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Applied Biosystems Senior Scientist Reviews

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  1. Helpful (2)

    "ABI is a solid biotech company"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Scientist in Rockville, MD
    Current Employee - Senior Scientist in Rockville, MD
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The merge of Invitrogen and Applied Biosystems forms one of the best biotech company in the world. Now it has advantages in both reagent (cell culture, fluorescent molecule, cloning reagent, etc from IVGN) and instrument (Thermal cycler, real-time PCR instrument, sequencing instrument and mass spec from ABI). The company is also listed in NASDAQ 100. This company is a world wide company. If you would like to know the best biotechnology in the world, you need to come to this company. It is known as the Microsoft in the biotech industry. It is a solid

    Cons

    It is a big company, so advancement is not easy.

    Advice to Management

    There are many talented people in this company. You need to think about how to keep the talented people around and help them to advance in the career.


  2. "Interesting movie with disappointing ending"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Scientist in Foster City, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Scientist in Foster City, CA
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Applied Biosystems full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Diverse company which focuses on innovation

    Cons

    Does not value "tribal knowledge"

    Advice to Management

    Look back on what business decisions and the motivations historically made this company a company to recommend the products to customers in the past


  3. Helpful (1)

    "the vision thing"

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    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Staff Scientist in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Staff Scientist in San Francisco, CA
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    smart people, working with people from very different professional backgrounds,interesting problems

    Cons

    Management disconnected from employees. Constant reorganization. Good people leave; bad people get promoted. No real vision for the future or willingness to take risks. CEO never sets foot in Foster City.

    Advice to Management

    Get out of your office and walk around and talk to people. Show some vision; if you allow a project to start, let it finish. Don't cut it off in the middle. It's demoralizing