Life Technologies

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

Operations (Current Employee) Austin, TX (US)

ProsOnline 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).

ConsToo 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 Senior ManagementDrive 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.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Great friendly nice people! Ideal working environment

    Intern (Current Employee) 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… Cons: Some of the help desk Support is out source and majority are contractors. The company average is size; many sites… Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company… More

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    Constant churn and burn of employees

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee) 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 No, I would not recommend this company to a friend More

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