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Production Scientist

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Current Employee - Production Scientist II  in  Brown Deer, WI
Current Employee - Production Scientist II in Brown Deer, WI

I have been working at Life Technologies full-time for more than a year

Pros

Great environment and the people are friendly. Salary and benefits offered for the position were fair. Given time off from work due to family tragedy.

Cons

Little opportunities in advancement in this field at Life Technologies. The management was not very helpful at times during my time there.

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Neutral Outlook
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    Beware of the Dunning-Kruger Effect.

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    Former Employee - Scientist  in  Carlsbad, CA
    Former Employee - Scientist in Carlsbad, CA

    I worked at Life Technologies full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Good vacation, salary, bonus and 401k match. Highly varied products allow one to learn a lot of different life science techniques, methods, etc.

    Cons

    Shortsighted management. Lots of of non-technical people in leadership positions. Medical benefits leave much to be desired.

    Beware of what David Keirsey termed as the "artisan." The artisan is a specific part of the Meyers Briggs personality type. In short they can be summed up as politicos. They only like what sounds good. The management of this place is riddled with artisans. There are a lot of folks employed here who have an illusion of superiority about themselves. You are not all above average.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop making decisions based on the generic MBA knowledge you have and actually learn how the science works. This is not assembly line manufacturing no matter how much the leadership would like it to be. Actually invest in the culture instead of saying you have a good culture. If you have to say it as often as you do then you are convincing yourself of something that doesn't exist.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    They do not treat employees with much respect.

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    Current Employee - Inventory Control Specialist  in  Frederick, MD
    Current Employee - Inventory Control Specialist in Frederick, MD

    I have been working at Life Technologies full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    The hours are consistent and the people are ok.

    Cons

    They pay is horrible and conditions, going in and out of 30 degree and -20 degree rooms is almost unbearable.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Value your good employees better than the ones who aren't. And understand that people have other obligations in their lives, e.i, children, house, etc.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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