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"Challenging, rewarding work in a company making a real difference in the world"

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  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Operations in Austin, TX
Current Employee - Operations in Austin, TX
Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

I have been working at Life Technologies full-time (More than 5 years)

Pros

Online learning modules and lots of training, mentoring program, opportunities to cross-train, management and HR pretty good (I've seen a lot worse). Good local leaders (Austin).

Cons

Too much focus on short term goals/quarterly numbers. Sub-cultures within Life Tech (i.e. Ion) are very different and cause high level of stress and frustration. Too much bureaucracy and people to go through for approvals of basic tasks. IT support is terrible - 3 plus weeks to get a laptop.

Advice to Management

Drive decision-making further down in the company, do better job of planning and executing to longer-term strategy. Improve IT support and new hire experience.

Other Employee Reviews for Life Technologies

  1. Helpful (1)

    "It is very demanding and aggresive"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Product Manager in Carlsbad, CA
    Current Employee - Product Manager in Carlsbad, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Global vision; Innovation; Great Product; Market leadership

    Cons

    Care less for employee; too much pressure; work life balance is not good

    Advice to Management

    Care more for employee and keep talent people


  2. "Constant churn and burn of employees"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Foster City, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Foster City, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Life Technologies full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Interesting technologies
    Smart staff
    Convenient location in the central bay area

    Cons

    No work-life balance (overworked and understaffed)
    Politics
    Senior management
    Constant re-organizations
    Continual layoffs

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