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Overall good place to work in Carlsbad

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  • Senior Management
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Contracts  in  Carlsbad, CA
Current Employee - Contracts in Carlsbad, CA

I have been working at Life Technologies full-time for more than 3 years

Pros

Positive, great benefits, nice location, very nice gym

Cons

Political at times, career development opportunities in some areas very slim

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Create more lopportunities for career development

Recommends
Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO

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    Need best-in-class mid-management (Director level) leaders

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
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    Current Employee - Assimilating Still  in  Carlsbad, CA
    Current Employee - Assimilating Still in Carlsbad, CA

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

    Pros

    So much opportunity when it comes to building, fixing, implementing, and a lot of buy-in to get to the ideal state. The purpose of this company is amazing - Shaping Discovery and Improving Life is a true mantra and not a marketing gimmick. There are some amazing leaders here, and amazing technicians.

    Cons

    Not enough mid-level leaders who are coming straight from best-in-class processes, systems, and talent. Too much "look at my project, my power point, and all the stuff we do for our people" without realizing much of it isn't measured or driving to a quantifiable purpose. Too many centralized teams that lack accountability and sophistication in execution. Too many relationships and politics. Comp and Benefits are not why you come to LIFE.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get better at recognition, and make it sincere. Spend more time out of the office, and less time worrying about power point. Get to know your people and inspire/motivate them.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Wouldn't recommend it as a place to work

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Marketing Manager  in  Foster City, CA
    Former Employee - Marketing Manager in Foster City, CA

    I worked at Life Technologies full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Good benefits and training programs

    Cons

    No work/life balance. Constantly reorganizing & layoffs

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Focus on the customers instead of shareholders & the next big acquisition

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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