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A biotech powerhouse that offers solid development opportunities and competitive benefits/compensation.

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  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Systems Engineer II in Foster City, CA
Current Employee - Systems Engineer II in Foster City, CA

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

Pros

Strong focus on product development and R&D.
Decent (competitive) benefits.

Cons

Organizational changes can be more business/management focused and not always functionally relevant.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Life Technologies has an incredibly strong (but still disjointed) product portfolio (Ambion, Applied Biosystems, Invitrogen, Ion Torrent, Gibco, etc.). Build more value for our customers by offering more integrated, complete workflows and solutions.

Improve website functionality (better search, descriptions, product photos).

Recommends
Neutral Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

332 Other Employee Reviews for Life Technologies (View Most Recent)

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    Challenging and fast paced

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Life Technologies full-time

    Pros

    You get to learn a lot while you are at job. There is never a dull moment. Life Technologies take care of well being of the employees.

    Cons

    Work life balance is at stake, people work for late hours. But, it is fun as well as challenging.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    Great Company & Great People

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

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

    Pros

    I've been with Life Technologies for over 7 years. The reason I stay and wish to continue working here are:

    1. Dynamic environment with constant opportunity to learn
    2. A lot of career growth and movement opportunities
    3. Variety and challenging nature of the work
    4. Great colleagues who I enjoy and respect
    5. The companies' mission, values and potential

    Cons

    I love it here, but I've seen many struggle with the pace and constant change. It's not for those that want a predictable day-to-day task list. There are a lot of opportunities but navigating the culture and driving your career growth is an expectation. There aren't a lot of promotional hand-outs. You work hard for everything you get here.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Our Sr. Leaders have the best intentions and are trying to balance difficult macro-economic factors with individual expectations, but having to make trade-offs on benefits, time off and other employee related items impacts the perception of Life being a great place to work. They need to do this better and try to avoid as much or as deep of changes to benefit programs moving forward. I believe they are still competitive but it feels like we're always hearing about new changes and/or takeaways.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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