GE Healthcare Reviews in Hillsboro, OR

Updated July 17, 2014
Updated July 17, 2014
956 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. 2 people found this helpful  

    Kind of like the Titanic

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Technical Support Engineer  in  Hillsboro, OR
    Current Employee - Technical Support Engineer in Hillsboro, OR

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

    Pros

    - Really nice flex-time and remote working policies. There have been murmurings of cracking down and making people come into the office, but they never eventuate. I work from home 80% of the time, which is awesome.
    - Excellent benefits. Matching 401k and a pension plan. Dental, vision, health, with coverage for dependents.
    - Competitive pay

    Cons

    - Management changes every 12-18 months, making it very hard to take anything seriously because the next management change will wipe everything away.
    - Slow to react to the market and when they do, it feels just like rearranging the deck chairs on the Titanic, rather than real, meaningful change.
    - Asinine overhead in terms of "training" and documentation because GE is primarily a manufacturing company and hasn't tailored any of their regulatory requirements for the software aspects.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Management needs to realize that software is not equivalent to manufacturing and throwing more bureaucracy at things doesn't solve anything. If you want to be "lean" and "agile", paring away the layers of management would be a good first step.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2. 2 people found this helpful  

    A fantastic company for anyone looking to settle, sit back, and be average

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Software Engineer  in  Hillsboro, OR
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Hillsboro, OR

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

    Pros

    Dynamic work hours.
    As long as your work is done and you are available during work hours, you don't have to be on-site 8-5 everyday.
    Very friendly work environment and culture.

    Cons

    Not as innovative as they like to advertise.
    Slow moving projects that usually get shelved.
    A lifetime career can be full of achievements, but you probably won't reach your full potential.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get rid of ClearCase for Configuration Management, it is nothing but a blocker for all work. Improve training tools for all positions. Stop supporting on IE, and improve the usability and user experience of your tools. Take risks and allow your employees to be innovative.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Sweatshop

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer  in  Hillsboro, OR
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Hillsboro, OR

    I have been working at GE Healthcare

    Pros

    - Prestige working for a well-known company delivering innovative and life changing products
    - Lucrative field in healthcare IT

    Cons

    - Forget work/life balance
    - 0% visibility into management practices and intent

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Treat employees as humans, no a comodity

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

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