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It's OK

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee) Foster City, CA

ProsInteresting Technology, diverse portfolio, nice people, flexible schedule when needed, competitive pay.

ConsOnce you get to a mid level position within your function you will probably never get promoted. Constant concern amoung employees that layoffs will occur. Culture is very political and hierarchical, terrible health plan.

Advice to Senior ManagementDiscontinue consistant layoffs as a way to meet the numbers. Don't ignore the fact that promotions are important to people in the career growth and sense of satisfaction. Statements like "don't think up think lateral" as a way to advance your career gets "very old" after a while. The ability to have long term employees will get less and less with this philosophy.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Smart People, Strong Science, A.D.D. in Sr. Leadership, Frequent Re-orgs

    Business Role (Current Employee) Carlsbad, CA

    I have been working at Life Technologies full-time for more than 8 years


    Pros: Collaborative, intelligent coworkers Decent pay ability to bring good science to the… Cons: 24-hour culture for manager and above Zero work/life balance Frequent re-orgs cause… Advice to Senior Management: There is too much emphasis on increasing the number of direct reports per manager. Allow high performers to develop management skills on a smaller… Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend More
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    Sales Operations (Current Employee) San Diego, CA

    I have been working at Life Technologies full-time for more than 3 years


    Pros: Industry leader, big customer base, great location for Headquarters, doesnt… Cons: lot of new initiatives but feel like they lack long term planning. Lots of uncertainties and confusion from acquisitions… Advice to Senior Management: Involve front-line staff in the planning of projects and execution of those projects; Compensation needs to be more competitive and as well as opportunities for… Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company… More
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