GE Healthcare Reviews

Updated March 27, 2015
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Pros
  • Great potential for good work/life balance depending on which team you are on (in 73 reviews)

  • There is no accountability, so you can basically take off or work from home at your leisure (in 31 reviews)

Cons
  • At times unreal expectations from the boss makes it very difficult to manage work-life balance (in 70 reviews)

  • No work life balance; said I'd travel 10-20% and it was 50-70% of my time (in 13 reviews)

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  1. Great learning experience for critical thinkers in a fast-paced environment

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    Former Employee - Senior QC Scientist in Arlington Heights, IL
    Former Employee - Senior QC Scientist in Arlington Heights, IL

    I worked at GE Healthcare full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    -Proactive and very knowledgeable people who are passionate about their work
    -Efficient cross functional teams that really correct problems big and small
    -Cross-training affords a lot of opportunity for personal and professional growth
    -"Best in Class" mentality in all things
    -Many volunteer opportunities, networking events, onsite visits from customers/patients who tell their stories
    -Very close knit community of specialized scientists in Radiopharmaceuticals

    Cons

    -Job descriptions are laughably outdated, inaccurate, and relative only to new hires (<3 months)
    -Cost savings often rely on attrition of experienced team members, replaced by contractors (if at all)
    -Ineffective managers often force the best employees to seek outside opportunity for advancement
    -HR is not dependable, knowledgeable, or helpful (and for all intents and purposes is non-existent on site)

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    -Promote from within more often and verify knowledge of managers is appropriate for their role level.
    -Continue to drive process improvements based on employee suggestions
    -Listen to employees who are restless... perhaps they need new challenges or are ready to own a process/project

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2. Results-driven company what attracts great talent

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    Former Employee - Client Executive in Philadelphia, PA
    Former Employee - Client Executive in Philadelphia, PA

    I worked at GE Healthcare full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Culture of meritocracy
    Chances to expand career
    Focus on maintaining integrity

    Cons

    Quarter-driven results hurt client relationships and shareholder value
    Slow to change
    Very bureaucratic

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    1. Make employee assessments a major part of manager's performance rating
    2. Move away from incentives for quarter-end deals

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  3. GE is a results-driven company where integrity matters and they hire good people.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Philadelphia, PA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Philadelphia, PA

    I worked at GE Healthcare full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Culture based on Meritocracy
    Chances to advance your career
    Attract great people

    Cons

    Very bureaucratic
    Slow to change
    Not always focused on the customer
    Extremely quarter-end driven - clients have been trained to wait to buy

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    1. Review senior leaders with input from subordinates to understand if the culture they aspire to is in being implemented.
    2. Move away from quarterly results - very destructive to client relationships and shareholder value.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
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  5. Working at API Healthcare is top notch

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Software Engineering Manager in Addison, TX
    Current Employee - Software Engineering Manager in Addison, TX

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

    Pros

    API Healthcare is a GE Healthcare company and is a fast paced, growing company

    Cons

    Recently bought by GE Healthcare so transitions are a bit of a learning curve.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  6. Great place to work

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at GE Healthcare

    Pros

    One of the best industrial companies to work for with commitment to leadership training.

    Cons

    Product development often lags competitors.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. 2 people found this helpful

    Good Company

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at GE Healthcare

    Pros

    Great Benefits, discounts, Good People

    Cons

    Leadership at local level not functional to keep employee motivated, no incentives

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Growth to employee, Leadership?

  8. Great experiences working and learning in a global company

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    Current Employee - Global Sourcing Manager in Waukesha, WI
    Current Employee - Global Sourcing Manager in Waukesha, WI

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

    Pros

    Global Company
    High Quality people
    great place to learn and grow

    Cons

    very demanding work environment
    suspicious of willingness to pay market salaries

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    pay your people market salaries

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  9. Nice working environment

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    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Milwaukee, WI
    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Milwaukee, WI

    I worked at GE Healthcare

    Pros

    Very interesting and challenging work. You really feel you make a difference, while working on exciting products.

    Cons

    Some managers are very good and knowledgeable, but some could really use some social and technical skill improvement.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful

    Awesome technical experiences but a very bottom-line, process-oriented company.

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    Former Employee - Lead Systems Designer in Waukesha, WI
    Former Employee - Lead Systems Designer in Waukesha, WI

    I worked at GE Healthcare full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Passionate, highly skilled people create a great opportunity to learn new things and impact the world of healthcare. GE has the capacity to swing big and positively affect the lives of millions world-wide.

    Cons

    There is so much structure and process that it is hard to be nimble and move with the market. Because it is in a regulated industry, the successful regulatory audits become de facto standards for all projects, resulting in processes with considerable overhead. And in contrast to its stated goals of organic growth, GE bypasses innovative startup ideas and focuses instead on acquisitions with existing markets.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    GE Healthcare has so many people doing so many good things. Use the power and influence of the company to streamline the development process and become nimble enough to realize more market innovations. In addition, reduce the number of negatively themed, revenue-oriented messages delivered to employees and replace them with uplifting stories of risk, innovation, and growth to motivate them in their jobs.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  11. Very difficult for most people to move into other areas of responsibility.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Portland, OR
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Portland, OR

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

    Pros

    There's much to learn and great people to work with.

    Cons

    Little support or career development. Most people are restricted to the areas the start in while a precious few are allow and encouraged to change jobs more often than published. HR is almost powerless.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Your frequent reorganizing is only creating chaos. The massive shifting of people has destroyed vital alliances and expertise. You're not a "leader" just because you have the title manager.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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