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Is not a bad company as long as you have a reasonable manager

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Former Employee - Scientist II  in  Eugene, OR
Former Employee - Scientist II in Eugene, OR

I worked at Life Technologies full-time for more than 3 years

Pros

-My group of coworkers had a lot of characters in it
-Good Work life balance, do your work and you will have plenty of time for yourself outside of work

Cons

-Extremely political with anyone at or above a manager level
-Benefits package was average, they were definitely not trying to lead the curve in that area
-If you got stuck with a bad manager, it could ruin your career prospect (that can be said about anyplace)
-Many technical people are promoted to middle management positions with little to no social/people/management skills
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Advice to ManagementAdvice

It seems like management is being advised by harvard graduate consultant types with little or no knowledge of the biotech industries.

Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Could be a great company if managers have more long term vision and some loyalty for employees.

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    Former Employee - Staff Engineer  in  Carlsbad, CA
    Former Employee - Staff Engineer in Carlsbad, CA

    I worked at Life Technologies full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Many great scientists and engineers working at the great campus with gym and park,. It has many products feasible to gain multiple technologies to expand your experience and skills.

    Cons

    Main growth is by numerous acquisition rather than innovation. It causes strong sense of division between corporate and acquired companies, and different culture within the company.
    Managers lack long term vision and plan, absolute agile style.
    Loyalty does not have high value in this company.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Profit is important.
    Gaining employee loyalty is priceless.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Dull

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

    I have been working at Life Technologies part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Good for a experienced person . Good company for a family member and not for bachelor.they have registered for e verify.

    Cons

    Not good for a new grad . Environment is very slow and make you dumb. You will not learn anything new and there is no scope . Poor Salary

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Increase Salary wages

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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