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Making A Difference
Senior Communications Manager (Former Employee), Carlsbad, CAMarch 14, 2014
Life is a great place to work if you want to make a difference in the future of humanity!
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A unending job with no perks
Material Handler II (Former Employee), Frederick, MDMarch 8, 2014
Pros: overtime and lots of it mandatory
Cons: little or no training and overworked employees
Working in a fast paced freezer invironment 12-14 hours a day.Little or no training with high turnover rate.
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Great Place to work
Supervisor Customer Service & After Sales Services (Current Employee), BangaloreFebruary 16, 2014
Productive place to work where you learn everyday.
Learning is a culture in this organisation with a set of great management which helps employees develop self.
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QC Manufacturing Specialist (Former Employee), Carlsbad, CAJanuary 29, 2014
Pros: diversity
Cons: culture of fear
You can climb all the way up the ladder at Life Tech, and fast but the whole company is built on sand and will wash away with so many other of its ilk.

Get a job that is established on the rock of truth. You might have to swallow your pride and forfiet so much of what you thought was important but it will stand when these paper mache bohemoths tatter – more... and dissolve. – less
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Fast paced environment
Government Relations Assistant (Former Employee), Washington, DCJanuary 23, 2014
I worked here part-time but this was a full-time face paced environment. I enjoyed the staff and the environment and it was a wonderful learning experience. This was the first time that I worked as a PAC administrator and that pretty much was the hardest part of the job, learning the culture of politics as it pertains to gifts and funds being distributed. – more... The most enjoyable part of the job was the same, I learned an entirely different facet of politics than I was previously exposed to and in was very intriguing. I also enjoyed the staff. – less
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What a soulless company
Manufacturing Technician (Former Employee), Pleasanton, CAJanuary 20, 2014
Pros: nothing good
Cons: everything
This is a soulless company who will use your body then fire you for being unable to work. Bad managers, horrible hours and short breaks. Life tech hires mostly young, untrained contractors to handle dangerous chemicals and work long 12- hour shifts. They work project to project then are laid off. This is not a long term career company.
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The best place to work ever
Forecasting Accuracy Analyst Intern (Former Employee), Carlsbad, CAJanuary 14, 2014
No micromanagement,great co-workers, amazing environment and a great place to learn
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Manufacturing Environment
Associate Manufacturing Technician (Former Employee), Austin, TXJanuary 10, 2014
Very HS environment and job was very tedious. Hands were blistered daily and coworkers were not the best.
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Fun place to work.
Material Handler (Former Employee), Grand Island, NYJanuary 7, 2014
Pros: great place to work.
Cons: worked as a temp there twice and not hired.
Great place to work. Typical day shipping cell cultures in different conditions to various research centers. Co-Workers are great and helpful, always there when you have a question or need help.
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Great place to learn, work, and contribute to society
Technical Writer (Current Employee), Marsiling Industrial Estate, Woodlands, SingaporeNovember 21, 2013
Life Technologies has given me the priceless opportunity to build my confidence to help contribute to the society indirectly.

A typical day at work starts around 4-8am... because i take calls with PST... It may end anytime between 3-5pm.

I have learned to communicate my requirements and contributions clearly as we work across time zones and cultures! – more... The management in this company is very much pro-employee and co-workers are absolutely marvelous! – less
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good company vision goals
Internship -IT Infrastructure Client Engineer (Former Employee), Carlsbad, CANovember 21, 2013
I enjoyed working here a lot, People in IT are nice and genuine people. I loved my team!
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Rampant cronyism and disorganized
Sr. Customer Service Representative (Former Employee), Grand Island, NYNovember 14, 2013
Pros: products and reputation
Cons: cronyism and disorganization
Great company and products, but customer service is disorganized and there is a lot of cronyism in hiring and promotion. Do no be surprised even after year or two of strong performance you are passed up for a promotion to an external candidate who posts a picture arm in arm at a party with the hiring manager on the company intranet. Lack of diversity – more... and middle to upper management. Lots of changing of processes and procedures without communication to employees. Customer service reps are required to report errors against each other which does not foster a good team morale. Supervisors send emails with poor grammar and punctuation. Due to the poor job market in the area, the company can get away with this. If you do not have a connection within the company, only work here as a temp until you can find something better. – less
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Great working environment
IT Intern (Former Employee), Frederick, MDNovember 6, 2013
Performance driven environment. Great sense of teamwork between employees
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this place could of been good to work for but supervisor did not care about safety concerns that I brought up instead mentioned what I was doing wrong
Sr.Material Handler (Former Employee), Grand Island, NYNovember 6, 2013
Pros: pay
Cons: supervisor mistreats his employees and favors certain employees
GOOD PAY not bad health insurance but supervisor was awfully need someone who will work on floor when orders get behind do to a holiday.
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Productive
Material Handler (Former Employee), Frederick, MDNovember 1, 2013
Mostly 10 hour days with a repeat of the same actions each and every day.
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Fast pace work environment, fun with diverse co-workers
Material Handler (Former Employee), Frederick, MDOctober 10, 2013
Pros: the diversity
Cons: the cold
Pay attention to detail
Always double check your work to avoid errors
Communication is key when working with others on big shipments
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great place to work
Paralegal (Former Employee), Grand Island, NYOctober 10, 2013
Pros: making a difference
You feel like the work you do matters to the company and the community.

Real sense of being a member of a team.

CEO is inspiring.

Excellent management.

Interesting work.

Decent salary & benefits.

Sometimes long hours, but flexible.

Great co-workers; knowledgeable, helpful.
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Biotech company in the midst of transition. Built by acquisition and now being acquired
Regional Market Development Manager- Americas (Former Employee), Field Based - Dallas TexasOctober 3, 2013
Pros: large org with a myriad of jobs
Cons: chnage and focus
The organization gave me the opportunity to hone and develop many skills. While it may sound cliché, the company was in a pretty constant state of flux. Life Technologies was built by acquisition and a desire to move into advanced Next Generation Sequencing. Time will tell how this bet pays off, but the immediate consequence is the purchase by Thermo-Fisher – more... and likely big changes in 2014. – less
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Great Place to Work
Manufacturing Technician (Current Employee), Pleasanton, CASeptember 25, 2013
I work four ten hours shifts. I have learned a lot of things about the biotech industry. The hardest part is being on your feet for so long but I'm getting used to it.
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Fun work place
Project Manager (Current Employee), Madison, WISeptember 11, 2013
Everyone is friendly and good environment to grow and learn.

About Life Technologies

Life Technologies is a global biotechnology tools company providing premier systems, consumables, and services for scientific – Read more

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