I was hired as a temporary to work with the Patent Attorneys, etc.
Admin Asst to Director of Research/Development (Former Employee), Gaithersburg, MD – March 27, 2012
Pros: great people, great technology
This company was very technologically ahead of it's time when I worked with this group. I enjoyed working with the people in the legal area because it was very detailed work and many different situations to work on at times. I supported the Legal Secretaries and the Vice President in New Projects as well as existing Patent areas. I scheduled meeting – more... rooms, did FedEX and presentations based on faxed information from Managers.
Everyone that I worked with on a daily basis was pleasant and professional. The work involved accounting, editing, slides for speeches and meetings, etc. and travel as well as PowerPoint presentations to Europe because of travel locations for the Executives and their itineraries. – less
There was a large lab in which there was a different named machines of DNA synthesis and it was standing walking job all time.
Associate Manufacturing Technician (Former Employee), Pleasanton, CA – July 7, 2013
Pros: we got breakfast or free lunch every two weeks, on completion of project they throw a party too.
Cons: during working in lab if anyone spill off the chemical then give us a full care treatment
A day was very busy all time. I learnt lots of things how to make custom oligonucleotides. Management is good and coworkers was also helping. Hardest part when sometimes we had to go early in the morning so that assignment could complete on time. When we employees everyday completed task on time and got good words from our supervisors and also when – more... we met with co-workers of other shift on lunch after two weeks which is provided by the company. – less
• Over 7 years of Experience in the IT industry with emphasis on Quality Assurance. • Experience in testing the application related with Banking, Fina
QA Analyst (Current Employee), Los Angeles – June 13, 2013
• Well-versed with all stages of Software Development Life Cycle (SDLC) and Software Testing Life Cycle (STLC). • Expertise in working with Agile SCRUM and Waterfall SDLC methodologies. • Good exposure on reviewing Business Requirement Document (BRD), Functional Requirement Document (FRD). • Experience in writing Test Plan, Test Cases, Test Scripts – more... and Test Defect Log. • Experience in performing different kinds of testing - smoke, GUI, functionality, integration, regression, compatibility, performance, load, stress of web and client/server applications. • Excellent skills in Manual and Automated Testing. • Closely operated with Business Analyst to develop UAT test scenarios. • Prepared the traceability matrices to fill the gap between the requirements and the test cases covered. • Well versed in automation testing tools such as Quick Test Professional, Load Runner. • Experience in writing script in VB script • Extensive knowledge of SQL queries for verification and validation for backend testing using TOAD. – less
Sr. Service Trainer/Curriculum Developer (Current Employee), Foster City, CA – June 5, 2013
Pros: international exposure
Cons: short-sighted upper management
One of my favorite parts of working for Life Technologies is working with many intelligent people from all over the world on cutting edge technology, in an industry with a promising future. Work-life balance can be difficult to maintain, despite lip service from upper management about the issue. Cost-cutting and constant change frequently challenge – more... planning and execution of business initiatives. – less
Customer Service Representative II (Current Employee), Bangalore – May 11, 2013
Pros: free dinner, snacks and transport
Good time to work in this organisation. I am learning a lot of positive things from this company. Even the management is good can talk to people directly. My Co- workers are good enough to understand me. There is no work pressure and friendly environment.
Senior Financial Analyst (Current Employee), Carlsbad, California – April 16, 2013
Amazing people at the company that are all very driven and most are willing to listen, to collaborate and to work together for the common goal. Results driven organization that emphasizes individual contributions to a greater team. There is room for growth, and flexibility to accomplish a given task.
Oracle Fusion Administrator/Developer (Former Employee), San Diego, CA – April 11, 2013
Pros: hard working capability to work under pressure or critical conditions
• Developed BPEL Code which handles Message Request and Response Logics, Used JMS Queue for handling huge volume of Messages and Allow one at a time to end procurement partner and whatever the response is fed back to source system. • Installation and configuration of SOA suite version, applied 18.104.22.168 Patch to enhance the system from 22.214.171.124 to 126.96.36.199 – more... SOA in Prod and End to end soa suite installation on Linux in lower environment Dev and Testing. • Performed WebLogic Server 11g server administration tasks such as Installation, Configuration, Monitoring and Performance Tuning in the Lower environments • Installed and configured SOA OSB BAM and SR for handling Webservices • Install Oracle Database 10g (sizing, design, implementation, and maintenance) and SOA Suite on Linux, Windows platforms • Managing and installing patches, upgrades and enhancement on Middleware products • Created and configuredclustered Environment and Installed Oracle HTTP servers. • Automated routine administrative tasks and monitoring components. • Created UNIX and PERL script for automate deployment of BPEL process and automatic replacement of host names and port numbers from one environment to another environment • Created and Configured and managed JMS servers, Set up JMS queues, Configured JDBC Connection Pools and Data Sources on WebLogic Server. • Developed Startup, Shutdown the Weblogic server scripts (wlst script) on Linux • Created Node-manager for one Point shutdown/startup of Admin and Managed servers in clustered environments – less
Manufacturing Tech (Former Employee), Carlsbad, CA – April 5, 2013
Pros: some of the people are nice; campus is nice with a very nice gym facility
Cons: bad work/life balance; stress
Not the greatest culture. Management often disconnected with what's happening on the floor. Wasted money on frivolous items and then complained about budgets, resulting in increased work hours and people doing tasks not in their job descriptions resulting in injuries. People scared to report issues and safety concerns for fear of getting in trouble
Material Handler (Current Employee), Bedford, MA – March 24, 2013
A typical day at my current position is a very demanding one it requires me to service the entire company with stock, finished goods, receive incoming goods, material transfers, and shipping, and delivering non inventory goods to internal customers
Director (Current Employee), Austin, TX – March 23, 2013
Company executives lack domain expertise and rely on silo based departments reporting up separately and often to separate EVP's. Communication is poor and you must managed what is being said about you. Business growth targets developed with no basis.
Scientist II, Production & Project Management (Current Employee), Austin, TX – January 21, 2013
Pros: career with a sense of accomplishment, great management, fun people to work with
Cons: healthcare, not many opportunities for advancement, below average compensation
Life Technologies is a great company to work for especially for someone just beginning their career in the biotechnology industry. The outstanding leadership of the executives seem to meet all fiscal / financial goals of the company in every quarter as well as doing the necessary things to stay on the cutting edge of attaining newer or better technologies – more... (e.g. the Ion Torrent technology). – less
terrible health insurance, Untrustworthy management, great coworkers!
Associate Product Manatee (Former Employee), Madison, WI – January 20, 2013
Pros: free lunches great coworkers
Cons: terrible benefits unstable environment
Life technologies only sports the upward mobility of a select pretty group of individuals. Increased responsibilities without promotion oor increased compensation. Little support of professional development frequent spending freezes.