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"Never a dull moment in a tough industry"

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  • Work/Life Balance
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Vice President COMMERCIAL in Carlsbad, CA
Current Employee - Vice President COMMERCIAL in Carlsbad, CA
Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

I have been working at Life Technologies full-time (More than 10 years)

Pros

This is not for the feint of heart - this is a competitive company where hard work and smart people tend to make the difference. It's not always fair but in the end the company is always driving to move forward in an exciting field(s) - which is all I ask for out of my employer to keep me happy. There's some great people here.

Cons

There's too many "idea people" which results in too many things to do and the cycle never seems to stop. If you can say no, you'll be fine. People who feel a need to always please are in trouble as you'll never please everyone here.

Advice to Management

Well - good luck as TMO seems to be much different. I think a lot will change.

Other Employee Reviews for Life Technologies

  1. "Shaping discovery. Improving life."

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

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

    Pros

    The ability to make such a difference in the world in so many different areas.

    Cons

    There is constant change within the Biotech/Life Sciences industry.


  2. "Sorry excuse for an employer and an embarassment to the biotech industry"

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

    I worked at Life Technologies full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Occasionally come up with great ideas, but they change direction and do the exact opposite of what the idea they came up with in the first place.

    Cons

    Same as above in Pros, but when they change direction/procedures they dont communicate to employees and have nerve to lecture/reprimand you for something they failed to tell you. Also very little compassion or concern for their employees.

    Advice to Management

    Learn to talk to your employees properly, stop treating temp employees like dirt.

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