coming B4 year end.
So sounds like from your post, the peeps where you are in Carlsbad are as fed up as us up here in Eugene. So more layoffs, great. They sure value us. And so you know, the men's bathroom has the same grumblings as what you here in the women's washroom down there in Carlsbad.
Life Technologies from Finance Director's view. The company is the most horrid place in the world to work. Period! Scientist, Operations, Finance, etc. The employees had their healthcare not just downgraded, but moved to lower than that of MacDonald's workers. (no offense to fast food workers!). 401k some odd moves that are yet to play out. When I am in the women's washroom talk is always of how much the company just sucks.
How has Life Tech done with all of its mergers? Horrible! Look on different websites, Glassdoor.com and other. Most employees are miserable at this company. Our 5500 SOLID is getting the stuffing beat out of it by Illumina. We know our product is more expensive, slower, and late to market compared to our competitors. ION Torrent. Those poor b*stards! If you work at Ion Torrent and you have talent, run....our ship is sinking, save yourself!
Why they keep the head of benefits, after two boneheaded moves is beyond us. Hey Lucier, listen up, give up some of your salary to improve our benefits (highest paid CEO in San Diego), so you can keep some of us that helped you get than D*mn salary! Also, outsource your benefits department, starting with Paloucci!!!! Oh and use some of your salary for some platform shoes! Never worked at a company, where I am afraid to get sick, because not sure the benefits cover me.
The CEO does not give a d*mn about us. He consistently ignores employee complaints, not just in a minor way, but to where our internal "happiness" scores show an entire company looking to run out the door. Here where I work in Carlsbad, and have been here for a number of years, only the Greg Lucier Synchophants are left as pro company fools, telling him what he wants to hear. At least they are finally taking my recommendation to get rid of Foster City employees due to their higher salaries! Only, those jobs aren't coming here to Carlsbad, they are going to China!
So wait til our employees find out what our Execs have been working madly at! That is right, major China outsourcing. Our midget CEO like a dummy tried to sell it as a good thing at our last company-wide meeting, "we are going to China to develop a presence", only he left out the part, that everyone knows we are working on, that is to ignore US employee gripes and eliminate the jobs for China, as Chinese won't complain about benefits, pay, treatment. The huge layoffs, with jobs replaced in China will start in the 3rd quarter, that's a promise. Expect Life Tech technical know how to go out the window, when the Chinese are tasked with doing our Research and Development.
In the meant time we sell ourselves to government customers as a US company, full well knowing we are outsourcing the whole dang thing to China.
Lucier or as we call him internally Lucifer, needs to go! Of course he will take many of us, hard working companies that with us in favor of Chinese jobs. How he ended up being paid as the highest CEO in San Diego is just a wonder.
The best thing about being at Life Tech, is knowing that when Lucifer is forced out, it gives us a glow to know he will have millions of dollars to take with him and his golden parachute.
Hard to do any real science on a SOLiD anyway....
How late is it?
My SOLiD has yet to arrive... hard to make money off reagents when you can't even deliver a product.
And we all know that they cut a bunch of low level sales people last month.
yes, something is going to happen this month.
I won the lottery today.
of course there is going to be a shake-up, sales are in the toilet. My guess is they "lean" the sales force out and have slight reductions at the plants. I would expect a couple of top sales managers/VP's to walk as well.
You know, the upper management sure take a long time to wake up and remove a few bad apples. They finally reversed what they should have never executed. I guess I can say thank you for removing a psycho boss, they should have never been there in the first place, never. That's one less masquerade to deal with and one step towards normal, ethical, respectful environment. There is still some work to be done.
I'm being bombasted on my linkedin. It's like pulling survivors out of the water.
weird things are going on right now... the writing is on the wall for a big shakeup
Just watched that pathetic clip. Since when was the Invitrogen-ABI deal a "merger"???? Invitrogen bought ABI, end of story. The Greggie Boys just don't want to hurt their feelings as they loot them.
