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".

You mean the same Vitamin D

You mean the same Vitamin D you still can't sell in the US and beat Roche to the market globally by what, 2 months? *slow clap*

Great job again by the roche

Great job again by the roche r&d and global mktg teams. You were again beaten to market by Siemens vitamin D assay in the U.S. What spin will "Cialis Man" put on this.

"Nine months sales growth a

"Nine months sales growth a stunning 2%! SS, your impact as a leader is working wonders!"
____________________________________________________________________

You silly ass! The Swiss franc is responsible for the 14 percent drop in sales.

Nine months sales growth a

Nine months sales growth a stunning 2%! SS, your impact as a leader is working wonders!

Saw where they got the

Saw where they got the maltose inference fix approved and is for sale. Did that come from Indy or Germany?

Maybe Roche should have

Maybe Roche should have Orange County Choppers build them a theme bike.

Let's see how long before

Let's see how long before Roche realizes the 454 site is redunant. The place is a garage operation (3 garages actually). Pack and move before they make an IVD product.

Bio production in Branchburg

Bio production in Branchburg is redundant with the mega bio production capabilities in Pennzburg Germany. Roche, in the midst of eliminating redundancy and costs would be stupid not to shut the US operation down. Think globally and and like a business person in today's cost climate and the decision is easy to understand. The question is why did it take Roche so long to do this?

SS is coming to Indy. Brace

SS is coming to Indy. Brace yourselves.

More US jobs moving to

More US jobs moving to Germany. This time all of the PCR enzyme production from the Branchburg site. People will suffer, quality will suffer and the local economy will suffer (the loss of the work will also impact the suppliers to Branchburg). So much to be said for the 'Lean' approach. The only thing lean in Branchburg is the thinking behind the decision-making and this will soon drive out the last of the people who had any in-depth scientific understanding of the products and how to make them. The crash will certainly come soon after.

just to correct the blow post

just to correct the blow post - only MT from the list below was an origin at artus and he was FIRED shortly after joining.

Submitted by Anonymous on Fri, 01/07/2011 - 23:34.
vela dx
MT
MC
LW
AG

Thats 4 from Roche, probably more will follow, all an origin at artus, who all moved to Roche, wonder when BE from Germany will follow

So how is Mr. Phillips doing

So how is Mr. Phillips doing as a CEO. KJind of an OK VP then SVP at Ventana.

How is Hany doing as President of Ventana. He is the nicest Narcisist I know. Does he still pick at the back of his head when he is nervous. Does he still treat Heb employees as shit?

Same gripes ... different

Same gripes ... different day. A workplace is what you make of it. Complain complain complain. Try doing something to make a difference in your meager lives for once! Leave before the FY'12 layoffs!!!

"Please elaborate on this

"Please elaborate on this "fantastic success" of which you speak. It appears to be a very well hidden secret from the entire U.S. diagnostic world."

"fantastic success": Roche Indy is growing again and they are in the process of hiring back all the incompetent managements that were previously layoff.

Please elaborate on this

Please elaborate on this "fantastic success" of which you speak. It appears to be a very well hidden secret from the entire U.S. diagnostic world.

"karma is finally catching up

"karma is finally catching up with roche diagnostic after 12 years of bad / incompetence management."

Another ex-roche employee who is upset that Roche is a great company to work for and is having fantastic success.

karma is finally catching up

karma is finally catching up with roche diagnostic after 12 years of bad / incompetence management.

BLA-BLA-BLA JUST DISGRUNTLE

BLA-BLA-BLA

JUST DISGRUNTLE EMPLOYEES CRYING FROM THEIR WORK STATIONS.

HAVE A NICE DAY!

You morons are obviously

You morons are obviously oblivious to what entails the IVD market. And the person who needs to be fired, you still have the wrong numbers. Only reinforcing that you are no one of consequence and going nowhere. I suppose you'll also say we aren't #1 world wide in the IVD market?

can make anything look

can make anything look possible with numbers

Tied for number 1, according

Tied for number 1, according to who? Not Boston Biomedical or any other independant organization that has any credibility. Put down your crack pipe, take off those rose colored glasses and remove your head from JP's rectum. Return to the real world! Remember in the roche world of accounting, liars figure and figures lie.

Sorry, 4% growth

Sorry, 4% growth

No, unfortunately still here

No, unfortunately still here but hopeful.

On another note, calling

On another note, calling people simpletons and then failing to even quote the correct financial goals is quite funny. I can see why they fired you.

We are tied for #1 in IVD in

We are tied for #1 in IVD in US as of the end of 2010. That tie is with Siemens and lets just say we'll be the sole #1 by years end. Oh, and we are above both of the financial goals YTD.

Landing on Jupiter should be fun.

Stated objectives by Smilin'

Stated objectives by Smilin' Jack:
#1 in U.S. diagnostics by 1-1-2015
16.4% growth in profitability 2011
4.4% growth in marketshare 2011

Cialis Pritchard, Cowboy Boots Brown and a host of simpleton AD's guarantee that:
Humans will land on Jupiter before roche is #1 in U.S. diagnostics.

"stock rise this year is

"stock rise this year is primarily because the Swiss Franc has greatly appreciated against the dollar. Roche's earnings and revenues continue to drop and fall short of analyst's expectations. You obviously are not a financial person if you do not understand these things."

