GE Healthcare Reviews

Updated September 11, 2014
Updated September 11, 2014
956 Reviews
3.3
956 Reviews
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Pros
  • Great potential for good work/life balance depending on which team you are on (in 60 reviews)

  • work from home like Flexibility and good growth opportunities (in 25 reviews)


Cons
  • It's slightly below peer standard but a better work-life balance can be reaped as the trade-off (in 65 reviews)

  • No work life balance although they bombard you with work life balance tips and information you can't apply (in 12 reviews)

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  1.  

    If you are looking for a competitive, stuck up atmosphere, GE Healthcare is for you

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    Former Employee - Information Technology Leadership Program (ITLP)  in  Wauwatosa, WI
    Former Employee - Information Technology Leadership Program (ITLP) in Wauwatosa, WI

    I worked at GE Healthcare as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    GE has some great people who are more than happy to talk with you and help you achieve personal goals, but there are also people that are just the opposite. As an intern I was paid very well, and received a relocation stipend. They planned a lot of activities for the interns that was fun.

    Cons

    My assignment leader and mentor really did not care about me, the project they gave me for my internship was very abstract and almost impossible for me to explain.

    The atmosphere between the interns was childish and very competitive, many people where throwing people under the bus just to get ahead.

    I also felt that GE Healthcare was not living up to the diversity they always talk about, I felt uncomfortable and targeted.

    They would say the internship is not about you, its about the company, when in reality it was my first time in corporate america as a college intern. One employee even told me during my first week that she did not even want to meet with me because I did not have an agenda. DURING MY FIRST WEEK!

    It was a terrible experience for my first time working in corporate america. The executive in charge of the interns would curse at us like we were her children, and some of the HR staff even referred to themselves as "the mother" and we as interns were "the children."

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Particularly an internship should be a learning experience and not a race to see who can do the most work. The intern assignments should be something concrete that the intern can learn from and gain experience doing. Assignment leaders should not get an intern assigned to them if they cannot even handle their own work.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  2.  

    Growing Business

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    Former Employee - Senior Consultant  in  Indianapolis, IN
    Former Employee - Senior Consultant in Indianapolis, IN

    I worked at GE Healthcare as a contractor for less than a year

    Pros

    Stable, mature company with good policies in place. Very good manufacturing practices in place. Clean and orderly work environment. Periodic paid lunches are nice.

    Cons

    Seem to be too focused on quarterly results, often ignoring methods and practices to operate consistently throughout the year in order to avoid the end of month/ quarter panics.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    See cons. Get more focused on smoothing the operation to produce better results by the end of each month. The quarterly results will naturally fall in place.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Good work enviroment but low pay

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at GE Healthcare

    Pros

    The company provides a good work life balance and are accommodating to schedule needs. The benefits are excellent.

    Cons

    The compensation is very low and I would except better from a company that requires as much from its employees. I was salaried and I had to do a lot of overtime.

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  5.  

    Milk Acquisition Customers

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    invest in process, six sigma and lean; business case rigor

    Cons

    over time investments are minimized. loyal customers feel un-heard. lack of investment in existing customers.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    customer first. it cost more to get a new client than to keep a loyal one.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    One Year Playbook.

    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer  in  Seattle, WA
    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Seattle, WA

    I worked at GE Healthcare full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    A huge company with good benefits and public recognition of device manufacturing.

    Cons

    I really did not like the January playbook method. The goals for the year were planned in January and by the time plans and goals got down to the “bees” it was May/June and already behind schedule. Then busy, busy, busy, until the end of the year, followed by a quite lull until the next year’s playbook goals made it down to the “bees’.

  7.  

    GE Healthcare

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    some opportunity for growth with other GE businesses.

    Cons

    mangers are short sighted at times

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    n/a

  8.  

    Manager

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    Current Employee - Project Manager
    Current Employee - Project Manager

    I have been working at GE Healthcare as a contractor for less than a year

    Pros

    great agile initiative within organization

    Cons

    management still is thinking in terms of sequential; some contracting /sister companies employees are not agile litrate

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Schedule Agile training for Product owners.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    GE Healthcare Services

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    Current Employee - Services IT Programs Manager  in  Salt Lake City, UT
    Current Employee - Services IT Programs Manager in Salt Lake City, UT

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

    Pros

    Just as with any large company, available resources and professional networking opportunities are plentiful. The benefits package, work culture and workers are motivated and great to work with. Excellent work-life balance, if not a little heavy on the life side. Work climate is tedious with about 1000+ staff reduced in the past 18 months.

    Cons

    Tremendous amount of IP has left the comp[any with the large layoffs in the past 18 months Leadership is authoritarian and lacking long term vision. All goals are measured by quarterly results aligned to meet the managers personal bonus incentives with little regard to long term impacts to the short term decisions. Decisions regarding negative outcomes are made with little empirical data.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Leaders please lead. Be involved with your teams, not just the GM you directly supervise. Know the people your GM's manage. MBWA (manage by walking around) - see and feel the "temperature" of the workers being asked to produce so much with so little. When you have a GM who demonstrates authoritarian leadership qualities - immediately get ride of them - one rotten apple will spoil the entire bushel quickly. Directly complement employees that demonstrate a culture of cross-functionality and who encourage and mentor others.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10.  

    OK job

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at GE Healthcare full-time

    Pros

    Not too challenging, not too exciting job. Generally flexible hours. Above average vacation and leave hours.

    Cons

    Slow, complex company. Not high employee morale. Below average health benefit.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Roller Coaster....they love you one day and the next they don't know you.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at GE Healthcare full-time

    Pros

    Great for managing people but no so great for the people who actually do the work. Thankless company that is too big to see the real work ethic of those driven to succeed. The "yes" folks are rewarded for their spreadsheet manipulation that are just to satisfy the upper echelon.

    Cons

    Work/life balance not good at all. Never a good time to take earned time off. Compensation used to be good, until the incentives were pretty much taken away.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Consider working a day in the field instead of sitting at corporate making decisions based on manipulated spreadsheets.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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