January 2020.

    Interview

    A corporate recruiter was the contact person throughout every step from initial screening, to setting up both sets of interviews, to feedback and final decision.
    First set of on-site interviews was with an HR manager and an Ops manager. Ops wanted me but HR over-ruled so I had to do a 2nd set.
    Ultimately the decision was that even though I have proven leadership experience in various types of logistics, that because it wasn't manufacturing specific, that I wouldn't be able to adapt. This is the same mindset I've learned other manufacturing companies take as well.

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    Software Engineer(Internship) Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 3 weeks. I interviewed at Thermo Fisher Scientific in January 2020.

    Interview

    A recruiter reach me out and call me to get some information about me. Then the recruiter submit my resume to the team and scheduled final round in two weeks. The final round was screening interview. The team member ask me some experiences from my resume. Everything was asked from my resume. Also, the tech lead asked some questions about the technical skills with front end and back end. The senior engineer asked some design pattern skills.

    Interview Questions

    • How do you design a webpack in React? How do you design an interface in Java?   Answer Question

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    Biosciences Account Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 4+ weeks. I interviewed at Thermo Fisher Scientific.

    Interview

    Phone screen with HR, followed by 2 informal phone interviews with hiring manager, then 4 separate phone interviews spread over 2 days (with another manager, an account manager, VP, and another HR person), then a final in person interview with the hiring manager where I was asked to prepare a 30/60/90 business plan and a PowerPoint presentation about the products I would focus on selling. They were transparent about having another candidate who had also made it through the panel interview and would be having an in person interview as well. Not a very efficient hiring process. Interview questions were a little strange in that they did not take my work experience into account - my background is in pharma sales, and they asked me several questions about experience that I clearly didn't have based on my resume. Why bother putting an experienced pharmaceutical sales rep through 8 interviews if you're looking for someone whose work experience is in a lab? They also do not offer any formal product training, which seems crazy for a company of this size where the sales reps have thousands of SKUs to sell. There was also no offer to reimburse travel expenses for the in person interview, even though I had to drive 5 hours round trip and pay to park in the city. Just a bizarre experience all around. A word to my fellow pharma reps - save yourself a lot of time and hassle and don't waste your time. If you're a scientist who wants to get into sales, I'm sure the experience would be much more positive.

    Interview Questions

    • What challenges do you expect to face in this role and how will you overcome them
      What experience do you have with PCR
      What would you say on your first call to a new account   Answer Question
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    Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at Thermo Fisher Scientific.

    Interview

    The hiring manager interviewed me initially. I am from cs background. However, he asked me questions from statistical analysis that was not my area of expertise. Then he invited me onsite and kept on asking me probability, statistical questions by himself and his team mates as well. Finally, I got a rejection. When the hiring manager found that statistics is not my area of specialty, then why was I asked for such questions again and again, even on onsite. Such an unprofessional interview.

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    • I was asked questions from programming language, coding, probability, statistics.   Answer Question

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    Summer Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience

    Interview

    Interview process was fairly simple. I had two phone conversations on the same day with different managers who were both very friendly and easy to talk to. I think I heard back a few weeks later via a phone call. I did not have to travel to the company during the interview process which I appreciated.

    Interview Questions

    • Tell me about a time you had to work on a project with other people and there was a conflict.   Answer Question

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    Distribution Supervisor Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in San Diego, CA (US)
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through other source. The process took 2 days. I interviewed at Thermo Fisher Scientific (San Diego, CA (US)) in December 2019.

    Interview

    There was a 30 minutes phone interview with the hiring manager and HR director. They both asked a few questions about my experience. At the end of the phone call, the HR director scheduled an in-person interview.

    Interview Questions

    • What strength would my last boss speak about?   1 Answer

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