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Really badly integrated systems make everyone's job harder

Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

I have been working at Life Technologies

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 Management

Going fast is not always the right thing to do.

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  1. Market leader in biotechnology

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Associate Sales Representative
    Former Employee - Associate Sales Representative

    I worked at Life Technologies full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Very progressive and aggressive company in the biotechnology space. Average pay for the industry. A place for intellects (PhD and M.Sc. level scientists).

    Cons

    Leadership can be too secretive and last-minute changes were frequent.

    Advice to Management

    Take the advice for in-house employee surveys to heart. Put this information into best practice.


  2. Fast paced, innovative company that is striving for greatness

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

    I have been working at Life Technologies full-time (More than 8 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    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 Management

    Keep it nimble.


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