Life Technologies

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Current Employee - Project Manager in Foster City, CA
Current Employee - Project Manager in Foster City, CA

I have been working at Life Technologies

Pros

Work at Carlsbad, great place

Cons

No for Foster City, already moving.

Recommends
Approves of CEO

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  1. 2 people found this helpful  

    Chaos of big dreams on a shoestring budget

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    Former Employee - Senior Engineering Manager in Carlsbad, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Engineering Manager in Carlsbad, CA

    I worked at Life Technologies

    Pros

    Non financial benefits like on site gym, smart people, nice buildings, community volunteering, extra education, global presence, lots of products

    Cons

    Constantly reduced financial benefits for non-directors, no stock options, strong office politics, poor supplier treatment, constantly pushed to work faster and harder without recognition

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Provide true leadership and develop people who have high commitment levels, not just lots of hours to burn in the office.

    Disapproves of CEO
  2. 3 people found this helpful  

    Incredibly innovative company, but grossly underpaid

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    Current Employee - Senior Manager, Portfolio Management in Carlsbad, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Manager, Portfolio Management in Carlsbad, CA

    I have been working at Life Technologies

    Pros

    Extremely talented people, incredibly innovative business area, cutting edge products, lots of activity and you will always have stuff to do. Fast paced environment but still maintain and incredible work-life balance. The company is very environmentally conscience. Also, the mission of the company is very rewarding: you will make a meaningful impact on the human condition. Location is Carlsbad is incredible. Gym and outdoor activities to pursue when not busy are really amazing. You can go surfing for ~30 mins during your lunch hour, if you hustle.

    Cons

    Compensation is very low for the amount of talented people they have here. Personally took almost a 30% pay cut when I relocated here from another firm in a major metropolitan area. There are many Ph.Ds that appear to be grossly underpaid so your ROI on your degree might not be very good vs. other companies / industries. When it gets busy, the pressure to deliver can be enormous. Also, the company doesn't spend a lot on overhead (which is both good and bad) and is always looking for ways to cut costs. The new health plan is terrible.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Better pay would attract better talent and would help company's long term growth. Also, if you are so concerned about overhead, you should get rid of the corporate jet. Also, please spend a bit more money on making the employees feel happy.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO
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