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"A good company to work for"

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Former Employee - Senior Field Applications Scientist in Rockville, MD
Former Employee - Senior Field Applications Scientist in Rockville, MD
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Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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

Pros

Big company to have many opportunities for one to grow

Cons

Depending on the division you are working at, the culture may be different. And some of them are not that great

Other Employee Reviews for Life Technologies

  1. "Good opportunity, changes are coming"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Scientist in South San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Scientist in South San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good opportunities for ambitious people. Cool technologies to provide a lot to learn. Talent people to work with. High octane `pace to test one's mettle. Decent compensation and benefits.

    Cons

    Corporate politics start to affect work. Different teams tend to point fingers rather than collaborate for which the senior management not always acts like a good referee. Constant changes since the acquisition and more on the horizon.


  2. Helpful (2)

    "Foster City. Smart people, famous "great" workplace culture not always accurate."

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Content Manager in Foster City, CA
    Former Employee - Content Manager in Foster City, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Most people there value your contributions more than the time you spend at the office. The teams are very coordinated and connected; they communicate every step of the way. They trust you to work with high-level staff within a very short period of time. Very interesting and exciting body of knowledge with which to work.

    Cons

    Training was by documentation; the documentation was out of date, which we learned by spending time producing the wrong results.

    Advice to Management

    There's a relevant adage: "Most people don't leave their jobs--they leave their managers." Like in most work environments, some of the managers would benefit (and their teams would benefit) if they took management courses.

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