What's going on at LIFE?

Synergies=Layoffs
coming B4 year end.

Heard there was 400M in human

Heard there was 400M in human capital redundancies. @ 1M/person that is 400 people gone. @ 100K/person that is 4,000 - adios.

Ion wont be the only thing to

Ion wont be the only thing to go. They will slash manufacturing, distribution, admins, facilities and useless support functions. There are way more talented people frommThermo, so lifers will be leaving first across the globe.

Thermo won't keep Ion, I'm

Thermo won't keep Ion, I'm sure they're already talking to Roche about a deal to sell it off along with the new SSF facility.

They won't need two morons

They won't need two morons driving each function and department.....just one!

Are you talking about the TWO senior software managers at Singapore?

So what now happens to Ion?

So what now happens to Ion? I know TMO says that they will develop the box but saying and doing are .... Anyone want to bet the division gets pitched to Roche to pay back some of the 20 billion in combined debt that now exhists between LIFE and TMO? I just don't see TMO doing a good job of developing Ion but would Roche do any better, they did such an awesome job on 454.

What planet are you from??

What planet are you from?? There will be a huge synergy number, but the trick is to not reveal it up front but have a death by a thousand cuts approach life Life typically does...the chaos will not end anytime soon. Your prediction of 400m is low. There will be outsourcing of some functions that will help, consolidations and massive reductions. They won't need two morons driving each function and department.....just one!

No need for hyperbole, Thermo

No need for hyperbole, Thermo themselves pegged their target cost savings at $250M and analysts expect over $300M, maybe $400M. That comes from layoffs and site closings.

The assimilation has been

The assimilation has been seamless.

I don't think anyone ever

I don't think anyone ever said or thinks that one is a psychopath if they like their job. However if you believe you are still there because you are somehow markedly superior to the thousands of people who have been shitcanned then I suspect you have delusional grandiosity. And if you think the world and Invitrogen, dba Lifetech, dba Fisher Scientific, are better places because thousands of good people have had their lives destroyed then you are likely a sociopath. And if you still have any respect for the management and corporate vision of that turd pile than you are indeed a brown nosed butt kisser. There, does that make you feel better?

Ever work with our real

Ever work with our real estate and shared services? Didn't think so. Not the swiftest group in the company. I agree with original poster. I don't think they will be included in the move to oyster point. Means hasta la vista.

What a loser.. You do that

What a loser.. You do that and check back to see how pathetic everyone else. Is.. Btw. What are you doing posting your crap if you are so high and mighty and better than everyone else?? loser

Heck forget the lazy RD

Heck forget the lazy RD people in 1149. Ever see the work ethic of the shared services and real estate people in 1149. 6 hour days were pretty normal. Need to layoff everyone in 1149. Worthless sacks of crap.

short correction : you were

short correction : you were bought...Life-Thermo merger... :))))

Funny. All these "doomsday"

Funny. All these "doomsday" seers and idiots posting up all the predictions are completely full of $hit.

Talk of "bloodbaths" and all the other cool buzzwords you armchair quarterbacks use just make you look more ignorant when your predictions fail to materialize.

I know, I know. If you like your job and company you are a psychopath, buttkisser, brown noser etc. If you don't, you are an informed genius who "got out" or whatever other BS you care to throw out.

Will there be layoffs at some point? Probably. Just like all the other companies that you Biofind trolls aren't running will have at some time in the future as well.

Instead of constant bitching, perhaps you can try and change this "horrible" system? No? Not qualified? Or...let me guess "The man is keeping you down?"

Keep up the good fight! I'll check back in a few months to see what other hyperbole is used to describe the current state of the Lifetech-Thermo merger.

Wow, there are more people

Wow, there are more people uninformed at life. Maybe instead of butt kissing each other, you should spend more time educating employees about the deal.

I thought it sold for 76 per

I thought it sold for 76 per share, someone will go to jail if it does not pay at that price!!!!

Notice that it is not trading at the price. It will gradually rise to 76 as the sale becomes more of a sure thing at 76. Markets are still accounting for 76 being the price sometime in the near future but there still being a degree of uncertainty in that future.

