Life Technologies

  www.thermofisher.com
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2 people found this helpful  

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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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    It is very demanding and aggresive

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

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

    Pros

    Global vision; Innovation; Great Product; Market leadership

    Cons

    Care less for employee; too much pressure; work life balance is not good

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Care more for employee and keep talent people

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2.  

    Not a bad company

    Current Employee - Staff Engineer in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Staff Engineer in San Francisco, CA

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

    Pros

    Lot of new products, focus on R&D and innovation

    Cons

    Job descriptions are vague, unclear priorities. political infighting

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