What's going on at LIFE?

Synergies=Layoffs
coming B4 year end.

LIFE is a brilliant company,

LIFE is a brilliant company, inspired from the top down. True genius. I am so proud of these dumb-arses

Ion is dead after the merger

Ion is dead after the merger in January

All these Ion haters on this blog are probably ILMN sales reps wondering why they keep loosing sales to the PGM. They are hoping that it would just go away. I think TMO will keep and develop Ion after the merger and it will destroy the Miseq

Ion is dead after the merger

Ion is dead after the merger in January.

Ion still can't come up with

Ion still can't come up with the P2 chip more than a year late now. ILMN stock keeps going higher, Ion Torrent customers are trading in their PGMs for MiSeqs over accuracy and work flow issues. The rumor was that Ion would get spun off to Roche? Now you wonder if Roche even wants it. So what becomes of Ion if there is no deal with Roche? Will TMO just keep funding a money loosing operation, try to make a go of it and fight it out with ILMN?

Yes, overheard it in Human

Yes, overheard it in Human Resources a few weeks ago.

Why? Do you know something?

Why? Do you know something?

I'd brush up your resume,

I'd brush up your resume, I've heard most if not all of the Frederick site will be closed, the distribution end in particular.

Any news about pending

Any news about pending layoffs in December? I really am worry about my job. Any chance no layoffs in December? That was the MO used in previous RIF.

Seems the other Life Tech

Seems the other Life Tech threads are more lively.

Look like this thread is

Look like this thread is dead! Any news lately.? How about a new thread? LSBS?

Funny how Life Tech

Funny how Life Tech fires/lays off people at the drop of a hat yet keeps people who get arrested every other week for drunk driving,drugs and other offenses. Seems everytime I read the arrest logs in the local paper theres a Life Tech employee in it.

yes please get rid of 7305.

yes please get rid of 7305. the whole department there needs to go too.

Thanks for posting this

Thanks for posting this information. I just want to let you know that I just check out your site and I find it very interesting and informative. I can't wait to read lots of your posts. jeunesse reserve

7335 will be the only

7335 will be the only building left end of 2014.

Any rumors on which senior

Any rumors on which senior management team members of lifetech will still be around after the buyout?

7335 building?

7335 building?

IT in MD is consolidating. IT

IT in MD is consolidating. IT building may be up for sell after merger. Good move Mr. Thermo.

I'm sure the forced vacation

I'm sure the forced vacation policy was vetted through the lawyers in HR before being implemented. That doesn't mean a whole bunch though, because the HR lawyers will tell the company exactly what it wants to hear. If you're really curious, best way to find out is to file a law suit. You'll probably lose your job, but at least you'll get a nice settlement to live on for a while.

I really hate this forced

I really hate this forced vacation policy. Is it even legal?

fredericks hr is FAR from

fredericks hr is FAR from high level. or or professional for that matter

Ask yo mama!

Ask yo mama!

If it is that bad in

If it is that bad in Fredrick, why are you bitching about it here. Take some action and stop hiding behind the rumor mill. You have high level HR in Frederick .. Are they not helping??? The people you are complaint about are low level clerks and wanna be sr managers who only got their roles due to time served on their knees.

"untrained monkeys and gay

"untrained monkeys and gay unicorns ". MC,MM,RW,JJ = monkeys. Gay Unicorns, are you talking about PH and MG.

Frederick is a fucking

Frederick is a fucking cesspool of butt wipes. No worry, TMO will disinfect this place and start again in VA.

Fucking Reno is a failure. I

Fucking Reno is a failure. I am reporting noise problems to OSHA.

hahaha listen to you all go

hahaha listen to you all go on about how shitty things are. id have killed myself if i still was there.

frederick is the biggest piece of shit. run by untrained monkeys and gay unicorns handcuffed together and dropped into a cesspool of bird doo.

whats really funny.

is being on the other side now watching those pukes try and run the joint... laughing because they have no idea how utterly WORTHLESS they are outside of the shitsphere they work in right now.

fuck 'm

Yeah, they fucking lie, they

Yeah, they fucking lie, they keep losing good people because they straight up tell lies! I have. Witnessed it first hand, Macera and Vansant, lol, they make a better couple than Heather Valentine and Macera. It's bad in Frederick and the leadership team knows nothing about operations or any idea on how to motivate or lead in a positive light. go go go, no recognition, no $, no thank u, no good morning, fuck you dick, be a man and have a heart to heart with the floor guys, let them say what's on their mind!

Mark Macera and Jennifer

Mark Macera and Jennifer Vansant need to be very careful on how they frequently bringing people in and accusing them of being seen out of the office or somewhere other than work when on the clock. This seems to be very manipulating. They are just searching for shit on people and when they can't find it, they lie! Oh yeah, Reno works great, lol, fuck that no progress has been made as far as quality or efficiency! Ship has sunk dick head, Vansant, you fell right in with the bullshit, you have no idea what's going on, open your eyes and look to the people on the floor and let them explain wtf is happening without being categorized.

I have been told that my

I have been told that my group is immune to any cuts...

Now there's someone who doesn't understand management speak. As in, "the performance of your group is immune to any cuts we might make..." means you're so overstaffed that they can cut your group in half and it would be immune. You want your group to be extremely sensitive to any cuts.

