Roche Diagnostics downward spiral

They used to be #1 in the US and the world in diagnostics, then their leaders left, the FDA moved in and total incompetence followed. They continue to lose good talent and have mediocre products. And again as they did two years ago, they cut their customer-facing departments, while continuing to be so top-heavy they keep falling over themselves.The most recent reduction of 200 has established Roche as probably the only $1billion organization that does not have a true customer service department, or leader. Instead of going from "good to great", they've gone from "great to desperate".

Wow, previous post has been

Wow, previous post has been copied for 3 threads: Siemens DX, Pfizer and now Roche. What's the point, here?

This thread is so funny for

This thread is so funny for people who work hard and work smart.
The real reason Roche has been so incredibly successful is that they don't hesitate to eliminate under-performing employees. The dead wood are gone the same day they are hired. Poof. Gone.
This site clearly attracts those losers that didn't make the cut.
Suck it, you losers!
You don't make the cut!
Go whine at McDonald's

wow! people at Roche STILL

wow! people at Roche STILL complaining..really its been years and same stuff different day different CEO same sorry products same sorry people. LOL this is really funny Indy!!! rolling on the floor

You must not have walked past

You must not have walked past the parking lot to the adjacent buildings. Not new, but maybe recarpeted. Old or new, they will be leaving (read 'abandoning') the site. What is not clear is how 2 sequencing technologies co-exist under one corporate roof. 454 technology is history......Roche would not move on Illumina if this was not the case. Sorry 454, your days are numbered. If you were Swiss and had the choice.....would you choose Branford or San Diego. Duh!

"Someone called 454 a garage

"Someone called 454 a garage operation"

If its in print it must be true, RIGHT. 454 in CT is a brand new building. Been there.

Maybe So. But whatever

Maybe So. But whatever remains of 454 after Roche has its way with Illumina will certainly be moved to CA. Someone called 454 a garage operation...that was generous. Now it's just the echo of a bad, really bad, BUSINESS decision. Maybe a billion or 2 wasted there but alot more will be spent to fix the mess and access the diagnostic sequencing market in style. If I hear one more person speak of how smart Roche is or how disciplined it is in making BUSINESS decisions, I'm gonna puke.

"RAS HQ will move from Indy

"RAS HQ will move from Indy to CA"

Duh, they are not moving. The purchase has not even been made yet. If it does, that will take approx 9-12 months. READ MY LIPS.....No one from Indianapolis is moving to CA. How do you folks come up with this news. you panic for nothing.

If everyone new the Roche

If everyone new the Roche women (most married) that MT snogged you'd all die. The respective ladies' husbands would probably cry. You biddies sound like a bunch of school girls. If things are so bad, find a new place to complain about.

Remember that MT's assignment

Remember that MT's assignment was to close Indianapolis and move operations to Nutly, NJ. There is a reason that they call it Indianoplace. He realized that it would take ~$1B to close it and move and he didn't see the ROI. So all of you still working in Indy, keep bitching about MT.

business is about making

business is about making money, not catering to the human spirit or job insecurities. Get with it or go to academia where it will change next.

Severin is managing to build

Severin is managing to build a motivational environment once again. Really nice for the employees of RAS to find out via a press release that RAS HQ will move from Indy to CA with the proposed Illumina purchase. He really treats employees like expendible and or shippable items.

Severin the Terrible-all hail to Severin or he will move your family, or take away your job too!

Funny. This is the Nano I

Funny. This is the Nano I was referring to:

The FDA has given Roche the go-ahead to market its Accu-Chek® Nano SmartView blood glucose monitoring system. The Nano, which uses Accu-Chek SmartView test strips, will be available to US consumers within the first half of this year. It is part of the same product line as the Accu-Chek Aviva Nano and Accu-Chek Performa Nano systems, which Roche has already launched in several overseas markets.

