I'm interviewing with Aperio right now and would appreciate any views on the company - thanks
"LMAO! Guess again, Sherlock.
I still work here."
And do you like working at Aperio?
"You seem to have a little resentment I see. You must have been either laid off or fired."
LMAO! Guess again, Sherlock.
I still work here.
Why do you say it's dying? What concrete information do you have that proves it??
It's amazing to see a dying company spark such strong emotion.
It's amazing to see a dying company spark suck strong emotion.
You seem to have a little resentment I see. You must have been either laid off or fired.
"Well there lies the problem. How about instead of just collecting a paycheck, you "earn" the paycheck. I bust my ass every week trying to better myself and make the company look good, and you apparently are doing the exact opposite."
That's what I'm talking about...this place if full of busted ass, and that's about it. That's what counts as innovation at Aperio: pieces of ass. NO ONE, and I mean, NO ONE, here works more than an hour a day - yourself and your weekly busted asses, excluded.
Congratulations on making yourself better. Your reward is not to be found here at Aperio. Take your ass fragments to church.
Hey, you, happy Aperio employee of over 7 years...
I agree with you. I too am happy here, 6 years strong.
For the rest of you, instead of spewing your nastiness here, why don't you do something to make a change for the better? Oh wait, you just like to complain...
I agree with you on that aspect as I have heard the same thing from various customers.
Regardless, do you like working for Aperio? Obviously each department has its good and bad...but as a whole?
I thinkj you mis-understood me! I was being sarcastic:
"Hey, I have/had my problem with Aperio, but the Technology sucks!! Are you a Ventana or Leica Employee...The Technology is terrific. The software (Spectrum) needs work, but the scanners are the best.
Your a jealous little man!!(Or Women)"
I was actually agreeing that the scanners are the best there is. I have had issues with the software, it is not that good. But the Scanners are excellent. My concern is that Aperio can not survive on Scanners alone.
Like I said before, I have worked there for over seven years...which means I am still working there. I'm in the Operations Dept, and I'm a man. Any other questions?
How about you? Care to shed some light as to who you are, or are you afraid?
Hey, I have/had my problem with Aperio, but the Technology sucks!! Are you a Ventana or Leica Employee...The Technology is terrific. The software (Spectrum) needs work, but the scanners are the best.
Your a jealous little man!!(Or Women)
Well there lies the problem. How about instead of just collecting a paycheck, you "earn" the paycheck. I bust my ass every week trying to better myself and make the company look good, and you apparently are doing the exact opposite.
Way to go team player!
I'm still collecting a pay-check, watching this place crash and burn.
The scientific "talent" here is laughable.
I'll be the last one out, turning off the lights, 10 months after you are let go.
Pathetic, huh? I take it you are one of the few that actually deserved to get fired. I've been there for over seven years and am still happy.
There are a lot of bright pathetic people.
It's true. Aperio is a great company now that it is bankrupt. People are much nicer. The technology was terrible.
The old leadership in sales was a big source of all the negativity you see on these message boards. It's good to hear that Aperio has taken care of this and will be more watchful over this type of problem.
I heard the same thing about the Sales Dept. I guess it just depends on which Dept you are in...
I work at Aperio, and I think it's a great company. I like the people I work with and the people I work for.
Hey I hear aperio is now a different Company?
Are they hiring?
Run away from aperio and Digital Pathology in general...this is an idea that will go the way of the Hindenburg!
Anyone heard ol Aperio has filed for Chapter 13 BK?
I have a MS degree in biotechnology. Are there any job openings?
At Aperio, the only Choosers are A-holes. That is the only choice for choosers...
To answer your question, it matters who does the picking. That or who influences the one that does the picking. So it is always a mix of things, unless you have an a-hole for the chooser, then things will be simple.
Thanks. That helps a lot.
Were the lay-offs really just dead-wood or could any be fired?
I went to a job interview at Aperio.
The place looks boring and the people look pathetic, humorless, and bored.
Was this just appearances or was this real?
How bad does it suck?
Are the managers assholes?
or really terribly bad?
He should have dyed his hair blond, toned his Buttox and purchased a white Bikini. Then sleep with OE and a few others then he too may have got to run Marketing..
MS knew he was leaving back in August. He was unable to explain all the changes, and when all prod mgrs were placed under someone with zero management and zero marketing experience, well he knew the writing was on the wall, for Aperio that is!
Boom boom boom another one Bites the Dust...Boom Boom Bomm...another one bites the dust.
MS is gone, MS is gone...Another bigshot bites the dust...
Aperio's new product focus is astounding. All theer scanners have been surpassed by the competition even though their newest version has just been released. This means another 2-3 years before any possibility of better hardware.
So that leaves software. What is the big goal?? They have placed major efforts into putting their images on an iPad. Why? They have no idea why besides that people think it is cool. Can't imagine how this is cutting-edge stuff that OE constantly promotes.
No vision, no guidance, no future but a firesale to Thermo or Leica. Siemens has said no so often, it is a joke!
