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"Okay, but I'd jump at an equivalent job elsewhere."

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Current Employee - Scientist II in Durham, NC
Current Employee - Scientist II in Durham, NC
Disapproves of CEO

Pros

It's a large, global company, so there's good networking opportunities.

Cons

Terrible health benefits package. As previous reviewers have said, they are constantly changing our "goals", "directions", "initiatives"... Frequent re-orgs, our benefits packages have changed significantly three out of the four years I've worked here.

Other Employee Reviews for Life Technologies

  1. Helpful (1)

    "It was an experience full of changes, challenges with lots of learning of new technologies."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Foster City, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Foster City, CA

    Pros

    It was dynamic and could be challenging if you wanted to develop. The people I worked with was a large part of why I stayed especially when it was tough.

    Cons

    The Foster City site was acquired by Invitrogen in 2008. There are changes to the focus on product lines, restructuring of business units and layoffs due to these changes.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Great Place to Learn & Add Value--- Fast Paced with lots of Transition"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Carlsbad, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Carlsbad, CA
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great opportunity to learn and broaden experience in your skill area
    Company vision is compelling and exciting
    Smart group of employees
    Competitive Salary and bonus structure

    Cons

    Regularly transitioning environment
    Benefits -high up front cost with new high deductible plans
    Culture seems to be fear driven--which can add undue stress for employees

    Advice to Management

    Continue with the great vision for the company. Look for ways to improve employee engagement especially in light of the fast paced ever changing environment.

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