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Treat interns really well

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Former Intern - IT Intern in Carlsbad, CA
Former Intern - IT Intern in Carlsbad, CA

I worked at Life Technologies as an intern (more than a year)

Pros

Lots of learning opportunities for interns

Cons

I haven't noticed any cons so far

Recommends
Positive Outlook
No opinion of CEO
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  1. 1 person found this helpful

    Work Environment is ruled like a high school clique.

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    Current Employee - Scientist in Eugene, OR
    Current Employee - Scientist in Eugene, OR

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

    Pros

    Able to contribute to cutting edge science that benefits all mankind.

    Cons

    Local caste system fostered rather than discouraged.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You can't fake genuineness. Corporate doesn't seem to care about employee satisfaction. Annual surveys point to same problems year over year without change. Employee development and training has become non-existent. This is problematic for a cutting edge biotech company. Corporate initiatives too often, and not sustained. Real change can't be effected because entrenched people wait it out. History has shown that it will soon change to some new thing.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2. I Thought Sweat Shops Were Only In Third World Countries?

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    Current Employee - Material Handler in Frederick, MD
    Current Employee - Material Handler in Frederick, MD

    I have been working at Life Technologies full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Not a whole lot positive going for them, particularly at the Frederick,MD distribution site. I'm sure some of those in other departments who make six figure salaries are reasonably happy though.

    Cons

    Too many incompetant supervisors and "wannabe" bosses. Frederick Distribution management and the Human Resources reps at the same site have little to no integrity. Constant changes in procedures make it very difficult if not impossible to achieve quotas, yet they somehow manage to blame the employee over something they are responsible for causing.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop treating you're employees like garbage, stop catering to the butt kissing yes men who fawn over you because believe me, if you knew what they REALLY say about you you'd need therapy to overcome the insecurity you would experience.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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