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

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

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.

My point exactly! Comments

My point exactly! Comments from morons regarding stock tanking or predicting increases or decreases is fueled by the vitriol keeping this site alive. It is very entertaining.

Are there really idiots who

Are there really idiots who make investment decisions based on the rubbish written here.

This is just s site for venting and critism, surely nobody takes this crap seriously!!!!

'the stock will flubber a few

'the stock will flubber a few dollars here and there until the end of the year.
Next quarter is when it will really plummet'
It is going to drop this quarter in two days time when quarter3 result is announced

When was this drop going to happen? y'all are looking pretty silly right now. BioRad is ruled by some mysterious force that goes against any rational set of rules that govern stock prices.

'The Life Science segment net

'The Life Science segment net sales for the third quarter were $167.0 million, down 2.6% compared to the same period last year. On a currency-neutral basis, Life Science segment sales increased by 2.2% compared to the third quarter of 2011. Performance during the third quarter reflects strength across the segment's product lines, in particular, the Company's QX100™ Droplet Digital™ PCR system as well as shipments of process chromatography media. Strong sales in North America were offset by slowness in Europe and Japan'.

The Europeans are still sucking wind despite the introduction of the GE cavalry.
Is it correct that another senior sales manager has been let go in Scandinavia or is it only a mischief rumor about the previously predicted reorganization/headcount reduction?

That's ok. New Bio-Rad flow

That's ok. New Bio-Rad flow cytometer to the rescue! Doesnt look like this new announcement is moving the ticker needle much. http://www.biosciencetechnology.com/Products/2012/11/Flow-cytometers-cel...

'the stock will flubber a few

'the stock will flubber a few dollars here and there until the end of the year.

Next quarter is when it will really plummet'

It is going to drop this quarter in two days time when quarter3 result is announced.

What is DBC? Digital

What is DBC?

Digital Biology Center. A virtual fabrication - unless one considers a few designated lab benches for the purpose of BR trying to figure out how the technology really works a 'center'. Greatest achievement so far by this 'center' is a re-branded PCR plate sealer and two-year-old Power Point presentations with updated BR color palette.

Probably the fabrication of the key people who influenced the disastrous QL acquisition, so they can fluff their resumes with a fancy title and look more relevant outside of BR.

the stock will flubber a few

the stock will flubber a few dollars here and there until the end of the year.

Next quarter is when it will really plummet

"I tend to agree with the

"I tend to agree with the first post.....
Hey moron - click on the little button that takes the stock history for the last 5 days and the loss is 1%/day. Do the math!"

So, this week for no good reason the stock went up to $105 and then down to $102. Should I buy or sell. Is it tanking or soaring? I simply cannot tell.... who is the moron?

DBC = Digital Biology Center

DBC = Digital Biology Center

What is DBC?

What is DBC?

"Doing better = layoffs

"Doing better = layoffs haven't hit yet"

From what I can tell, the people who are gone needed to be gone.

They had laid off folks from

They had laid off folks from XPR business this year.

No upgrades for the last 5

No upgrades for the last 5 years on the XPR platform.........will it go the SEDI way ?

Doing better = layoffs

Doing better = layoffs haven't hit yet

"Why DBC doing better than

"Why DBC doing better than GXD?"

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

Why DBC doing better than GXD

Why DBC doing better than GXD ?

'Bio-Rad BEAD Program' -

'Bio-Rad BEAD Program' - discount rate 'MBA' because DeVry was too expensive

This group is failing because

This group is failing because of lack of outside knowledge. Most of the senior managers are lifers. They've worked at no other companies besides Bio-Rad. Therefore, they only know the Bio-Rad way. It doesn't matter if they've earned that weekend MBA, no one will let them put best practices in place because it goes against the Bio-Rad way.

Many changes in GXD why is

Many changes in GXD why is that ?

The real stock tanking will

The real stock tanking will happen Q1 2013; plenty of time to dump those ESPP shars

"I tend to agree with the

"I tend to agree with the first post.....
Hey moron - click on the little button that takes the stock history for the last 5 days and the loss is 1%/day. Do the math!"

Bio-Rad stock goes up and down with regularity (it was at $120/share a while ago and dropped down to $90). That is a big drop... not 5%. It is moronic to look at stock performance over 1 week and make a judgement. Over the month, the stock is down 1.3% (Qiagen - down 5.7%; Life Tech down 3.1%; Agilent down 2.4%; ). By your characterization, the entire industry is tanking and we should all get jobs building houses (housing starts are WAY up).

'Hey moron - click on the

'Hey moron - click on the little button that takes the stock history from 1-day to 1-year'

I tend to agree with the first post.....
Hey moron - click on the little button that takes the stock history for the last 5 days and the loss is 1%/day. Do the math!

Many changes in GXD

Many changes in GXD

"The stock is tanking.

"The stock is tanking. Bio-Rad must have the same print company as Google and they have inadvertently released the Q3 bad news too early"

Holy s**t! It went down 1%!!! Sell, Sell!

Hey moron - click on the little button that takes the stock history from 1-day to 1-year. Bio-Rad stock never explodes or tanks.... for gods sake, its Bio-Rad.

The stock is tanking. Bio-Rad

The stock is tanking. Bio-Rad must have the same print company as Google and they have inadvertently released the Q3 bad news too early

A lot of people are

A lot of people are scrambling and updating resumes all of a sudden. Get ready!

Who has been laid off

Who has been laid off recently in GXD and sales? Please share details such as how many and who.

Any news on the quiet RIFfing

Any news on the quiet RIFfing that has been happening in sales recently?!

Why are people being laid off

Why are people being laid off in GXD and not in DBC center in pleasanton ? Why too many hires in pleasanton ?

I heard a trillion reactions

I heard a trillion reactions and 100 plex.

Sure have! A billion

Sure have!
A billion reactions and can multiplex :)

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