Life Technologies

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1 person found this helpful  

Lots of opportunity to learn, little opportunity to grow

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Former Employee - Financial Analystaff Scientist  in  Carlsbad, CA
Former Employee - Financial Analystaff Scientist in Carlsbad, CA

Pros

The ability to see all aspects of a product pipeline from licensing, IP, R&D, bus dev and marketing.

Cons

Felt like R&D was necessary evil for the business side, but that the value was not understood or leveraged.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Invest more in R&D. Look to hire the best people, not just the ones you think you will retain.

Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Challenging with perks

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    Current Employee - Engineering  in  Carlsbad, CA
    Current Employee - Engineering in Carlsbad, CA

    Pros

    You get to work with the sharpest mind on some pretty cutting edge tech.

    Cons

    Too many chiefs not enough Indians and they keep laying off the Indians.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hire internally. Put policies in that make people feel like its not just a job. Reinstate stock purchase plans. Be more generous to the people that make the big salaries possible. The question shouldn't be ,"will there be layoffs this quarter?" it should be, "how great is it to be here?"

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

    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

    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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