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"Exasperated"

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  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Senior Manager in Frederick, MD
Current Employee - Senior Manager in Frederick, MD
Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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

Pros

Good products. Good reputation. Hard working, talented operations and support teams.

Cons

Poor management. Poor communication. Very political (mucho brown nosing required to get ahead). Frequent re-orgs/layoffs with resulting low personnel morale and folks carrying more duties (with no additional comp).

Advice to Management

Be more open. Stop making advancement a zero sum exercise.

Other Employee Reviews for Life Technologies

  1. Helpful (2)

    "Technical Application Scientist"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Technical Applications Scientist in Carlsbad, CA
    Current Employee - Technical Applications Scientist in Carlsbad, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    promote growth and moving in the company, supervisors I have had were GREAT

    Cons

    decreasing benefits, expectations are unreasonable, lack of training provided, SALARY


  2. "Just an OK company"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Scientist in Frederick, MD
    Current Employee - Scientist in Frederick, MD
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great people to work with on the ground level.

    Many opportunities to collaborate with other very talented scientists across the company.

    Many great opportunities to work with and get exposed to other job functions (marketing, product development, operations, quality).

    Cons

    Upper management continues to strip away more benefits from its employees every year.

    Upper management also lacks the patience and tenacity that are required to carry new projects through thecommercialization process, causing scientists to develop relatively simple products that do not challenge the mind.

    R&D scientists spend too much time on the "D" and not the "R" .

    R&D scientists are also continually distracted from their primary job function of conducting experiments in order to support non-scientist related tasks related to marketing and product development. Don't get me wrong, the distraction is nice but it is too often and at the end of the day, upper management only cares about things which are tangible and that would be experimental results.

    Well deserved and overdue promotions within the company are very difficult to get.

    Overall, the company does not try hard enough to retain its employees and only seems to care about pleasing the stockholders.

    Advice to Management

    Your company is only as good as your employees so you should seriously start thinking about their well-being (even in this economic climate).


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