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I would consider working here any day

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Former Employee - R&D Scientist
Former Employee - R&D Scientist

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

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 ManagementAdvice

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

Recommends
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO
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  1. 2 people found this helpful

    Be ready to move on in few years

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    Former Employee - Staff Scientist in Carlsbad, CA
    Former Employee - Staff Scientist in Carlsbad, CA

    I worked at Life Technologies full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    1)Very resourceful environment; 2) lots of capable technical staffs and knowledgable R&D scientists and marketing people

    Cons

    1) high frequency lay off activities ( 2 to 3 times per year)
    2) lots of unrealistic intermediate managers who don't really know what are they doing

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2. Difficult times at life

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    Current Employee - Product Manager in South San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Product Manager in South San Francisco, CA

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

    Pros

    Cutting edge technologies and market leader

    Cons

    Cut too deep into employee benefits

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Make us healthy again

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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