Life Technologies

www.thermofisher.com
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Typical large biotech company

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  • Senior Management
  • Career Opportunities
Former Employee - Systems Engineer I in Foster City, CA
Former Employee - Systems Engineer I in Foster City, CA

I worked at Life Technologies

Pros

The people were helpful, friendly and overall great to work with.

Cons

They hire lots of contract workers (like many other biotech companies) and conversion to a full time position is based on timing/luck more than performance.

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  1. 2 people found this helpful  

    Great Biotechnology company with not a lot of respect for their employees

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Carlsbad, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Carlsbad, CA

    I have been working at Life Technologies

    Pros

    Internal opportunities are great, healthy workplace

    Cons

    Benefits and work life balance

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Treat your employees with respect

    Doesn't Recommend
  2. 3 people found this helpful  

    The Great Divide

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Foster City, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Foster City, CA

    I have been working at Life Technologies

    Pros

    Cool technology, good intellectual property position, a lot of very smart people work here.

    Cons

    Failure of communication between middle management and the bottom line, toxic morale lately. Grungy old buildings in Foster City. Campus needs a face lift. Utilization is too high for the last couple years and overworked employees are leaving.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't sweep employee satisfaction survey results under the rug, acknowledge them publicly and do something about them. If you value long-stay employees, give them a reason to stay. Lately I've seen many departure emails from several colleagues I consider friends and valuable employees. I think employees would be willing to make some short term sacrifices if we knew what the purpose was, but there is poor communication at the mid-level of corporate direction, so good people leave. There is also a question in my mind about short-term thinking without regard for the long-term effects. Sure, you can run the company at wide-open throttle for a little while. If you don't maintain it properly and repair the damage you do at full-blast, I predict it will break down by the side of the road, trip incomplete.

    Doesn't Recommend
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