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

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

"The primary reason BIO-RAD

"The primary reason BIO-RAD has been so incredibally successful is because they don't hesitate to eliminate under-performing employees.
This site clearly attracts those losers that didn't make the cut.
Suck it, you losers!
You don't make the cut!"

Lets be honest.
What a Wanker.
Obviously a Bio-rad manager who was probably drunk when he wrote it (they all are drunks).

Oh and if not making the cut to work for Bio-rad makes you a loser. I for one am more than happy to be a loser.

"The primary reason BIO-RAD

"The primary reason BIO-RAD has been so incredibally successful is because they don't hesitate to eliminate under-performing employees.
This site clearly attracts those losers that didn't make the cut.
Suck it, you losers!
You don't make the cut!"

Outstanding performance in bed, or fancy gift in Christmas are BioRad's ways to become over-performing.
Any normal human being willing to trade their dignity for things as trivial as bonus or promotion?

The primary reason BIO-RAD

The primary reason BIO-RAD has been so incredibally successful is because they don't hesitate to eliminate under-performing employees.
This site clearly attracts those losers that didn't make the cut.
Suck it, you losers!
You don't make the cut!

"Bio-Rad just keeps getting

"Bio-Rad just keeps getting worse. I am looking to get out. Their R&D is a joke. I have been there less than 3 years. Hopefully I am not considered damaged goods."

Bio-Rad is well known in Bay area. A lot of ex- BioRad are working for various companies.
Just mention "looking for better opportunity" during interview. All folks will agree.

BioRad's reputation is: a training ground.

So how is the QX100 selling

So how is the QX100 selling so far this year?

Bio-Rad just keeps getting

Bio-Rad just keeps getting worse. I am looking to get out. Their R&D is a joke. I have been there less than 3 years. Hopefully I am not considered damaged goods.

Trinket instruments--some

Trinket instruments--some cool people and a few rotten 2 face types. They lead the market in cheap reverse engineering. You can do well if you soak booze like a fat ass looser.

"Irrevelent" is spot on, but

"Irrevelent" is spot on, but lets give them credit for flourishing as a bttom feeder.

How to Deal With a Lousy

How to Deal With a Lousy Supervisor

Talk about bringing out the

Talk about bringing out the worst in people, what about RLA? She morphed into a real bitch, only out for herself. Watch out if you work for her.

"People like BC (she works

"People like BC (she works for JH now)have moved up by "flirting" with the VP of Life Science. It is case in point where a suck-up with a "nice personality" get favorable treatment despite a lack of education and a track record of success due to their own skill.

"

Well said. BioRad turned out to be a place that encourage employees to show off their dark sides.
For most folks, the chrismtas gift scene is a ritual to show "respect" to bosses. For smaller portion of folks, special talents such as Sex (such as the story or the SELDI Lady man with these SELDI ladies), sports buddy, etc. are used to "move up".

RE: "wow...so what is the

RE: "wow...so what is the problem...are you pissed because he is your boss and makes a good job....if you are pissed about the micromanagement make a better job and for sure a smart one like you will find your way - stop crying - work harder!

In general, I thought the american spirit of work is that not paper qualification defines what you can do! It is the personal performance! From dish washer to millionaire due to hard work - is this american spirit dead!?"

At Bio-Rad it is not hard work or doing a good job that helps people move up. It is kissing the proper a$$ on the mouth plus being able to stay there for many years despite a toxic company culture that looks for people who do not offer original ideas.

People like BC (she works for JH now)have moved up by "flirting" with the VP of Life Science. It is case in point where a suck-up with a "nice personality" get favorable treatment despite a lack of education and a track record of success due to their own skill.

Censoring messages in

Censoring messages in Biofind? Why? Truth hurts, huh?

"Sucks that my supervisor

"Sucks that my supervisor only has high school diploma. I went to 4 years of college to be micromanaged by a dumb high school graduate."

wow...so what is the problem...are you pissed because he is your boss and makes a good job....if you are pissed about the micromanagement make a better job and for sure a smart one like you will find your way - stop crying - work harder!

