Life Technologies

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Great opportunities, and lots of change

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Former Employee - Project Manager
Former Employee - Project Manager

I worked at Life Technologies full-time (more than 10 years)

Pros

Always another department that you can move to if you become bored or want more challenges. With the ever increasing acquisitions, things change quickly.

Cons

Many re-orgs with the acquisitions, and most opportunities at in HQ in San Diego. If you are willing to move to Southern California, you can really show your skills and progress, not so much at the other sites. If you part of an acquisition, become "one with the borg" quickly or likely be made redundant.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Pay your existing employees as much as you do new hires.

Recommends
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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Management style.... Rule By Fear

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Life Technologies full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Many jobs to chose from. Very good opportunities for just out of school candidates.

    Cons

    Some sites have a toxic environment created by arrogant and vendictive managers.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Your employees are not your enemy....

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Innovative, aggressive, driven, uncaring, political, arrogant

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
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    Current Employee - Project Manager
    Current Employee - Project Manager

    I have been working at Life Technologies full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Part of what makes this an interesting company to work for is the focus on new products and the desire to be the leader in the industry in the markets Life competes in. Resources are dedicated to those products that are flourishing. Fellow employees are smart and hard working.

    Cons

    Management strategy is short-sided and many are unqualifed as managers of people, resulting in lost of work life balance and unreasonable demands. The "doing it all" attitude has led to an unsophisticated level of competency in the company. The continous surveying of employees on the negative preformance of certain aspects of the company is not responded to. Senior managers and skilled employees are released constantly for economic reasons.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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