How are things going since Lonza's acquisition?
Sounds like theres a few people drinking the Kool Aid that SLT is offering. oh wait people can't be that stupid, obviously some SLT making the posts.
I agree why do you want to deal with people who treat you like crap. Everyone from Ptown has an attitude and an ego the size of an elephant, that little man attitude must be contaigious.
This is not a game of portsmouth versus hopkinton. We are Lonza. A lot of Portsmouth staff have committed half or all of their time to the site. These are quality people just like those in Hopkinton. We are a team, a business. Put the pettiness aside and focus on your own job, making yourself successful and making needed medicine for people. That's it, plain and simple bottom line. Success to all.
well i love to work with experienced people which _most_ portsmouth guys seem to be but i was actually talking about the narcissistic attitude you just showed...just read your last post and you'll know what i'm talking about...
would you listen to someone who treats you like shit? just sayin'...at the end of the day everyone is a human being...
"concerning the portsmouth people...their attitude isn't really helping anyone down here..."
You mean by 'attitude' being competent? Successful? Knowing how to do the job they are paid to do? (And actually doing it) Yeah, I can see why you Cambrex losers would be put off by that. You have a culture of failure. I guess losing $40 million in 2 years is OK for you morons. In fact, how about 25% bonuses and double-digit raises for all of you! You earned it!
before it is ready? what the hell do you think is your salary for? "ooooh, i'm soooo sorry, we aren't ready yet..." is not really the way to make money. that would work in socialism though... concerning the portsmouth people...their attitude isn't really helping anyone down here...
you must be the loser that wipes Ds's butt.. why you so angry? you mist be the only one who got more than 2percent an everyones mad at you!
Why do you feel like you deserve more than 2? The freaking site lost 40 million and you expect a great raise. You people are thick to think you deserve anything more than that. Just be happy you still have a job after the performance of the site last year. What a bunch of ungrateful useless ass clowns.
yeah a lousy 2% after nothing last year. I heard that Lonza paid a bonus to all the loser that got dumped last year, why did we waste money on that?
Great hustle out of you all this year enjoy your 2% you EARNED it.
Sadly more than just DS are guilty of this. Hopkinton is bad mostly because of some of these Port people that are coming here, a terrible group that is only making it worse. Can't tell who is the worst yet but time will tell.
DS for President!!!!!!
people are leaving, so like I said the problem is with you, whether its you experience, attitude or qualifications I cant tell you.....
To the person who think people should go BACK to college to be more marketable. Wake up!! its some of these college educated idiots that are ruining this place with their superiority complex.
Too bad they didn't offer courses in how to treat people with respect, laying aside ego, overcoming little man complex or even basic common sense. If some of those were available then we might be doing okay.
Don't kid yourself once a place has a bad rep it follows all of us, because when your trying to get in somewhere they don't know who they are getting they only remembr the industry image, this affects anyone trying to get out of here.
Before it is ready? Ha, you've all had plenty of time to get ready and what have you done, besides siphon away cash and people? Oh that right you made a litte bit of barely passable product. The current Sr. mgmt are clueless they are in their own little world over enjoying what little powe they have in the world. But hey let's all enjoy our 2% salary increase shall we.
Anyone from lonza biologics Singapore?
Hopkinton is now a stinkhole!!!!! Who says we aren't improving. Last year at this time we were a real sh%$hole.
Have seen some improvement. Just afraid the new Portsmouth Sr management will try a push the site before it is ready. Like the Burger Meister did and we all know how well that went.
whats a company got to do with your personal resume, If you think that companies evaluate you by where you work rather than your actual potential and accomplishments then you are mistaken, I suggest you go back to college to make yourself more marketable because with your attitude you won't be going anywhere.
There you go with your assumptions again, now I'm convinced you are an SLT member, you ignorance proves it. Why stay in a job I don't like? It's called a paycheck you idiot. I'll move at the right time, until then I'll enjoy the security of my paycheck. I haven't interviewed anywhere yet so I have not been rejected. Though it wouldn't surprise me in the least if other places don't want any of us from lonza with the rep we have now.
No I'll wait and plan it out then make my move correctly unlike the idiot running projects around here.
I will admit I've seen a number of jobs in biotech recently and it has got me thinking about staying in this field just not at this stink hole.
so why stay in a job you dont like?, thats my point, you will be waiting a long time for the econmy to turn around, oh thats right you have no other qualifications and have interviewed everywhere else and been rejected.
Who care how crappy it is, we get that bonus next week so we can smile for that. I'll take their money and listen to MC lie/talk about how awesome we are doing at the next town hall.
I never said I wanted to stay in biotech. That's the problem with this place most of you here assume you know it all or have ego's to large to contain. You must be on the SLT....
Economy to turn around???, you are in Biotech, theres enough jobs available if you want leave......, if you are any good that is!!
God could the morale here be any lower! I can't wait for my bonus check and the economy to turn around so I can kiss this place goodbye.
"This thread is full of a bunch of idiots."
