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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.
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Innovative Biotechnology Company
Global Product Manager (Current Employee), Carlsbad, CASeptember 7, 2013
A global 10,000 employee size company with a thirst for innovation, Life Technologies is at the forefront of providing research and diagnostic tools to better the quality of life.
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Technology enchancing company
Senior Service Administrator Professional (Current Employee), Foster City, CAAugust 29, 2013
A typical day at work is 8 hours of non stop data entry. I Work with internal and external customers. My internal customers including field managers, and field engineers are wonderful. I enjoy working with all field employees. I have been here for 14 years now and I have learned many things especially about the products my company sells, what they are – more... used for, and their scientific discoveries. I enjoy having partnership, and being able to work with international sites of Life Technologies. This includes Brazil, Mexico, Singapore, and Japan. – less
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Good
Senior Cost Analyst (Current Employee), San Francisco, CAAugust 28, 2013
Fast paced environment
Multiple ERP systems
Tight deadline
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Productive and enjoyable work place
Business Analyst Associate (Current Employee), Carlsbad, CAJuly 27, 2013
Great team environment. Friendly environment with great company culture. Very fast paced, must be a quick learner. Company is very health conscience: on site gym, cafeteria serves organic and healthy food, own company park with track, soccer field, basketball court, and volleyball net.
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rewarding work, work/life balance extremely off
Field Application Specialist (Current Employee), Columbus, OhioJuly 22, 2013
Pros: scientific impact and customer satisfaction
Cons: extensive travel
I have been fortunate to work with an amazing group of people at LifeTech. A typical day of work includes booking travel, troubleshooting customer technical issues, traveling to train customers and working with product managements to solve new product issues. The hardest part of my current job is trying to decide who to say no to. There has recently – more... been a drastic increase in territory size due to loss of team members and no instruction on what items to stop covering. The best part of my job has been acting as a trusted technical adviser for clinicians and scientists, teaching the correct way to design and implement experiments. – less
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Great company
Senior Financial Analyst (Former Employee), CarlsbadJuly 19, 2013
Need to provide proper work/life balance for employees with families.
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A great company that is constantly growing
Lead Training Coordinator (Former Employee), Foster City, CaliforniaJuly 19, 2013
Pros: great people, pay and benefits
Cons: shrinking presence in the bay area
I truly enjoyed working for a company that thrives on science innovation. They are taking great strides in widening their footprint in the Clinical Diagnostic market

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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