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"Loved the place but constantly laying people off"

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  • Senior Management
Former Employee - Oligo Chemist in Foster City, CA
Former Employee - Oligo Chemist in Foster City, CA
Disapproves of CEO

Pros

right by the SF bay
people
work life

Cons

constant threats of layoffs
thats it

Advice to Management

don't lay off your good employees

Other Employee Reviews for Life Technologies

  1. Helpful (2)

    "Executives get paid well and lots of perks, everyone else gets very little"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Financial Analyst in San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Financial Analyst in San Diego, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Great technologies that will do good in the world.

    Cons

    I have never worked for a company that is so disorganized. Duplication of efforts is rampant. Changing directions constantly is a continuous drain. They also do not deal with poor performers, they just push them around.
    They pay very low and burn people out. Our benefits have gone from the some of the best to the worst in a two year period. It's very difficult to feel good about working at LT.

    Advice to Management

    You will not retain good people if this is your strategy.


  2. Helpful (3)

    "Constant change is the only constant at Life Technologies"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Product Manager in Carlsbad, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Product Manager in Carlsbad, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    LIfe Technologies has some of the brightest and hardest workers. Compensation (salary and bonus) is usually consistent with the industry norm. The corporate culture is one of aggressive and rapid change.

    Cons

    Senior management is driven by short-term goals. The constant change (organizational and strategy) does not allow for these changes to be adequately implemented and adopted. Health benefits are sub-standard.

    Advice to Management

    The senior leadership needs to commit to a plan and stick with it. Ideas for dramatic change should come from outside the company, as current management is limited to current ideas.

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