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Sales Operations

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Current Employee - Sales Operations  in  San Diego, CA
Current Employee - Sales Operations in 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 seem to be effected by recession, dedicated people

Cons

lot of new initiatives but feel like they lack long term planning. Lots of uncertainties and confusion from acquisitions Some decisions on procedures, new initiatives, etc., seem to be made in without any input from the front-line staff

Advice to ManagementAdvice

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 career development should be more. Managers need to understand and support development goals and plans of employees. stock options should be available to all employees, not just senior management.

Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

Other Reviews for Life Technologies

  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    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
  2.  

    If compromise is a way of life then opt in

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    Current Employee - Intern  in  Carlsbad, CA
    Current Employee - Intern in Carlsbad, CA

    I have been working at Life Technologies as an intern for more than a year

    Pros

    Learning state of the art technology principles

    Cons

    Excessive display of favoritism
    Lack of Collegial behavior
    Preconceived wrong notions and racial segregation effect periodic reviews

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Blinded horse should not be run on race tracks as it spoils the tracks for other players and hits the player spirits

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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