Life Technologies

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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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    Lack of compensation at Life Technologies

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    Current Employee - Senior Associate Project Management Specialist in Eugene, OR
    Current Employee - Senior Associate Project Management Specialist in Eugene, OR

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

    Pros

    Easy to move up to new opportunities

    Cons

    Salary doesn't increase much with the promotions. Lacks compensation

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Not a great place to work right now

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Life Technologies

    Pros

    Great technology and very knowledgeable coworkers

    Cons

    Too many reorgs does not help

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Think global...and have teams spread out instead of centralized in one place. Makes the team quite narrow minded.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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