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Current Employee - Intern in Grand Island, NY
Current Employee - Intern in Grand Island, NY

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

Pros

it is a good workplace

Cons

nothing to mention about here

Advice to ManagementAdvice

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  1. Top quality company to work for

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    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!

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  2. Evolution over the years

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Foster City, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Foster City, CA

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

    Pros

    Great, smart & competent people. AB had market dominance & great technologies

    Cons

    Over the years & since Hunkapiller left, many executive management including acquisitions have led to the loss of AB's cutting edge. Turned too much into a marketing machine where the quality and customer satisfaction became a smoke screen. This was demonstrated by main competitors such as Illumina to consistently beat LT on its own turf.

    Negative Outlook
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