What's going on at LIFE?

Synergies=Layoffs
coming B4 year end.

AB, sorry "LIFE" has loads of

AB, sorry "LIFE" has loads of fun personalities. They deserve each other. But some nice people there. Spoke with people in California today at a reception and it does not sound like they are oblivious as to what goes on there. This stuff all sorts itself out in time.

Three of the manufacturing

Three of the manufacturing departments are pretty peaceful there. But there's definitely stuff going on in another one-has been for awhile and yes, there's one person there who is definitely borderline "postal" but like I said, they know it as the HR twit seems to speak pretty openly about it. Not sure what has become of R&D. I know that I have been spoken to since I left them about the goings on there. They know. They just want somebody to come forward so they can document stuff. The cleanup and facelift of the site is pretty much typical fro current mangement. Now though, they have to hit numbers and take on new stuff so I imagine that they are under pretty big pressure. If the diahrea of the mouth guy is who I think they are refering to, he's laughing all the way to the bak right about now. Somne people have all the luck.

Sounds like Psycho Dave

Sounds like Psycho Dave

Sounds like someone

Sounds like someone definitely has some issues at Life Tech!!!

It is a very bitter ex-employee. We kind of feel sorry for him. He is a LOSER!, extremely petty, mildly retarded, delusional, has absolutely no class or conscience and suffers from diarrhea of the mouth. He will tell you irrelevant stories that go on and on and on and will repeat them every couple of weeks. He has no life and derives relief from his miserable existence by making cowardly accusations and hoping for a response as he hides behind his computer. We don't really feel his comments are worthy of a response and are frankly trying to forget him. Please don't feed the TROLL!!!!!!!

Austin will make it. There

Austin will make it. There may be a few bad apples in some departments, but it is a great site with plenty of capacity. They will not fail...I suspect many of the negative comments here regarding Austin are people who are just pissed because their site are being downsized and they might be RFI'ed.

Austin will make it. There

Austin will make it. There may be a few bad apples in some departments, but it is a great site with plenty of capacity. They will not fail...I suspect many of the negative comments here regarding Austin are people who are just pissed because their site are being downsized and they might be RFI'ed.

Austin will make it. There

Austin will make it. There may be a few bad apples in some departments, but it is a great site with plenty of capacity. They will not fail...I suspect many of the negative comments here regarding Austin are people who are just pissed because their site is being downsized and they might be RFI'ed.

There are worries that Austin

There are worries that Austin can not meet what they are being told to take on. Some of the products from the 500 will prove very difficult to make

AB was a good company. In the

AB was a good company. In the days of Hunkapillar alot of substance. One department and 1-2 people within it is hurting things for a very good bunch of people there in TX

Sounds like someone

Sounds like someone definitely has some issues at Life Tech.

MA is a pathological liar

MA is a pathological liar (well known to people in manufacturing development, NAPG, and global supply) and has falsified his resume and misrepresented his work to the company. The letter has been crafted and is being sent to Lucier and the board. Let them investigate the details. This includes examples of age discrimination, falsification of data, inappropriate comments to employees about their spouses. A person like this should not be employed at this or any company. As far as productive goes, that was never an issue. I have witnessed people like this for many years although not as extreme. In the end, they pay for it. I can think of one guy who was a loser his entire career only to get into a major pharma with some responsibility. He rose very high off the backs of his employees but when you go from a headcount of 28 to 2, it kind of says something. His nonsense caught up to him and he has been out for over a year now with no prospects at all.

"Improving the human

"Improving the human condition Just not yours." Any joining of 2 organizations will cause layoffs. That is the main reason they did it in the first place. This thread should be about the where and when. If you are ABI or INVN and have not been contacted and contracted by Mgt by now, be clear that you are going to be gone.
Just a matter of time.

I wonder if the person

I wonder if the person holding a grudge against MA's group has any other helpful insight about the rest of Manufacturing or is he/she just bitching because they were unproductive and no one wanted them around? I'm sorry that nobody invited you to lunch with them, but it's no reason disparage someone on a rumor site.

LIFE will need to harmonize

LIFE will need to harmonize the tax years of the two companies, which in turn will result in shifting one or the other bonus payout dates. Assume that LIFE will work on the IVGN calendar, rather than the ABI one. Either ABI employees are going to get a partial year payout in Feb-March or be asked to wait until 2010 for an 18 month bonus. Would guess the first is true, although the second would generate more 09 "synergies".

Are they selling the Mass

Are they selling the Mass Spec side?

1. ABI bonuses for FY08 were

1. ABI bonuses for FY08 were paid in August.

2. "Mini layoffs" are a way for a large company to bypass the Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification (WARN) Act

http://library.findlaw.com/2002/Dec/1/132555.html

I fortunately left that place

I fortunately left that place but I saw the HR twit a couple of weeks ago and he told me that there were planned "minilayoffs" and it didn't seem to phase him. Also said that Austin would be under a great deal of pressure this year to live up to the hype.

ABI paid out bonuses in

ABI paid out bonuses in August for the previous FY. Did that not happen this year?

Next critical deadline will

Next critical deadline will be payments of 2008 bonuses. Expect layoffs to avoid these payments. Consistent history of this occurring each year at IVGN lately.

5th has come and gone and no

5th has come and gone and no sign of lay offs anywhere. All pretty much business as usual with some planning going on in individual departments.

If lay-offs are coming, everyone is keeping quiet about it.

yes, there will be job loss,

yes, there will be job loss, when? noone knows? but definitely a few more waves.