There is no such thing as

There is no such thing as immunity from cuts. Some groups are more likely than others to experience (deeper) cuts, but immunity is a pipe dream. These shake ups are always a great way to clean house.

And LT sales do? You're

And LT sales do? You're shitting me.....

I have not see any cuts yet

I have not see any cuts yet but I am in genetic analysis sales. I have been told that my group is immune to any cuts due to the fact that Fisher does not have the caliber of sale people to i.e. technical expertise to replace these positions.

Poor ABI employees. Thought

Poor ABI employees. Thought it was bad under Fat Tony then they get bought by Invitrogen. Lucifer cut compensation and benefits, added hours, and made everyone's life a miserable slog. So is there a light at the end of the tunnel with TMO? So far the ABI luck is running true to form. More cuts in compensation. The worst is yet to come.

Look for the normal signs, hr

Look for the normal signs, hr blocking meeting rooms, secret leadership meetings, offsite events, increased recognitions ( base cause your manager feels guilty for not doing it sooner), managers working early/late ( which is not normal in most cases) ... And most of all talk to your ops leaders, they will tell you everything that is going on because they can't handle the layoffs and are only doing it so that they are not laid off .. Most don't support the corporate "projects"

Well, it's June...let the

Well, it's June...let the layoffs begin! Who's first on the chopping block?

HR only interviews candidates

HR only interviews candidates from competitors to get marketing and sales information.
You will not be hired.

Do NOT write up any proposals or technical information for them for any interview.
HR's promises are not worth the skank interviewing you.

Thermo needs a flame-thrower

Thermo needs a flame-thrower to start burning up all the deadwood at LIFE.
Entire buildings should be demolished.
Drop a nuke on Carlsbad.
What a waste of space.
Useless protoplasm.

Thermo has The Final Solution for LIFE.

Kick him and the horse he

Kick him and the horse he rode in to the curb. MO's staff
Is not any better. Fricking maniacs.

he seems like he has lost it.

he seems like he has lost it. MO is one mean f$cker. intimidates and cause of so much problems with his groups happiness woes. agree. give him eval and show him door.

Poll. Is it just me or is the

Poll. Is it just me or is the head of Global Operations and Services gone a bit batty? Not the nicest guy but over the last year he has become a bit of a sadist and unstable. Serious someone needs to give the guy a psych eval. Maybe just me but guy seems a bit unstable. Not good.

Sorry to tell you, but there

Sorry to tell you, but there are no smokescreens, but rather slimy recruitment methods used to upgrade talent.. Look at the postings and consider if that is your job, once the new personis hired, they will take your job duties, assume your place in the organization and then they will find a way to move you out, either because you are too old, not the right pedigree, not a relative of gl, mod, or pl or some other poor excuse. Think about the last 5 people you have seen leave your group...things that make you go hmmm......

you mean the same opening

you mean the same opening that have been on there for the last 5 years, smokescreen, total smokescreen.

So what's up with all the

So what's up with all the openings being advertised?

Are you the brilliant

Are you the brilliant scientist that was just hired named Dr. Seuss?

I was one of them. Most of

I was one of them. Most of the victims were costly Fins (Finzymes, Finnygan, Finpipettes).
Now their BID section which compete with LT is cleared to accomodate survivors from LT.

"get a life or someone you

"get a life or someone you can talk to, clearly you are a loser"
Wow how bitchy...

Wow, how bitchy,..this person

Wow, how bitchy,..this person did some good research to inform others ... You must work in CB hR and have nothing better to do today so you are trolling the rumor mill...get a life or someone you can talk to, clearly you are a loser!

And you came to this

And you came to this brilliant conclusion merely by listing a bunch of addresses? Wow, that's some pretty impressive business savvy. At least we know your job is safe, because they wouldn't dare get rid of such insight.

A quick search on google

A quick search on google yielded infos below:

8202 Reveille Ct, Walkersville, MD 21793
126 Herbert Ave, Westminster, MD 21157
12354 Carroll Ave, Rockville, MD 20852
14665 Rothgeb Dr, Rockville, MD 20850
8291 Patuxent Range Rd, Jessup, MD 20794
1772 Sulphur Spring Rd, Halethorpe, MD 21227
Middletown, VA 22645
1215 Jefferson Davis Hwy, Arlington, VA 22202
1601 Cherry St Ste 1200, Philadelphia, PA 19102
171 Industry Dr, Pittsburgh, PA 15275
600 Business Center Dr, Pittsburgh, PA 15205
300 Industry Dr, Pittsburgh, PA 15275
320 Rolling Ridge Dr, Bellefonte, PA 16823
1610 Parkway View Dr, Pittsburgh, PA 15205
6771 Silver Crest Rd, Nazareth, PA 18064
7701 Burholme Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19111
2000 Park Lane Dr Ste 1, Pittsburgh, PA 15275
171 Industry Way, Carnegie, PA 15106

And that only in PA,VA and MD. 38,000 employees +10,000 from LIFE, that's just way too many.

I heard layoffs to begin in

I heard layoffs to begin in June. Orders had slowed a lot. People no longer care! Just collecting paycheck like usual.

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