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Helpful (3)

Friendly environment

  • Work/Life Balance
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Skaneateles, NY
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Skaneateles, NY

I have been working at Welch Allyn

Recommends
No opinion of CEO
Recommends
No opinion of CEO

Pros

This is a fairly social environment and there is plenty of opportunity for clear communication*. People are often encouraged to innovate and explore their own ideas. It is easy to become a part of a project for which you have enthusiasm, making for generally happy and productive teams. Many projects give participants a clear area for which they can take pride and ownership. Everyone has the opportunity to be respected in their area. Management is very approachable.

Cons

Management fails to initiate their own communication* before they begin to take reactive action. There is poor upward understanding of technological capabilities and timelines, and poor downward management-driven vision. The directives that are driven downward are contorted, and show management's lack of understanding or faith in the product. Engineers become off-track and focus on deadlines and requirements rather than vision - management fails to see issues in current projects as being failures with planning on earlier projects, and so doesn't focus on better technical planning.

Advice to Management

Sit down with the people developing your products and understand how the pieces work, and how the anticipated effort compares to other projects. You are likely to find that time is invested in products with little potential, and there is lots of potential in projects nobody is pursuing. It is irresponsible to engineer a solution and ask an engineer to implement it. Instead, find goal, target or need and ask an engineer to engineer the solution for you. Foster strong communication between marketing, management and engineering to keep engineers on track.

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  1. Helpful (2)

    Long term employer at the expense of career and compensation growth

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Program Manager in Skaneateles Falls, NY
    Current Employee - Program Manager in Skaneateles Falls, NY

    I have been working at Welch Allyn

    Disapproves of CEO
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Great work environment, collaborative. The new facility is fantastic. People really care about the company and their job. The Allyn family owners do appear to promote and protect the unique corporate culture at Welch Allyn.

    Cons

    Little to no opportunity for advancement and growth common at larger organizations. Management appears to understand the issue, but at a complete loss as to how to solve it. Extremely long tenure of many at the company see only the "Welch Allyn way" and have no other perspective. Thus, change is difficult.

    Advice to Management

    Be accountable for decisions and lead by example. Executive leadership, with the exception of several whom have no other experience other than Welch Allyn, have little to no prior medical device experience. Many ex-Motorola. Really need to understand the customer requirements first, then develop products and services to meet those requirements. Stop rushing to action without understanding the market.


  2. Helpful (2)

    Nice place to work if you can afford it and you don't mind settling for the job you enter with.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Middle Management in Beaverton, OR
    Current Employee - Middle Management in Beaverton, OR

    I have been working at Welch Allyn

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Most of the people that work here are helpful and friendly. more of a family atmosphere. As long as you don't have big ideas about changing systems to be more state of the art, then you can enjoy working here, as the company does not have the money or the energy for big systems changes. The company works very hard to make sure that employees that are no longer needed in one area of the busines have an opportunity to locate to another department.

    Cons

    pay increases for promotions are tiny. its not worth the effort. make sure you negotiate a good salary when you join the company because the only way of making a significant change to your salary is to leave. many of the employees have worked for Welch Allyn for a long time and do not have medical device industry exeprience before Welch Allyn. This means they are happy working with some very old and antiquated systems and methods.

    Advice to Management

    management should hire some real talent from outside of the upstate New York or Beaverton , Oregon areas. Hire some real medical device professionals that can bring true medical device experience and expertise to the company.


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