Bio-Rad LSG: Why doesn't anyone here talk about it?

Have they become that irrelevant in the industry, or are they that perfect?

Biorad just hires 'members'.

Biorad just hires 'members'.

QL hires family members

QL hires family members

"Do you have any clue as to

"Do you have any clue as to the managers in question?"

No.

'rest assured, Biorad

'rest assured, Biorad engineers aren't the only ones to get the chop. Some of these "keep your head down and hope nobody notices" managers are for the axe too.'

As you seem to be aware of internal affairs, do you have any clue as to the managers in question?

"Both LSG and CDG had poor

"Both LSG and CDG had poor Q1
Hiring is already under way for QL 'replacement' management to make absolutely certain that QL goes the Bio-Rad way"

OK, the QL thing is on BioRad path for sure. Which is:

A lot of management changes first year.
Move to Hercules second year.
Most folks laid off third year.

Both LSG and CDG had poor

Both LSG and CDG had poor Q1
Hiring is already under way for QL 'replacement' management to make absolutely certain that QL goes the Bio-Rad way

The current QL debacle makes

The current QL debacle makes the MJ injunction look like a mosquito bite in comparison. Is Diagnostic hurting as bad this year?

"So how many of the original

"So how many of the original QL people are left at Biorad? have any even sold?"

It seems management has pipeline dream to rely on QL for revenue increase. Will this be the last show before Biorad disappear?

Does anyone in Europe want to

Does anyone in Europe want to talk about why Q1 was so bad relative to the competition. The bean counters seem to think Europe is the problem

So how many of the original

So how many of the original QL people are left at Biorad? have any even sold?

rest assured, Biorad

rest assured, Biorad engineers aren't the only ones to get the chop. Some of these "keep your head down and hope nobody notices" managers are for the axe too.

Yes, I have dealt with some

Yes, I have dealt with some maniputative and stimy types as well.

This is true, I have recently

This is true, I have recently dealt with a couple of managers, maniputative managers, indeed.

'Mr. Schwartz passed away

'Mr. Schwartz passed away last week, not 9 years ago' – sounds right. About 9 years ago Dave passed the reins, as it follows from the BR press release:
“Mr. Schwartz served as Bio-Rad President, Chief Executive Officer, and as Chairman of the Board from the company's incorporation in 1957 until 2003, when his son, Norman Schwartz, assumed the role of President and Chief Executive Officer.”

'Mr. Schwartz passed away

'Mr. Schwartz passed away last week, not 9 years ago'

Good one

Was present at a meeting in

Was present at a meeting in Hercules where it was agreed that 1 quarter of ALL service 'assets' will go in Europe before the year end.

How many from UK CDG service

How many from UK CDG service are going? Who are they?

What is after Technical

What is after Technical Associate IV ?

If thermo or life take over

If thermo or life take over BR soon, a mass layoff next year?

Quanta Life now part of

Quanta Life now part of Bio-Rad ??

Most liekly Schwartz family

Most liekly Schwartz family will sell BioRad to divide assets.

RIP Dave Schwartz... ...and

RIP Dave Schwartz... ...and the Bio-Rad culture and vision he raised, brand value, relevant expertise, loyal customers - everything that used to be good about Bio-Rad is gone with Dave...RIP

Mr. Schwartz passed away last week, not 9 years ago

RIP Dave Schwartz... ...and

RIP Dave Schwartz...
...and the Bio-Rad culture and vision he raised, brand value, relevant expertise, loyal customers - everything that used to be good about Bio-Rad is gone with Dave...RIP

Perhaps that is why costs are

Perhaps that is why costs are being cut such as UK CDG service staff being made redundant.

Is Bio-Rad going to be sold?

Is Bio-Rad going to be sold? Spin out LSG business and keep more profitable and growing diagnostics business?

This has been a long-standing rumour. Maybe Walmart will finaly step in and get LSG out of its misery

Is Bio-Rad going to be sold?

Is Bio-Rad going to be sold? Spin out LSG business and keep more profitable and growing diagnostics business?

RIP Dave Schwartz

RIP Dave Schwartz

"Support costs worldwide

"Support costs worldwide across all divisions have to be cut by 25% this year."

UK service redundancies planned for Q4 this years.

