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"improve life"

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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.

Other Employee Reviews for Life Technologies

  1. Helpful (2)

    "Fast moving company with total lack of empathy for employees"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Life Technologies full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Dynamic, always changing, opportunities for lateral moves are encouraged, smart people, opportunities to travel to different locations and relocate, culturally diverse.

    Cons

    Too many acquisitions, integration headaches, Oracle shop, benefits have been steadily cut over the years. If one is not in CBD or at Ion one would be pretty much worthless.

    Advice to Management

    Try taking some lessons in empathy and please don't imagine that you can b.s as much as you do. Scientists aren't that stupid.


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

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    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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