Bio-Rad LSG: Why doesn't anyone here talk about it?

Have they become that irrelevant in the industry, or are they that perfect?

OMG the LSG corporate

OMG the LSG corporate overview says that Bio-Rad ranks in the top 5 life science companies worldwide. LOL. That hasn't been the case for years. LSG got left in the dust about ten years ago. I'd be surprised if they're in the top 20.

Source: http://www.bio-rad.com/webroot/web/pdf/corporate/literature/fact_sheet_L...

NS is getting rather

NS is getting rather impatient with LSG profit growth, or lack thereof. All the investments in the past few years have been to acquire diagnostics companies. LSG days are numbered unless they can pull off a great success in the next year or so.

"I is bright. Brighter than

"I is bright. Brighter than the rejects running, I mean ruining this place. BTW, I is the gardner. Doesn't I keep the grasses cut good on campus?"

Obvious Biorad employee...

"Na na na na, na na na na,

"Na na na na, na na na na, hey hey, goodBye LSG"

You sound bright, maybe we should put you in charge.

I is bright. Brighter than the rejects running, I mean ruining this place. BTW, I is the gardner. Doesn't I keep the grasses cut good on campus?

URA P E N I S.

"Na na na na, na na na na,

"Na na na na, na na na na, hey hey, goodBye LSG"

You sound bright, maybe we should put you in charge.

I is bright. Brighter than the rejects running, I mean ruining this place. BTW, I is the gardner. Doesn't I keep the grasses cut good on campus?

"Na na na na, na na na na,

"Na na na na, na na na na, hey hey, goodBye LSG"

You sound bright, maybe we should put you in charge.

I hear there is a new guy who

I hear there is a new guy who replaced SJ and who is now running manufacturing. Is he going to be the hatchet man?

so what's new with Bio-rad

so what's new with Bio-rad LSG?

Na na na na, na na na na, hey

Na na na na, na na na na, hey hey, goodBye LSG

Is there still a marketing

Is there still a marketing department left at the green LSG weenie?

"Manufacturing overhead is

"Manufacturing overhead is too heavy, that's a fact. I doubt upper management has a plan to solve it. Many of the people in manufacturing are lifers that have immunity because they know somebody in the Schwartz clan who can protect them. Especially since one of the Schwartz son's (SS) wife (AS) works in manufacturing."

Then low rank workers not in union might be the target?

Manufacturing overhead is too

Manufacturing overhead is too heavy, that's a fact. I doubt upper management has a plan to solve it. Many of the people in manufacturing are lifers that have immunity because they know somebody in the Schwartz clan who can protect them. Especially since one of the Schwartz son's (SS) wife (AS) works in manufacturing.

"Manufacturing overhead is

"Manufacturing overhead is too heavy. They have to get rid off at least half of the managers".

Is this just your opinion or does higher management actually have a plan to RIF a bunch of lower-level managers?

The green weenie will suck

The green weenie will suck the life out of you.

Manufacturing overhead is too

Manufacturing overhead is too heavy. They have to get rid off at least half of the managers.

" But pretty much everybody

"
But pretty much everybody buys resins and gels, so it makes money.
"

LSG is in terrible shape:
"The Life Science segment net sales for the second quarter were $150.7 million, up 0.6% compared to the same period last year. On a currency-neutral basis, Life Science segment sales decreased by 0.1% compared to the second quarter of 2009."

The decrease meant LSG still in recession mode. Will BC be forced to leave soon?

So true about the yes men. I

So true about the yes men. I have known of a couple there that couldnt say anything but yes. But its all good. As soon as the ass they kiss bids adieu, these yes men shuffle out quickly. Ive seen it time and time again. Like I said, just give em time (or rope) and they will take care of themselves :)

Hey happened in the SF area for LSG. I see a regional manager req. No more SR? If so, that's too bad; he was one of the good ones but then again, he wasnt a yes man now was he.

The grass is greener on the

The grass is greener on the other side.

Oh my god, Crutchfield's

Oh my god, Crutchfield's compensation was close to a million bucks? Um, wow, is everyone at BioRad so well compensated? Not bad for a kid with a BS from Davis. They're not doing rocket science at Bio Rad; gels and resins big deal.
But pretty much everybody buys resins and gels, so it makes money.

Why so much attention -

Why so much attention - BioRad is a second grade company run by dubious "leaders.

Idiot doesn't fall far from

Idiot doesn't fall far from the tree at BR. Area idiots hiring regional idiots is one way to protect your job.

There are so many idiot

There are so many idiot managers at LSG

They are not idiots. They are cabinet member of a "regime" (similar to former Iraqi government).
Since their sole goal is their own survivor, they really don't care whether their decisions are stupid or not.

For example, RP at LSD is as smart as PhD. But he focus 99% on whether his team are all "yes" man. As a result, LSD R&D always fell behind in competitions.

In short, RP and other LSG managers are not idiots, they are evil instead.

There are so many idiot

There are so many idiot managers at LSG

My question is why are so

My question is why are so many Bio-Rad execs (GS, NR, LP,etc) moving onto other companies yet still hob-nobbing with the existing top green weenies. Something's a brewin

One of these days, Bio-Rad will figure out how to reclaim market share in the gel electrophoresis market (or not). Invitro robbed them blind back when Bio-Rad was busy thinking their market share was safe.. ahh, gotta love idiots.

