GE Healthcare

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GE Healthcare Reviews

Updated Jul 23, 2014
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3.3 905 reviews

79% Approve of the CEO

GE Healthcare President & CEO John Dineen

John Dineen

(261 ratings)

66% of employees recommend this company to a friend

Review Highlights

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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    Overall good impression. Wish they did not have to have a layoff.

    Lead Electrical Engineer (Former Employee) Madison, WI

    ProsOverall good middle management mentoring and encouragement. Very good support for design and development with excellent laboratory equipment. High work ethic in the manufacturing side of the business. Makes for a very good quality product.

    ConsSomewhat restricted on career advancement opportunities for more experiences engineers. Due to shifting of design efforts offshore limits avenues for growth. Extensive need for documentation requires a lot of paperwork to justify everything that is done.

    Advice to Senior ManagementEncourage more research and development locally to help encourage pursuit of technical knowledge and expertise.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Evolving to simplify ability to act while easing access to large company resources and expertise.

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsThe quality of the people. In my experience, free of 'deadwood.' Great training opportunities and attention to career path. Clear vision.

    ConsCulture of on-call 24/7 for work and issues that aren't urgent. No on-boarding provided for mid-career employees new to GE, which really hurts productivity.

    Advice to Senior ManagementExcellent vision, clearly communicated. Stay conservative on budget, but give the product development teams enough to achieve that vision in time to be competitive. You aren't getting the benefit of the fresh perspective outsiders can bring. Help them to hit the ground running. The turnover you currently have among this group has got to cost more then would an on-boarding program.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Pay seemed good at first until I found out how many hours were required.

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsGe has a lot of resources if you have a supportive manager, if not find one or get out. They like to talk about how they are well paid but no one looks at the hours they put in to stay off the restructuring list.

    ConsLong hours, lots of acquisitions, and poor integration plans. Old expensive technology in products, smaller market share, increased competition, layoffs from healthcare act, entire company runs on MS power point.

    Advice to Senior ManagementMore L band employees less e band employees. Anytime you have an senior exec with 15 direct reports you got a problem.

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    Electrical Engineer

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsReally great technology, Interesting lectures and information sessions. Employee discounts on GE appliances. Lots of great people work there. If you survive the contract phase you will have a full time job. The cafeteria is nice but overpriced and the gym on campus is very nice.

    ConsYou have a choice between working and being promoted or having a life. Middle management plays favorites and constantly pits employees against each other. They do not train you very much at all. Often times they will sit you in front of a new piece of equipment or software and tell you to fix it. The FDA buries you in annoying, cumbersome, irritating paperwork. The layoffs are frequent I have been there over three years and there have been 7 layoffs all of them small but unnerving. Upper management is nice to your face but utterly ruthless and care about nothing but money. No bonuses until you make it to upper management. Salaries are mid to lower end of the spectrum. There are a lot of people so they care less about you hanging around. They treat their contractors like dirt.

    Advice to Senior ManagementCongrats you made it now get over yourselves. Stop trying to squeeze money out of things that cannot be squeezed anymore. if you refuse to hire anyone to replace those who left than expect things to be late. Train your employees and you might see happier less frustrated people.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    bureaucracy can be frustrating

    Global Product Manager (Current Employee) Milwaukee, WI

    ProsInteresting technology and well respected in the industry

    ConsBudgets are always tight and limiting

    Advice to Senior ManagementBe more forward thinking and less reactive

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Getting better, have a ways to go.

    Electrical Engineer (Current Employee) Milwaukee, WI

    ProsStarting to focus on New Product Development.
    Great place to grow for leadership type roles.

    ConsNot easy to move up in technical roles.

    Company had a large focus on cost reduction for many years, and now is in a race to just catch up with competitors. Company was geared to maintain current product lines and failed to have a clear view of the future. A very Siloed organization with groups looking out for there own interests without seeing the big picture, resulting in bad decisions.

    Advice to Senior ManagementLeverage your in-house Engineering Talent. Don't fear real organic growth.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Simplification

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsStrong Company. Great Pay. Great benefits. Lots of room to move to other departments. A clinical background does not hinder you you if you want to step out of that roll and move into another.

    ConsMatrix structure is mind numbing. Close minded european engineers. HQ is in France. Simplification. Only want to hear the good.

    Advice to Senior ManagementYour concept of simplification has gone astray. For those who do not work in the US home office it is a very difficult adjustment period for those not used to a company of that size. If i hadn't had a friend on the inside, i would have never gotten anything done and would have taken 10 emails to find out who i needed to confide in to resolve an issue. I started, a day and a half orientation of how to use the Secure system, then cut loose. My practical working knowledge of how a hospital environment works was often ignored. Your European engineers are too busy trying no to be "ME Too". Meaning they develop Software that has no valid use in. Developing a product because you can, does not mean you should. You are wasting money chasing the rabbit. You should be working on the core reason why you are #3. The Hardware. That is why you are loosing. I've worked for small, medium, now large companies. The larger you are, the more out of touch you are with what the client demand. To innovate, you have to listen.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Not for hard-core developers

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsFlexible hours but I guess that depends on your manager too

    Cons- Difficult to grow if you want to stay into development
    - People who know how to talk and network get promoted each year

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    Acquisition leads to bloat, loss of talent

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsBig company with big company benefits

    ConsBig company with big company politics. Acquisitions and constant reorgs lead to frustration and inability to get things completed. New "simplification" focus is just a symptom of much deeper problems

    Advice to Senior ManagementLook deeper than the surface for the real issues

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

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    Fascinating place to work with competent colleagues, yet competitive to a destructive degree.

    Systems Engineer (Former Employee)

    ProsExcellent professionalism and mentoring, breadth of knowledge, and training courses.

    ConsAlliances with colleagues and very good relations with your boss are more important than knowledge, skillset, or attitude.

    Advice to Senior ManagementA good work-life balance is officially encouraged but unofficially frowned upon.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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