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"improve life"

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  • 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.

Other Employee Reviews for Life Technologies

  1. "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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    "Great Company & Great People"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Human Resources Leader in Carlsbad, CA
    Current Employee - Human Resources Leader in Carlsbad, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    I've been with Life Technologies for over 7 years. The reason I stay and wish to continue working here are:

    1. Dynamic environment with constant opportunity to learn
    2. A lot of career growth and movement opportunities
    3. Variety and challenging nature of the work
    4. Great colleagues who I enjoy and respect
    5. The companies' mission, values and potential

    Cons

    I love it here, but I've seen many struggle with the pace and constant change. It's not for those that want a predictable day-to-day task list. There are a lot of opportunities but navigating the culture and driving your career growth is an expectation. There aren't a lot of promotional hand-outs. You work hard for everything you get here.

    Advice to Management

    Our Sr. Leaders have the best intentions and are trying to balance difficult macro-economic factors with individual expectations, but having to make trade-offs on benefits, time off and other employee related items impacts the perception of Life being a great place to work. They need to do this better and try to avoid as much or as deep of changes to benefit programs moving forward. I believe they are still competitive but it feels like we're always hearing about new changes and/or takeaways.

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