GE Healthcare Reviews

Updated July 31, 2015
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GE Healthcare President & CEO John L. Flannery
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Pros
  • Great potential for good work/life balance depending on which team you are on (in 73 reviews)

  • I work from home 80% of the time, which is awesome (in 31 reviews)

Cons
  • worst work-life balance in the world (in 70 reviews)

  • No work life balance; said I'd travel 10-20% and it was 50-70% of my time (in 13 reviews)

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  1. Engineer

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    Former Employee - Principal Engineer
    Former Employee - Principal Engineer

    I worked at GE Healthcare full-time (More than 8 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Good if you're lazy and stupid because you can't get fired unless you shoot someone.

    Cons

    Working with idiots and lazy people is frustrating Pay is low, raises are pathetic. Too many titles, too many levels. Titles are given out instead of money. Treat engineers badly. It's all about middle-management and butt-kissing "leadership". Runs the worst interpretation of "Agile" on the planet.

    Advice to Management

    Fire idiots. Then kill yourself.


  2. It

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    Former Employee - Marketing Manager in Wauwatosa, WI
    Former Employee - Marketing Manager in Wauwatosa, WI

    I worked at GE Healthcare (More than 10 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    Decent pay and in the last few years, a bonus program for lower level managers and line employees

    Cons

    Favoritism, an 'old boys' network, nepotism and more. It all exists at GE Healthcare. HR too busy to care or really manage. Managers too busy to ask for more info if someone on their team is given a negative performance review. An ombudsman process that is a joke. No real work life balance (just work/life flexibility as long as you still give 60+ hours to GE a week). A company of top performers but most who would not hesitate to stab another in the back in order to advance

    Advice to Management

    Revamp the EMS system and process.


  3. Sales

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at GE Healthcare full-time (More than 5 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    decent market share installed base. Working closely with accounts you have the opportunity to build great relationships with you customers.

    Cons

    Customers get easily frustrated due to GE response. Products are usually most expensive. Customers could have had a bad GE experience in other GE areas and take it out on your business.

    Advice to Management

    Management only cares about your quarterly number. Don't expect any changes for the better as they are constantly cutting costs and back office staff.


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  5. Customer Service

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at GE Healthcare (Less than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    I cannot think of any.

    Cons

    It is a cut-throat environment. There is not much flexibility there. The "powers that be" are so far removed from the rest of the people.


  6. Direct support for product manufacturing

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    Former Employee - Manufacturing Engineer II in Greenville, SC
    Former Employee - Manufacturing Engineer II in Greenville, SC

    I worked at GE Healthcare full-time (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good benefits including medical coverage beginning first day of employment.

    Cons

    Professional development opportunities lacking. Difficult to get management support to take a class because of limited resources to support your assigned production line during your absence.

    Advice to Management

    Invest in Supply Chain / Operations employees.


  7. Helpful (5)

    A total circus; managers off the street that no nothing about the product, the industry, or the needs of the customers.

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    Former Employee - Engineer in Milwaukee, WI
    Former Employee - Engineer in Milwaukee, WI

    I worked at GE Healthcare full-time (More than 10 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    If you want to experience first hand how not to run a business, work for GE Healthcare.

    Cons

    Long hours, ridiculous stretch goals, workloads increase every time there is a reduction in force (they call it productivity), no planning, no budgets, no training, no bonuses, no recognition for achievements, no vision, no buy in for forced change, no travel-unless you are a manager, and incompetent management at all levels. You will be under constant threat of outsourcing, downsizing, hiring freezes and salary freezes. The health insurance even sucks! Beware; it is a silo'd and matrixed hell hole. Enjoy--

    Advice to Management

    Step one: Light match Step two: Burn entire outfit to the ground Step three: Start over using a business 101 textbook as a guide.


  8. Helpful (2)

    More talk, less action

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    Current Employee - Program Manager in Waukesha, WI
    Current Employee - Program Manager in Waukesha, WI

    I have been working at GE Healthcare full-time (More than 10 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Great talent - highly under utilized Great processes - on paper Great training opportunities

    Cons

    Leaders not in for the long haul - make changes short term to make their resume look great and jump roles. Highly matrix - to the point of no accountability Poor out of box quality - focus on time to market over robustness of design

    Advice to Management

    Spend less time on reviews (and PPTs), and more time on doing actual work Make decisions and don't suffer from analysis - paralysis Hire leaders who are knowledgeable about business they are leading


  9. Application Process

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at GE Healthcare

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    They make a big talk about being fair about hiring people

    Cons

    In truth the company in my opinion is discriminating against age, when was the last time they hired anyone at age 59. I applied there and have the qualification that are needed . I know it for a fact. Yet now that I am 59 they will not look at me. So much Equal Opportunity Employment.

    Advice to Management

    Look at the cons and do whats right , You will get more work out of a person my age foe m8-9 years than you will of a 30 year old from todays standardItasks me if I was or am an employee , no never was


  10. We were hired for a one-year contract and then dumped after three months.

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    Former Contractor - Systems Engineer in Burlington, VT
    Former Contractor - Systems Engineer in Burlington, VT

    I worked at GE Healthcare as a contractor (Less than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Co-workers were alright most of the time.

    Cons

    No direction, no training whatsoever, no tools to do the job, and every IT drone having to deal with four or five "project managers," mostly via remote sites and phone call meetings.

    Advice to Management

    Strip out about a dozen or more layers between the CEO and the lowest drone. Treat employees like they are worth more than a number on a spreadsheet.

    GE Healthcare Response

    Oct 29, 2014 – Recruiting Manager/Marketing Leader- US Talent Recruitment

    Thank you for sharing your feedback and experience.


  11. GE Healthcare Partners

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    Current Employee - Senior Consultant in Waukesha, WI
    Current Employee - Senior Consultant in Waukesha, WI

    I have been working at GE Healthcare full-time (More than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    A few good people to work with. Work-life balance is decent. Lots of travel, if you like that. Pretty good pay.

    Cons

    Where to begin? There's a lot to cover... If you like working for the megalomaniacal, Emperor-with-no-clothes type of leadership, this place is for you. Incompetence reigns at the top;managing directors and CEO are the most inept people I've ever worked with. Horrible leadership, no mentoring, micro-management of absolutely ridiculous minutiae, such as Powerpoint boxes lining up and font sizes, while they botch up engagements and product rollouts across customer sites. Health benefits are really bad. PowerPoint is the standard communication medium. You'll be burned at the stake if you try to suggest using something more effective.

    Advice to Management

    Quit. You have no business running a consulting org, or any other for that matter, you're in over your head. Advice to GE Healthcare's CEO? Eliminate the Healthcare Partners organization. It's deeply broken and a meaningless distraction. I'm going to enjoy taking your business away in my next role. LOL



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