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GE Healthcare Reviews

Updated December 6, 2014
Updated December 6, 2014
1,022 Reviews
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1,022 Reviews
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Pros
  • Great potential for good work/life balance depending on which team you are on (in 73 reviews)

  • There is no accountability, so you can basically take off or work from home at your leisure (in 31 reviews)


Cons
  • At times unreal expectations from the boss makes it very difficult to manage work-life balance (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. 1 person found this helpful  

    More talk, less action

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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)

    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 ManagementAdvice

    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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2.  

    Application Process

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at GE Healthcare

    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 ManagementAdvice

    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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

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

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Systems Engineer in Burlington, VT
    Former Employee - Systems Engineer in Burlington, VT

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

    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 ManagementAdvice

    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.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    GE Healthcare Response

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

    Thank you for sharing your feedback and experience.

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  5.  

    GE Healthcare Partners

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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 an year)

    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 ManagementAdvice

    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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6. 2 people found this helpful  

    Deceptive and Unethical Management

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Analyst, Commercial & Sales Analytics in Princeton, NJ
    Former Employee - Analyst, Commercial & Sales Analytics in Princeton, NJ

    I worked at GE Healthcare full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Good location. Great salad bar.

    Cons

    Deceptive and unethical management. Management unwilling to invest in employees and very little desire to see them succeed. Was surprisingly let go after one month at this company and only 2 weeks of doing actual work, simply because my Excel skills were rusty. Was essentially lied to by my manager. Was only given 1 week of training and was expected to do my work flawlessly. Management more interested in working against you, rather than with you.

    My manager seemed like he was more interested in appeasing his superiors and less interested in wanting to see his employees succeed. Management has typical "corporation" mentality; all about what can you do for me. Manager more of a boss mentality; does not care about employees. Very bureaucratic environment.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Invest in your employees and allow ample time for your employees to mature into the position and to acclimate with operations/systems! Employment must be mutual, where there is potential to grow within the position and job responsibilities are equally challenging for the employee.

    How can you manage with the perspective of wanting to see your employees fail?

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7.  

    You do the work of 5 people without reward - low pay - treats employees poorly

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous in Cherry Hill, NJ
    Current Employee - Anonymous in Cherry Hill, NJ

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

    Pros

    Some of the people - used to be great place to work a few years ago but top leadership has destroyed the company

    Cons

    They do not care about their employees at all - you have to be plugged in 24/7 - improperly staffed - beyond lean - everyone is expected to work 5 jobs with no reward - pay is very low - company does not value it's employees

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Lip service does nothing for your employees who are keeping your business running - treat us much better - understand our value - invest in proper resources rather than burning everyone out all the time doing 5 jobs at once - simplification means nothing when you just shift the burden from sales to in house and do not staff properly

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8.  

    GE Healthcare IT - Terrible Place to Work

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Director, Software Engineering in Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Director, Software Engineering in Boston, MA

    I worked at GE Healthcare full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Opportunity to work at home
    I received top notch training when I worked at GE, especially management/leadership training. The Crotonville facility and the training offered there was amazing and such a great experience. It was interesting to interact with GE employees from other businesses.
    It is a powerful organization with good benefits
    It is nice to be part of such a well known, long term brand
    I was able to send a direct report to the Olympics
    I was able to buy appliances at a discount.

    Cons

    Arrogant leadership & very powerful controlling HR organization
    The focus is on the bottom line and constant need to report up to senior leadership
    Lack of focus on customers and strategic vision
    Expectation that employees should be willing to give leadership updates and participate in meetings at 9/10 pm
    GE acquired the company I worked for. That company had great culture and customer service. Once GE took over it fell to pieces and became a terrible place to work. GE brings in leaders from other GE businesses and industries that know nothing about healthcare, so the strategic direction was also completely wrong.
    Despite having and promoting a GE Women's Network, it is a farce because there is no interest in promoting women.
    Despite constantly talking about work/life balance, there is none. The expectation is to be available at all times.
    There are lay-offs every year at budget time, which is very demoralizing for the staff
    GE should not be on the list of top places to work on Working Mother magazine.
    Vacation time must be used by the end of the year or lost. If you go on maternity leave you can only use the time that you have accrued up to that point in the year. So if you go on maternity leave in January, you might get a couple of days off paid.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hire leadership who has acumen in Healthcare IT. Screen out arrogant leaders. Start to focus on your customers and what you can do to make them happy and to provide software that will make their businesses easier to run every day.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Too big for their own good

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous in Princeton, NJ
    Former Employee - Anonymous in Princeton, NJ

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

    Pros

    There is no accountability, so you can basically take off or work from home at your leisure. No one will know the difference.

    Cons

    Too much red tape; nothing gets done.
    Management treats GE's customers like trash...almost to the point where it's embarrassing to be representing the company.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Management needs to actually communicate the company goals to their direct reports. However, so many senior leaders have been leaving, I'm not sure anyone left actually knows what's going on.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Shocking incompetence at the top levels. Smoke and mirrors show.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Principal in Barrington, IL
    Current Employee - Principal in Barrington, IL

    I have been working at GE Healthcare full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Interesting work. Get to work with healthcare institutions to improve their operations.
    Ok benefits.
    Good salary.
    Good training.
    GE name has some cache.

    Cons

    Leadership, specifically CEO ,GMs/managing principals are half-wits. Believe they are experts in healthcare operations and consulting, however, there isn't a one with actual clinical experience.
    Position themselves to clients as "trusted advisors", but too obtuse to realize they are seen as used car salesmen.
    Botched engagements, products with no customers and no accountability at the top. Probably only a matter of time before they jettison the entire organization out of GE Healthcare, since it only generates a tiny fraction of GE Healthcare's overall revenue.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    They're only salespeople and not intelligent enough to understand, so why bother? I've already got another offer, so I'm out.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  11.  

    My last 2 years with GE is the worst time of my career. The DOS was a horrible manager and had favorites.

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

    I worked at GE Healthcare

    Pros

    The benefits and retirement were good compared to other companies in the area.

    Cons

    The left hand doesn't know what the right is doing. The upper management leaves everything to the local management team. The management in my area played favorites. The pets would do something wrong and would not be held acountable but the non favorites would get wrote up for minor issues. A few of the favorites screwed up big time and nothing was done. A lot goes on that upper management has no clue about. When you try to do something about it you become the target.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    If an issue from an employee is brought to your attention, really investigate. Don't take management's word for it. There may be a real issue involved that needs addressed. Listen to the employees out in the day to day operation to understand what is really going on in the business.

    Approves of CEO

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