And you are their King
Yes we should all work together to get the ship in the right direction to be successful but the ones steering the ship are a bunch of wanks so maybe we should start by throwing them overboard.
This thread is full of a bunch of idiots.
Who cares what site is considered the "flagship" site. Why can't all of us just put our differences aside and work together to get this ship pointed in the right direction. It makes no sense to me why folks from both sites need to constantly bicker. We are all in the same boat so lets work together to become successful; it will only be better for all of us in the long run. I feel like all there is on this site is a bunch of disgruntled bitches who don't want to put in the time and effort. If you spent as much time concentrating on your job as you do bitching on this site the two sites might actually be successful. Get over the current situation and move forward.
that plant has been running for years under developed systems.
Flagship plant?!? Are you serious? The Hop is a total joke, what a waste of effort not to mention a black hole for cash. The people involved in the decision to acquire it and the ones who failed to make it work should be sacked. Oh an by the way, You're Welcome. That's for the thanks you should be giving us all in Portsmouth for the bonus you'll be getting. The Portsmouth site is not without its issues but it is in a class far beyond Hopkinton.
Of course Lonza wants the potential business in Hopkinton. But unless the plant can manage to release batches successfully, the business won't stay there. If the plant manages to be successful now, Portsmouth people get credit for it, not Hopkinton people. And a 'flagship plant'? You must not have worked anywhere else ever.
Delusional? Ha! You should realize that we are an investment in the future for the company in Hopkinton. We are going to be the money makers.Do you think those 20k's sitting idle are going to pay the bills? Doubtful. The layoffs here were to get rid of some of the bosses that were't cutting it. Down here the word is that Portsmouth got rid of the dead weight and slackers, good riddance. From what we've seen with those they are sending down they didn't do enough cuts. Don't worry though when we are the flagship plant we'll do some more house cleaning.
I don't know about that. The mgt can't be that down on Hopkinton, since we sold out our own here in Portsmouth to save some money.
If its so bad there and is such a burden why didin't we get rid of more heads down there and send people from here down there to fix everything? It doesn't add up.
I'm amazed we are still making it through these audits without any big observations.
Wow, that's a fantastic example of how delusional the people in Hopkinton are. Considering the management has already said that they wished they had shut it down instead of trying to save it, I don't think anyone will be begging the Hopkinton people for anything any time soon.
With all the new promo's the Hop will be turned around in no time and then the Port will be kissing our @$$es and begging us to keep their jobs
who can say, the place is a sorry mess, but they will probably continue to throw good money after bad. The people currently steering the ship are clueless.
So what's the over under on Hopkinton. Will they try and salvage it and keep it open or close it?
Broom Rider!! Hahaha, definately KB fits that. I have know idea how those people work for her, I'd hang myself
No argument there, while the SLT does need some house cleaning they are not all bad some of them are ok and just end up towing the line. Some are rotten to the core but hide it well. That broom rider who runs finance is definately an issue.
I have more of a problem with who these managers allow to stay. People that don't add anything but aggravation to my day, or the ones who clearly do nothing, I don't get it....
When the economy is better it will be interesting to see who stays, among the valued people of course, lord knows the slackers aren't going to leave their gravy train
I'm sure if someone who's in with the SLT and was given a big "chunk" of resposibility that they were also were compensated.
Only those not in with he golden circle were handed it with no bone. They were probably told the company is "hurting" finacially and we "all need to wear extra hats" to get through this.
The global people are still putting in a tough 4 hour work day so we should be out of the "hole" soon. What a farce this all is, hopefully the next "re-org" takes out some of the SLT, it's overdue.
Not all of the 'Head' positions are directors. Some of them are just potential promotions. The reorg had a bunch of people slotted into positions that should have been posted instead and had other people given big chunks of responsibility with no promotion or other remuneration.
Head of a department = Manager/Associate Director Level.
SLT do something sneaky, perish the thought. Come on and wake up..
So what's with all the new titles? "Head of"? was this another way for SLT to take care of some people? Were these promotions? Seems sneaky....
With all the money we dumped into this place and the people we lost because of it, it better not be sold. The place is a mess, no one would but it anyway.
Anything new about the rumors that Lonza wants to sell its cell culture business unit (formerly Cambrex)?
He's back in Portsmouth if you can call it being back, He strolls in a couple times a week but mostly still a layabout but he's in good with the SLT so there's no real expectation for him to perform.
Back where? Portsmouth or Hopkinton?
is JH back? thought he would be managing contracts after he failed...
Things are getting better in hopkinton, thanks to the hard working dedicated employees that have been there for years. The new SLT just has to back off and not screw it up! Hopkinton is NOT Portsmouth, all rules cannot apply the same. If the SLT can get it this time around, we will be fine.
JM seems to get it.
JH is irrelevant.
The downward spiral continues. Morale is in the gutter, but still better than being unemployed like those saps that got the boot last month.
And don't complain until you've worked for BT's wife!!!!
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