What's going on at LIFE?

Synergies=Layoffs
coming B4 year end.

You obviously never toured

You obviously never toured the facility ? Do they still use post-its that fall on the floor to label things ?

Pleasanton makes all the

Pleasanton makes all the SOLiD oligos so if anything moving the Frederick oligo operation should improve them.

And while we scream on every

And while we scream on every roof about our great corporate volunteer work, we will destroy our own staff's lives by putting them under indecent pressure or asking them to re-locate a few years before shutting them down... Life does have an image problem.

Check the Whistle Blowers'

Check the Whistle Blowers' letter prior to the acquisition

Frederick is moving oligo

Frederick is moving oligo operations to Pleasanton,CA. by December 30. Laying off 52 people. Don't buy oligos after that because the quality will not be the same. These will be all new people manufacturing oligos. Frederick is currently training these people to do their jobs. Add insult to injury.

Stop the name calling, folks.

Stop the name calling, folks. This is a rumor forum. Need some good true rumors or at least one that would help me make money from LIFE.

Touch a nerve! did we !

Touch a nerve! did we !

Mr. GL would you like a page

Mr. GL would you like a page from their playbook.

Now that would generate a Catch-22 situation.

ILMN Playbook:

Thing what GL woud do.

Do the opposite.

ILMN! ILMN!, that is a well

ILMN! ILMN!, that is a well run company. Mr. GL would you like a page from their playbook.

What operations are in Eugene

What operations are in Eugene and where would they fit?

You guys are complete idiots.

You guys are complete idiots.

Eugene is getting run into

Eugene is getting run into the ground, they can't figure out what to do with it. Sent some incompetent GM to position it for closure. He's already closed Camarillo, so positioning Eugene for similar. This is a ship without a rudder. They've announced need to consolidate manufacturing over next few years- and Eugene would need major overhaul to diversify or expand capacity. Have you seen any investment in Eugene in past few years? I don't think so!

KM was shown the door by Mr

KM was shown the door by Mr Lucier. It's too bad, Kip was a good guy. He was in way over his head, but that said, who wouldn't have been under the same circumstance? After all, LIFE is getting it's ass kicked at every turn by ILMN.

This company officially a

This company officially a meat grinder. Don't believe anything they say. Horrible. On top of that, they have these fakes HR youtube ads, disgusting !

LIFE absolutely lies to their

LIFE absolutely lies to their employees.

No, they use "forward looking statements." And chinese walls to make sure the person making the "forward looking statement" doesn't know it's false. Even though the executive that told them to make the statement knows it is.

LIFE show? What is wrong

LIFE show? What is wrong with you people? It is not often the executives made fools of themselves. Enjoy. and no Eugene is not closing.

A Life all-employee meeting

A Life all-employee meeting tomorrow where once again our intelligence will be insulted.

what happened to KM and LS?

what happened to KM and LS?

Maybe to Eugene.

Maybe to Eugene.

Wonder what became of

Wonder what became of Camarillo!!

LIFE absolutely lies to their

LIFE absolutely lies to their employees. It should be shameful, but when you evalluate the insurance cut backs in light of a huge CEO "bonus", it's really not surprising that the company is dishonest. It's safe to say that this applies to their business transactions as well.

not to Eugene

not to Eugene

LIFE has too many small sites

LIFE has too many small sites all through the US by way of acquisitions. May be not closing but consolidation? Heard that oligo manufacturing is moving somewhere west.

"Someone is winding you up.

"Someone is winding you up. No way they are closing Eugene"
agreed.

This is just plain

This is just plain crazy.

Someone is winding you up. No way they are closing Eugene.

This is just plain crazy. Now

This is just plain crazy. Now they are going to dismantle Molecular Probes and destroy that business too - more than they already have, anyway?

Eugene closing

Eugene closing

I am at a large international

I am at a large international show or about, the reputation of Life (especially on the Invitrogen side) is now considered poisoned by all the reps I talked to, it is a nightmare for them. Business is way down in NA.

Sure you are.

What is going on in

What is going on in Eugene?
People there are getting fired every ... day.