Tick tock . . tick tock

Irrelevant? Not so much. They

Irrelevant? Not so much. They are just complacent as hell. They had some innovative thinkers and scientists back in their hey day, but now idiots are trying to keep the ship afloat. Those very same idiots have a profound ability to chase rising stars away. Just give em enough rope and they will take care of themselves

Take LSD for example, they have "scientist" with such names"

BS (bullshit??)
LL (liar liar??)
RP (repeat repeat??)

Irrelevant? Not so much.

Irrelevant? Not so much. They are just complacent as hell. They had some innovative thinkers and scientists back in their hey day, but now idiots are trying to keep the ship afloat. Those very same idiots have a profound ability to chase rising stars away. Just give em enough rope and they will take care of themselves

Oh my god, Crutchfield's

Oh my god, Crutchfield's compensation was close to a million bucks? Um, wow, is everyone at BioRad so well compensated? Not bad for a kid with a BS from Davis. They're not doing rocket science at Bio Rad; gels and resins big deal.

What "new" products does LSG

What "new" products does LSG have in development? Anything?

LSG = lie sex and gossip. For

LSG = lie sex and gossip. For sex part, except NS's old story, and SC at SELDI unit; any new story?
Sex, are you kidding. There are no hot women in LSG. You did forget the ED/JB story from years ago.

One more: Richmond plant manager HG

BRad is a joke. A fourth rate

BRad is a joke. A fourth rate company at best. Be glad you do not work here.

LSG = lie sex and gossip. For

LSG = lie sex and gossip. For sex part, except NS's old story, and SC at SELDI unit; any new story?
Sex, are you kidding. There are no hot women in LSG. You did forget the ED/JB story from years ago.

LSG = lie sex and gossip For

LSG = lie sex and gossip

For sex part, except NS's old story, and SC at SELDI unit; any new story?

Beat the life out of Life?

Beat the life out of Life? Man boobs can't you come up with something better than that.
Man boobs=BC? If not, he could certainly qualify for larda$$, as wide as it is.

who is man boobs? AG?

who is man boobs?
AG?

LSG=Losers Should Give-up

LSG=Losers Should Give-up

LSG=Least Successful Group

LSG=Least Successful Group

who is man boobs?

who is man boobs?

Beat the life out of Life?

Beat the life out of Life? Man boobs can't you come up with something better than that

LSG = Life Science Garbage

LSG = Life Science Garbage

I agree 100%!

I agree 100%!

LSG = incompetence, top to

LSG = incompetence, top to bottom.

Worst acronym ever...

LSG = incompetence, top to

LSG = incompetence, top to bottom.

Thermo-fisher seems intent to

Thermo-fisher seems intent to buy LSG to strength their PCR and other product lines. Any inside story?

Bio-Rad LSG marketing is

Bio-Rad LSG marketing is pathetic. They think they have a strategy but really don't. They just copy every one else's work and pretend it's a better product.

I am not opposed to spending

I am not opposed to spending time in the field I am opposed to wasting MORE time in the field. ROI? We have over 200 reps in the US collaborating with customers daily. Tap into that knowledge base.
If you expect the sales force to give you that information, than what would be your job to do? Color coordinate product literature?
Why does BR even bother having a marketing group?

I am not opposed to spending

I am not opposed to spending time in the field I am opposed to wasting MORE time in the field. ROI? We have over 200 reps in the US collaborating with customers daily. Tap into that knowledge base.
It is NOT the job of the sales force to do your market research. Their primary function is to sell what is available. They are a good secondary source. Marketing should be in front of customers as much as possible.
If you've got a better idea why don't you present it to management instead of complaining on this forum during work hours.

“Wow, what a terrible idea. I

“Wow, what a terrible idea. I can't imagine being forced to leave my office to actually go out and talk to people. Ridiculous.”
“Its a wonder why Biorad can't make an innovative product. The people who work there don't want to leave the building. While their management may not be great, it seems like lunacy from top to bottom. I am no fan of Biorad, but that ain't so crazy an idea.”
“Hmmm, you don't want to know what your customers want? LSG management is dumb but you are even dumber.”

I am not opposed to spending time in the field I am opposed to wasting MORE time in the field. ROI? We have over 200 reps in the US collaborating with customers daily. Tap into that knowledge base.

I'm being asked to spend more

I'm being asked to spend more time in the field with reps and less time in the office? What a bunch of nonsense, busy work. We spend too much time on the road as it is. Another brilliant idea from our leaders that will result in nothing.

Hmmm, you don't want to know what your customers want? LSG management is dumb but you are even dumber.

I forgot to mention I am the janitor.

I'm being asked to spend more

I'm being asked to spend more time in the field with reps and less time in the office? What a bunch of nonsense, busy work. We spend too much time on the road as it is. Another brilliant idea from our leaders that will result in nothing.

Hmmm, you don't want to know what your customers want? LSG management is dumb but you are even dumber.

"I'm being asked to spend

"I'm being asked to spend more time in the field with reps and less time in the office? What a bunch of nonsense, busy work"

Its a wonder why Biorad can't make an innovative product. The people who work there don't want to leave the building. While their management may not be great, it seems like lunacy from top to bottom. I am no fan of Biorad, but that ain't so crazy an idea.

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