Life Technologies

www.thermofisher.com
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Challenging, rewarding work in a company making a real difference in the world

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  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Operations in Austin, TX (US)
Current Employee - Operations in Austin, TX (US)

I have been working at Life Technologies full-time (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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  1. 2 people found this helpful  

    Getting worse for the employees

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Engineer in Foster City, CA (US)
    Current Employee - Engineer in Foster City, CA (US)

    I have been working at Life Technologies full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    At times, feels like making a difference in human condition. Some of the colleagues are very intelligent and easy to work with.

    Cons

    Steadily decreasing employee benefits. A lot of people walking around and not doing work. Too many talkers, not enough doers.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2. 3 people found this helpful  

    Company is good for if you are a top manager

    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Foster City, CA (US)
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Foster City, CA (US)

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

    Pros

    Interesting technologies, well educated and dedicated stuff. Could be agood place to start career for recent graduate.

    Cons

    Constatntly changing company goals. Poor communication from top to bottom. Employee are overworked which resulted in bad quality products. Many people are afraid to loose jobs. The worst health benefits in industry. HR exists only for layoffs and not for helping people to grow in their career.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Have some guts and stand for your hard-working people. Have clear strategy for people advancement in their career and not just to say in on the paper during quaterly reviews.

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