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 22.214.171.124 Patch to enhance the system from 126.96.36.199 to 188.8.131.52 – 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.
Material Handler and Shipping (Current Employee), Pleasanton, CA – December 6, 2012
receives materials and/ or finished goods on a daily basis. Verify the quality, type and amount of materials received are correct and that the appropriate documentation is present.(e.g. packing list). Examine, sort, arrange, count, store, pick, and pack items for storage and/or shipment in accordance with established procedures and customer requirement. – more... Prepare routine documentation .verification of oligos, collate and rearrayed assays to ship out to the customer. Process domestic, Canada and all international shipment for Custom Primer Oligos. Pick and prepare sales orders, validate plates and check quality control according to specific SOP’s. Store, transfers and distributes material according to detailed material requirements. Helping Domestic Assay order shipments including pack out and operation of Worldlink. Execute daily and weekly operational plans with the main focus of turnaround – less
Scientist III (Current Employee), Durham, NC – October 18, 2012
Cons: home office off site
Detail-oriented professional with seven years of experience in the biotechnology industry. Motivated team player with exceptional work ethics. Thorough understanding of GLPs, GMPs, quality systems, cell culture techniques, good documentation practices, standard operating procedures, laboratory equipment validation and maintenance, laboratory information – more... systems and sample management. Excellent sterile technique. – less
Intern (Former Employee), Foster City, CA – September 30, 2012
Pros: great place to network and learn.
Detection of pathogens and drug resistance mutations in multiplexed formats is of great value in clinical research. Currently, several technologies are available for disease gene mutation and nucleic acid based pathogen detection. However, few of them are suitable for detection of large numbers of pathogen targets with high sensitivity, detection accuracy – more... and fairly fast workflow. Assays with such criteria are desired for use in pathogen detection and screening. To address this need, we evaluated the Ion Torrent technology for this application. The Ion Torrent technology is a new sequencing platform developed by Life Technologies that can be used for high throughput sequencing. It uses semiconductor chips with high-density array of wells and a parallel array of semiconductor sensors to perform direct real-time measurement of the hydrogen ions produced during DNA sequencing reaction on the chip. This technology enables the direct translation of genetic information (DNA) to digital information (DNA sequence), rapidly generating large quantities of high quality data. In our study, 41 pathogens were amplified, pooled and sequenced on Personal Genome MachineTM (PGMTM). These pathogen targets include some of the most contagious infectious agents such as the herpes virus, human hepititis virus, SARS coronavirus, influenza, human adenovirus, bacillus anthracis, and CMV mutants. We demonstrated the ability of the Ion Torrent to detect all 41 pathogens in the samples accurately, as well as drug resistant mutations in CMV, thus the PGMTM system could become a valuable tool for different clinical applications. My specific contributions to this project was carrying out the amplification of the 41 targets using PCR and pooling them. I also analyzed the sequencing data produced by the Ion Torrent, determining whether the data produced by the Ion Torrent was accurate or not. – less