Topics regarding layoffs at Sigma-Aldrich Corp.

Topics regarding layoffs at Sigma-Aldrich Corp.

Glad to be here

The company I left has a very active discussion thread on this site. They have frequent layoffs, lots of employee dissatisfaction, grumbling and griping. Since joining MilliporeSigma, I find it refreshing that the petty political infighting... —  read more 

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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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... —  read more 

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"... —  read more 

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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... —  read more 

Layoffs are ongoing this week

Layoffs are ongoing this week. It's massive and all of Sigma Aldrich is affected.The parent company (Fluka & Riedel-de Haën)is tightly managing profit targets and since we have issues with sales growth and profitability the only remaining avenue to... —  read more 

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Did you know that there was a staffing analyst contracted to evaluate the corporate structure? I have known about it for at least five months

Did you know that there was a staffing analyst contracted to evaluate the corporate structure? I have known about it for at least five months. Also, the layoffs didn't just start. There were several small scale layoffs in January and June, then the... —  read more 

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Did you know that there was a staffing analyst contracted to evaluate the corporate structure? I have known about it for at least five months

Did you know that there was a staffing analyst contracted to evaluate the corporate structure? I have known about it for at least five months. Also, the layoffs didn't just start. There were several small scale layoffs in January and June, then the... —  read more 

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Post ID:  @OP+kToKuT8

It's a pity that such a small group of greed senior executives (only interested in lining their pockets) brought this fine company to it's knees

It's a pity that such a small group of greed senior executives (only interested in lining their pockets) brought this fine company to it's knees. You see them still extract bonuses and million dollar salaries while they are cutting into the meat of... —  read more 

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Post ID:  @OP+kUfwq2P

The HR outsourcing deal is plain stupid - I used to work for a large corp who did this and I can tell you that we may be better off by just...

The HR outsourcing deal is plain stupid - I used to work for a large corp who did this and I can tell you that we may be better off by just replacing all HR personnel with computers or websites. The quality is poor and after one or two calls or... —  read more 

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The vp of purchasing is the shit

The vp of purchasing is the shit. Very accomplished. Very wise. Now I don't feel bad for getting the ax. I thought ecommerce was moved under IT. I am surprised because that group threw away money and didn't have much to show for it. Also I heard that... —  read more 

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Post ID:  @OP+kX28GIP

About one month ago, five long-time manager/director level employees were terminated at Buchs (Fluka), including one 55-year old guy with 30+...

About one month ago, five long-time manager/director level employees were terminated at Buchs (Fluka), including one 55-year old guy with 30+ years service; in addition, two senior level sales and BD guys, one at Munich, the other in Italy, were... —  read more 

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Post ID:  @OP+kY1XWOP

Think of the cost savings with the new termination "package", oh, I mean vacation, accrual that was quickly put into place right before this...

Think of the cost savings with the new termination "package", oh, I mean vacation, accrual that was quickly put into place right before this round of layoffs that did and will continue to affect many senior employees with four to five weeks of... —  read more 

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Post ID:  @OP+l5pLsWW

Pip is performance improvement plan

Pip is performance improvement plan. If you receive a negative review, you are generally placed on a pip. In the past, this is how the company reduced workforce without officially calling it a "layoff". Generally once you are on a pip it is Very... —  read more 

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