Life Technologies - Okay company, but the frequent changes in mgmt priorities undermines the ability to accomplish objectives | Glassdoor
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"Okay company, but the frequent changes in mgmt priorities undermines the ability to accomplish objectives"

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Former Employee - Marketing Specialist in San Diego, CA
Former Employee - Marketing Specialist in San Diego, CA
Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

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

Pros

High energy environment. Personal initiative can result in lots of opportunities to manage projects. Everyone needs more help so its possible to take on as much as you want. Depending on your role, there can be good visibility with management.

Cons

Due to inadequate resources in most groups, project are often done ad hoc with questionable results. Due to workload, people will often agree to be on a team, but not actually be able to execute on their committments.

Advice to Management

Learn how to set priorities and follow them. Do this at a senior level and encourage this practice through the company.

Other Employee Reviews for Life Technologies

  1. Helpful (2)

    "Business Analyst, IT"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    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


  2. Helpful (2)

    "Be ready to move on in few years"

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    • 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

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