Life Technologies

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Really badly integrated systems make everyone's job harder

Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

Pros

The people here are amazingly smart, the product portfolio interesting, large enough to have some interesting opportunities.

Cons

Company is a conglomeration of many different purchases and the systems are always glued together for speed, not performance. Yet we never go back and fix things - so it is always really hard to get basic things done.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Going fast is not always the right thing to do.

Other reviews for Life Technologies

  1.  

    Good place to learn but can be a sweatshop

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    The company tries hard to remind the employees of what we are working so hard to achieve (improvement of human health) and most of us feel proud to be a part of that vision.

    Cons

    Work-life balance is not there for certain employees who regularly work 10-14 hour days.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Staffing up so that employees who regularly work very long days may not be an option, but you will lose those people eventually. Exhaustion kills passion in due time.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Fast paced, innovative company that is striving for greatness

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Marketing Manager
    Current Employee - Senior Marketing Manager

    Pros

    Fast paced to stay atop a fast changing industry.
    Focused on innovation.
    Constantly striving for greatness.

    One of the best companies in its industry in my opinion. At the same time it is part of a very young and fast changing industry so it is not yet at the level of greatness as some of the world class companies in other industries. However it is moving forward as fast as it can to get to true world class level as soon as possible.

    Cons

    Constant change can be stressful sometimes.
    It's big! 10,000+ employees always means some burocracy and its downsides.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep it nimble.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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