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"Lots of opportunity to learn, little opportunity to grow"

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Former Employee - Financial Analystaff Scientist in Carlsbad, CA
Former Employee - Financial Analystaff Scientist in Carlsbad, CA
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

I worked at Life Technologies full-time (More than a year)

Pros

The ability to see all aspects of a product pipeline from licensing, IP, R&D, bus dev and marketing.

Cons

Felt like R&D was necessary evil for the business side, but that the value was not understood or leveraged.

Advice to Management

Invest more in R&D. Look to hire the best people, not just the ones you think you will retain.

Other Employee Reviews for Life Technologies

  1. "Good Experience"

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    Former Employee - Electrical Engineer in Carlsbad, CA
    Former Employee - Electrical Engineer in Carlsbad, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Life Technologies full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good benefits and compensation
    Nice people to work

    Cons

    Upper management don't know lot about Engineering but more about science


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    "Challenging with perks"

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    Current Employee - Engineering in Carlsbad, CA
    Current Employee - Engineering in Carlsbad, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Life Technologies full-time

    Pros

    You get to work with the sharpest mind on some pretty cutting edge tech.

    Cons

    Too many chiefs not enough Indians and they keep laying off the Indians.

    Advice to Management

    Hire internally. Put policies in that make people feel like its not just a job. Reinstate stock purchase plans. Be more generous to the people that make the big salaries possible. The question shouldn't be ,"will there be layoffs this quarter?" it should be, "how great is it to be here?"

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