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

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  • Career Opportunities
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

Other Reviews for Life Technologies

  1.  

    A fun filled internship experience

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Life Technologies

    Pros

    Interesting domain, lots of encouragement and activities for interns

    Cons

    Management is a little slow in making any decisions, Very low career opportunity.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Innovative with large company politics

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

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

    Pros

    Lots of innovative technology with some key thought leaders in the industry. A place to come to make a difference. People are nice and well meaning. It's easy to maintain work-life balance. If you're good - you'll rise quickly.

    Cons

    Easy to get caught in politics and company has fewer visionaries and entrepreneurs trying to really grow the business. Speed to market can sometimes hinder innovation and quality. Some resources and groups can be difficult to work with.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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