Nice, you use the exchange rate to try and disprove something and then proceed to site numbers that ARE actually directly impacted by exchange rate.

stock rise this year is

stock rise this year is primarily because the Swiss Franc has greatly appreciated against the dollar. Roche's earnings and revenues continue to drop and fall short of analyst's expectations. You obviously are not a financial person if you do not understand these things.

How about that stock in the

How about that stock in the last 5 days. Mov'en on up. Must start somewhere. Can't wait to see the negative posts about where the stock was prior to SS, etc......Whats done is done and the pipeline has great promises.

Metastatic breast cancer,

Metastatic breast cancer, HER-2 negative, is the intended use of the product, among others. Roche really needs to go to Charm School so they can learn to make friends with the FDA!

The drug with the most

The drug with the most potential in the Roche Pharma line is a possible HIV cure. Brand name is Trinoassatall.

Well, if you must know the

Well, if you must know the FDA did not reject Avastin, they recommended that it not be used for breast cancer, however, CMS (you know, the people who ACTUALLY make the financial decision) said that they will now and continue to cover Avastin under medicare and medicaid. The FDA operates under archaic guidelines expecting every drug to be a "cure all, fix all" and that very reason is why so many pharma giants are collapsing or adding a diagnostic division i.e. Eli Lilly. Personalized medicine is the future.

It is also important to note the FDA never said Avastin didn't work. You'll probably be wrong, again, about pertuzumab.

Roche cancer drug

Roche cancer drug pertuzumab...Roche can not even prove the stuff works!! FDA will reject another recalled drug waiting to happen. try again Roche. How about you just make Skittles instead.

who is AG that is going to

who is AG that is going to vela dx

JP is great. Upbeat and

JP is great. Upbeat and making positive changes. He could be a little less parochial in his selection of executives but with the exception of the Corporate Accounts VP, the people he has put in place are solid.

You are a whack job

You are a whack job

so what about the new guy JP

so what about the new guy JP - have not seen him mentioned here.

Been a long time since

Been a long time since checking. Reloaded bookmarks and this came up. Still see the same bunch of posters, mostly from Indy. It's so funny to see the half dozen unhappy Indianapolis folks posting their knowledge about Roche, especially about SS. God, its so funny to see cubicle workers making reference to anything above their current position.
27 yrs with Roche and counting and i just love it, pays my car payment, house mortgage, kids college tuition, health benefits and i sure needed a few yrs ago with my illness. Thank you Roche for being a wonderful company that leads the field in all aspects. We'll get over the hump in a few yrs once the dozen or so patents in the pipe line come out and the economy rebounds.
Again, thank you ROCHE !!!!

vela dx MT MC LW AG Thats 4

vela dx
MT
MC
LW
AG

Thats 4 from Roche, probably more will follow, all an origin at artus, who all moved to Roche, wonder when BE from Germany will follow

The street agrees with the

The street agrees with the value destruction that SS buying spree has spawned-massive decline in market cap since he took the helm! Genetech, once the crown jewel of U.S. Biotech, demoralized under SS. SS choose JS to lead the diagnostics division and his reign of terror demoralized diagnostics that lead to the downward spiral.

How many screw ups will the board allow SS before they show him the door? It is sad that he took 2 great performing Roche companies and managed to run them both down. It is not too late for Roche if the board is willing to take strong, decisive action and fire SS ASAP!

The whole bio pharma

The whole bio pharma franchise that Roche acquired from Genentech is falling apart. Longer range studies are showing for several drugs that there is marginal benefit at extreme costs. Roche's bet on biopharma and Genentech has not paid off. For every $1B they will lose in revenue Roche loses $900M + in profit. Expect "draconian" cuts that will hit thousands of folks globally within Roche.
Focus on your job and be successful to the extent possible under these circumstances but have a viable "exit plan" when and if the axe falls.

Actually it will be a loss of

Actually it will be a loss of most likely a billion dollars, but if you think that people with "gray" hair are the ones that will get fired you are an idiot. Pharmaceutical reps are not what someone would call "old" on avg. They are entry level jobs mostly. So instead of $6 billion now they'll only get $5 billion from Avastin. It happens. That's the world of pharma. You can suck at your job, get fired (like the disgruntled loser below), and then not get a new job or you can be the best you can be in each situation and use that to your advantage.

roche's genentech division

roche's genentech division lost with the FDA today so Avastin, one of their cancer drugs, was determined to be worthless for breast ca treatment. That will mean the loss of millions of dollars of revenue. Have to make that up somehow. Get rid of more people with gray hair!! That appears to be the mantra.

Getting rid of people costs

Getting rid of people costs is an integral part of the transformation, and in hitting the financial and other targets. Simplify/Focus/Eliminate redundancy and non-value add.

Anyone who works for Roche

Anyone who works for Roche Diagnostics these days is a fricking loser.

It smells like something

It smells like something alright

Branchburg exceeded all of

Branchburg exceeded all of its 'corporate' objectives for 2010 yet they're still tossing good people over the side...not sure where this cutural transformation is going but is looks and smells like change for the sake of change.

It is a Culture of

It is a Culture of Accountability. Know the corporate goals. This way when your group does not meet the financials you can blame yourself for being a loser instead.

Good observation... Actually

Good observation... Actually this whole "forum" is a bucket of BS filled by frustrated "people" without a life...

hmmm... this posting makes no

hmmm... this posting makes no sense

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