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A great place to work

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Current Employee - Senior Manager
Current Employee - Senior Manager

I have been working at Invitrogen full-time for more than 5 years

Pros

GE-type culture. Numerous opportunities to try different roles at the same level and leaders who really care about your career development (at least for me). Very fast-moving, aggressive and decisive culture. Customer-driven and data-driven business strategy. No dead-wood anywhere since non-performers are quickly taken out.

Cons

Very difficult to get a promotion and tendency is often to hire talent from big-name schools from outside rather than promoting internally. Much of the focus in recent months has been on sequencing so if you're not in a sequencing business you may feel unloved. Lots of reductions in benefits over the past year so it's not as lucrative as it once was.

Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

Other Reviews for Invitrogen

  1.  

    Best Place to work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Technical Applications Scientist  in  Bangalore (India)
    Former Employee - Technical Applications Scientist in Bangalore (India)

    I worked at Invitrogen full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    The company with quality products and service. A great learning opportunity for freshers.

    Cons

    Very highly target oriented organization leads to high attrition. The organization is customer or target oriented not for people who are working for them.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be employ centric not the customer centric, if employ is happy he will make sure that all customers are happy.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Great place for a entry level role

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    Former Employee - Production Technician  in  Auckland (New Zealand)
    Former Employee - Production Technician in Auckland (New Zealand)

    I worked at Invitrogen full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Great technologies are setup in place
    Well established protocols
    Products are manufactured with great quality
    very good work life balance

    Cons

    Poor HR Management
    Poor recruitment
    Not a place where you can move up in your career.
    poor training

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    get the right people for the job and not through reference alone. Please employ people who could fit the company on the long term i.e like employee someone for a technician role but see if he has the opportunities to grow within the organization.

    Overall there is a poor leadership.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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