What's going on at LIFE?

Synergies=Layoffs
coming B4 year end.

"I'm selling tickets on a bus

"I'm selling tickets on a bus from SD to the garden state with GL.
Anyone interested?
MS would not be!"

GL's wife would not buy one!
Do you want to work for this person?
MS cashed out via the merger.

"KG is gone, partially as a

"KG is gone, partially as a result of that IVGN fiasco. But don't worry, GL still has a few of his favorites from GE with their fingers in major pies to mess up going forward. CB comes immediately to mind."

I'm selling tickets on a bus from SD to the garden state with GL.
Anyone interested?
MS would not be!

Both will run concurrently

Both will run concurrently until a decision is made. That decision is more than two years away (last I heard...). Legacy IVGN spent (read, OVER spent) for a very poor E1 implementation. E1 and SAP don't talk, won;t talk, and will never talk. So, the NewCo is stuck doing manual adjustments and updates for any system which requires interplay. What a mess!

KG is gone, partially as a result of that IVGN fiasco. But don't worry, GL still has a few of his favorites from GE with their fingers in major pies to mess up going forward. CB comes immediately to mind.

So then what about Austin ?

So then what about Austin ? Big product overlap with enzymes.

Would think that Greg would be thinking China or India eventually. Anybody see the big Novartis ad in C&EN looking for bi-lingual organic chemists for their big expansion in China ? Creepy but I think that it's a sign of the times for manufacturing.

Does that mean in FC and PL

Does that mean in FC and PL we are on the layoff list?

I don't know. It was only a guess given as the Pleasanton Campus has always been pretty empty and must cost a fortune to run. If I was a betting man I'd guess that FC is on borrowed time judging from the announcements and the number of pink slips already.

"Both will run concurrently

"Both will run concurrently until a decision is made. That decision is more than two years away (last I heard...). Legacy IVGN spent (read, OVER spent) for a very poor E1 implementation. E1 and SAP don't talk, won;t talk, and will never talk. So, the NewCo is stuck doing manual adjustments and updates for any system which requires interplay. What a mess!"
I heard that GL is mental mess and that is the way he runs the company!!!

Both will run concurrently

Both will run concurrently until a decision is made. That decision is more than two years away (last I heard...). Legacy IVGN spent (read, OVER spent) for a very poor E1 implementation. E1 and SAP don't talk, won;t talk, and will never talk. So, the NewCo is stuck doing manual adjustments and updates for any system which requires interplay. What a mess!

SAP or ORACLE ? Any

SAP or ORACLE ?
Any information on this... Please post your responses

"I doubt any of the AB real

"I doubt any of the AB real estate is worth as much as it would cost to relocate and tool up all of the AB products made on them to Invitrogen sites. Maybe the Pleasanton campus which has always been a white Elephant."

Does that mean in FC and PL we are on the layoff list?

I doubt any of the AB real

I doubt any of the AB real estate is worth as much as it would cost to relocate and tool up all of the AB products made on them to Invitrogen sites. Maybe the Pleasanton campus which has always been a white Elephant.

"Life owns all AB's brands,

"Life owns all AB's brands, IP, licensing and products. There is no redundancy because it is one company. The products and resources will be allocated to maximize $$$. Consolidation, Real Estate sales, relocation and outsourcing are part of the equation. Face it, AB does not exist as a company anymore. Nothing is off the chopping block."

If you're going to be so picky, allow me to join in. There is nothing to "consolidate" if only one of the previous firms has the manufacturing processes in place.

Other than the nasty tone though, a pretty good post.

"Life owns all AB's brands,

"Life owns all AB's brands, IP, licensing and products. There is no redundancy because it is one company. The products and resources will be allocated to maximize $$$. Consolidation, Real Estate sales, relocation and outsourcing are part of the equation. Face it, AB does not exist as a company anymore. Nothing is off the chopping block."

If you're going to be so picky, allow me to join in. There is nothing to "consolidate" if only one of the previous firms has the manufacturing processes in place.

Other than the nasty tone though, a pretty good post.

"With regards to

"With regards to manufacturing, previous poster is right-- for many AB products there is no redundancy with Invitrogen and some AB sites will remain intact."

Life owns all AB's brands, IP, licensing and products. There is no redundancy because it is one company. The products and resources will be allocated to maximize $$$. Consolidation, Real Estate sales, relocation and outsourcing are part of the equation. Face it, AB does not exist as a company anymore. Nothing is off the chopping block.

What about tech reps - will

What about tech reps - will they consoliate or will they be kept when there isn't overlap. Do all these layoffs have any impact on the discrimination stuff below?

Listen, we've got to expect

Listen, we've got to expect that departments like HR, legal, shipping & receiving, sales, service, and all other sorts of administrative departments are going to be consolidated. To the victor go the spoils, and Invitrogen bought AB, so that's where they'll go.

With regards to manufacturing, previous poster is right-- for many AB products there is no redundancy with Invitrogen and some AB sites will remain intact.

And what makes you think

And what makes you think that? Most of the ABI sites make products that cannot easily be transferred into heritage Invitrogen.

>What about Pleasanton and

>What about Pleasanton and other AB sites?
All AB Real Estate will be for sale as soon as they become vacant and is already been counted into the synergy savings.

What about Pleasanton and

What about Pleasanton and other AB sites?

