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"Shaping discovery. Improving life."

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  • 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.

Other Employee Reviews for Life Technologies

  1. "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.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Pay is competitive, culture is disrespectful"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Technical Writer in Foster City, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Technical Writer in Foster City, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The pay and benefits are competitive with the rest of the industry. Employee stock purchase at 15% discount is available.

    Cons

    Not a classy management culture. They encourage a start-up mentality ("inovation" and "outside-the-box thinking", along with long hours, unrealistic workloads, constant changing of strategies and priorities), without any of the benefits of working at a start-up (flexible environment, listening to feedback from team members, direct financial benefit if the company exceeds financial goals). They will also let go of everyone and anyone at the drop of a hat. Through several "reorganizations", dozens of my managers and co-workers were let go, some after having spent almost 20 years at the company.

    Advice to Management

    Get classy, San Diego.

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