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    Good place but could be better

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    Former Employee - Bioinformatics  in  Foster City, CA
    Former Employee - Bioinformatics in Foster City, CA

    I worked at Life-Tech

    Pros

    Lots of smart people with diverse backgrounds and expertise
    Generally good project support and resources
    Environment that encourages creativity in problem solving

    Cons

    Management conflicts, regular reorganizations, protect thy self leadership, and project turf wars are frequent enough to disrupt goals and lower morale.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Try to really listen better to the data provided by scientists, engineers, and marketing people regarding project feasibility and schedules. Lofty goals are great but sometimes it's best to let an idea pass.

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    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Foster City, CA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Foster City, CA
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 6+ weeks - interviewed at Life-Tech in May 2010.

    Interview Details

    I contacted an employee of the company through Linked IN. The employee had posted a job description (opening in his group). I spoke to the would-be manager on the phone (approx 35 min interview), and received a good impression about the company and the position. I was contacted within 3 days by an HR person. The HR phone interview did not go as well as the first interview went. I was continuously cut-off by the HR person who seemed keen on just moving the interview off the todo-list. I didn't hear anything for almost 3 weeks. Then a call came letting me know I would be invited for an in-person interview, and I will be contacted by a coordinator to arrange the plans. The coordinator was very competent, and plans went pretty smoothly. In the interview, I was asked to prepare a presentation for the group, and then speak to each panelist for approx. 20 minutes each (separately). It was a long day, but went pretty well. The offer was received about a week after the interview. The background check and the drug-test was a bit off-putting. I've never had to do this for a job before, and I have worked for large corporations.

    Interview Questions
    • What's the difference between a PUBS cluster and other multi-node clusters?   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    All negotiations were done with HR people- not with would-be manager. It was a little weird because HR dismissed all arguments, even when the argument was just asking them to clarify something that was ambiguous in the offer letter.
    Accepted Offer
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Website www.life-tech.com
Headquarters Stafford, TX
Size 50 to 149 Employees
Founded 1970
Type Company - Private
Industry Manufacturing
Revenue $50 to $100 million (USD) per year
Competitors Unknown

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