FC will close within 18

FC will close within 18 months. Duties performed their will either be relocated to Carlsbad (engineering, enzymology, etc.) or Eugene (chemistry). If you're any good, LIFE will relocate you with you job intact; if you're not, buff-up that resume. If your in a "non-scientific" position, you will be replaced in Carlsbad or offered your job without relocation benefits.

you re obviously blind to

you re obviously blind to what's going on in FC...Go talk to the sales people, the service engineers as well as order and sales support. They all already got their pink slip.

order and sale support

order and sale support functions were hard hit ... about 70 foster city jobs being cut, moving to elsewhere. Read between the lines... only a matter of time before all FC is shut down.

Nice to see that Lucifer has

Nice to see that Lucifer has been busy there since I left a few years back. More public lawsuits as opposed to the closed door payoffs of the past.

"See that MS and his team are

"See that MS and his team are moving to Carlsbad? That must spell the end of Foster City?"

Foster City will be there but it will have very little LIFE.

"Did anybody see the Rumor

"Did anybody see the Rumor Mill post on lawsuit against AB ? The attorneys who posted were a legitimate Austin firm. So is this an Austin harassment/discrimination thing or what's going on ? I've heard a few stories but seems like every company has a few stories along this line" What's the story?

The law office of Bemis, Roach & Reed is investigating prevalence of discrimination at Applied Biosystems/Life Technologies. If you are a past employee of AB/Life and feel you experienced discrimination while working for them or in being laid off, please send or fax the following information to the law office listed below. ALL information is completely confidential.
Your name and contact information (name is required)
Dates started and left AB or Life Technologies
Title and years industry experience
Type(s) of Discrimination (list all relevant categories):
Race, color, sex, national origin, retaliation, age, disability, other
Approximate Date(s):
Action:
Describe other actions:
Reason given for acts:
Do you know others who have been treated similarly?
How long you have been out of work or it took to find another job – even if you started looking before leaving AB/Life and left voluntarily.
Send your name and information to:
Law Office

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All information is totally confidential. Feel free to pass this on or post to other appropriate sites.

interesting

interesting

See that MS and his team are

See that MS and his team are moving to Carlsbad? That must spell the end of Foster City?

maybe it is about time?

maybe it is about time?

Did anybody see the Rumor

Did anybody see the Rumor Mill post on lawsuit against AB ? The attorneys who posted were a legitimate Austin firm. So is this an Austin harassment/discrimination thing or what's going on ? I've heard a few stories but seems like every company has a few stories along this line.

er ... none?

er ... none?

"GL came. We are on the

"GL came. We are on the "map", (hello!!), more ops to Frederick"

If Frederick is safe which other sites will be closing ?

How many went from Foster City last week ?

PL, is this the Rumor Mill or

PL, is this the Rumor Mill or the Prophecy Mill?

Confucius say: Smaller fish take more time than expected to swallow much larger fish.

The devil said to bring lost

The devil said to bring lost souls to Fred by way of its logs. More souls will be gone when the Os are to be casted out. The Underworld Hound and the Underworld King are working to these goals.

love,

PL

I have heard everyone at Life

I have heard everyone at Life is working under a microscope now. Must account for every hour, dot the I,s cross the T,s, all the rest of the job that needs to be done but cannot be actually accounted for now has to get done outside of core hours.

You heard wrong - it's pretty much business as usual in most areas.

Now get back to work!
Love,
PL

I have heard everyone at Life

I have heard everyone at Life is working under a microscope now. Must account for every hour, dot the I,s cross the T,s, all the rest of the job that needs to be done but cannot be actually accounted for now has to get done outside of core hours.

You heard wrong - it's pretty much business as usual in most areas.

"We are on the map!" Looks

"We are on the map!"

Looks like F-burg, MD will be around for another year.

GL came. We are on the "map",

GL came. We are on the "map", (hello!!), more ops to Frederick

I have heard everyone at Life

I have heard everyone at Life is working under a microscope now. Must account for every hour, dot the I,s cross the T,s, all the rest of the job that needs to be done but cannot be actually accounted for now has to get done outside of core hours.

GL is a deep dive, hands-on

GL is a deep dive, hands-on kind of guy. He likes to spend two days a month doing the job of someone 5 levels removed from himself. So he's probably going to be labeling tubes.

Heard GLfer is in MD

Heard GLfer is in MD tomorrow, can anyone confirm this? and why?

"True. Only reason for

"True. Only reason for overtime is to build inventory and then transfer to Carlsbad and Austin"

"You are nearly four months behind the times."

No I am 6 months ahead wait for end Q3 and see

It may have something to do

It may have something to do with this.
>>Anyone working overtime and weekends thinking that their position will still be there at the end of the second Qtr?

"Yes, and 3 months until 2nd

"Yes, and 3 months until 2nd Qtr end!"

And your point is?

"True. Only reason for

"True. Only reason for overtime is to build inventory and then transfer to Carlsbad and Austin

You are nearly four months behind the times.

Yes, and 3 months until 2nd Qtr end!

"True. Only reason for

"True. Only reason for overtime is to build inventory and then transfer to Carlsbad and Austin"

You are nearly four months behind the times.

"?????????? GE bought Life.

"?????????? GE bought Life. Do explain. Did I miss something?"

It's a reference to the number of ex-GE management now at Life

Anyone working overtime and

Anyone working overtime and weekends thinking that their position will still be there at the end of the second Qtr?

True. Only reason for overtime is to build inventory and then transfer to Carlsbad and Austin

?????????? GE bought Life. Do

?????????? GE bought Life. Do explain. Did I miss something?

Non-sense, GE already bought

Non-sense, GE already bought Life Technologies.

I know of one sales rep laid

I know of one sales rep laid off today.

Just a passing whisper but

Just a passing whisper but did I hear someone is out to buy Life Technologies? If so who, they must have some clout!

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