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3.8
Average Rating
(based on 37 Life Technologies Review Ratings)
Company Culture
3.7
Growth Opportunities
3.1
People You Work With
4.1
Person You Work For
3.9
Rewards You Receive
3.6
Support You Get
3.9
Way You Work
4.0
Work Setting
3.9
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Director of Software Engineering
Person You Work For 4 / 5 People You Work With 4.4 / 5 Work Setting 4.7 / 5
Support You Get 3.4 / 5 Rewards You Receive 3 / 5 Growth Opportunities 3.1 / 5
Company Culture 3.2 / 5 Way You Work 4.4 / 5
Senior Manager
Person You Work For 4.2 / 5 People You Work With 4 / 5 Work Setting 4.1 / 5
Support You Get 4.1 / 5 Rewards You Receive 4.5 / 5 Growth Opportunities 4 / 5
Company Culture 3.5 / 5 Way You Work 4.4 / 5
Field Service Engineer

"A great place to work."

Person You Work For 4.9 / 5 People You Work With 4.7 / 5 Work Setting 4.8 / 5
Support You Get 4 / 5 Rewards You Receive 4.9 / 5 Growth Opportunities 2 / 5
Company Culture 4.8 / 5 Way You Work 4 / 5
Mechanical Designer
in San Carlos, CA
Person You Work For 3.8 / 5 People You Work With 4 / 5 Work Setting 3.8 / 5
Support You Get 3.9 / 5 Rewards You Receive 3.9 / 5 Growth Opportunities 2.3 / 5
Company Culture 3.1 / 5 Way You Work 3.8 / 5
Senior Manager
in Foster City, CA

"An interesting place to work."

Person You Work For 4 / 5 People You Work With 4.8 / 5 Work Setting 3.8 / 5
Support You Get 3.2 / 5 Rewards You Receive 3.2 / 5 Growth Opportunities 3.1 / 5
Company Culture 3.9 / 5 Way You Work 4.6 / 5
Senior Sales Representative

"Great support and team spirit."

Person You Work For 3.7 / 5 People You Work With 4 / 5 Work Setting 3.9 / 5
Support You Get 4 / 5 Rewards You Receive 3.7 / 5 Growth Opportunities 3 / 5
Company Culture 3.9 / 5 Way You Work 3.5 / 5
Senior Staff Scientist

"Overall I like Life Technologies as a place to work."

Training Specialist

What do you like about working at Life Technologies?

"the people and the technology"

What don't you like about working at Life Technologies?

"the mid-management"

What suggestions do you have for management?

"learn to listen to your people and do whatever you can to develop and promote them"

Person You Work For 1.5 / 5 People You Work With 5 / 5 Work Setting 4.9 / 5
Support You Get 4.3 / 5 Rewards You Receive 3.6 / 5 Growth Opportunities 2.8 / 5
Company Culture 2.8 / 5 Way You Work 3.1 / 5
Senior Quality Assurance Manager

What do you like about working at Life Technologies?

"The benefits were good, the people were great to work with, also breaking the genome."

Specialist Developer

What do you like about working at Life Technologies?

"The interesting and challenging nature of the algorithm development job and company's good benifit package."

What suggestions do you have for management?

"I think a good manager is the one who knows how to motivate the worker with complete authority."

UNIX Administrator

What do you like about working at Life Technologies?

"great co-workers"

What don't you like about working at Life Technologies?

"work / life ratio was serverly overloaded as per an employee survey"

Engineering Assistant
in San Antonio, TX

"In search for growing opportunity"

What do you like about working at Life Technologies?

"Good working environment where they provide you with tools or other adjustments in delivering your work."

Do you have any tips for others interviewing with this company?

"A good place for project and quality engineering start-up."

What don't you like about working at Life Technologies?

"Limited engineering capabilities."

What suggestions do you have for management?

"Introduce designing opportunities with emphasis on applied standards of drawing."

Senior Software Engineer
in Foster City, CA

"Best company for which I have ever worked, at least at the California location."

What do you like about working at Life Technologies?

"In Foster City, laid back attitude, opportunity for advancement, relatively little pressure.Not true of Applied Biosystems in Framingham (defunct)"

What suggestions do you have for management?

"Don't be so greedy. Distrubute the wealth."

Senior Software Engineer
in Foster City, CA

"A possible wonderful company, but much work to be done."

What do you like about working at Life Technologies?

"There were a lot of well trained and dedicated professionals. Good people."

What don't you like about working at Life Technologies?

"Management was misguided."

What suggestions do you have for management?

"This was once the premier genetic research equipment with it's DNA synthesizers and sequencers. Lack of honest evaluations, overspending and growing too fast have made this"

Client Support Agent
in Foster City, CA

What do you like about working at Life Technologies?

"easy of access, good working environment"

What don't you like about working at Life Technologies?

"no career advancement"

What suggestions do you have for management?

"offer training of new technologies"

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