UK is a two-faced manager and

UK is a two-faced manager and unworthy of trust.

Sales ar up in NA, just not

Sales ar up in NA, just not against the unrealistic targets of clueless and greedy management

I am at a large international

I am at a large international show or about, the reputation of Life (especially on the Invitrogen side) is now considered poisoned by all the reps I talked to, it is a nightmare for them. Business is way down in NA.

Uplaksh Kumar is the best. I

Uplaksh Kumar is the best. I like him a lot!
astrology compatibility

and when were you let go?

and when were you let go?

We do not have LIFE products

We do not have LIFE products in our labs anymore. From their quarterly earning transcript, seem like people still buying but not growing. Wonder if most of purchases are on the legacy AB side.

Have you never seen the Life

Have you never seen the Life pricing model, the more you buy, the more we will creep up price on you. Check around, the power of 1%. Never do any run rate business with them, buy in bulk, at the last minute at the end of a quarter.

The slowly creep up pricing until everything comes crashing down, just like their field force, they get rid of them and let things crash for a year and start all over, it's called selling disposable...

Camarillo was a lost cause.

Camarillo was a lost cause. The move to MD did nothing except waste shareholders capital. Still can't ship quality products on time. That's why I am not buying from LIFE anymore.

Someone must still be buying from them, but I can't figure it out. I should be a "sweet spot" customer--next-gen sequencing, qPCR, oligos, gels, antibodies, media, westerns, etc., but have virtually nothing from LIFE in the lab anymore. Last swap-out was gel stain, after 2011 price increases, ridiculous price per gel vs. Pierce.

KM was the only person of the

KM was the only person of the Senoor Leadership Team of LIFE who actually cared about his employees. Perhaps that's why GTL fired him.

KM was vastly overpaid and

KM was vastly overpaid and COMPLETELY WORTHLESS.

Camarillo was a lost cause.

Camarillo was a lost cause. The move to MD did nothing except waste shareholders capital. Still can't ship quality products on time. That's why I am not buying from LIFE anymore.

TaterHEAD does actually

TaterHEAD does actually "work" at both LIFE and ebiosciences....

Uplaksh was one of the few

Uplaksh was one of the few really good people who was part of the whole Camarillo to Frederick transition. He treated everyone with respect - which is more than could be said for the Camarillo site leads! I feel sorry that he had to inherit that absolute mess that had been created there by Invitrogen's mismanagement of the three "merged" companies.

Me too. Uplaksh is a good

Me too. Uplaksh is a good guy.

I like Uplaksh Kumar

I like Uplaksh Kumar

Do you mean conscience?

Do you mean conscience?

KM hadn't a chance at LIFE.

KM hadn't a chance at LIFE. He was given the POS SOLiD platform which was doomed from inception. He should have stayed in the Cell Systems business which is more his area of expertise. I'm sad to see him go. He was the last President at LIFE who actually has a conscious. The company lacked morals, now it is completely void of hope.

That same Taterhead essay is

That same Taterhead essay is also copied word for word over on a BD thread. Short of the possibility that Taterhead actaully works both places maybe this is just another racist diatribe by Asian people.

What LIFE needs is a discount

What LIFE needs is a discount coupon for the Mattress SuperStore.

Thermo has announced to their

Thermo has announced to their employees that they are not interested in acquiring companies in the diagnostics market. Life is the main player considering Danaher just bought Beckman. Not to mention Life and Genprobe's headquarters are a few miles from each other.

Boy I would hate to see GP

Boy I would hate to see GP destroyed by Life - and boy would it be. I would also hate to see them in Thermo's ham hands. Maybe Novartis but that won't last long. Pharma's really are desperate about the patent cliff to be getting back into diagnostics. I just don't see why GP is doing this. Course I don't know who their biggest stock holder is. Probably it's one entity trying to cash in to salvage an empire crumbling elsewhere.

Anyway, ilmn was once a one trick pony with a lame leg but they actually diversified nicely instead of focusing all their efforts into making their own platform robust - like most peole would have. Either brilliant stragegy or dumb dumb luck. Most of their growth will come at the expense of Life so we'll see.

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