Life Technologies

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Great friendly nice people! Ideal working environment

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  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Intern in Carlsbad, CA
Current Employee - Intern in Carlsbad, CA

I have been working at Life Technologies as an intern (more than an year)

Pros

Located in Carlsbad, San Diego, Beautiful weather. Intelligent people to work for and with. Strong ideas and open minded. Very diverse and management is understanding.

Cons

Some of the help desk Support is out source and majority are contractors. The company average is size; many sites around the country but not the same as the head quarters. Funds are limited on projects and there is a delay.

Recommends
Positive Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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    Constant churn and burn of employees

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Foster City, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Foster City, CA

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

    Pros

    Interesting technologies
    Smart staff
    Convenient location in the central bay area

    Cons

    No work-life balance (overworked and understaffed)
    Politics
    Senior management
    Constant re-organizations
    Continual layoffs

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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    Interesting place to work...

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Systems Engineer in Carlsbad, CA
    Current Employee - Systems Engineer in Carlsbad, CA

    I have been working at Life Technologies full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    * Innovative and interesting technologies
    * Opportunities to expand your skillsets quickly
    * Able to work cross-functionally
    * Able to draw talent right out of school pretty easily

    Cons

    * Office politics is so amazing, it gives me a headache
    * Some sites are more prone to be uncooperative than others, and it really shows
    * Engineering is not respected at all
    * Business has no idea how to manage projects, or even promote forward thinking; constant M&A slowly bleeds the company out, and is done even against technical input
    * HR obviously delusional about what the company really does, and makes us seem like we're growing when that's obviously not true
    * Benefits have got to be a joke...

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    * Respect your employees more, and trust their technical input
    * Stop messing with financial books and lying to employees how the company really is
    * Please re-think priorities; in order to sell reagents, you need instruments. Don't just straight up cut engineering because you underfunded them to begin with.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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