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A pretty good place to work

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Current Employee - Senior Manager
Current Employee - Senior Manager

I have been working at Life Technologies

Pros

No shortage of challenges, high performance co-workers, interesting products that make differences in people's lives, international breadth of operations, a growing business, pleasant facilities, opportunities to work in different locations.

Cons

Health benefits require high levels of employee co-pay (benefits have worsened over the past 3 yrs), comp is average at best, be prepared to work long hours for long stretches, for a biotech the level of zero value-added bureaucracy is high

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Get back to the feeling of a small, rapidly growing, feisty biotech. Give your managers more freedom to make decisions.

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  1. A great place to intern

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Life Technologies

    Pros

    Great exposure to the department and what the company does. Training is exceptional, especially at novice entry. Very friendly people.

    Cons

    Some jobs seemed monotonous for the floor workers. Exposure to research and development seems to be kept private, unless apart of the team.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I believe the leadership is exceptional at Life Technologies. I enjoy my department fully. I just wish my internship involved more team work, as my project seemed more individual based.

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    High expectations and lots of politics

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Life Technologies

    Pros

    Interesting products
    Large and stable company

    Cons

    Benefits are declining
    Career development and growth are limited
    Workload and expectations can be unrealistic
    Cycle of laying off, hiring, laying off, hiring

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Messages and actions need to be consistent in order to gain employee trust.
    Management below CEO level needs to communicate with employees more - especially during layoffs

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
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