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Challenging, rewarding work in a company making a real difference in the world

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Current Employee - Operations  in  Austin, TX (US)
Current Employee - Operations in Austin, TX (US)

I have been working at Life Technologies full-time for more than 5 years

Pros

Online learning modules and lots of training, mentoring program, opportunities to cross-train, management and HR pretty good (I've seen a lot worse). Good local leaders (Austin).

Cons

Too much focus on short term goals/quarterly numbers. Sub-cultures within Life Tech (i.e. Ion) are very different and cause high level of stress and frustration. Too much bureaucracy and people to go through for approvals of basic tasks. IT support is terrible - 3 plus weeks to get a laptop.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Drive decision-making further down in the company, do better job of planning and executing to longer-term strategy. Improve IT support and new hire experience.

Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

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    Great friendly nice people! Ideal working environment

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    Current Employee - Intern  in  Carlsbad, CA (US)
    Current Employee - Intern in Carlsbad, CA (US)

    I have been working at Life Technologies as an intern for more than a year

    Pros

    Located in Carlsbad, San Diego, Beautiful weather. Intelligent people to work for and with. Strong ideas and open minded. Very diverse and management is understanding.

    Cons

    Some of the help desk Support is out source and majority are contractors. The company average is size; many sites around the country but not the same as the head quarters. Funds are limited on projects and there is a delay.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Constant churn and burn of employees

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Foster City, CA (US)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Foster City, CA (US)

    I worked at Life Technologies full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Interesting technologies
    Smart staff
    Convenient location in the central bay area

    Cons

    No work-life balance (overworked and understaffed)
    Politics
    Senior management
    Constant re-organizations
    Continual layoffs

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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