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

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

"I'm actually a world biotech

"I'm actually a world biotech business analyst. Oh and I get paid extremely large sums of money by using my "big mouth" to "share with so many" my insights."

Why on earth would you come to this site for information for anything to do with the analysis of businesses? It is nearly exclusively fueled by the anger and resentment of unhappy current and former employees. If you rely on this site for proper analysis of any business, god help you.

There is the (worst kept

There is the (worst kept secret) New Generation Chromatography system in the catalogue but no blockbusters

Does the company (LSG) have

Does the company (LSG) have any new products for 2013 to bring in that revenue?

This thread is just SHIT! End

This thread is just SHIT!

End it now....

"bet you wouldn't even know

"bet you wouldn't even know where to start to manage a company."

Oh no! he's attacking my management skills....

Yet again you fail to be able to read.
At what point did you see me say that I managed my own company.

And what kind of assumptions do you make that my opinion in amateur? I'm actually a world biotech business analyst. Oh and I get paid extremely large sums of money by using my "big mouth" to "share with so many" my insights.

Who are you more to the point?
Why are you so defensive?
Do you own Biorad?
Are you Mr S?.

Oh I get paid to ask a lot of questions too.

Thought I better point that out because you don't seem too hot at interpreting the written word.

"ECONOMY BAD, YOU NONE MONEY,

"ECONOMY BAD, YOU NONE MONEY, MAKE SHIT PRODUCT IS BAD."

So....how many companies do you own/direct?

Why do you feel your obviously amateur opinion of a company that is doing well is worth sharing with so many.

Instead of using your big mouth to make yourself feel important, why don't you get in the game.....bet you wouldn't even know where to start to manage a company.

"It's not a bad analogy, you

"It's not a bad analogy, you simply can't read. The post says "IF the likes of". It doesn't say in any way they are a like for like comparison.

Either that or you work for Biorad in which case I'll put it into language you CAN understand.

ECONOMY BAD, YOU NONE MONEY, MAKE SHIT PRODUCT IS BAD.

let me know if its still too complex for you and I shall endeavor to simplify it for you further."

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Oh wow! Did the same person write this entire post?!?!? "you none money" Awesome.

"YOU NONE MONEY" And English

"YOU NONE MONEY"

And English too please.

ECONOMY BAD, YOU NONE MONEY,

ECONOMY BAD, YOU NONE MONEY, MAKE SHIT PRODUCT IS BAD.

Can you please type this in Mandarin, Tagalog, and Hebrew so the rest of Biorad can understand?

Thanks for your kind answer,

Thanks for your kind answer, the only thing I find complex is your desire to come here and bash BR and its employees. Find a place to belong dude, may make you less nasty. I know that it may be hard with such an attitude.

It's not a bad analogy, you

It's not a bad analogy, you simply can't read. The post says "IF the likes of". It doesn't say in any way they are a like for like comparison.

Either that or you work for Biorad in which case I'll put it into language you CAN understand.

ECONOMY BAD, YOU NONE MONEY, MAKE SHIT PRODUCT IS BAD.

let me know if its still too complex for you and I shall endeavor to simplify it for you further.

Fearmongering or some

Fearmongering or some horoscope and very bad analogy.

Did Biorad invest in toxic,

Did Biorad invest in toxic, subprime mortgages!??!? I don't get the comparison to Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac. "Sorry to be vague" -- that is not vague. That seems like someone who makes really, really bad analogies or is simply fear mongering.

Believe me if the likes of

Believe me if the likes of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac can fall no company is safe. I assure you there is some surprises coming to Biorad soon.
Sorry to be vague but there is more at stake here than a bunch of sales people or engineers losing their job.

Yes, very good. Everyone is

Yes, very good. Everyone is stoked and ready to kick butt.

'So who is excited about the

'So who is excited about the global LSG sales meeting next week? Anyone know what the theme this year will be?'

Good meeting, lots of exciting new products will allow the sales force to overcome the challenges they had last year.

wow, sounds just like Life

wow, sounds just like Life

That's an insult to Life

So who is excited about the

So who is excited about the global LSG sales meeting next week? Anyone know what the theme this year will be?

"If you want to make a

"If you want to make a difference and be part of a great team, come to Bio-Rad. Bring all you have to the job with a smile and you will succeed here. The company is stable and will not make any sudden moves."

Straight out of the HR manual.

If this bollocks doesn't put you off I don't know what will!

Why do you work? only for

Why do you work? only for money? poor you.

Having said that, truth is: Almost all managers, marketing managers and above are totally inept but thankfully, they are harmless for the most part. That presents a great opportunity for an engaged team player to make a difference and have fun doing it (just don't expect credit). You will be treated with respect and will not be oppressed, you will be frustrated, but such is life.

If you are just looking out for yourself, go work for one of the wall street whores (GE, Life, etc...), if you are excited by cool gadgets go work for a start-up, a VC whore. Enjoy that.

If you want to make a difference and be part of a great team, come to Bio-Rad. Bring all you have to the job with a smile and you will succeed here. The company is stable and will not make any sudden moves.

wow, sounds just like Life

wow, sounds just like Life

" I have a family and just

" I have a family and just want to know that it is a relatively stable company."