*Saw FDA approved Nano. Where

*Saw FDA approved Nano. Where was it developed and where are the strips being made?*

Media Release (May 27, 2011):
Roche Applied Science (SIX: RO, ROG; OTCQX: RHHBY) has signed a worldwide exclusive OEM agreement with IT-IS Life Sciences Ltd for the distribution of the new LightCycler® Nano Instrument, which will complete the company´s portfolio for the low throughput real-time PCR systems market (32-well format, 4x 8-tube strips).

NG at RMD?? Crony? Not sure

NG at RMD?? Crony? Not sure who you mean. The only NG at RMD is an STD (test).

FYI... MT comes from an

FYI...

MT comes from an extremely wealthy family. His lifestyle is due to his family and not due to Roche or any business. He does not have to work but chooses to like many other wealthy individuals.
He does not have any business partners for his new venture other than 1 who is funding the whole deal. That person is from overseas and knows Michael personally for the last 25+ yrs.

Enough with MT already, move one, whats done is done.

The amount of politics,

The amount of politics, secrecy, and BS that goes on at RMD is ridiculous. It's a cronic problem from the top down. NG is a complete crony and doesn't take the time to develop from within. there are brown nosing puppets all over that can't seem to strengthen their own backbones. Reorgs don't make any difference if you have the same idiots doing the same job with a stupid different title. Revolving door!

Saw FDA approved Nano. Where

Saw FDA approved Nano. Where was it developed and where are the strips being made?

Health Care Reform killed

Health Care Reform killed DX,especially starting in 2014.

Is there ANY DX company that

Is there ANY DX company that is healthy and growing??? Has the ENTIRE market tanked so badly???

You still have a hard on for

You still have a hard on for MT?

Nothing has changed with MT!

Nothing has changed with MT! Arrogant and full of self importance as always.

His investors in his new venture must be blind or stupid as who allows him to fly around the world FIRST CLASS and lets him stay in the best hotels he finds himself while staff fly coach and stay in cheap hotels?

Will customers be made to bear the costs of his extravagant life style?

Still hasn't married his side kick who is still with Roche.
Is he still womanizing? I pity his female staff.
When will she get smart and kick him out? or does she allow his behavior?

I doubt if Arriva will get

I doubt if Arriva will get any positive market traction from being associated with the Aviva meter. Aviva is not the latest and greatest in diabetes testing.

MT was an egotistical self

MT was an egotistical self serving executive. He ruined Roche Dx in the US.

Been seeing TV commercials

Been seeing TV commercials about a blood glucose test system called Arriva. Can't believe another company is playing around the name Aviva.

Pull your head out of the

Pull your head out of the sand! That was MT's attempt at revisionist history...that story is just as fact based as MT's claim that he was heir apparent to JS role! I guess DOD did not get the memo from MT and he let MT know how "highly" he was respected!

" Remember that MT was sent over to close Indy and move Dx to Nutley, not enter into or remain in expensive long term leasing arrangements. It was after careful deliberation of the cost benefit ratio to close Indy (over $1B loss) that MT told SS, et al that he wasn't going to close the facility. If you work in Indy for roche, the fact that you still have a job there is directly because of MT's efforts and probably not your own."

JP-you are doing a good job of getting the wreckage off the rocks and turning the ship. Just remove idiots like the one above-they are a threat to your business!

The original lease was signed

The original lease was signed under the authority of TO not MT. Remember that MT was sent over to close Indy and move Dx to Nutley, not enter into or remain in expensive long term leasing arrangements. It was after careful deliberation of the cost benefit ratio to close Indy (over $1B loss) that MT told SS, et al that he wasn't going to close the facility. If you work in Indy for roche, the fact that you still have a job there is directly because of MT's efforts and probably not your own.

Let this settlement be a case

Let this settlement be a case study in the cost of unethical behavior. MT always felt he was above the law and ethics and SS was stupid enough to let the guy have an exec role. This is a VERY tangible example of MT's value destruction-but it only represents a fraction of the damage he did.

The worst part is that SS and his questionable leadership is still at the helm. Roche will not prosper as long as SS and his his henchmen are in charge.

Grocery store, across the

Grocery store, across the interstate from Roche, get's 19 million dollars from Roche for not living up to it's word. What a surprise.

