Life Technologies
2.9 of 5 321 reviews
www.thermofisher.com Waltham, MA 5000+ Employees

Life Technologies Reviews

Updated Jul 7, 2014
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2.9 321 reviews

                             

40% Approve of the CEO

Life Technologies CEO Gregory T. Lucier

Gregory T. Lucier

(198 ratings)

45% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Review Highlights

Pros:
  • "Dynamic environment with constant opportunity to learn"
    in 8 reviews
  • "You get to work with the sharpest mind on some pretty cutting edge tech"
    in 12 reviews
Cons:
  • "Unclear communication or lack of communication from upper management (director level)"
    in 14 reviews
  • "Worse health benefits than their smaller competitors"
    in 12 reviews
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    Great Company

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)
    Carlsbad, CA

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

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

    Advice to Senior ManagementSee above regarding Cons

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    It was awesome experience

    Software Developer (Current Employee)
    Carlsbad, CA

    ProsWork Environment, good salary, good technologies they are using, good food,

    Consyou have work at Life Tech

    Advice to Senior ManagementYou guys are awesome

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Great place to work at!

    Scientist II (Former Employee)
    Frederick, MD

    ProsWork Culture, Career Development, Employees, Community Involvement

    ConsFew cons, but none worth mentioning.

    Advice to Senior Managementnone

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Life Technologies is an excellent place to work and I would highly recommend it.

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsI love the people and the culture.

    ConsThere a lot of employees that are contractors.

    Advice to Senior ManagementIncrease head count.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Scientist II (Current Employee)
    Carlsbad, CA

    ProsMany new things to do each day; you will learn a lot and be pushed.

    ConsCarlsbad is town from a postcard; condos, beaches...but nothing that makes it unique.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Amazing

    Intern (Former Employee)
    Carlsbad, CA

    ProsGreat Work ethics and People

    ConsGoing through a merger so no future hiring

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Constant challenge, fast moving atmosphere

    Scientist III (Current Employee)
    Carlsbad, CA

    ProsDaily contact with breakthrough technologies, smart people working around. Excellent opportunity to learn about the life science global market

    ConsHuman resources. Dreadful management of the talent by the Talent Acquisition team

    Advice to Senior ManagementImprovement of talent retention

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Good Brand to get associated with

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsInnovative Products, Highly dynamic company, Good career growth opportunities

    ConsAt times it is too dynamic!

    Advice to Senior ManagementNone.. No specific advise to management.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Life Tech

    Business Analyst (Former Employee)
    Carlsbad, CA

    ProsWork life balance and compensation

    ConsFive buildings creates a lot of commuting for meetings

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Extremely Rewarding, Valuable, and Fun Internship

    Finance Intern (Current Employee)
    Carlsbad, CA

    Pros- Culture is great
    - Employees are extremely kind and helpful
    - Some very distinguished individuals work here (CEO on Forbes Top 25), which makes it a great place to build your personal network and learn from the elite
    - Many perks as an intern (free company swag, baseball game, socials, paid holidays, etc.)
    - Facilities are extremely nice (basketball full court, soccer field, volleyball pit, cafeteria, etc.)
    - Life Tech has many different sectors so an intern can get an insight on any division if they take the initiative
    - HR really cares about making your time worthwhile and is open to suggestions and improvements

    ConsCompany is extremely large and people are scattered all over the place (among 3 buildings), so if you want to build relationships at the work place, you have to make an effort.

    Advice to Senior ManagementFor such a rewarding internship and large company, the intern program needs to be advertised more. Like other companies and firms, intern interviews, pictures of events, quotes from interns, should all be heavily advertised and marketed on the website and college campuses. Life Tech Internship Program should be a known name.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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