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Sigma-Aldrich Corp.

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Industry/Area of Activity:
Chemicals
Company Stock Ticker:
SIAL
Stock traded at:
NASDAQ
Industry Code:
1357

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Go to thread Anonymous17876, Friday 07/04/14 02:30:40 UTC

News

http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2014-07-02/sigma-aldrich-one-of-greenest-firms-sued-over-excessive-pay.html?cmpid=yhoo
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Go to thread Anonymous12958 (SAFC Hitech, Bromborough, Wirral UK), Friday 06/20/14 21:08:31 UTC

Bromborough Site closure.

Epichem Ltd was started in 1983 in Bromborough Uk. Built into a multi million£££ company. SAFC bought the company in 2006 re nameing it SAFC Hitech & are shutting the place down in 2014. Total mismanagement by Sigma. The writing was on the wall when they promoted guy's who didn't have a clue how to manage. You just have to look at the incompetant ars-hole who is charge of the site now!!!
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Go to thread Anonymous11303, Tuesday 06/03/14 06:37:49 UTC

Severance Pay

Do you know how much folks being let go are getting this month?
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Go to thread Anonymous9991, Thursday 05/15/14 17:51:05 UTC

and more....

data is moved to google drives, common and personal drives deleted. The guys responsible for the servers will be removed soon after this is done.
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Go to thread Anonymous9989, Thursday 05/15/14 17:48:08 UTC

more facts

There goes the money: http://www.stltoday.com/business/columns/david-nicklaus/sigma-aldrich-ceo-s-pay-doubles-due-to-one-time/article_f5b653b1-e896-53de-b2ff-4ad894bd79b0.html Rakesh got 10.5 million total in 2013 and 5.2 million total as "welcome". If he leaves he gets 17 million more... On the other side: Bromborough (UK) will be shut down, Andover is shut down, so are Poole, Basel and some other sites. Jobs are moved to India whenever needed and otherwise just cancelled in Europe. Several managers/directors in the European headquaters where axed out in the past year. there is no communication about this, you typically find it out when an email returns with "user unknown".
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Go to thread Fred (Production), Friday 04/04/14 00:18:03 UTC

15 yrs of dedicated service

The raises for 2013 are 2-3%, not even the cost of living. No wonder everyone is jumping ship. We had at least 30% turnover last year at our location and the company doesn’t really care. Moral is terrible and Management is incompetent. What a way to run a business.
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Go to thread Anonymous3622, Saturday 01/25/14 17:43:14 UTC

What changes to marcom?

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Go to thread Anonymous3610, Saturday 01/25/14 08:38:32 UTC

Changes

Operational Marketing, Accounts Payable, Marcom
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Go to thread Anonymous1110, Tuesday 12/03/13 23:57:09 UTC

