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Agfa Healthcare Reviews in Canada

Updated Jun 21, 2014
Agfa Healthcare – Waterloo – “AGFA Healthcare”

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3.1 14 reviews

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Good benefits, stable once you get the sense of how things work(in 5 reviews)

  • Good people to work and share experiences(in 4 reviews)


Cons
  • No cost of living or merit raises for the 4 years I was there(in 4 reviews)

  • Upper management really jumps the gun in allowing unfinished products into the market(in 5 reviews)

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    Good stability in a mature segment

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsGreat benefits, older experienced employees, mature and stable environment

    ConsNo room to grow, downsizing is present.

    Advice to Senior ManagementTry to get better at communicating future plans.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Such a sad story....

    Software Developer (Current Employee) Waterloo, ON (Canada)

    ProsThis place was a hidden gem in the tech employer landscape of Waterloo. Great people, Great Compensation, great benefits...5 years ago.

    ConsRounds and rounds of layoffs. Provincial government cash injection is gone. No raise (or even cost of living adjustment) in 5 years. The lucky ones get great severance packages. Company turns on a dime with a new figurehead every couple of years and the slide continues.

    Advice to Senior ManagementTry to get some ROI before reinventing product lines before the have had a chance to make some profit.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    good experience

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    Prosfriendly environment, great people to work with.

    Consknowledge transfer need to be improved.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Great company, great products, great people.

    Software Architect (Former Employee) Waterloo, ON (Canada)

    ProsIts products help people. Its developers care about the products and the end customer (the patient on the table)

    ConsManagement has been up and down over the past couple of years. Power is held at head office so all decision making is there.

    Advice to Senior ManagementTrust the local management teams... they know what they are doing. They are the ones who make this company what it is today.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    easy going environment.

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    Prosgood benefits. international company. get to work with people around the world

    Conssomewhat political. dealing with timezones can be tricky

    Advice to Senior Managementprovide clear information on career paths

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    International PACS leader, but lacks sense of accomplishment

    Medical Imaging Software Developer (Current Employee) Waterloo, ON (Canada)

    ProsI joined because Agfa seems to have a good international foothold with their PACS software. They let you delve right into the code, and although there are code reviews, there seems to be an inherent trust in the code quality of each other. I haven't seen the interior, but they have a new flashy R&D building in Waterloo Tech Park.

    ConsTheir core technology was very outdated and often seemed like "spaghetti code", making it hard to incorporate new features quickly. Their build system needs some serious fixing for improved efficiency. Unfortunately, I never felt I could make a big contribution to the improvement of healthcare mainly because of these setbacks. Also, and take this with a grain of salt since I was just a coop, but there didn't seem to be much emphasis on employee engagement. The focus usually felt like it was on the shareholders first, and employees only after they were satisfied.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Started good, then got to know more

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    Prosgreat people, market they are in is important

    Conscomp plans are not at market, old school business mentality, say open to innovation but many roadblocks and hurdles to make things happen

    Advice to Senior Managementlook more regionally than globally when determining policies

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Was a great place to work with a lot of opportunities, but no longer

    Software Developer (Former Employee) Waterloo, ON (Canada)

    ProsCompensation was quite good in the past. But, has declined

    ConsMoral is quite low due to a few key people in management.

    Advice to Senior ManagementYou actually need software developers to build software.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Great Company great co workers

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee) Toronto, ON (Canada)

    ProsInterest bussines
    Well balanced life-work

    ConsNot the very well paid.

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    Great people, satisfying work

    Analyst (Current Employee) Waterloo, ON (Canada)

    ProsIntelligent, committed people working to better patient care.
    Every now and then you get to work in a dream team and it's almost magical.

    ConsThe occasional lead who doesn't understand that praise should be public and criticisms should be private, and not the other way around.

    Advice to Senior Managementalign the different functional areas, and share information, goals and strategies.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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