Oh my god this shit is hilarious, can you imagine bending over and opening your ass crack wider, look at his fucking get up with his daddy vest...Chief Medical Officer doing your average bullshit selling
KM SCREWED OVER SO MANY GOOD PEOPLE, ITS ABOUT TIME HE GOT SCREWED OVER. HES NOT A GOOD PERSON.
people that don't understand google ads....those are the people trolling this site. hilarious.
google ads. you must have searched previously for something that fit the ad criteria.
Why is this video so special?
Don't tell me: all of the intervenients were fired....
Life better than ever:
If PG had not given Life Technologies the Applied Biosystems package on a platinum platter, there would be no 9,000 employee Life Technologies Company - they bought AB and paid for it with the cash PG knew was sitting in the bank to fund the transaction and to give the new Life Technologies the leverage/size and capacity to acquire other businesses - this is a deal that should have gone the other way around, but having an inside track like the one PG provided for this deal makes me wonder how much longer they can keep the train moving with so many internal employee issues and no products in the pipeline?
How is it that the top management team is so lost - the mergers and acquisitions by Life are the only things keeping this company going for now - there is no intelligent R&D efforts for next-generation products, just a method to ride the existing IP into obsolescence.
The Marketing team is another area of dubious distinction, hiring so many people to fill the role of CMO - as the top people lack skills and need help, but have consistently hired the wrong people. Not knowing your job leads to hiring imbeciles who don't know what they are doing and with leadership void on the employee moral front - it is a matter of time till Life sinks into a company that could have changed the world - if they could have only changed the inept nature of the senior leadership.
Au contraire, butt-lickers are inherently valuable.....
KM was a worthless butt-licker.
Punjabi research University = University of Phoenix......
The Punjabi research University here seems set to create a research record of sorts by allowing a research scholar to present his pre-thesis research submission seminar for grant of a doctorate degree within three months of his registration in the Department of research Biotechnology. Lalit Dhir, working in a research biotechnology firm in in the United States, applied for research registration as a research scholar, and he was allowed to present his pre-thesis submission seminar on January 29 this year. With this, the candidate is now eligible to submit his research thesis anytime within three months.The issue is being hotly debated in research academic circles on the campus with faculty members insisting that the entire research procedure was being done in undue haste.The university research authorities, however, insist that there was nothing wrong as the research seminar was held at the risk and responsibility of the research candidate.Moreover, they say, the research candidate is yet to file a formal research application for time waiver for award of the degree by taking into account the time spent doing research work, which now forms a research part of his research thesis.Four members of theresearch faculty of the Biotechnology Department boycotted the research seminar expressing reservation about the way the entire research procedure being rushed through.Among those who stayed away from the seminar included MunishPuri, RamSwarupSingh, NeelamVerma andParveenBalgir.Two of these research faculty members said that that they had conveyed their objections to the research head of the research department but their objections had apparently been overruled as the university research authorities after initially postponing the research seminar held it two days later.They insisted that the research scholar had not conducted any research in the department.Moreover, the experiments purported to have been conducted by thresearch scholar, took months.
Love the "see the future in black and white" open array ads here...
Outfit the lab with open array, solids, pgms, etc. and watch your competition speed ahead.
The highly decreased purchasing power of academic, government, even biotech companies is going to hit all the big players, Illumina is going to hurt, Life Tech with their crappy products will bleed even worse.
Life is like Microsoft. Desperately trying to cling to IP, they would rather see science come to an absolute halt and feed their legal sharks.
LifeTech didn't create OpenArray. They just foolishly clung onto it.
Open Array, the biggest piece of cow dung ever created by Life Tech... my god that machine is a total disaster...
be careful what you wish for....the exit package is not that attractive.
***I left after 16 years. Called these losers "Greggie Baba and his 40 White Collar criminal theives" from GE.....I was right on the money.***
You will be floating in an unexplainable aura of freedom during your 4th July BBQ. It won't be because of the great food, the great people, the weather or your family. It will be from the deliverance of working for the worst idiots in the field of scientific equipment. Good job LT, you suck, can't wait to be next.