Speaking as someone who has worked for Biorad twice (once in USA and once in the UK) as well as 2 other biotech companies.

If you get to middle management level and are not very ambitious (i.e. keep your head down) you should be OK (especially sales). Lower lever staff however are treated like any other business asset and can be hired and fired as required.

Not a great company for R&D, they tend to buy other 'up and coming' companies, which quickly turn to 'down and out' under the heavy management.

They have a terrible reputation with their customers (don't take my word for it 'use google') and are known for selling equipment that simply doesn't work or has a high failure rate (google again).

All in all I know their are worse companies to work for but there are certainly better ones, if you just want a job stay where you are and keep your head down. If you want a career start sending out the CV's ASAP.

Stock seems okay, recent

Stock seems okay, recent acquisition of Serotec. Whats the outlook in 2013? No BS from unhappy former or current employees. Every company has those. Does Bio-Rad have the right people and strategy to do well this year? Considering an "inside" position. I'd rather not say in what function. I have a family and just want to know that it is a relatively stable company.

"If you work for Biorad you

"If you work for Biorad you probably wont have to worry about office politics for much longer."

what should that mean? be more specific!

"Yup...same here hate office

"Yup...same here hate office politics"

If you work for Biorad you probably wont have to worry about office politics for much longer.

Yup...same here hate office

Yup...same here hate office politics

Idiot coworkers keep on

Idiot coworkers keep on interrupting me.
I need to get my work done. Do not care about office politics.

when did biorad start making

when did biorad start making 'instruments for bio-medical research'?

Ab = Antibody NEW YORK (AP) —

Ab = Antibody

NEW YORK (AP) — Bio-Rad Laboratories Inc. is buying AbD Serotec for 53 million euros ($69.8 million) to get access to a comprehensive catalog of antibodies.

Bio-Rad, which makes instruments used in bio-medical research, said late Sunday the purchase will let the company accelerate antibody generation.

"Biorad is buying Ab company

"Biorad is buying Ab company for $69M"

tell us more who is Ab

Biorad is buying Ab company

Biorad is buying Ab company for $69M

"Bio-Rad is always doing

"Bio-Rad is always doing whatever it can to save money. However, they only look at short term savings and not the long term impact."

hahahaha.....they have no clue so give a blind one glasses......no way ....they burn money day by day ......it it a matter of time and Biorad will be sold .....my five cents

Bio-Rad is always doing

Bio-Rad is always doing whatever it can to save money. However, they only look at short term savings and not the long term impact.

Why some people get promoted

Why some people get promoted quickly into management roles ?

Saving money.

A candidate's advancement odds dramatically improve when BR doesn't have to spend any extra money:

- they're local: no relocation for BR to pay for.

- willing to take the job for an insignificant (if any) pay increase: no significant extra compensation for BR to pay for.

Young rookie gets seduced by the fluffed title of the role and the opportunity to be 'mentored'.

Why some people get promoted

Why some people get promoted quickly into management roles ?

"Best thing that could happen

"Best thing that could happen is the company is sold"

best for what? owners? employees? bankers?

Make several independent spin off´s out of it that would be an effective way to speed up generating values ........

So, Bio-Rad is scraping the

So, Bio-Rad is scraping the bottom of the barrel to find people to put through the "prestigious" Bead mini-MBA program.
Too many lifers and this is the way to reward them, even though they'll still be incompetent, or limited by the incompetence of senior management.
The original founder of the program was fired and he was the only one who knew anything about training business leaders.
Good people at Bio-Rad but leadership is awful. Best thing that could happen is the company is sold.

So how is Prime PCR doing?

So how is Prime PCR doing? maybe that will save the company

Yes, the amount invested in development has been well worth it..

why some employees exempt and

why some employees exempt and others non-exempt ?
Some are chemists and others are technical associate

So how is Prime PCR doing?

So how is Prime PCR doing? maybe that will save the company

These whiners hating on the

These whiners hating on the plate sealer are probably the same low performers who can't sell the QX100 or PrimePCR. It's a cutting edge platform that practically sells itself, what's wrong with you people? Quit whining! http://www.cybermondaymattress.org/

What is all the fuss about ?

What is all the fuss about ?

He means that the DBC

He means that the DBC launched a PCR plate sealer recently.

She means that the DBC

She means that the DBC launched a PCR plate sealer recently. examine

PCR plate sealer sucks!!!

PCR plate sealer sucks!!!

These whiners hating on the plate sealer are probably the same low performers who can't sell the QX100 or PrimePCR. It's a cutting edge platform that practically sells itself, what's wrong with you people? Quit whining!

PCR plate sealer sucks!!!

PCR plate sealer sucks!!!

"Why DBC doing better than

"Why DBC doing better than GXD?"

What do you mean by 'doing better'... ?

She means that the DBC launched a PCR plate sealer recently. GXD hasn't yet launched an equally impressive breakthrough.

"What a joke secret safety

"What a joke secret safety officer program at DBC?
Move us to the new building"

What?

How come nobody has mentioned

How come nobody has mentioned the LSG VP dipping his wick into the employee well, to use a euphemism? The politics of this place get weirder every day!!

What a joke secret safety

What a joke secret safety officer program at DBC?
Move us to the new building.

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