Tell that to the 25+ year

Tell that to the 25+ year employees who were tossed aside from Branchburg........and those who will soon follow.

Don't let the door hit you in

Don't let the door hit you in the ass when you leave. Be thankful you have a job in this economy regardless if you work hard, been there 21 yrs, etc. I've been with the same company for 28 yrs and i'm just so excited that it continues to reward me with a job. If you want union go elsewhere, pay your dues, get layoff, struggle, bitch, moan, all of that. Be happy now for what you have.

You forgot to mention, 2/3

You forgot to mention, 2/3 your age!

Hey Whiner, You are supposed

Hey Whiner,
You are supposed to get smarter with age.
Be thankful you have a job and aren't replaced by someone at probably 2/3rds your salary and a much better attitude.
Willie Loman lives!

I got that treatment in 2007.

I got that treatment in 2007. And I even made Winners Club while in Operations.

Who else has been notified

Who else has been notified that they won't get a pay raise in Indy next year? I work my ass off and go above and beyond to get meets or exceeds reviews. I'm now on year 21 and have always received a fair pay raise for my performance. Now, I get zero! - and the kicker, people with less seniority and pay will get the raises to bring their pay up regardless of their performance. Some HR department we have. Oh, and we were told this is global???? You mean the European Union is okay with this? Makes no sence to me.

Dont's for get to file your

Dont's for get to file your lawsuit!!!!!

http://youtu.be/HU9A9FfG2us

What happened at the town

What happened at the town hall?

Whiners, we all should be

Whiners, we all should be thankful we have job which pays our health care, pensions, etc. Lets be happy during this holiday season.

On a side note, wasn't that a great town hall meeting yesterday in Indy.

Come on! This thread is

Come on! This thread is pretty pathetic. So many people without jobs and all you blokes can do is whine.

Six more resignations at

Six more resignations at NimbleGen. They appear ready to shut it down, NOT!!!

Folks leaving because of poor performace and they can't handle being disciplined.

Same goes for Roche Indy. Some have recently departed to venture out to start up companies thinking they will score big. Within the last month i can think of 3 folks who bailed because they could not handle making their numbers or being held accountable for poor work ethics & performance. Folks in Indy simple can't handle being disciplined, etc. Pretty sad.
It's a fortune 500 company and one of the top 10 companies in the world to work for, get a life, due your job and you'll be rewarded.

The Roche pipeline in PHARMA will happen. Very positive trials being conducted with more than expected results. Thats HUGE for the 2-10 yrs pipeline.

It will get worse before it gets better due to international economy so buckle up and enjoy the ride. 2012 will be a ride of your life for all Americans. Just wait and see. Markets will tank making Roche performance along with most companies in the same situation as 2007 if not worse.

Classic! I couldn't have

Classic! I couldn't have said it better.

In the world that SS has

In the world that SS has created, you only count the market that you serve-so virology might only be growing at 2%. The REAL issue is that SS moronic choices for leaders elected to NOT participate in the fastest growing segments of the MDx market. So the math is really really a very simple story problem like we used to solve in 6th grade. "There was an incompetent leader named SS. If SS runs every aspect of the business into the ground, how can senior management shine a turd? by spinning the numbers!"

So the MolDia market is

So the MolDia market is growing at 15% (look at Gen-Probe, Abbott, Quest and Cepheid earnings) and RMS is growing above market at 2%? Can anyone please explain that math?

Six more resignations at

Six more resignations at NimbleGen. They appear ready to shut it down.

I don't know what any of this

I don't know what any of this means.

As predicted MT is failing

As predicted MT is failing miserably with Vela Diagnostics. The are nothing but a Qiagen distributor with zero expertise of their own.

*slow clap* Yay, you did it.

*slow clap* Yay, you did it. Now if your analyzers don't crash people will be able to run it.

Okay Butt wipe, Device

Okay Butt wipe,

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Do the majority of companies

Do the majority of companies also blame the swiss franc?

So that makes it okay?

So that makes it okay?

The majority of companies who

The majority of companies who are reporting third 3rd quarter results have declined.

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