In general, I thought the american spirit of work is that not paper qualification defines what you can do! It is the personal performance! From dish washer to millionaire due to hard work - is this american spirit dead!?

"Sucks that my supervisor

"Sucks that my supervisor only has high school diploma. I went to 4 years of college to be micromanaged by a dumb high school graduate."

That's Biorad culture.
If you stay longer, you will hear stories about supervisor sleeping with employees as well.

Sucks that my supervisor only

Sucks that my supervisor only has high school diploma. I went to 4 years of college to be micromanaged by a dumb high school graduate.

"Quantalife will move to 925

"Quantalife will move to 925 or into multiple buildings in third quarter of 2012?"

BioRad tradition is to be as mean as possible. Spend a lot of money on 925 will be the last choice for sure.

Quatalife R&D might move to 6000, after the SELDI R&D is completely shut down.

Looks like the dearture of

Looks like the dearture of the bad egg (DT) has already had a positive impact on LSG UK !!

Why no holiday shut down at

Why no holiday shut down at BioRad?
Christmas is not Jews holiday. But shutdown can save money, which lead to less layoff.

Don't try and move to CDG,

Don't try and move to CDG, there are redundancies planned there for early next year too.

2012 will be an interesting

2012 will be an interesting year at LSG. Polish off those resumes.

Quantalife will move to 925

Quantalife will move to 925 or into multiple buildings in third quarter of 2012?

WHO?

WHO?

And BW. How did he manage to

And BW. How did he manage to survive so long

DT has left

DT has left

Things are looking up for Bio

Things are looking up for Bio Rad in the UK

I know for a fact the Bio-Rad

I know for a fact the Bio-Rad "encourages" customers to nominate them.

<> Clearly you don't

<>

Clearly you don't understand the difference between Frost & Sullivan's practice of targeting companies for awards and then charging the winner for the right to mention their "award" and an independent survey of 6,000 scientific customer by Bioinfo who make the data available to all for further analysis.

Absolutely these things, as

Absolutely these things, as well as the Frost and Sullivan picks are total bogus, I don't even bother reading what and who was nominated. Some of these survey and market research firms are worthless, but if you are a desperate manager, they do offer some consolation, which makes you buy more bogus reports. This is not only true for Bio-Rad, but all vendors in this market. In the age of Yelp and online reviews, these things will thankfully disappear.

Anyone who has ever worked

Anyone who has ever worked for or been a customer of Biorad (I have been both in my time) will realise what a nonsense these nominations are.

The purchase of Quanta Life

The purchase of Quanta Life was a bold move and shows that they are capable of innovative business deals. If Quanta Life's digital PCR becomes the new standard for qPCR we will look back on this purchase as brilliant.

Quanta Life what?

Quanta Life what?

Quanta Life

Quanta Life

"Unimpressed by this and

"Unimpressed by this and still think that Bio-Rad lacks a culture of quality and innovation. Not all that hard to get nominated and considering the process, it is pretty easy for companies to game the system to get nominated."

I don't believe there were any award categories for quality or innovation so that's a separate issue (and one that I don't entirely disagree with). But the organizers been very transparent about the process:

http://www.lifescienceindustryawards.com/2011/methodology.html

and it's hard to see how companies could "game the system" when something like 6500 individual scientists participated. They've also been very open in past years in releasing the survey data for anyone to review which we've found very helpful.

RE: "Bio-Rad's baser

RE: "Bio-Rad's baser qualities aside, it looks like their customers like the equipment. 21 nominations!"

Sure!
For example, SELDI as a protein analysis instrument get nominations!
It really the case "looks like" customers like products, but in reality product so sucks that it will be discontinued soon.

The only benefit for this kind of survey is to provide top management excuse to award themselves more bonus.