That's the price TMO agreed

That's the price TMO agreed to pay per share of issued LIFE stock to purchase the company. It doesn't necessarily mean that's the price LIFE stock will rise to, though it could.

I thought it sold for 76 per

I thought it sold for 76 per share, someone will go to jail if it does not pay at that price!!!!

I bet this deal falls apart

I bet this deal falls apart once Thermo looks under the hood.

No, it will go ahead just the price paid will be less (and the 75 share offer price will never be paid out)

Thermo will be guilty of

Thermo will be guilty of association. FDA will have a ball with the gmp sites and the dol will make a ton when the whisleblowrrs start calling them about the shady practices of hr and legal. If you know something.. Call and tell someone who can help prevent future injustices it is the only way.

I bet this deal falls apart

I bet this deal falls apart once Thermo looks under the hood.

the inept storage of phosgene

the inept storage of phosgene was pretty impressive

Life Tech is missing more

Life Tech is missing more than Enron ever did/ smoke screen and dog and pony shoes making things look like they are good, the books are so cooked they should have a bon fire with them, how do you have a storage unit show up with life tech produts in it? how do you lose 10 cases of hexane and a 50g bottle of copper cyanide? missing menthanol is a norm. Check ou tthe eugen storage unit that has over 2 units of books that would be better for a bon fire then they are being paid to store

Grow the f*** up you are wasting so much money to toss a dime when you could be turning a dollar with reallly passionate people who want to make a difference

Of course all general

Of course all general administrative overhead (HR, IT, etc...) will be cut as well.

Those a-holes in legal used

Those a-holes in legal used to go on these elaborate self-congratulatory retreats...no more!

you forgot to mention

you forgot to mention Information Technology, HR, and any other corporate functions will severely downsized.

Thermo is run by former Bain

Thermo is run by former Bain Capital people, they know nothing about science and a lot about how to save money by reducing and/or exporting the workforce. Listening to current Life managers say nothing will change is beyond stupid, they won't be calling the shots the day after the deal closes, an integration manager responsible for maximizing the deal synergies will be. The prime targets at Life are legal/licensing (this group is ridiculously bloated and Thermo has a far smaller group), sales (no need for two sales forces), distribution (no need for duplication here either), general management roles, and R&D outside Ion Torrent. There is no plan to keep things from the Foster City/SSF site other than Ion Torrent which will eventually occupy all of the new location. As the people up there already know Chris Linthwaite has already been effectively demoted and the future for his business is poor as Thermo already has similar operations in far cheaper areas of the world. A cut down version of Carlsbad will likely exist for a while but the people there may have more problems getting jobs given the San Diego area is much smaller for biotech (and overall).

It is great to see this

It is great to see this post's activity decline - it will be the same as what will happen to the ex lifers! Interesting how that happens. No one is paying attention to this because people are really busy working on how to "synergize" the organization and eliminate people from their jobs. The funny thing is that the "fake" jobs will remain (a** kissing jobs like Chief of Staff) and the critical ones will be eliminated in the spirit of cost reductions.......

LOL this string had over 10

LOL this string had over 10 posts per day pre Thermo Fisher acquisition. So I guess everyone is happy with the new owners.

Now I have to contact over 10 job agencies per day. There are TWO senior software managers in Singapore, chances are I or him will contribute to the cost synergies

LOL this string had over 10

LOL this string had over 10 posts per day pre Thermo Fisher acquisition. So I guess everyone is happy with the new owners. This could be the case I really liked working for Fisher back in the day. Nice catalog.

"Thermo managers getting

"Thermo managers getting their seeping shit encrusted cocks out and ready for all you lifers. Relax those jaws and down on your knees."
What exactly is the point of a post like this? I just don't get it.

You have never worked for the clueless idiots that populate the senior management at these larger companies but if you have, you recognize the posture. When you do recognize this, then god bless you, you will have been exposed to the cancer.