I really enjoy what you post

I really enjoy what you post here, very insightful and intelligent. One issue though, Im running Firefox on Ubuntu and parts of your site structure are a little off. I know its not a common setup, but its still something to keep an eye on. Just tossing you a heads up.

Won't happen.. It has no

Won't happen.. It has no reflection on any pay increase or compensation. As long as your score is 3.0 you will be "eligible". Anything above 3.0 will not change any increase they have in mind. It could be 3.75 to 4.5. Makes for a great review, just don't expect that to translate into anything other than a pat on the back.

"QuantaLife. It is a recent

"QuantaLife. It is a recent acquisition. It is located in Pleasanton."
Well they should be prepared to move to Unhappyville now that Biorad have acquired them.

Many manipulative manager's

Many manipulative manager's at biorad.

QL=QuantaLife. It is a

QL=QuantaLife. It is a recent acquisition. It is located in Pleasanton.

Support costs worldwide

Support costs worldwide across all divisions have to be cut by 25% this year. This will inevitably mean redundancy for some service engineers and naturally this affects response times. I know as I am a service manager in the UK and don't agree with these changes.

'What is going on with their

'What is going on with their technical support? It seems something has changed and not for the better!!!'

The new manager is running it as good as he plays base guitar

What is going on with their

What is going on with their technical support? It seems something has changed and not for the better!!!

'who else is going to QL ?

'who else is going to QL ? Viresh...who is next ?'

What is 'QL'?

'I would appreciate tips on

'I would appreciate tips on how to increase score from 3.0 to at least 4.5 as as a technical associate'

That depends, can you do the Streisand Stuffer? If you're a woman, better get ready to do at least a Taco Fondue.

 

So if you are a 4.5 are you

So if you are a 4.5 are you an above solid performer ?

I would appreciate tips on how to increase score from 3.0 to at least 4.5 as as a technical associate.

Yes. You nailed the rating

Yes. You nailed the rating system at Bio-Rad. Such crap. I was sales rep of the year a while back and got a 4.5...what the hell?

Company wide wage increases

Company wide wage increases are all based on the 3.0 average number and, when employees in a department are evaluated, the average performance rating must come out very close to 3. In other words, if a particularly good employee is going to be given a 4 rating, some other poor slob has to be rated a 2 (even if he /she totally doesn't deserve it). Also, managers, especially new managers, often have been told to re-do all of their ratings because the average came out too high. What a lovely dysfunctional system!

3 = average

3 = average

It's all a huge scam

It's all a huge scam

On a scale from 2.0-4.9 what

On a scale from 2.0-4.9 what is considered a bad performance review ?

Is 3.5 considered average ?

Biorad is full of managers

Biorad is full of managers who desperately try to keep their heads down in case someone realises how inept they actually are.

This statement is just too

This statement is just too easy to poke at....

"The primary reason BIO-RAD has been so incredibally successful is because they don't hesitate to eliminate under-performing employees."

Get real Norman! There is so much deadwood at this company that you could build a house.

If they cut all of the under-performing employees then who would be left in management?

Wait I think that there was confusion between the word "eliminate" and "promote".

It's competition

It's competition time.

Rearrange these words to make an intelligible sentence.

"Bulldozer for a collegue, or a manager? RLA is there for you - a product of Bio-Rad grooming: bring up brute force, all methods are good if you're at power..."

Bulldozer for a collegue, or

Bulldozer for a collegue, or a manager? RLA is there for you - a product of Bio-Rad grooming: bring up brute force, all methods are good if you're at power...

"The primary reason BIO-RAD

"The primary reason BIO-RAD has been so incredibally successful is because they don't hesitate to eliminate under-performing employees.
This site clearly attracts those losers that didn't make the cut.
Suck it, you losers!
You don't make the cut!"

Lets be honest.
What a Wanker.
Obviously a Bio-rad manager who was probably drunk when he wrote it (they all are drunks).

Oh and if not making the cut to work for Bio-rad makes you a loser. I for one am more than happy to be a loser.

"The primary reason BIO-RAD

"The primary reason BIO-RAD has been so incredibally successful is because they don't hesitate to eliminate under-performing employees.
This site clearly attracts those losers that didn't make the cut.
Suck it, you losers!
You don't make the cut!"

Outstanding performance in bed, or fancy gift in Christmas are BioRad's ways to become over-performing.
Any normal human being willing to trade their dignity for things as trivial as bonus or promotion?

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