Danger Will Robinson:
Enter at YOUR OWN RISK!!
Applications Pre-Sales Consultant / Specialist, Healthcare (Lab Workflow, IHC, Pathology)
Aperio is circling the drain.
The board forced DS to hire KH as CFO and KH lasted less than a year. This resulted in yet another re-org (fourth in a year: March saw business units and now they are dissolved among other fiascoes) and promotion of DS's personal lackey to head-up Product Management. If that isnt a clue to where this company is headed.........
Oh, the board has now removed DS from CEO and put a board member in as CEO (they can't find someone who wanted the position!) and now DS is managing Prod. Mgmt. An engineer running marketing? Too funny.
And the whole time, the executives are mad since they didn't sell the company a few years ago for $200M and now they are valued much lower. The solution is to ignore their current customers and instead expand into a new market segment.
Even in today's uncertain market, this is a company to stay away from. Look at Leica, they understand this market.
>> "Guess you were wronf Dolt Headed Dope ASS!!"
Clearly a comment from the brilliant leadership at Aperio.
Digital Pathology Market Shows Sluggish Growth
GOOD BYE APERIO>>>>>
Interesting has this tiny tiny market has like ten vendors in it!!
Hamamatsu is on the patent legal warpath
http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/united-states-patent-office-affi.... rumor is major lawsuit coming from Japan.
Aperio patent 6,711,283 filed on May 3, 2000 and Hamamatsu patent
6,847,729 filed on April 20, 2000.
Deepest legal pockets will win and this is a fun match to watch.
Guess you were wronf Dolt Headed Dope ASS!!
Aperio Successfully Defends U.S. and International Patents Covering Line-Scanning Technology in Digital Pathology Systems
There are more vendors trying to get into DP then there are people in the world. I give it a year and this will just be another commodity market.
Looks like COO, KH, is bailing on Aperio. Puts OE,MS,and DS back in the drivers seat, and the bleeding comtinues....
Do you see all the competitors in the market now. I heard CAP was a sea of digital pathology software and slide scanner vendors. Make way for the next wave.
So who's gone now? A change of CTO would be a good thing. OE has had tunnel vision for far too long and largely responsible for their products falling behind everyone else.
The defenders better get real. It's really hard to find the right salespeople when your top people are leaving. One of the top salespeople just resigned this week. Add her to the growing list. News of the $5 million "loan" hit the PR wires today. Look for the CTO to take leave soon.....
Great company with a complicated product to sell. Aperio is run by smart, tough-minded left-brained engineers with healthy egos and the company would benefit from effective win-win partnerships built on betterpeople skills/trust and business/market acumen--especially in this fragmented global market with each segment with special needs. When somebody figures out that digital pathology is more about services than products (scanners and software updates), all will be well.
Being a pioneer is tough and no surprise finding the right salespeople is a challenge. Aperio scanners and software actually work! So too should the sales force...
I just found out about this site, it seems to be making the rounds at the water cooler. Its amazing how this posts hits the mark. We are struggling on the inside while desperately trying to keep appearances up on the outside. Sales have really slowed down, beyond flat although press releases have increased, development is behind, we added 2 members to our BOD and suddenly we took on large "loans" we "didnt need". WTH
Yes there have been a number of people leaving. It started over a year ago and virtually all director level people with over 3 years experience have left. Anybody with a street sense for DP in the clinical market is gone. In a few bad weeks this year we lost 3 senior directors, bam,bam,bam. Senior executives (VP/GM and above) are all still in place of course, gotta see those options through to the end, but most people who "do" the work have packed up and left. Others are just in a wait and see stance.
Remember another iaging pioneer company, Trestle. They burned through $72M in investor money, then the bubble bust and they began to bleed money. A few years later they sold to Clarient for about $3.25 and a cup of coffee. Scary stuff.
Someone took down the post about the mass exodus from Aperio. I guess they must be paying this boards bills.
Just got a good look at the LEICA Imaging Platform. I have two words to say:
Yeah, there are at least three reps that have not made their numbers or sold anything without having their handsheld. They Kiss MS and JM's asses so they still have their jobs.
How much cash do you guys have left anyway $3.25?
This thread is quite hilarious. One of the reasons Aperio has been so successful is because they don't hesitate to eliminate under-performing employees. This site clearly attracts those that didn't make the cut.
No matter what happens!!!
This will devalue Aperio even more.
Should have would have and could have sold out three years ago.
Oh well, time to move forward.
I guess I will wait for Ventana to fix the Bioimagene.
Aperio patent 6,711,283 filed on May 3, 2000 and Hamamatsu patent
6,847,729 filed on April 20, 2000.
ONE OVER VALUED COMPANY> WE WERE THE MARKET LEADER!
NOW DUE TO POOR SALES MANAGEMENT AND HORRIBLE CORPORATE LEADERSHIP WE ARE WORTH ABOUT 100 PENCE!
WE were better of 3 years ago. We missed the boat due to our big ego's.
Now all our reps are leaving...
Please bail us out...CHEAP.....
The VC team
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