"Thermo managers getting

"Thermo managers getting their seeping shit encrusted cocks out and ready for all you lifers. Relax those jaws and down on your knees."
What exactly is the point of a post like this? I just don't get it.

Who is behind the great idea

Who is behind the great idea if creating LifeTalk videos (according to them TEDtalk similar videos) with Lucifer?
This clown has no credibility! Only brown nosers can waste budget on this crap. Who is going to watch it?!!?

They will be soon - check out

They will be soon - check out Monster to see who is looking for those that know distribution, procurement, JDE and migration with E1. Not to mention IT and the ability to compile BOMS, etc. There is a company that is international that is looking in CB, Houston, Chicago, SC

When are massive layoffs

When are massive layoffs expected?

Thermo managers getting their

Thermo managers getting their seeping shit encrusted cocks out and ready for all you lifers. Relax those jaws and down on your knees.

LIFE sucks

LIFE sucks

This string is so quiet since

This string is so quiet since the TMO buyout what's up? Too busy looking for a way out to waste time on blogs like this?

There are TWO senior software managers now in Singapore. Those two senior software managers used be best friends, and lunch together almost every day. Now I don't see them lunch together anymore. Obviously one of them will be laid off, and the other one will manage more engineers. It's like a survival game.

Can you guys make a guess who will survive and who will get the pink slip?

This string is so quiet since

This string is so quiet since the TMO buyout what's up? Too busy looking for a way out to waste time on blogs like this?

Get ready to be tossed away

Get ready to be tossed away like yesterdays trash. To the Marks, I appreciate all you did, to Greg, thanks for selling us under k(google Greg Lucier) to the ABI twits who want more numbers than production - give it a rest. This was a great company that gave a crap about making a difference. This was not just a pay check it was passionate people making a difference

You lucky folks get to play

You lucky folks get to play table tennis!?

You young whippersnappers... When I worked for Invitrogen, our fun was to serve as moving archery targets for the head of R&D.

"LATAM is the new Frederick.

"LATAM is the new Frederick. No leadership (GM went to China), lost the best manager in January and another good one in April. Now it´s just backstabbing leaders with no clue about the business. More people on the way out and competitors just waiting for bleeding to get the talents for free.

Amazing how the morons at Carlsbad destroy the region since the merging."

More people? Isn´t the bleeding big enough? Does HR realized this is a leadership issue? Usually yes, but have no guts, power or skills to fix things. Bad leadership = leaving talent. Good leaders attrack talent people, sometimes with lower wages compared to competitors. Bad ones need to pay more and get average people.

You lucky folks get to play

You lucky folks get to play table tennis!?

I'm an R&D engineer and in my

I'm an R&D engineer and in my opinion, the bozo's in Bldg 1149 (FC), should be laid off. All they do is play table tennis all afternoon while pulling down big paychecks, and their clueless management does nothing about it. Deadwood that needs to be chopped.

CEO in Frederick today. Said

CEO in Frederick today. Said everything ok, focus on your work and don't worry about the 3000+ employees who will be laid off soon. 200+ people working on synergies so no worry there. One good thing about this MnA, we no longer being outsourced.!!!

Heard they got rid of all of

Heard they got rid of all of the Seasoned AB/ Invitrogen leaders in the Americas. Canada, Latin America, Middle region.

How about Singapore?

There won't be any layoffs as PCRs(including real-time PCRs), Ion torrents, and other devices are manufactured here.

Heard they got rid of all of

Heard they got rid of all of the Seasoned AB/ Invitrogen leaders in the Americas. Canada, Latin America, Middle region.

How about Singapore?

You are as sick as Carlsbad's

You are as sick as Carlsbad's managment. Leave and we will finally be healthier.

I support stronger background

I support stronger background checks and reducing clip size to 30 rounds.

That will make all the difference.

That will stop the killers. When the killers try to reload, then the NRA-sponsored security guard with 30 bullet holes in his head can stop the killer.

No one is going to lose his

No one is going to lose his or her job. That's a demoralizing rumor.

Let's talk about Sandy Hook instead. That's much happier.

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