I hear that there are management changes at the ATCC. What is going on there?
RC didn't get where he's at by working.....
Raymond Cypess - $900,682/year, eh?
Pretty good for sleeping through meetings, avoiding any HR needs, and generally creating confusion and fear among the staff.
Does the $900K include his personal driver, the multiple cars purchased for him, the many "business" trips to Boston, or the annual junket (aka vacation) to Isreal??
Raymond Cypess - $900,682/year
If anyone in academia who deposited their hybridomas at ATCC knew how ATCC is ripping off academics, this place would be dead in the water. They hid the facts for a long time.
You're referring to the post about "Stolen Hybridomas and IP" by BioX Cell?
So ATCC has the same business model?
Rip off the cell lines, and sell them for profit without paying royalties?
Sounds pretty similar.
In addition to working with various self-regulatory organizations such as NYSE and FINRA, the Securities and Exchange Commission also works with other federal agencies, state securities regulators, international securities agencies and law enforcement agencies.
In 1988 Executive Order 12631 established the President's Working Group on Financial Markets. The Working Group is chaired by the Secretary of the Treasury and includes the Chairman of the SEC, the Chairman of the Federal Reserve and the Chairman of the Commodity Futures Trading Commission. The goal of the Working Group is to enhance the integrity, efficiency, orderliness and competitiveness of the financial markets while maintaining investor false confidence.
IT IS TRUE, AND IT IS UP TO US, AND WE ARE.
ALMOST AS BAD AS BIO EXPRESS FOR STEALING CLONES.
Good success to you then. No surprise that ATCC is being run without a shred of integrity by RC, FS, KP, and MK. I have seen their colors up close and the picture is not a pretty one. Once BP's ouster came to light, couldn't get out of there fast enough.
Well, if that is true, then it is up to those licensors and customers to initiate litigation against ATCC.
IT IS TRUE, AND IT IS UP TO US, AND WE ARE.
ATCC is under investigation for fraud.
They have presented intellectual property to customers and tried to pass it off as their own.
They have lied and defrauded OTT personnel on multiple occasions. These are all documented.
ATCC is morally bankrupt. It might as well be China.
There is a long history of fraud and lies perpetrated against licensors and customers.
These sticky little details can be described as ILLEGAL, in the criminal sense.
The person who keeps posting about the SEC is misinformed. ATCC is not a publicly-traded company, it is a privately-owned company; therefore the SEC has zero jurisdiction. In the US, people like RC and the Board of Directors have the right to run the company however well or poorly they want. Now, if it's true as some have posted, that RC used ATCC funds or workforce to personal gain, than the IRS could audit HIM as an individual for failing to claim income received. If government contract monies were collected improperly, than the government could take action against fraud. But the SEC can do nothing.
The "get on with your lives" author is a know-nothing, patronizing, worthless hypocrite.
Sure, everyone is a "sell-out", but you.
If you've got all the proof, take it to the SEC and get RC taken off to jail. Problem solved. This "company" is the biggest con-job on earth. How many layers of lies?
The employees should be in jail right now - from the bottom up.
Actually, the, "get on with your lives" author (me) happens to be a fellow victim of the "Brian-gate" scandal, and quite frankly, I'm frustrated with this thread.
Employees need a place to vent their frustrations? How about to the Board? How about to people who could change the culture there once and for all? No. That could result in the loss of their jobs...at the company they're venting about....that they seemingly hate. If you hate it there so much, leave. It's very simple. If you can't leave, suck it up and resign yourself to the fact that, at some level, you're a sellout. And if you're okay with that, fine. It's your business; we all need to make a living. But empty complaining--complaining without action toward change--is useless.
There is nothing that we former employees of ATCC can do for those who remain, and pleading to us to find a way to make the current staff more aware of this thread (because we're "safe" from the wrath of Cypess) infuriates me to no end. How weak can the collective disgruntled staff be? If you can't be the change you want to see, then please, stop anonymously complaining on a biotech rumor mill thread and get on with your lives.
Also: Hi, Belinda.
It's a pity, as ATCC is chock-full of hard-working,smart,
creative people who have the highest level of integrity......except for the employees.....
The employees are lying, fraudulent slime-bags who should be thrown in jail by the SEC.
LOL - I wondered why I had such an interesting spike in LinkedIn profile views, including individuals in ATCC HR. (yes, this is Belinda, btw). Haven't been here in a long time because I do have a post-ATCC life that is quite wonderful. I see that some of the most interesting posts have been removed (twinkle twinkle lyrics - darn I wish I'd copy/pasted them - those were sheer brilliance), so someone's quite obsessed with this board. Doesn't take much of an IQ to figure out a short list of suspects given facts in evidence.
Anyway, I posted the link on my profile because I got tired of fielding questions from my network of contacts and because it might be years before someone could post a recommendation via LinkedIn without fear of retaliation and this seemed like a great independent corroboration along with having a fair amount of entertainment value - although with so many of the posts removed, that has declined.
So, I agree with the sentiments posted about retribution for a mass email and understand why some need to have an outlet for frustration. I can probably guess the author of "get on with your lives" poster based on timing of a visit to my profile and the time stamp of the post and I can understand that person having a vested interest in traffic slowing down here. Must take some time getting certain posts removed from the site, eh? Well, sorry, can't say you have much sympathy from me. The rest of you (except about a dozen of the incumbents) do have my sympathy - and many of you also have my respect. Best success to you and I hope our paths cross again under fair skies. Cheers!
