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Conflicting message and actions from Managment

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Current Employee - Manager  in  Carlsbad, CA
Current Employee - Manager in Carlsbad, CA

I have been working at Life Technologies

Pros

Proud to be part of the products and services offered by the company because they impact the Life Sciences field in a very postive way.

Cons

Internal message from upper management and the true actions of the management team are inconsistent and lack integrity at times.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Focus on being compasionate and fair to the workforce. Ensure that external and internal messages are consistent with actual actions.

Doesn't Recommend
No opinion of CEO

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    Good place to learn corporate life

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Carlsbad, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Carlsbad, CA

    I worked at Life Technologies

    Pros

    Good place to learn the basics of business, especially the GE model
    Lots of science and technology, even a non-scientist will get a basic understanding of genomics
    good chance to work at locations around the world
    Opportunity to work on many different cross functional teams to learn other parts of the business

    Cons

    Expected to work on cross functional teams (projects) in addition to your 40+ hour job
    Matrix environment so decisions are often done by committee and never fully implemented
    HR in many aspects of the business but for the most part are ineffective

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hire managers that know how to make a decision, look at the pros and cons and then act.
    Spend more time empowering middle management and less time "directing"
    If revenue is the focus of the company, spend time with everyone, not just sales and finance, in explaining the drivers of revenue.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
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    great people but thats about it

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Carlsbad, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Carlsbad, CA

    I have been working at Life Technologies

    Pros

    Great people in my department

    Cons

    benefits are a joke, no communication and my manager handled four other function thus paying no attention or little attention to my teams needs

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
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