Agfa Healthcare
2.8 of 5 51 reviews
www.agfa.com Mortsel, Belgium

Agfa Healthcare Reviews

Updated Jun 10, 2014
Agfa Healthcare – Waterloo – “AGFA Healthcare”

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    Utter Chaos

    Manager (Current Employee)

    ProsGood people that have great ideas but are handcuffed due to inept management from Corporate in Belgium

    ConsPhilosophy is to throw everything against the wall to see what sticks...and then repeat as many as times possible until something comes out of it. Since their sales numbers are horrible, the US market is cutting staff left and right to make budget.

    Advice to Senior ManagementLook for gainful employment

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    US market is Cash Cow

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsGood people, customers like the products.

    ConsWeak US management serving their European overseers. Management does not seem to understand IT business model.

    Advice to Senior ManagementTime to let go of film and be an IT company. US employees are not expendable commodities.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Such a sad story....

    Software Developer (Current Employee)
    Waterloo, ON (Canada)

    ProsThis place was a hidden gem in the tech employer landscape of Waterloo. Great people, Great Compensation, great benefits...5 years ago.

    ConsRounds and rounds of layoffs. Provincial government cash injection is gone. No raise (or even cost of living adjustment) in 5 years. The lucky ones get great severance packages. Company turns on a dime with a new figurehead every couple of years and the slide continues.

    Advice to Senior ManagementTry to get some ROI before reinventing product lines before the have had a chance to make some profit.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Good place to work.

    Director, Business Development (Current Employee)

    ProsUpside in Healthcare is tremendous and their is lots of room for growth in the sector. I like the people as well.

    ConsUS operation is very weak. They need to restructure their sales organization to better fit the market and how they want to approach it.

    Advice to Senior ManagementGet rid of the upper middle layer that produces little and expects much. This is dragging down the company tremendously.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Amazing peers/product

    Software Developer (Current Employee)
    Waterloo, ON (Canada)

    Pros- extremely proud of our product and that we make a direct difference in healthcare. Peers are amazing.
    - interim R&D Manager well appointed & amazing. Ps keep her because she is amazing and NO one can pull together projects like she can. She "gets" it. Regional Health Manager remarkable and working toward a better product.

    Cons- totally agree with comments of March 2010 submission!
    - 6.5 project plan unfair to other staff not on same project. Everyone works hard and long hours and not just select few should be compensated for overtime hours. Isn't that called "discrimination"?
    - bonuses subject to bell curve: 15% needs - 70% meets - 15% exceeds. No matter what any manager says, it's based on favoritism. Everyone in R&D works incredibly yet they had to fill a quota. How insane is that? Managers based feedback on year end assessments soley to fit the placement, not the other way around. Some people never heard a negative word all year but got 15%. Good way to demotivate.
    - No cost of living increases in 2 years (how can we convince anyone to work here with those stats)

    Advice to Senior ManagementBring back the respectful days of Mitra and values we hear about. Why in the world do you keep some of most boorish, negative and incompetent Management staff? They don't even have the background, education or soft skills close to doing the job? They are costing HUGE dollars and causing irrepairable damage. And, they stab the good Managers in the back until they leave too.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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