Agfa Healthcare Reviews

Updated August 27, 2015
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Pros
  • They have a real good Benefits program (in 5 reviews)

  • Good people, customers like the products (in 4 reviews)

Cons
  • It seems that the development teams are never up-to-speed with what the upper management wants (though I guess that would be true for most companies) (in 7 reviews)

  • No raise (or even cost of living adjustment) in 5 years (in 4 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    US market is Cash Cow

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at Agfa Healthcare full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good people, customers like the products.

    Cons

    Weak US management serving their European overseers. Management does not seem to understand IT business model.

    Advice to Management

    Time to let go of film and be an IT company. US employees are not expendable commodities.


  2. Helpful (2)

    Utter Chaos

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Manager
    Current Employee - Manager
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at Agfa Healthcare full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Good people that have great ideas but are handcuffed due to inept management from Corporate in Belgium

    Cons

    Philosophy is to throw everything against the wall to see what sticks...and then repeat as many as times possible until something comes out of it. Since their sales numbers are horrible, the US market is cutting staff left and right to make budget.

    Advice to Management

    Look for gainful employment


  3. Helpful (1)

    Worst Company in the world to work for!

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Warehouse Manager in Dayton, NJ
    Former Employee - Warehouse Manager in Dayton, NJ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Agfa Healthcare full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Maybe the benefits but thats it

    Cons

    Union environment, poor management, finger pointing, micro managing, no raises or bonuses for salaried employees, lots of overtime not paid

    Advice to Management

    look into the situation in Dayton Facility...its a wreck!


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  5. avoid at all costs

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    Former Employee - Technical Product Manager in Westerly, RI
    Former Employee - Technical Product Manager in Westerly, RI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Agfa Healthcare full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    There are no real pros.

    Cons

    If you are studying systemic management failure, look no further than Agfa Healthcare.

    Advice to Management

    Get a job elsewhere.


  6. Helpful (2)

    Unfortunately it seems unlikely that Agfa will survive . Belgium is not in touch with US market.

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    Former Employee - Sales in Miami, FL
    Former Employee - Sales in Miami, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Name was a staple in imaging...(although these days most folks have no idea what Agfa does)

    Cons

    Zero leadership. Ostrich-behavior. Customer is rarely put first

    Advice to Management

    Either commit to the industry by hiring positions needed to support customers or just sell the business.


  7. Helpful (1)

    New Management needs to eliminate middle managers and put more GSC support in front of customers

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Field Service Engineer in West Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Senior Field Service Engineer in West Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    No micromanagement but I think the days of regional managers sitting at home and not bothering anyone is over.

    Cons

    Rumors of middle management being eliminated to make room for more support in front of the customers. You have an acount manager, regional manager, local service support and GSC. We have too many positions that should be supporting the customer but are not. Regional Manager is not ever seen, Account manager is only seen when they want to sell something and local support is all over the place trying to wear many hats. GSC is being slammed and yelled at for all of the above lack of support and communication with the client.

    Advice to Management

    Eliminated regional managers and local IT support they should be resolving issues via remote support. Most of IT calls via local service are bogus made up calls to make it look like they are busy. Regionalize via multistate your imaging support for DR. CR and printing can be outsourced and still make money on each call, use the Konica model. Account managers do an excellent job getting in the face of the client and if not replace that person. Too much fat that you can't afford.


  8. Helpful (1)

    Amazing peers/product

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Developer in Waterloo, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Software Developer in Waterloo, ON (Canada)
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    - extremely proud of our product and that we make a direct difference in healthcare. Peers are amazing. - interim R&D Manager well appointed & amazing. Ps keep her because she is amazing and NO one can pull together projects like she can. She "gets" it. Regional Health Manager remarkable and working toward a better product.

    Cons

    - totally agree with comments of March 2010 submission! - 6.5 project plan unfair to other staff not on same project. Everyone works hard and long hours and not just select few should be compensated for overtime hours. Isn't that called "discrimination"? - bonuses subject to bell curve: 15% needs - 70% meets - 15% exceeds. No matter what any manager says, it's based on favoritism. Everyone in R&D works incredibly yet they had to fill a quota. How insane is that? Managers based feedback on year end assessments soley to fit the placement, not the other way around. Some people never heard a negative word all year but got 15%. Good way to demotivate. - No cost of living increases in 2 years (how can we convince anyone to work here with those stats)

    Advice to Management

    Bring back the respectful days of Mitra and values we hear about. Why in the world do you keep some of most boorish, negative and incompetent Management staff? They don't even have the background, education or soft skills close to doing the job? They are costing HUGE dollars and causing irrepairable damage. And, they stab the good Managers in the back until they leave too.


  9. Helpful (3)

    Good place to work.

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Director, Business Development
    Current Employee - Director, Business Development
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    Upside in Healthcare is tremendous and their is lots of room for growth in the sector. I like the people as well.

    Cons

    US operation is very weak. They need to restructure their sales organization to better fit the market and how they want to approach it.

    Advice to Management

    Get rid of the upper middle layer that produces little and expects much. This is dragging down the company tremendously.


  10. Such a sad story....

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    Current Employee - Software Developer in Waterloo, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Software Developer in Waterloo, ON (Canada)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at Agfa Healthcare full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

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

    Cons

    Rounds 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 Management

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


  11. Poor carreer paths

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Researcher
    Current Employee - Senior Researcher
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Nothing real. Befits quoted by the others...they have to compare with other same rank companies. They are real basics

    Cons

    Finger pointing. Unfair often blames to low level employees. No carreer paths no investment in personnel. Old staff with outdated ideas. Racism. No respect for workers right. Intimidations.

    Advice to Management

    They shouls be near the employee and listen what hell they are in.



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