Life Technologies

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2 people found this helpful  

A challenging and engaging job, but with an on-call full-time expectation.

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  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Senior Staff Scientist  in  San Francisco, CA
Current Employee - Senior Staff Scientist in San Francisco, CA

Pros

At Life Tech you get to be a part of amazing science, and get great benefits. The co-workers are friendly, and the work place is very cooperative. You definitely feel like you are making a difference.

Cons

There is little in work/life balance if you wish to progress at this company. To move up in the organization, you must ask for opportunities, and work more hours than is healthy. Compensation is based on Life Sciences, when many of the positions are technology oriented.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

The middle management blocks important messages from the ground making it to the top, for fear that it will make them look bad. Spend some time talking to your most productive non-managers and top performers.

Recommends
Approves of CEO

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  1. 2 people found this helpful  

    Management needs Improvement

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Systems Engineer  in  Foster City, CA
    Current Employee - Systems Engineer in Foster City, CA

    Pros

    Benefits are decent. Relaxed job environment.

    Cons

    Management needs lots of improvement. Employees should be recognized for achievements.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    They need to care more about their employees and recognize them for their efforts and time.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  2. 3 people found this helpful  

    Okay, but I'd jump at an equivalent job elsewhere.

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    Current Employee - Scientist II  in  Durham, NC
    Current Employee - Scientist II in Durham, NC

    Pros

    It's a large, global company, so there's good networking opportunities.

    Cons

    Terrible health benefits package. As previous reviewers have said, they are constantly changing our "goals", "directions", "initiatives"... Frequent re-orgs, our benefits packages have changed significantly three out of the four years I've worked here.

    Disapproves of CEO
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