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Learned a lot, constantly changing technology

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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

Pros

LT deals in cutting-edge biotech systems, so there's always something new to learn, and opportunities to collaborate with people from all over the world.

Cons

The business is global so it never stops and I would often find myself on conference calls and handling emails outside of anything like business hours. Also, projects supporting stated strategies were not always sufficiently supported for good results.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Be credible to employees, and follow through on stated strategies.

Recommends
Positive Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

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    Former Employee - Associate Manufacturing Technician  in  Pleasanton, CA
    Former Employee - Associate Manufacturing Technician in Pleasanton, CA

    I worked at Life Technologies as a contractor for less than a year

    Pros

    You easily learn your job.
    You make some great friends.
    4/10 hour shifts = large weekend.
    A lot of Overtime opportunities.
    Close-knit group.

    Cons

    In manufacturing, you didn't advance.
    Large turnover.
    They only keep those that kissed butt - not necessarily those that worked the best.
    You're stuck with the same people for 10 hours.
    On your feet for 10+ hours.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Actually get to know your workers and observe who really does work hard and REWARD them.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    Associate manufacturing technician

    Former Employee - Associate Manufacturing Technician  in  Pleasanton, CA
    Former Employee - Associate Manufacturing Technician in Pleasanton, CA

    I worked at Life Technologies as a contractor for less than a year

    Pros

    Great coworkers, the management is responsive and helpful!
    They are focused on safety and employee efficiency, Kaizen and safety initiatives are excellent.

    Cons

    Manufacturing shifts were 5am to 33pm and 3pm to 130am. Sundays thru Wednesday or Wednesday thru Saturday.
    Worked with plenty of very hazardous materials and it's tiring standing and moving for most of the shift.

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