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I would consider working here any day

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  • Career Opportunities
Former Employee - R&D Scientist
Former Employee - R&D Scientist

I worked at Life Technologies full-time (More than 5 years)

Recommends
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO
Recommends
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

Pros

Competitive salaries, work life balance (unless you are in IT)

Cons

Too many re-structuring in a short time, poor health benefits

Advice to Management

Too many disgruntled employees, if market improves they will exit.

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

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    • Senior Management
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    Former Employee - Material Handler in Frederick, MD
    Former Employee - Material Handler in Frederick, MD

    I worked at Life Technologies full-time (More than 5 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Occasionally come up with great ideas, but they change direction and do the exact opposite of what the idea they came up with in the first place.

    Cons

    Same as above in Pros, but when they change direction/procedures they dont communicate to employees and have nerve to lecture/reprimand you for something they failed to tell you. Also very little compassion or concern for their employees.

    Advice to Management

    Learn to talk to your employees properly, stop treating temp employees like dirt.

  2. Helpful (1)

    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)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    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 Management

    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).

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