Life Technologies

www.thermofisher.com
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Business Analyst, IT

  • Comp & Benefits
  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Business Analyst in Carlsbad, CA
Current Employee - Business Analyst in Carlsbad, CA

I have been working at Life Technologies full-time (more than a year)

Pros

Opportunities to ladder up quickly with passion and hardworking

Cons

Low salary. Poor management. Director does not care the retention of skillful resources. Extremely high turnover. Unclear communication or lack of communication from upper management (director level). Extremely sensitive to budget/ costs.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

None. This company will be merged with Thermo Scientific in 2014

Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

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    Top quality company to work for

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Research in Carlsbad, CA
    Former Employee - Research in Carlsbad, CA

    I worked at Life Technologies full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Great co-workers
    Good corporate philosophy of giving back to the community
    Good wages and benefits
    Quality products you can believe in

    Cons

    Company is getting much better at killing off projects/products they don't think will generate enough profit.
    If your project is cancelled, you are let go. Very little effort seems to be made to try and find employees alternate positions.
    If you are let go, as soon as they tell you they watch you like a hawk as you gather your personal belongings and you are immediately escorted off the property. You are not even allowed to say goodbye to anyone!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Show a little compassion when you are letting employees go.
    If possible advanced warning would be GREAT. At least let people say goodbye to their co-workers!

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
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    Never a dull moment in a tough industry

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Vice President COMMERCIAL in Carlsbad, CA
    Current Employee - Vice President COMMERCIAL in Carlsbad, CA

    I have been working at Life Technologies full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    This is not for the feint of heart - this is a competitive company where hard work and smart people tend to make the difference. It's not always fair but in the end the company is always driving to move forward in an exciting field(s) - which is all I ask for out of my employer to keep me happy. There's some great people here.

    Cons

    There's too many "idea people" which results in too many things to do and the cycle never seems to stop. If you can say no, you'll be fine. People who feel a need to always please are in trouble as you'll never please everyone here.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Well - good luck as TMO seems to be much different. I think a lot will change.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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