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On average, employees at Life Technologies give their company a 3.8 rating out of 5.0 - which is 3% lower than the average rating for all companies on CareerBliss. The happiest Life Technologies employees are Senior Software Engineers submitting an average rating of 0.0.

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3.8
Average Rating
(based on 37 Life Technologies Review Ratings)

Ratings by Category

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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Principal Software Engineer

"The division of company was sold to Canadian's ceased to exist - What a shame"

What do you like about working at Life Technologies?

"Good Place"

Scientist

"ABI is a good place to work. I like the fact that there was an opportunity for advancement."

What do you like about working at Life Technologies?

"My work, coworkers and friends that I known for a long time."

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

"Just be yourself and be prepared for your interview. The usually ask about what you have done on your previous jobs."

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

"Temporary benefits"

Company-Industry Rating Comparison

3.8
Life Technologies (58)

4.5 Highest Rated in this Industry is Fleming Foods (16)
3.0 Lowest Rated in this Industry is Wireless Advocates (20)
3.7 Average of All Companies in this Industry (6,888)
Marketing Operations Manager

"Great Company in a great location with great people."

What do you like about working at Life Technologies?

"Challenge and Opportunity"

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

"Be prepared for a lengthy process."

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

"Number of Layoffs they encountered during their hard times - things better now from what I hear."

What suggestions do you have for management?

"None at this time."

Web Developer

"They are awesome."

Electronics Engineer

"I loved working for this company and its technology"

What do you like about working at Life Technologies?

"I was given alot of latitude to do my job and resources to complete my tasks. It was a unfettered environment to acheve."

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

"Be ready for anything and good luck."

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

"I had no complaints, I loved working for ABI and its management."

Senior Database Architect

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

"I ran into a very bad manager who is part of celera."

What suggestions do you have for management?

"be open, listen to your employees also. not just the mangers."

Senior Administrator

"Great"

What do you like about working at Life Technologies?

"Work independendtly. Have your own office and great environment"

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

"Wish to have more face to-face contacts with the employees when dealing with them."

What suggestions do you have for management?

"To pay more atten to the e-mails than to listen to word of mouth."

Electronics Engineer

"I would LOVE to work for them again."

Order Administration Coordinator

"Good place to work, but management a little out of touch with rank & file employees."

What do you like about working at Life Technologies?

"I love biotech and working with customers. Dept supervisor, manager and director were great. Variety of work and great learning, training opportunities."

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

"When dept was eliminated, no active recruitment from hr for available positions matching our qualifications. A lot of talk about talent retention, but little action."

What suggestions do you have for management?

"More open communications with employees, more focus on employee development and career pathing."

Director of Technology

What do you like about working at Life Technologies?

"The flexibility"

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

"Be yourself"

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

"Top management not always listening"

What suggestions do you have for management?

"Listen to your top people"

Help Desk Specialist

"Applied Biosystems was a great place to work. I wish I had not gotten laid off."

What do you like about working at Life Technologies?

"Great people"

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

"Was very stressful at times"

What suggestions do you have for management?

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Senior Scientist

"Great company."

Senior Software Engineer

"Great company to work for."

Client Support Agent

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"

Senior Software Engineer

"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"

Life Technologies Reviews FAQs

Is Life Technologies a good company to work for?

Life Technologies has an overall rating of 3.8 Average Rating out of 5, based on over 37 Life Technologies Review Ratings left anonymously by Life Technologies employees, which is 3% lower than the average rating for all companies on CareerBliss. 89% of employees would recommend working at Life Technologies.

Does Life Technologies pay their employees well?

Life Technologies employees earn $75,000 annually on average, or $36 per hour, which is 14% higher than the national salary average of $66,000 per year. 4 Life Technologies employees have shared their salaries on CareerBliss. Find Life Technologies Salaries by Job Title.

How satisfied are employees working a Life Technologies?

89% of employees would recommend working at Life Technologies with the overall rating of 3.8 out of 5. Employees also rated Life Technologies 3.7 out of 5 for Company Culture, 3.6 for Rewards You Receive, 3.1 for Growth Opportunities and 3.9 for support you get.

What is the highest paying job at Life Technologies?

According to our data, the highest paying job at Life Technologies is a Senior Director at $201,000 annually. Browse Life Technologies Salaries by Job Profile.

What is the lowest paying job at Life Technologies?

According to our data, the lowest paying job at Life Technologies is a Student at $20,000 annually. Browse Life Technologies Salaries by Job Profile.

What are the pros and cons of working at Life Technologies?

According to reviews on CareerBliss, employees commonly rated the pros of working at Life Technologies to be Company Culture, Growth Opportunities, People You Work With and Person You Work For, and no cons.

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