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"Really badly integrated systems make everyone's job harder"

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Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

Pros

The people here are amazingly smart, the product portfolio interesting, large enough to have some interesting opportunities.

Cons

Company is a conglomeration of many different purchases and the systems are always glued together for speed, not performance. Yet we never go back and fix things - so it is always really hard to get basic things done.

Advice to Management

Going fast is not always the right thing to do.

Other Employee Reviews for Life Technologies

  1. "Fast paced, innovative company that is striving for greatness"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Marketing Manager
    Current Employee - Senior Marketing Manager
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Life Technologies full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Fast paced to stay atop a fast changing industry.
    Focused on innovation.
    Constantly striving for greatness.

    One of the best companies in its industry in my opinion. At the same time it is part of a very young and fast changing industry so it is not yet at the level of greatness as some of the world class companies in other industries. However it is moving forward as fast as it can to get to true world class level as soon as possible.

    Cons

    Constant change can be stressful sometimes.
    It's big! 10,000+ employees always means some burocracy and its downsides.

    Advice to Management

    Keep it nimble.


  2. "Good place to learn but can be a sweatshop"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Life Technologies full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    The company tries hard to remind the employees of what we are working so hard to achieve (improvement of human health) and most of us feel proud to be a part of that vision.

    Cons

    Work-life balance is not there for certain employees who regularly work 10-14 hour days.

    Advice to Management

    Staffing up so that employees who regularly work very long days may not be an option, but you will lose those people eventually. Exhaustion kills passion in due time.


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