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"Not a bad company"

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Current Employee - Staff Engineer in San Francisco, CA
Current Employee - Staff Engineer in San Francisco, CA

I have been working at Life Technologies full-time (More than a year)

Pros

Lot of new products, focus on R&D and innovation

Cons

Job descriptions are vague, unclear priorities. political infighting

Other Employee Reviews for Life Technologies

  1. "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.


  2. 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

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