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GE Healthcare Reviews

Updated December 15, 2014
Updated December 15, 2014
1,025 Reviews
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1,025 Reviews
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John L. Flannery
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Review Highlights

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.  

    Abused by constant complaints of veteran employees, referred to as a Scab stealing someone's job.

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Production in Waukesha, WI
    Former Employee - Production in Waukesha, WI

    I worked at GE Healthcare part-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    I was paid very well, the work was easy but detailed.

    Cons

    Huge favoritism towards individuals by team leaders, unprofessional manners by veteran coworkers.
    Experienced physical and verbal abuse personally'

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't allow your 20 year + people to ruin it for others' nothing worse then hearing bad things about the company you just chose to work for by their own Union Stewart constantly. Detox your environment, companies that allow bad behavior to thrive in tight areas reap nothing! Production suffers and so does morale. Quit favoring those who are stagnant and recongnize those who produce with detailed accuracy Consistantly. At first I was honered and felt humbled to work for a company I have grown to know throughout my entire life, but the very first week was an eye opener. Regardless of my attempts to avoid and detach myself from all the gossip within the company I found it right back in my face day after day. I have worked in Prodution Manufacturing for more then 30 years and have never experienced such unprofessional and inexcusable behavior by other coworkers and management as well because they never addressed these issues and still haven't
    today after talking with a good friend who is still employed there today.

    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 2 people found this helpful  

    change

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

    I have been working at GE Healthcare full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    work-life balance, no micromanagement, flexible hours

    Cons

    this is a company that does not know what to do in this branch, they are mechanics, salespeople, they have no business being in healthcare

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    learn healthcare business don't concentrate on the immeadiate profit only

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    GE Healthcare Response

    Nov 13, 2014Recruiting Manager/Marketing Leader- US Talent Recruitment

    We appreciate your insight. Thank you.

  3.  

    GE Healthcare Lifesciences bedeviled by personnel from former acquisitions

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Manager in Piscataway, NJ
    Former Employee - Manager in Piscataway, NJ

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

    Pros

    Work-Life balance: Favored employees are allowed to abuse medical time off and work from home policies. If you are competent and conscientious at your job, or you are from a newly acquired company, you will not be a favored employee.
    Benefits: The GE benefits package is very good if you can keep your position.
    Perks: If your personal agenda coincides with that of a Manager, GE will allow you to pursue it during work hours.

    Cons

    GE Lifesciences doesn't develop new products; it advances itself by acquiring companies. Unfortunately, personnel from GE's acquisition of Amersham in 2005 have not accepted the acquisitions as opportunity; they have instead viewed any new acquisition as a threat to their view that "It was better before GE took us over' (direct quote). They are in position to target new personnel for dismissal and do so. There is absolutely no emphasis on "Talent Retention". Advancement opportunities are denied to new acquisitions; training in GE procedures is minimal; if you try to move within GE the former Amersham personnel will try to block any such move.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Changing the prevailing corporate culture of Amersham personnel suppressing new acquisitions will require the drastic measure of firing former Amersham personnel that have had any supervisory capacity.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    GE Healthcare Response

    Nov 13, 2014Recruiting Manager/Marketing Leader- US Talent Recruitment

    Your feedback is valuable to us, thank you for sharing your experience.

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    Management Issues

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at GE Healthcare (less than an year)

    Pros

    While I worked at GE I received little help managing my shop from my District manager, but that created an environment for high paced learning of systems and operations.

    Cons

    Management wouldn't provide overtime for times of large workload. Management would rather pull technicians from other shops who are also behind on services. I understand that that effects their quarterly bonuses. Nice incentive for them, but site managers and techs get the short end of the stick most of the time. Requesting overtime shouldn't be similar to pulling teeth.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Work on individual site support. Offer more over time when needed.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    GE Healthcare Response

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

    Thank you for sharing your feedback as we work to improve GEHC.

  6.  

    Punishing Work Environment

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Director in Waukesha, WI
    Former Employee - Director in Waukesha, WI

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

    Pros

    The brand looks fantastic on a resume. Benefits are good and pay is also good.

    Cons

    Brutal work environment. Turn and burn (80 hr work weeks) if things are going well and absolutely HELL when things are not. LOTS of unnecessary layers of opinions, politics, passive aggressive behavior and CYA across the org. If you are not an absolutely god at powerpoint - you will not succeed here. I have seen much of the top talent from the industry be hired in only leave this place in 12 months or less because of the negative environment.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The days of management by intimidation, telling people what to do and watching them do it, went out at the turn of the century. Paradox with what you should be teaching at Crotonville. Take a hard look at the new workplace and next generation of leaders needed or the stock will stay in the ~$30 range for the next century.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    GE Healthcare Response

    Dec 2, 2014Recruiting Manager/Marketing Leader- US Talent Recruitment

    Thank you for sharing your experience. Your feedback is valuable.

  7. 3 people found this helpful  

    Good company being run into the ground

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Program Manager in Wauwatosa, WI
    Current Employee - Program Manager in Wauwatosa, WI

    I have been working at GE Healthcare full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Lots of growth opportunity, average pay, average benefits. Some managers are very good, and a lot of people really want to do a good job and make quality medical equipment.

    Cons

    leadership vision is limited by quarterly earnings. Leadership consistently makes very poor management decisions in order to make quarterly numbers, even though it may cost millions next year to make up for it. Lay offs and turn over have forced far too much work on too few remaining people, and quality has suffered dramatically as a result. Focus on shifting work overseas has cost in terms of quality and responsiveness to business needs. The only reason GE remains competitive in the Healthcare sector is because they've still got enough cash to bail themselves out of the truly terrible management they're suffering under. Culture turns leadership team over every 2-3 years, so leaders don't have to live with the consequences of their poor management practices and decision making.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    There will be a quarter after this quarter, and a year after this year. Stop trashing the business to make quarterly numbers and remember your obligation to your stockholders and employees. Manage!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8. 2 people found this helpful  

    Revolving Door

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Material Logistics Specialist in Milwaukee, WI
    Former Employee - Material Logistics Specialist in Milwaukee, WI

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

    Pros

    Good benefits
    Nice gym and hard court for sports
    Able to attract top engineers
    The facilities are modern and clean

    Cons

    Weak management, constantly laying off employees, poor communication, very little top down communication, good old boy environment, bullying acceptable, meetings for the sake of holding meetings, low morale

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Place some emphasis on communication and values

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Favoritism

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Implementation Consultant in Barrington, IL
    Current Employee - Implementation Consultant in Barrington, IL

    I have been working at GE Healthcare full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Salary, Benefits, career advancement, etc.

    Cons

    Extreme favoritism, lack of internal support and leadership.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Review your Managers objectively and listen to feedback from all employees

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

    Poorly managed company

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Seattle, WA
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Seattle, WA

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

    Pros

    Have lots of funding so you can relax

    Cons

    Don't care about you. Can dispense you any moment.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    There is nothing you can do to change this bureaucratic company.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Forgettable company

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

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

    Pros

    Some employees. Good training for the dept.

    Cons

    Alot of middle managers with no vision existing to get a paycheck until retirement. Continuous layoffs that keep people on edge.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Learn to manage. Stop protecting friends who are incompetent.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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