Agfa Healthcare Reviews

Updated September 14, 2014
Updated September 14, 2014
56 Reviews
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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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  1. 2 people found this helpful  

    Continuous RIF's to make company look more profitable

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Company car, decent pay and coworkers that stick together while leadership is nonexistent.

    Cons

    Employee morale is at an all time low with some of the most valued members actively looking to jump ship before the company sends them packing. It's gotten harder and harder to keep customers happy when we don't have enough resources or a clear vision on what we need to do to get the job done. Where is upper management? Employees are afraid to complain of being overworked because that seems to be the #1 cause to be placed on the next RIF list.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get rid of upper management that are not contributing to the improvement of the company or their teams and hire experienced people. It's because of their poor leadership and decision making skills that we are all in the situation that we are in. When the chips are down, they are non existent and customers never see them.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Average

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Project Manager  in  Greenville, SC
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Greenville, SC

    I have been working at Agfa Healthcare full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Good benefits, stable once you get the sense of how things work.
    Products are respected in the market, that helps to get things done and fulfill that need of achievement.

    Cons

    There is not a career path created by managers. You have to keep an eye on how you can grow internally, otherwise you can stay there for years (assuming you do your work alright and nothing external like a economy crash or revenue impact the business) withouth a raise.
    There is a lot of people not committed to company goals. E.g. people not even answering back emails to owners of the same team. Managers don't care.
    Functional teams (e.g. Sales and Services) are not integrated and each manager looks for its own interests. There are no clear responsibilities defined, ending up in confusion to those that are in the front line. At the end the customer ends with the worst part.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Look further than revenue interests. Just a few managers understand this. Look over the fence to other IT companies that try to get their employees trained, give new opportunities and responsibilities.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  3. 2 people found this helpful  

    Utter Chaos

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    Current Employee - Manager
    Current Employee - Manager

    I have been working at Agfa Healthcare full-time for 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 ManagementAdvice

    Look for gainful employment

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
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  5. 2 people found this helpful  

    Sad to see what is happening there.

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    Former Employee - Specialist
    Former Employee - Specialist

    I worked at Agfa Healthcare full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Great team in the field of exceptionally smart and loyal people. They care about their customers and always go that extra mile to get it done despite management shooting the company in the foot at every turn

    Cons

    Local, USA, management is worse than useless. They are reactive rather than proactive. They manage to a budget and think that the field and their customers don't know what they are up to. Policy is counter-intuitive and never makes sense. They continue to alienate customers with cutting staff, stopping parts so that what should be a one hour fix takes 2 days and continue to push bad product to be fixed in the field rather than deliver a rock of a product like they used to. One has to believe they are running the company down to sell it off.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Wake up and push back up stream when what you are told to do does not make sense. Retain and treat your employees like the valuable asset they are. Other companies are benefiting by hiring them away and treating them like the valuable parts of a team they are.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  6. 4 people found this helpful  

    15 years and RIFs are coming

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Other than top management a really good team to work with.

    Cons

    Upper management is always in panic mode. They are reacting to the market instead of leading it.
    Belgium dictates to the US when trying to assist can be so much more profitable.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop cutting positions to make budgets. Get "REAL" and achievable budgets in place.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    US market is Cash Cow

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Agfa Healthcare full-time for 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 ManagementAdvice

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  8.  

    HR

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    Current Employee - Human Resources Generalist
    Current Employee - Human Resources Generalist

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

    Pros

    The company is very competitive in the industry and the industry is on the rise. The products that we make are very cool and cutting edge. Our products literally help save the lives of our patients. Being a part of that is really cool.

    Cons

    Since the company is a European company, there are a lot of things that are pushed down to the US that just don't work in the US. It is the overall feeling that "they just don't get us".

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Let each region manage their own regions with minimal global interference.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  9.  

    Global experience, slow progress

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Agfa Healthcare

    Pros

    Nice place to learn, interesting technologies

    Cons

    Bureaucracy of a large corporation and not being even one that big. Changes are not embraced as fast as they need to be.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  10.  

    Senior Program Consultant

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Agfa Healthcare full-time

    Pros

    Good culture and great people

    Cons

    European company running an American Business with Canadian oversight

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Retain your talent

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  11.  

    Agfa Healthcare

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - PACS Engineer  in  San Antonio, TX
    Current Employee - PACS Engineer in San Antonio, TX

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

    Pros

    Family friendly...Excellent Benefits with descent salary.

    Cons

    Some Government customers are tough to deal with.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hang on to employees...lots of jobs out there.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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