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"Great peer and leadership community"

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Current Employee - Program Manager in Foster City, CA
Current Employee - Program Manager in Foster City, CA

I have been working at Life Technologies full-time (More than 8 years)

Pros

You are constantly challenged to perform better, great learning opportunities and growth

Cons

Too many things in flux at the same time creating unnecessary distractions.

Other Employee Reviews for Life Technologies

  1. Helpful (2)

    "software engineer"

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    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Foster City, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Foster City, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    very nice place, the work is not busy

    Cons

    It is not stable. always become another company


  2. Helpful (3)

    "This Review is for the Custom Primers Department Only"

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    Former Contractor - Associate Manufacturing Technician in Pleasanton, CA
    Former Contractor - Associate Manufacturing Technician in Pleasanton, CA
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Life Technologies as a contractor (More than a year)

    Pros

    - Coworkers are awesome; we hang out outside of work
    - Always willing to hire recent grads with no work experience (for contract position)

    Cons

    - Management plays favorites
    - Rarely any opportunities for upward mobility
    - High turnover rate for contractors; they convert a max of 4 people per quarter depending on availability of positions
    - Make-to-order company, so business will get slow every now and then; contractors end up losing hours

    Advice to Management

    Let the leads decide on who should be converted. They're the ones that are actually on the floor and are able to gauge an employee's potential. Supervisors tend to convert the employees who go into their office and suck up to them, even if they don't work well.

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