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GE Healthcare Reviews

Updated January 25, 2015
Updated January 25, 2015
1,049 Reviews
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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)

  • 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.  

    Interesting job, learned a lot, but the culture has a major hiearchy problem

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Process Engineer in Aurora, OH
    Former Employee - Process Engineer in Aurora, OH

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

    Pros

    The engineers i worked with were very hard working, smart and interesting people. I enjoyed my project, and i have learned a lot from them. I worked hard, and did my best during the time there, and in return, they helped me get my career ELSEWHERE started.

    Cons

    This was NOT the place i'd want to stay long term. There is a major old boys network where if you go through the leadership program or edition program, your safe, but everyone else is a second class citizen. They (employees who were not in the programs and consultants) have lack of job security, and consultants get lied to saying there is a job possibility from management, even though prior to starting a lot of people got laid off and replaced by consultants. Many of the engineers were overworked trying to make up for the lack of staff.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop making consultants believe that their days of unemployment and job searching are over if they do a good job. Also, maybe if you wouldn't lay off most of your staff, and replace them with consultants, your employees would be happier and you wouldn't need the extra help of consultants. Give EVERYONE an equal chance, not just the ones who went though the programs because you could possibly turn away some amazing people!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    No effort is made over the years to adjust entry level salaries for experience and cost of living.

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    Former Employee - Field Service Engineer in Philadelphia, PA
    Former Employee - Field Service Engineer in Philadelphia, PA

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

    Pros

    Well known respected organization that one can be proud to work for. Pretty good about recognizing/rewarding individual and team accomplishments. Promotes team work. Lots of support available to field employees.

    Cons

    Significant salary inequities among field service engineers. Two individuals could be doing the same job, in the same area, one earning $45k the other $110k. One may have more years with company but after many years the skill set is the same. Low single digit raises across the board effectively increases the gap vs closing it. Lack of advancement opportunities in the field.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Create levels within the field service team with overlapping salary ranges. Levels 1-4 with specific competencies and deliverables for each level. This would allow for some advancement in the field. It would also help highlight inequities. If a L1 engineer making L1 pay was doing L3 tasks, adjustments could be made during the review process.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  3.  

    Fast paced innovative company. Lots of opportunity to learn new things

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Marketing Director
    Current Employee - Marketing Director

    I have been working at GE Healthcare

    Pros

    Good training programs
    Operational discipline is strong
    Many opportunities to learn and grow

    Cons

    Extremely bureaucratic
    Tough to get things done as programs change in the middle
    Work life balance is non-existent

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Provide employees more respect and honor work life balance
    Try to be more consistent on strategies

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    "Stay on Target...."

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    Current Employee - Sales Executive
    Current Employee - Sales Executive

    I have been working at GE Healthcare

    Pros

    Good benefits. Great Products and Tech Development.

    Cons

    Managers are very career driven with very limited room for advancement. This causes a culture of short sightedness. You will be pushed to the limit to maximize revenue at the expense of customer satisfaction and long term territory strategy.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Create multi year plans for each territory, and stick to them regardless of the end of quarter and end of year pressure from above.

    Neutral Outlook
  6.  

    good place to start

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    Current Employee - Field Service Engineer Team Leader
    Current Employee - Field Service Engineer Team Leader

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

    Pros

    Big company, looks good on a resume. Job security.

    Cons

    No real way for a field Engineer to advance. GE Healthcare does not (any longer) generally promote FEs to service manager (director of service) roles. So, this means if you aspire to be your boss someday you will not be able to ever get there. At GE there is no prerequisite for having had previous FE, Technical, or even service leadership experience to be a DOS. It is simply not viewed as being that valuable to being in the role. As a result, FEs are regularly passed over by those in operations roles who have the network with the hiring manager. This results in DOSs who do not really understand many facets of the role and have difficulty even communicating with the teams and the customer due to lack of technical background prerequisite in the role. Program refered to as STLP is supposed to be a way for FEs to develop into a DOS role, but it is Truly a lip-service program as Very few FEs who can get into the program ever get selected.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Field Engineers need a way to grow and develop into a DOS role. A real path not a program that does not produce results. Most of the DOSs in the company should be Field borne, not the other way around.

    There needs to be some control on muti modality training, we have FEs 4 modalities deep and others with 2 in the same area. This results in some people being crushed and others not.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    An excellent company who focuses on developing employees, meeting customer expectations, and delivering to the analysts.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Leadership opportunities
    Flexibility provided performance does not suffer
    Global assignment opportunities
    Matrix organization
    Strategically driving for simplification due to size and complexity

    Cons

    Can be tough to balance work - life due to the continuous push for stretch targets
    Going to through some tough years now with cost cutting and restructuring
    Several key leadership changes making the future a bit uncertain
    A mind for simplification but not always the investment needed to go with it

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    GE Healthcare used to be the place people wanted to come. With several years of tough markets (even with tremendous growth in the emerging markets) GE Healthcare continues to struggle. One of the largest challenges has been the lack of quality products being produced in years past flooding the installed base, creating unnecessary costs to maintain, and creating higher then needed stress situations on employees trying to ensure customers are cared for. To much of leadership focused on the top and bottom line without REAL consideration or knowledge of the products going out the door. Then once out the door, not supporting soon enough the need to address the problems.

    GE Healthcare has been a great company to work for, but since 2009 the lack of real focus on technology and quality has further impacted their ability to be competitive. Fortunately it appears this is turning around and perhaps the leadership changes made recently were specifically meant to address this.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Ok

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sourcing Leader in Waukesha, WI
    Current Employee - Sourcing Leader in Waukesha, WI

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

    Pros

    Decent benefits, and they really want people to grow to be leaders. They also try to involve employees in the community, but there is not available time to volunteer.

    Cons

    High stress environment. There is an expectation to work from home and any and all hours. This is difficult if you have a family.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Overall

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    If you like to be able to make change then this company is perfect. A lot of opportunity to make things better.

    Cons

    Upper management doesn't understand base business

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Before making changes, understand base business and impacts. T

    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10.  

    not disclosed

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at GE Healthcare

    Pros

    pay and benefits are great, and GE is always developing their employees

    Cons

    High company values, office culture varies dept./group depending on the leader. The atmosphere with many of the employees is they live their life around GE and get burned out or don't have the work life balance. High stress environment.

    If applying for a job make sure your questions to the hiring manager are based on their leadership expectations.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I experienced a wide range of management - most are great leaders and lead by example. I have also worked for leaders that micro-manage their employees or question the work of an employee but have no clue of everything they have going on. Let your leadership staff lead their teams, that's what you pay them to do.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    If your "in", it's a good place

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Global opportunities for employment, work-life balance is good but it depends on your manager. I have seen people move from interns to upper management very fast coming out of the handpicked leadership programs.

    Cons

    I am exposed to many layers of the company from the bottom to the top and many people feel they are not valued by their managers. There are layoffs almost every year to deliver the bottom line to parent GE. These are needed because of over-commitments and overly optimistic business analytics. If you didn't go through the leadership programs right out of college, you have a slow path to the top.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be honest with your teams and don't over-commit on revenue in a difficult market.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    GE Healthcare Response

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

    Thank you for your feedback; one of our new beliefs is staying lean to go fast. We continue to work towards improving our processes and staying focused.

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