Life Technologies
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www.lifetechnologies.com Carlsbad, CA 5000+ Employees

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Pay is competitive, culture is disrespectful

Senior Technical Writer (Former Employee)
Foster City, CA

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

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

ConsNot 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 Senior ManagementGet classy, San Diego.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Sorry excuse for an employer and an embarassment to the biotech industry

Material Handler (Former Employee)
Frederick, MD

I worked at Life Technologies full-time for more than 5 years


Pros: Occasionally come up with great ideas, but they change direction and do the… Cons: Same as above in Pros, but when they change direction/procedures they dont communicate to employees and have nerve to… Advice to Senior Management: Learn to talk to your employees properly, stop treating temp… No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company… More

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Fast moving company with total lack of empathy for employees

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

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


Pros: Dynamic, always changing, opportunities for lateral moves are encouraged, smart… Cons: Too many acquisitions, integration headaches, Oracle shop, benefits have been steadily cut over the years.… Advice to Senior Management: Try taking some lessons in empathy and please don't imagine that… No, I would not recommend this company to a friend More

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