RE: "Bio-Rad's baser

RE: "Bio-Rad's baser qualities aside, it looks like their customers like the equipment. 21 nominations!"

Unimpressed by this and still think that Bio-Rad lacks a culture of quality and innovation. Not all that hard to get nominated and considering the process, it is pretty easy for companies to game the system to get nominated. Especially those companies that conduct business with Bioinformatics or other sponsors such as the Chempetitive Group.

"Great news" What a prick.

"Great news"

What a prick.

Great news!!! V

Great news!!! V

Bio-Rad's baser qualities

Bio-Rad's baser qualities aside, it looks like their customers like the equipment. 21 nominations! http://www.lifescienceindustryawards.com/2011/categories.html

Another MJ

Another MJ

Biorad don't care about your

Biorad don't care about your business methods or your staff they just want your customers. If they can take the sales and fire all the staff then that is the preferred option.

Based upon BR tradition, it

Based upon BR tradition, it might take about 3 years for quant-life to disappear totally. But this time, LSG might disappear together since they can't afford 100 million dollar loss this time.

Does anyone have a clue why

Does anyone have a clue why Luminex technology in the Bio-plex 2200 analyzers is considered as an inferior technology? is it a Luminex or a Bio-Rad fuck up?

Better start looking for a

Better start looking for a new job now. Once Bio-rad buy you over it's the beginning of the end.

WOW!!!!

WOW!!!!

QuantaLifers should get ready

QuantaLifers should get ready to be forced to move to Hercules, have their innovation stifled, and start looking for another job.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Bio-Rad

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Bio-Rad Acquires QuantaLife and Digital PCR Technology

Hercules, CA – October 5, 2011 – Bio-Rad Laboratories, Inc. (NYSE: BIO and BIOb), a
multinational manufacturer and distributor of life science research and clinical
diagnostics products, announced today that it has purchased QuantaLife, Inc. for $162
million in cash plus potential future milestone payments.
QuantaLife has developed an innovative digital PCR (Polymerase Chain Reaction)
system that provides quantification of target molecules with unprecedented precision
and sensitivity. This next generation PCR technology builds on the well established
method of amplifying DNA that is used in research laboratories around the world. Digital
PCR provides researchers with a new tool for the detection of rare mutations including
distinguishing rare sequences in tumors, precise measurement of copy number
variation, and absolute quantification of gene expression.
“We are impressed with QuantaLife’s digital PCR technology and believe it will
complement Bio-Rad’s existing amplification business,” said Norman Schwartz,
Bio-Rad President and CEO. “This elegant solution expands the current state of the art
methods of quantitative PCR (qPCR), and we look forward to its adoption in life science
research.”
About QuantaLife
Based in Pleasanton, California, QuantaLife is a privately-held life sciences company
that provides advanced genetic analysis systems for research. QuantaLife has
commercialized the Droplet Digital™ (ddPCR) system, the most accurate
genetic analysis platform available today. The system is the first cost-effective, highresolution
platform available for the validation of next-generation sequencing
discoveries. It is easy to use, easy to automate, and easy to integrate into existing
workflows in both life science and clinical research labs. With the ddPCR system,
researchers can explore complex genetic landscapes in high-definition, discover new
disease associations, and define a new category of improved molecular diagnostic
tests.

"In a word: Sweatshop. How

"In a word: Sweatshop. How hard is it to make and sell a green polystyrene box with electrodes on either end? Ok, we'll give you that. Yes, you do that well! lol"

It sounds that you are not working for BR.
BR tried hard to outsource just the molding of the green box oversea, it took millions dollar and over 3 years. Even now, BR can only make the product at Hercules.

In short, incompetence makes BR outdated.

In a word: Sweatshop. How

In a word: Sweatshop. How hard is it to make and sell a green polystyrene box with electrodes on either end? Ok, we'll give you that. Yes, you do that well! lol

what's happening in BR

what's happening in BR Canada? Is David G still there?

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