This thread is becoming

This thread is becoming unpredictable... Whats exactly going on @ LIFE... What is the fate of the employees over there will they have job when thy return back to work after holidays?

Please answer relevantly

Whatever 'tard boy. Go chew

Whatever 'tard boy. Go chew on your Xanax

This company will make

This company will make history.

Right. The way the Khmer Rouge made history.

Love LIFE! pink or white who

Love LIFE! pink or white who cares! This company will make history.

Get Ready for the pink slips

Get Ready for the pink slips after January 5th there are talks going on seriously....

There you go see, can`t

There you go see, can`t resist a little dig can we? I don,t know who LF or MA is for that matter, I certainly cannot claim to be anywhere near the top of the food chain. Its just that most posts on this site tend to be down beat, regardless of the subject. Sure, I may be one of those that is let go by this merger but I can still be positive. Or is it a case that ONLY negative comments ARE posted, anybody who is happy with their lot doesn,t feel the need to comment on anything?

Better stop making those

Better stop making those Grainger trips LF and start polishing MA's car again !

I have a proposal, as its a

I have a proposal, as its a new year lets try saying "My glass is half full" a bit more. I know that synegies=layoffs and i know if you are one of these people affected by this then its going to be tough. However there WILL be more people who keep their jobs than loose them and I think working for Life could be a good thing. Time will tell I guess but lets not be all doom and gloom.

I know this guy-he's very

I know this guy-he's very good and MA hired him and treated him like garbage from the very beginning as MA's boss the interim director was trying trying to get MA to move on. Poor guy's marriage went sour and he began drinking but from what I've heard, he's doing really well now. Good for him.

"...oh, pul-eez.just assume

"...oh, pul-eez.just assume that you will be fired at some point and stop acting like the rumor mill nazi...."

Nope, took a 40% raise and decided to work for a company with well educated first world employees who behave, for the most part, professionally. However, scientific misconduct is scientific misconduct except perhaps in the former Soviet Union where it was par for the course. Seen alot of places and AB is (was) a good company but there's definitely one department (and they know it) that has major issues. The industry would be alot better off if these people were called out and walked out. Years ago, Wyeth made all new R&D employees watch a well crafted video on this topic.

oh, pul-eez. just assume that

oh, pul-eez.
just assume that you will be fired at some point and stop acting like the rumor mill nazi.

"...IVGN now LIFE is a great

"...IVGN now LIFE is a great company to work for. We are best in our class. Matter of facts, we have great leaders, lean and is world class in our space. "Google" us and you will see. Although, I no longer with IVGN due to RIF, I still believe in the company and GL leadership. Dec 30th, 2012 is the date. Look for it...."

Yeah right. Great leaders like JE who has fabricated every piece of assay data that he's ever touched and belittles and demeans all of his employees. He got the heave ho at his last place in CT for obvious reasons.

Please keep this thread

Please keep this thread relevant to the topic of synergies, layoffs, integration... no bashing or praising GL or anyone, please.

Working on figuring out which

Working on figuring out which is the most expensive item in each of the now many, many product line overlaps. Then deciding on how much to raise the price on that item for 2009, while dropping the rest...

So what is going on at LIFE?

So what is going on at LIFE?

Maybe his shoes were old and

Maybe his shoes were old and worn out causing them to sell cheaply

Yeah, you would think it would be tough to be an upstanding guy without any soles.

Maybe his shoes were old and

Maybe his shoes were old and worn out causing them to sell cheaply

GL is a upstanding guy and a

GL is a upstanding guy and a fine manager who sold his sole a long time ago for dirt cheap.

Q109. GL is very very very

Q109. GL is very very very very smart.!!!!

Any news on the upcoming

Any news on the upcoming layoffs? What about the MSN site?

GL just isn't isn't that

GL just isn't isn't that smart, Kids. When are you all going to stop drinking the Kool-Aid and realize that?

IVGN now LIFE is a great

IVGN now LIFE is a great company to work for. We are best in our class. Matter of facts, we have great leaders, lean and is world class in our space. "Google" us and you will see. Although, I no longer with IVGN due to RIF, I still believe in the company and GL leadership. Dec 30th, 2012 is the date. Look for it.

Quality is another front that

Quality is another front that ivgn will win.

Do you use one of the limited edition, autographed GL crack pipes?

combination of ivgn and abi

combination of ivgn and abi will be able to compete at the IDT level. Quality is another front that ivgn will win.

What is the status of

What is the status of employees in FC in month of January

ILMN and IVGN will probably

ILMN and IVGN will probably dissolve the collaboration. This relationship was strained from the get go.

And LIFE will do what? Give up on the oligo business? IVGN wasn't able to compete with IDT on price, quality or service when prices were 2x what they are now, which was the whole reason for the ILMN partnership in the first place. By combining their massive intelligence ABI and IVGN have now figured out how to compete in this marketplace?

ILMN and IVGN will probably

ILMN and IVGN will probably dissolve the collaboration. This relationship was strained from the get go.

LOL !!! Don't forget Psycho

LOL !!! Don't forget Psycho Dave, the guy who adds new dimension to the word "postal".

There's another one there,

There's another one there, CF, who does virtually no work but points out the work to everybody else. Tries to give the impression that she is bright but is nothing more than a second rate suck up. Probably the only reason she's employed is her husband, RF.
He's a pretty decent guy in another department. Don't know how he can stand although she is pretty hot looking.

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