Whoa! Don't read it if you're not interested. I'll grant you that this thread currently doesn't contain much new, but it is a healthy outlet for employees who feel trapped and cheated by a mean-spirited CEO and his useless board of puppets.
Speaking of the board, heard one of them is coming to work at ATCC. If it's true, I wonder how long that was in the works. No good can come out of it.
Who even cares about this thread anymore? Get on with your lives.
I found the link on BW's LinkedIn profile :)
She titled it "colorful commentary about ATCC"
Virtually no employees at ATCC know that this thread exists...I would love to broadcast an e-mail with the link...but I would get fired...Someone should do it who no longer works for this prison.
"...in the bizarre world of RHC, FS, and now KP the place is a disaster. I can't wait to leave. I hope the CDC kills the contract...it would be just the wake up call that is needed!"
You can't wake up the brain dead. And while the Board of Directors may not be totally asleep, they are RHC's sycophants whose chief concern is not the business, but how well RHC is stroked. A pathetic excuse for a BoD. Face it, this place is hopeless.
The place was started in 1927 and you can tell. The people who run it are idiots. They have chased away any talent they had and fired the rest...in the bizarre world of RHC, FS, and now KP the place is a disaster. I can't wait to leave. I hope the CDC kills the contract...it would be just the wake up call that is needed!
A failure might be the only way to get true change! C'mon in CDC!
Heard a contract is in big trouble. If CDC comes in for a closer look more heads will roll. Maybe its about time.
The BOD might not have much time left to wake up...this ship may sink itself...more and more problems seem to be springing up everywhere!
Perhaps the BOD should get off their asses and perform a few mental capacity tests. I think the "elders" are failing quick. Not holding up to the pressure well eh?? It's OK to go away, just don't come back.
BOD names and pay ARE public record.
Electronic data is vulnerable to seeing the light of day. Evil craves the darkness to disguise itself and instill fear; therefore, it abhors anything that could automate tasks and disseminate information more easily. RHC and his ilk are just plain evil.
MK = Morale Killer
MK = Maladroit Knave
MK = Menagerie Keeper
MK = Mercenary Kind
Paper is so very important to the old guard, isn't it? Heaven forbid they learn how to automate things and do them electronically!
Unless FS' office is getting new carpet. Then he stays until they finish just so he can be certain no one looked at his precious papers.
MK = malicious klimber :)
Now that FS is only there 3 days a week, I doubt he'd make such requests. He's been checked out for a while.
This is what a day in the life of FS at ATCC looks like: Amble to the copy room multiple times throughout the day, make doofy small talk with anyone in the hallway, park at the coffee machine for a while, follow RHC around like a puppy dog when he's there, argue with TS LOUDLY over stupid things, and then go home.
Rumor had it that there was a board member who pushed back on RHC - Dr. Peter Hotez, of the Sabin Institute. Pretty illustrious reputation which was supposed to be why they wanted him on the BOD in the first place. Not clear what the details were but they forced him off the board.
ATCC used to have suggestion boxes. HR mgmt took them down.
And I know for a FACT that HR will check the times people badge in and out on C's request - or the request of other senior mgmt like FS. If FS gets his knickers in a twist that someone isn't "putting in his time" he'll go after them with a vengeance. I've seen him do it and it doesn't matter how senior they are.
A Jekyl and Hyde climber.
Clearly, he's a climber.
I've worked at another non-profit and they behave in a similar way: The leader (in this case, the Executive Director) was tyrannical, abusive to employees, made promises she wouldn't keep, destroyed morale, and had an excessive turnover rate, especially in her department. The Board didn't care because she did whatever they wanted and she made the company money. Sound familiar?
How about letting the employees have a question and answer session with the board members - or even just senior management? Why would this not happen? Do the employees not have a right to know exactly what is going on? I am curious how other real non-profit organizations run. What are the checks and balances that are in place?
I have requested a suggestion box within the past week, so the employees who are afraid to speak up can have their voices heard. I suppose time will tell if that's something that is wanted or if they truly don't care what anyone thinks or wants to know.
The board doesn't want to know. They don't even want ATCC employees to know who the board members are. Do you really think they want to have to answer for their actions--ignoring ATCC's progress under BP's leadership, and leaving the organization with an old lizard in charge?
What would it take to let the BOD know that RHC is out of touch? We are so behind in technology, development, and management, it is embarassing.
Simpsons pic is so not C. No way C is that spry.
remind you of anyone?
This ought to liven things up:
FYI, someone that accepts a settlement is not whistle blower but an enabler. A whistle blower turns documentation over to government authorities.
1) what happened with the whistle-blower lawsuit? does anyone know?
IRS FORM 990 from 2010 lists the BOD as:
Raymond Cypess ($900,682)
James Burns ($23,000)
Wayman Cheatham ($34,000)
John L Child Jr ($29,250)
Diane Griffin ($26,500)
Peter Hotez ($12,000)
Elliot Levine ($21,000)
David McLoughlin ($39,000)
James Miller ($25,750)
Earle E Nestman ($28,250)
Paul Schneck ($19,000)
David Shuey ($29,250)
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