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Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Carlsbad, CA
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Carlsbad, CA

I worked at Life Technologies full-time for more than 5 years

Pros

Very smart, high tech group of people. Great work environment
Salary good

Cons

HR is pro management only. They need to work on employee retention
Preferences to kiss-up employees

Advice to ManagementAdvice

See above regarding Cons

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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 more than a year

    Pros

    - Coworkers are awesome; we hang out outside of work
    - Always willing to hire recent grads with no work experience (for contract position)

    Cons

    - Management plays favorites
    - Rarely any opportunities for upward mobility
    - High turnover rate for contractors; they convert a max of 4 people per quarter depending on availability of positions
    - Make-to-order company, so business will get slow every now and then; contractors end up losing hours

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Let the leads decide on who should be converted. They're the ones that are actually on the floor and are able to gauge an employee's potential. Supervisors tend to convert the employees who go into their office and suck up to them, even if they don't work well.

    No opinion of CEO
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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Life Technologies full-time

    Pros

    Opportunities to work with really smart people and work on interesting & challenging projects.

    Cons

    The workload is relentlessly demanding.

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