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Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

I worked at Life Technologies full-time

Pros

fast paced environment looking to push envelope to drive efficiencies and develop new markets

Cons

Work life balance under strain, short term focus sometimes

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Develop a well articulated strategic plab

Recommends
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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    Just an OK company

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    Current Employee - Scientist  in  Frederick, MD
    Current Employee - Scientist in Frederick, MD

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

    Pros

    Great people to work with on the ground level.

    Many opportunities to collaborate with other very talented scientists across the company.

    Many great opportunities to work with and get exposed to other job functions (marketing, product development, operations, quality).

    Cons

    Upper management continues to strip away more benefits from its employees every year.

    Upper management also lacks the patience and tenacity that are required to carry new projects through thecommercialization process, causing scientists to develop relatively simple products that do not challenge the mind.

    R&D scientists spend too much time on the "D" and not the "R" .

    R&D scientists are also continually distracted from their primary job function of conducting experiments in order to support non-scientist related tasks related to marketing and product development. Don't get me wrong, the distraction is nice but it is too often and at the end of the day, upper management only cares about things which are tangible and that would be experimental results.

    Well deserved and overdue promotions within the company are very difficult to get.

    Overall, the company does not try hard enough to retain its employees and only seems to care about pleasing the stockholders.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Your company is only as good as your employees so you should seriously start thinking about their well-being (even in this economic climate).

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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    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

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

    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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