There are newer employer reviews for Life Technologies
There are newer employer reviews for Life Technologies

See Most Recent

Helpful (1)

Conflicting message and actions from Managment

  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Manager in Carlsbad, CA
Current Employee - Manager in Carlsbad, CA

I have been working at Life Technologies

Doesn't Recommend
No opinion of CEO
Doesn't Recommend
No opinion of CEO

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 Management

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

reviews filtered by
  • Any Location
  • Any Job Title
  1. Helpful (1)

    Great place to work depending on your immediate supervisor.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Carlsbad, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Carlsbad, CA

    I have been working at Life Technologies

    Approves of CEO
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Benefits are comparable. Company-wide communications are pretty well thought out. Coworkers are forward-thinking.

    Cons

    Company likes to buy into consulting firms' pitches the way the emperor buys new "clothes." We are underpaid and it's a culture of sacrifice.

    Advice to Management

    The burning platform is not a sustainable management strategy. Try not to overuse it. Stop viewing manufacturing as though we have textiles with "efficiency" problems. Sometimes the better solution is one invested in solving the science problems either in cost or technology. If you ask someone on the manufacturing floor, they have ideas worth implementing if you give them the support/freedom to execute.

  2. Helpful (1)

    Good fun, great community, poor benefits

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Woburn, MA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Woburn, MA

    I worked at Life Technologies

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    • Opportunities to work on and learn about a wide variety of biotechnologies
    • Excellent community and tools for collaboration
    • Worldwide operations

    Cons

    • Poor benefits
    • “Quick results” culture sometimes inconsistent with instrument and reagent manufacturing
    • Extensive outsourcing limits access to opportunities

    Advice to Management

    Thanks for creating a vibrant workplace with diverse opportunities. Stop trying to minimize your benefits costs by making employees jump through hoops. Get your managers formal training; it helps more than you might think.

There are newer employer reviews for Life Technologies
There are newer employer reviews for Life Technologies

See Most Recent

Work at Life Technologies? Share Your Experiences

Life Technologies

 
Click to Rate
or

Your response will be removed from the review – this cannot be undone.