"Baffled why LIFE itself didn't use pre-release 316 chips for the E. coli outbreak work they did last month."
It shows that they likely did not have the chips to use, they may have gotten a handful and produced data to put out in the news report to keep up the 10X every six months promise. I am still waiting to see 10X every six month improvement in the real users, not some big genome center or their internal R&D. *Personal* Genome Machine should be focusing on how the little labs run it. They won't sell much if any to Nusbaum.
Because of the scum bags in charge now. They learned arrogance at Harvard a white collar crime at GE The perfect crime. I left after 16 years. Called these losers "Greggie Baba and his 40 White Collar criminal theives" from GE.....I was right on the money.
really i thought the latest tally was 4678. Are you sure you count the middle levels and not the sr. mgrs and junior directors.
Because at Life, there are 5756 middle managers who constantly blur the cards to suck up to the next level.
Baffled why LIFE itself didn't use pre-release 316 chips for the E. coli outbreak work they did last month.
Marketin hard at work again.
From chemistry to detector, there is almost nothing unique here, this can easily be replicated by others if they see fit, get your shit together life with longer and better reads or game over !
“DNA Electronics has a technology and an IP portfolio with wide applicability and the potential to significantly transform life sciences and healthcare. We want to enable our licensees to pioneer semiconductors in the life science markets, as is now happening in the field of DNA sequencing. We provided access to relevant IP to Ion Torrent, and its subsequent acquisition by Life Technologies signifies the value of semiconductor-based sequencing platforms. As a company we are excited about this development and, as recently announced, we look forward to working with Roche’s 454 Life Sciences to utilize our silicon chip expertise to support them in the development of their semiconductor sequencing platform.” He goes on to say, “With these new patents awarded to the company, we are in an even stronger position to pursue our non-exclusive platform licensing structure.”
More like a Ron Popeil, in my opinion.
C'mon. Life Tech is lucky to have Rothberg. He invented pyrosequencing, emPCR, single molecule sequencing, ph-measured DNA sequencing, luciferase, space flight, the internet, and facebook.
Or maybe just self promotion and biotech marketing/showmanship? He is likely to be remembered as the PT Barnum of biotech.
I don't understand why the great marketing folks at Life Technoflopies aren't tweeting about these great scientists and friends. Wow, speak about total corporate highjacking of science, if you publish your own work, we will sue you (but please buy a machine ????). OMG
Ron's a great guy to piss off...
The Life marketing group have been bold with the MiSeq 'attack ads'. Now comparisons of the actual data quality and read length are coming out, this boldness is starting to look pretty lame. So they've been good at spending the marketing budget, but they can't help the disappointing product.
"I also hear that marketing is an absolute mess these days."
NO WAY. Look at all those rad and highly impacting MiSeq versus PGM Apple wannabe ads. Marketing is at the top of their game at Life Technologies.
It was a mess pre-marketing "transformation", now it is an absolute cluster f**k. All plans have come to a screetching halt. And the majority of the qPCR team in FC is leaving this month.
It amazes me that LIFE thinks they can reduce the AB paygrades and still expect people to put up with this non-sense when even Bio-Rad at this point is paying as much or more!!!!!
Keep throwing money at it boys, pretty soon you will have to buy a really thin cow that you will integrate in all the wrong way. Well done Mr. Lucifer, all the moves, the staff on the street could have explained to you how to integrate properly.
You want to cut jobs, I could have given you tons of useless mid manager's name.
I also hear that marketing is an absolute mess these days.
So to answer the question, What's going on at Life ? Nothing, absolutely nothing... This company does nothing anymore.
Harvard Business School 101.
GL should go back and review Porter's generic strategies or write a book comparing LIFE to Digital. A business can not be all things to all people.
End of the road Lucifer. The rapture is upon you.
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