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"A biotech powerhouse that offers solid development opportunities and competitive benefits/compensation."

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  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Systems Engineer II in Foster City, CA
Current Employee - Systems Engineer II in Foster City, CA
Recommends
Neutral Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

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

Pros

Strong focus on product development and R&D.
Decent (competitive) benefits.

Cons

Organizational changes can be more business/management focused and not always functionally relevant.

Advice to Management

Life Technologies has an incredibly strong (but still disjointed) product portfolio (Ambion, Applied Biosystems, Invitrogen, Ion Torrent, Gibco, etc.). Build more value for our customers by offering more integrated, complete workflows and solutions.

Improve website functionality (better search, descriptions, product photos).

Other Employee Reviews for Life Technologies

  1. Helpful (1)

    "improve life"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Carlsbad, CA
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Carlsbad, CA
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    fast paced , some cutting edge technology, change is way of life

    Cons

    short staffed , too many things to handle , business dictates and IT is a mere cost center.


  2. "Stressful environment, salary and benefits are worst than average, incompetent and highly politicized leaders"

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

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

    Pros

    Fast paced
    For professional gorwth, access to tools and programs that large companies like Life can afford
    Nice cafeteria and gym

    Cons

    Incompetent and highly political leaders that stab each other on the back
    No incentive to grow
    Bad benefits and salaries
    Bad HR support
    No incentive to grow
    Highly stressful environment, lots of pressure on employees with high targets

    Advice to Management

    Get rid of those leaders that are crassly incompetent and have been around for a long time thanks to their political strongholds

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