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"Business Analyst, IT"

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Current Employee - Business Analyst in Carlsbad, CA
Current Employee - Business Analyst in Carlsbad, CA
Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

I have been working at Life Technologies full-time (More than a year)

Pros

Opportunities to ladder up quickly with passion and hardworking

Cons

Low salary. Poor management. Director does not care the retention of skillful resources. Extremely high turnover. Unclear communication or lack of communication from upper management (director level). Extremely sensitive to budget/ costs.

Advice to Management

None. This company will be merged with Thermo Scientific in 2014

Other Employee Reviews for Life Technologies

  1. Helpful (2)

    "Be ready to move on in few years"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Staff Scientist in Carlsbad, CA
    Former Employee - Staff Scientist in Carlsbad, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Life Technologies full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    1)Very resourceful environment; 2) lots of capable technical staffs and knowledgable R&D scientists and marketing people

    Cons

    1) high frequency lay off activities ( 2 to 3 times per year)
    2) lots of unrealistic intermediate managers who don't really know what are they doing


  2. Helpful (3)

    "Never a dull moment in a tough industry"

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    • 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.

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