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Great company, not all teams worth the hassel

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Former Employee - Senior FA in Carlsbad, CA (US)
Former Employee - Senior FA in Carlsbad, CA (US)

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

Pros

- great company, product, longevity
- majority of folks very knowladgable

Cons

- i would NEVER work with some of the finance folks again (bad team players, opportunistic, no understanding of personal life)

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Be actionable about your annual employee survery results and take guidence from it.

Doesn't Recommend
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

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    Great innovations, but poor delivery

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    Former Employee - Field Applications Specialist
    Former Employee - Field Applications Specialist

    I worked at Life Technologies full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Innovative atmosphere - new product or service almost every week.
    Good and opened management team in Europe. Good benefits (except of salary).
    A lot of opportunities for training.

    Cons

    Comparatively low salary, too much paper and database work, all-the-day conference calls.
    Some issues with customers after changing company strategies terms of "opened" instruments and services.
    Country coefficients for determining the salary are completely inadequate.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Product lines: Find complete solutions without third-party vendors
    Customer relations: be responsible for your statements
    Employee relations: simplify reporting and care about employees time

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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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 (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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