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Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Pleasanton, CA
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Pleasanton, CA

I worked at Life Technologies

Pros

There were some good coworkers and the job was light.

Cons

our department had management problems

Advice to Management

give praise to people that deserve it instead of people who can only talk and not do any work. so that the talented people actually stay

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  1. Field Applications Scientist

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    Current Employee - Field Applications Specialist in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Field Applications Specialist in Toronto, ON (Canada)

    I have been working at Life Technologies full-time (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Supportive team, strong products, market leader in my area

    Cons

    Huge company, sometimes you feel like a very small fish


  2. Life Technologies days are gone, look elsewhere if you have the chance

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Madrid (Spain)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Madrid (Spain)

    I have been working at Life Technologies full-time

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Some incredibly talented & bright scientists as peers. Good tools, nice meetings locations. Benefits are OK (private health & pension scheme); salary is OK.

    Cons

    After being acquired by Thermo, a lot has changed with little clarity on the direction and vision for the future. It is an highly hierarchical, fixed-structure company, employees are viewed as numbers, HR serve higher management directly but put a show that they serve the employees. Co-workers relationships are on average based on competitiveness & very little empathy. Goes without saying that many managers worry more about their hierarchical position and reputation than anything else and here flattery and looking smart (rather than producing smart) will get you places. Also work-life balance & proper training is close to zero. Workload is, given headcount variation and other factors, unmanageable and you are told to focus and prioritise everything! A funny remark is that many projects are completed as DIY, I mean, there is no guidance, training or support from management yet results are demanded and yes there will be certainly yelling. I also have witnessed lack of respect and rude communications frequently. All in all, it is a quite toxic environment!

    Advice to Management

    Greg come back


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