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"Great opportunities, and lots of change"

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  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Former Employee - Project Manager
Former Employee - Project Manager
Recommends
Approves of CEO

I worked at Life Technologies full-time (More than 10 years)

Pros

Always another department that you can move to if you become bored or want more challenges. With the ever increasing acquisitions, things change quickly.

Cons

Many re-orgs with the acquisitions, and most opportunities at in HQ in San Diego. If you are willing to move to Southern California, you can really show your skills and progress, not so much at the other sites. If you part of an acquisition, become "one with the borg" quickly or likely be made redundant.

Advice to Management

Pay your existing employees as much as you do new hires.

Other Employee Reviews for Life Technologies

  1. "Sink or swim environment"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Marketing Manager
    Current Employee - Marketing Manager
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Life Technologies full-time

    Pros

    Company employs bright individuals and has good products.

    Cons

    Company culture does not value collaboration. Seems to be a lack of standardized processes, so there seems to be a continuous re-inventing of the wheel.

    Advice to Management

    Efficiencies could be gained with valuing institutional knowledge (human, product).


  2. "Sky High Level Stress, Little Resources, Ever Changing Priorities"

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

    I worked at Life Technologies full-time

    Pros

    Lots of really intelligent & talented people to work with, some ability for further education, nice on-site gym

    Cons

    Constant stress will keep you always sick & tired and dreading coming in to work, never enough time in the day or resources to complete required tasks, priorities are constantly changing with no notice, lots of promises made by management with little follow-through, middle management always fighting over/against intitiatives, upper management has no clue what it takes to work on the floor, very little appreciation, bottom line much more important than health and happiness of employees, genuine concerns brought to management/HR ignored, constant restructuring of teams/managers= too many lay-offs of wrong people and promotion of wrong people

    Advice to Management

    Listen to people on the floor, show appreciation, stop restructuring!


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