Life Technologies

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improve life

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Current Employee - Project Manager in Carlsbad, CA
Current Employee - Project Manager in Carlsbad, CA

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

Pros

fast paced , some cutting edge technology, change is way of life

Cons

short staffed , too many things to handle , business dictates and IT is a mere cost center.

Recommends
Negative Outlook
Approves of CEO

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  1. 2 people found this helpful  

    Fast moving company with total lack of empathy for employees

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Life Technologies full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Dynamic, always changing, opportunities for lateral moves are encouraged, smart people, opportunities to travel to different locations and relocate, culturally diverse.

    Cons

    Too many acquisitions, integration headaches, Oracle shop, benefits have been steadily cut over the years. If one is not in CBD or at Ion one would be pretty much worthless.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Try taking some lessons in empathy and please don't imagine that you can b.s as much as you do. Scientists aren't that stupid.

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

    Pay is competitive, culture is disrespectful

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    Former Employee - Senior Technical Writer in Foster City, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Technical Writer in Foster City, CA

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

    Pros

    The pay and benefits are competitive with the rest of the industry. Employee stock purchase at 15% discount is available.

    Cons

    Not a classy management culture. They encourage a start-up mentality ("inovation" and "outside-the-box thinking", along with long hours, unrealistic workloads, constant changing of strategies and priorities), without any of the benefits of working at a start-up (flexible environment, listening to feedback from team members, direct financial benefit if the company exceeds financial goals). They will also let go of everyone and anyone at the drop of a hat. Through several "reorganizations", dozens of my managers and co-workers were let go, some after having spent almost 20 years at the company.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get classy, San Diego.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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