aldrich downsizing

are you guys still cutting - want to apply for a job but not sure if you are still reducing workforce
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Go to thread Anonymous, Tuesday 10/15/13 02:52:18 UTC
nothings happening right now
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Go to thread Anonymous, Tuesday 10/15/13 01:37:42 UTC
Hmmm been a few weeks... Doesn't look like their is an eBusiness reorg.
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Go to thread Anonymous, Monday 09/23/13 18:24:50 UTC
J. Doe not surprised at all. It is amazing how a candidate can speak perfect English on the phone screen, but they can't string a sentence together in a face-to-face. Let's face it. It is a money grab for these consulting/recruiting firms and unfortunately Sigma needs warm bodies at a cheap labor rate.
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Go to thread j. doe (employee), Saturday 09/21/13 07:22:42 UTC
Outsourcing has been mentioned several times on this site. But what about insourcing? H1b visas are being used at our SIAL lab to perform typical chemistry experiments. In several cases it is obvious the foreign worker doesn't have even rudimentary knowledge of chemistry, yet they were hired in as senior chemists. There is an obvious corruption issue at SIAL.
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Go to thread eBusiness, Tuesday 08/13/13 18:04:54 UTC
confirmed - reorganization in eBusiness
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Go to thread Anonymous, Sunday 08/11/13 01:57:26 UTC
Heard more directors leaving. Reorg in eBusiness?
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Go to thread Anonymous, Thursday 08/08/13 23:43:55 UTC
Oh no a corporation is outsourcing! Wow...welcome to 2003. If you are worried about outsourcing, then your skills are out of date and you've become a wasted resource.
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Go to thread drogba, Wednesday 07/24/13 16:03:15 UTC
Many companies outsource to regions with workforce with sub-par English language skills - yet, while the quality of service tanked the positive effect of the move outweighs the quality drop effect. So, it actually makes sense... Employees do not like it, customers do not like it, yet it makes sense...
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Go to thread Anonymous, Wednesday 07/24/13 10:01:32 UTC
Buildings being sold in St. Louis. Anyone hear this?
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Go to thread Anonymous, Monday 07/22/13 23:36:58 UTC
"when you out source to people who don't understand the English language" The same could be said for many in the United States born and raised here over the last several generations.
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Go to thread Anonymous, Sunday 07/21/13 20:23:19 UTC
don't delude yourself. when you out source to people who don't understand the English language and who create a multitude of errors at every level day after day. the money "being put into real profit centers" seems like a lot of waste because the Company is still stuck with people who cannot communicate sufficiently with the customer base to provide an expected service.
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Go to thread Anonymous, Sunday 07/21/13 17:23:52 UTC
It is a good time to get a job there. The under-achieving parts of the company are finally being outsourced, eliminate, or left to natural head-count shrinking. The corporation is only putting money into real profit centers, not pipe dreams.
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Go to thread Anonymous, Saturday 07/20/13 20:51:51 UTC
so would it be a bad time to get a job with sigma right now?
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Go to thread Anonymous, Saturday 07/20/13 10:17:19 UTC
customer service, Tech Service and I/S is out sourced to India. Coincidence that the head of the company is from India? I don't think so.
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Go to thread Anonymous, Friday 07/19/13 22:03:58 UTC
Love that I have spent two years begging for a project or even some trivial task. How can this company function? They are currently paying employees to study for whatever courses they are taking in an attempt to leave the company. Must be great getting paid a salary to do homework.
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Go to thread Anonymous, Saturday 06/08/13 09:13:10 UTC
With all of the people leaving, there is opportunity for you to further your career. There are plenty of job openings at Sigma-Aldrich now. Staying in the same job for years makes you a layoff target. Become more valuable for yourself and the company.
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Go to thread Anonymous, Wednesday 04/24/13 17:22:55 UTC
You know it is bad when directors leave!
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Go to thread Anonymous, Tuesday 04/23/13 13:06:34 UTC
Agreed, I had a request for a recommendation from a long-time Sigma employee. Sad....
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Go to thread Anonymous, Sunday 04/14/13 20:10:29 UTC
No need for layoffs. Employees are leaving faster than they can be let go.
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Go to thread Anonymous, Wednesday 03/27/13 18:15:12 UTC
Unbelievable
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Go to thread Anonymous, Saturday 03/23/13 00:31:36 UTC
goodbye Sage Labs. They are someone elses money pit now.
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Go to thread Wally Rakish, Tuesday 03/12/13 02:35:54 UTC
They had a department meeting and said they will be eliminating Packaging here in St. Louis. That's about 80 folks. Of course there will be a domino effect with other departments. The guy running Sigma is going to destroy it. DeKalb building in general and packaging in particular were cash cows for Sigma. The workers put out a lot of product, were very safe and the quality was excellent. What did they get for all their hard work? This guy will put all his eggs in one basket then a strike or something will doom his plans. I do believe they are union up at Aldrich.
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Go to thread Anonymous, Thursday 03/07/13 10:37:18 UTC
Packaging at Decalb
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Go to thread Anonymous, Wednesday 03/06/13 23:04:44 UTC
More cutbacks in Saint Louis is a given. Have any specifics?
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Go to thread Anonymous, Wednesday 03/06/13 10:53:43 UTC
More cutbacks in St Louis
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Go to thread Anonymous, Wednesday 02/27/13 16:45:40 UTC
I think the "troll" hit the nail on the head a while back!
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Go to thread Ha!, Tuesday 02/19/13 23:06:35 UTC
The intent is to not provide a severance. What person would risk the chance of being fired? Especially good employees? The goal is to put people on bogus PIPs as a measure to cut headcount. PIPed person finds a job and gives the company a middle finger. The company owes that person nothing. Boom. Objective completed. I know someone that had a meeting with the Agent of Doom in the HR dept. They offered a month for each year if the person left right then and there. Along with the statement that there was NOTHING that person could do to save their job. Who could make a good decision under those circumstances? Puck it! Fire me! A dirty game that sigma Aldrich is playing...
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Go to thread Anonymous, Monday 02/18/13 17:49:19 UTC
Go to Sigma Website. Click on Careers and then Apply. You will see 2 excellent employees who were laid off (in order to keep the same people who ran Chemistry into the ditch). Need I say more?
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Go to thread Employee (Sial corp), Monday 02/18/13 16:55:26 UTC
I know people who are receiving year end evaluations and PIPs. Long term employees who are receiving unsubstantiated claims of performance. The question is at the end of the process, which they can terminate at any point., what is the severance if viewed the employee didn't meet the terms of the PIP according to them? Pretty sad. What the employees normally would have received is earned vacation time on April 1 of about 4-5 weeks but with the new vacation accrual model, they may be lucky to receive 2 or so days at 90 days. No more pension, vacation accruals, hostile work environment with discriminatory practices targeted to specific employees (long term employees). Karma is a bear.
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Go to thread Anonymous, Saturday 02/16/13 13:41:32 UTC
4857, there is no reason to complain anymore. The ship is sinking and it is time to jump ship.
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Go to thread 4857, Friday 02/15/13 18:49:51 UTC
Why is this board so silent, courage, fear? We all know what's going on and how a small group of greedy execs is running this once great company into the ground...
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