Agfa Healthcare Reviews

Updated July 23, 2014
Updated July 23, 2014
54 Reviews

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Pros
  • Good benefits, stable once you get the sense of how things work (in 5 reviews)

  • Good people to work and share experiences (in 4 reviews)


Cons
  • No cost of living or merit raises for the 4 years I was there (in 4 reviews)

  • Upper management really jumps the gun in allowing unfinished products into the market (in 5 reviews)

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  1.  

    Worst Company in the world to work for!

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Warehouse Manager  in  Dayton, NJ
    Former Employee - Warehouse Manager in Dayton, NJ

    I worked at Agfa Healthcare full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Maybe the benefits but thats it

    Cons

    Union environment, poor management, finger pointing, micro managing, no raises or bonuses for salaried employees, lots of overtime not paid

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    look into the situation in Dayton Facility...its a wreck!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  2. 2 people found this helpful  

    Utter Chaos

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Manager
    Current Employee - Manager

    I have been working at Agfa Healthcare full-time for less than a year

    Pros

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

    Cons

    Philosophy 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 ManagementAdvice

    Look for gainful employment

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    US market is Cash Cow

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Agfa Healthcare full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Good people, customers like the products.

    Cons

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

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
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  5.  

    Such a sad story....

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Software Developer  in  Waterloo, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Software Developer in Waterloo, ON (Canada)

    I have been working at Agfa Healthcare full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

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

    Cons

    Rounds 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 ManagementAdvice

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  6. 3 people found this helpful  

    Good place to work.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Director, Business Development
    Current Employee - Director, Business Development

    I have been working at Agfa Healthcare

    Pros

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

    Cons

    US 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 ManagementAdvice

    Get rid of the upper middle layer that produces little and expects much. This is dragging down the company tremendously.

    Doesn't Recommend
  7.  

    Amazing peers/product

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Software Developer  in  Waterloo, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Software Developer in Waterloo, ON (Canada)

    I have been working at Agfa Healthcare

    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 ManagementAdvice

    Bring 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.

    Doesn't Recommend

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