GE Healthcare Reviews in Barrington, IL

Updated August 22, 2014
Updated August 22, 2014
957 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.  

    Short lived but good

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Software Engineering Manager  in  Barrington, IL
    Former Employee - Software Engineering Manager in Barrington, IL

    I worked at GE Healthcare full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Engineering centered workplace. High value placed on collaboration. Willingness to provide software engineers with the best tools.

    Cons

    Very large company, can be easy to get lost in the crowd. Changing business climate leads to uncertainty.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Favoritism

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    Current Employee - Implementation Consultant  in  Barrington, IL
    Current Employee - Implementation Consultant in Barrington, IL

    I have been working at GE Healthcare full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Salary, Benefits, career advancement, etc.

    Cons

    Extreme favoritism, lack of internal support and leadership.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Review your Managers objectively and listen to feedback from all employees

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Shocking incompetence at the top levels. Smoke and mirrors show.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Principal  in  Barrington, IL
    Current Employee - Principal in Barrington, IL

    I have been working at GE Healthcare full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Interesting work. Get to work with healthcare institutions to improve their operations.
    Ok benefits.
    Good salary.
    Good training.
    GE name has some cache.

    Cons

    Leadership, specifically CEO ,GMs/managing principals are half-wits. Believe they are experts in healthcare operations and consulting, however, there isn't a one with actual clinical experience.
    Position themselves to clients as "trusted advisors", but too obtuse to realize they are seen as used car salesmen.
    Botched engagements, products with no customers and no accountability at the top. Probably only a matter of time before they jettison the entire organization out of GE Healthcare, since it only generates a tiny fraction of GE Healthcare's overall revenue.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    They're only salespeople and not intelligent enough to understand, so why bother? I've already got another offer, so I'm out.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Mixed Bag

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - IT Analyst  in  Barrington, IL
    Current Employee - IT Analyst in Barrington, IL

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

    Pros

    - Great pay, decent benefits
    - Huge company: there are opportunities everywhere
    - Amazing learning and growth opportunities
    - Work with a lot of smart people
    - Great potential for good work/life balance depending on which team you are on

    Cons

    - Yearly layoffs
    - Declining benefits (medical plan is currently horrendous)
    - Expect major workloads due understaffed / very lean departments & teams, but tight deadlines. Burnout is unavoidable
    - If you're in IT, expect to be treated a lot like a contractor even if you're an employee
    - Lots and lots of meetings - expect to work 50+ hour weeks to stay on track

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Practice what you preach … you talk a lot about quality and simplification but you are still bent on arbitrary deadlines with a lot of unnecessary bureaucracy. It seems as if you really undervalue IT, which is a shame considering that more IT innovation and dedication could really launch this company ahead of its competitors.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Great Environment

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Lead Software Engineer  in  Barrington, IL
    Former Employee - Lead Software Engineer in Barrington, IL

    I worked at GE Healthcare full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Process Oriented. Very managed and Technically Challenged

    Cons

    Management and employees interaction should be more. HR should easy some policies

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    To speed up things.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Barrington is a brutal environment to be part of.

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer  in  Barrington, IL
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Barrington, IL

    I have been working at GE Healthcare full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    You get a pay check every other week.

    Cons

    Good old boys network is the only advancement possability.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Plan beyond the next quater.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Software Edison

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    Former Employee - Software Engineer  in  Barrington, IL
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Barrington, IL

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

    Pros

    The atmosphere and the team i worked on was amazing. Easy going and at the sametime very motivated to get work done. They loved their job and it showed.

    Cons

    At times i felt the internship program was not as organized as it could have been

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Spend more time placing interns in locations and position that they have experience in. This was not a problem for me but other interns found themselves doing things they had no experience in.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Good company to work for

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Principal Engineer  in  Barrington, IL
    Current Employee - Principal Engineer in Barrington, IL

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

    Pros

    Lots of opportunities to change careers within the company
    Growth is unlimited based only on your potential
    Great work-life balance

    Cons

    Not as hungry as smaller companies or startups
    Not the most competitive salaries
    Benefits are not as they used to be but that is a general trend in all major corporations

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Need a healthy mix of management. Add from more aggressive companies that have a proven track record of driving organic growth. Need more risk takers.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Great place to work once you understand the politics.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Technical Support Engineer  in  Barrington, IL
    Current Employee - Technical Support Engineer in Barrington, IL

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

    Pros

    There are lots of places to move around within the company if you put in the time. Direct managers truly care for your career and long-term happiness. There is a lot of work to do, you won't ever feel like you've grown out of a position - those that perform will be given more responsibilities.

    Cons

    GE is like a bunch of mom and pop shops all doing their own thing - the only thing in common is the name. Even within the same business there are many teams doing things completely differently. It makes for confused customers and employees.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Leaders across the businesses should be selling the same stuff - some consistency would be nice.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Neutral

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    Current Employee - Training Leader  in  Barrington, IL
    Current Employee - Training Leader in Barrington, IL

    I have been working at GE Healthcare

    Pros

    There are plenty of opportunities in other GE businesses.

    Cons

    Work-life balance is a challenge.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    N/A

    No opinion of CEO

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