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GE Healthcare Reviews

Updated January 28, 2015
Updated January 28, 2015
1,049 Reviews
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Review Highlights

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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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Good Company - Good compensation - average benefits

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Software Support
    Current Employee - Software Support

    I have been working at GE Healthcare

    Pros

    Job security is high. No age discrimination - both older and younger employees. Above average autonomy - no micro management. The tools and equipment needed to do the job at the office or at home are superior. Some flexibility on hours. Can work from home 2 days a week. Generally good level of professionalism from the average co-worker - no slackers.

    Cons

    Growth and promotion opportunities very limited many co-workers have been in the same job 5+ years. Very little training.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Seek ways to cross-train to encourage better product development and increase the quality of the products and the customer support.. Create in-house pre-release product introductions with hands on training so that we can learn about new products before the customer calls.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2. 3 people found this helpful  

    Plethora of information and opportunities

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Field Service Engineer in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Field Service Engineer in San Francisco, CA

    I have been working at GE Healthcare as an intern (less than a year)

    Pros

    You will have plenty of responsibilities and opportunities at the same time. The benefits, including company car, health insurance, phone, iPad, fastrak for Bay Area and computer are very nice. Philosophy of management is one of understanding and compassion, especially under moments of heavy stress. As it relates to Field Engineering, entrepreneurship encompasses a large percentage of the actual job, but this can be a negative for some employees.

    Cons

    Due to size of the company, you will feel like a number in some aspects. To advance, you will have to not only excel, but you will need to be creative. Lack of a plan for interns, with a new position at a company of this size, a structured environment would only help.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Employee morale is critical to the success of the company. Try and keep morale as high as possible, and stop letting local companies out-bid you as it relates to the employee benefit package.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  3.  

    Good place to work with lots of opportunity but too much bureaucracy.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at GE Healthcare

    Pros

    Pay and benefits are good. Lots of opportunity for advancement.

    Cons

    Tons of red tape and bureaucracy.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Simplify

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
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  5.  

    Love it

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Lots of Freedom in Fort Walton Beach, FL
    Current Employee - Lots of Freedom in Fort Walton Beach, FL

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

    Pros

    They are great to work for

    Cons

    None that I can think of

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Must be a hard worker

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    "Generous Electric" pay and benefits are very competitive

    Cons

    Work life balance, 40 hrs a week is a starting point.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. 3 people found this helpful  

    People think they are incredible because their badges have the meatball on it

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Financial Analyst in Waukesha, WI
    Current Employee - Financial Analyst in Waukesha, WI

    I have been working at GE Healthcare

    Pros

    Decent compensation
    Well known company

    Cons

    Everyone seems to think they can walk on water, and the ground they walk on should be worshipped. The worst are the IMLPs, these are supposedly the "chosen" executives of the future and act like absolute spoiled brats.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    IMLPs are not always going to be great. Part of becoming a great leader are the lessons and humility you learn whilst climbing the corporate ladder...

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  8.  

    Interesting job, learned a lot, but the culture has a major hiearchy problem

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Process Engineer in Aurora, OH
    Former Employee - Process Engineer in Aurora, OH

    I worked at GE Healthcare as a contractor (less than a year)

    Pros

    The engineers i worked with were very hard working, smart and interesting people. I enjoyed my project, and i have learned a lot from them. I worked hard, and did my best during the time there, and in return, they helped me get my career ELSEWHERE started.

    Cons

    This was NOT the place i'd want to stay long term. There is a major old boys network where if you go through the leadership program or edition program, your safe, but everyone else is a second class citizen. They (employees who were not in the programs and consultants) have lack of job security, and consultants get lied to saying there is a job possibility from management, even though prior to starting a lot of people got laid off and replaced by consultants. Many of the engineers were overworked trying to make up for the lack of staff.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop making consultants believe that their days of unemployment and job searching are over if they do a good job. Also, maybe if you wouldn't lay off most of your staff, and replace them with consultants, your employees would be happier and you wouldn't need the extra help of consultants. Give EVERYONE an equal chance, not just the ones who went though the programs because you could possibly turn away some amazing people!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    No effort is made over the years to adjust entry level salaries for experience and cost of living.

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Field Service Engineer in Philadelphia, PA
    Former Employee - Field Service Engineer in Philadelphia, PA

    I worked at GE Healthcare full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Well known respected organization that one can be proud to work for. Pretty good about recognizing/rewarding individual and team accomplishments. Promotes team work. Lots of support available to field employees.

    Cons

    Significant salary inequities among field service engineers. Two individuals could be doing the same job, in the same area, one earning $45k the other $110k. One may have more years with company but after many years the skill set is the same. Low single digit raises across the board effectively increases the gap vs closing it. Lack of advancement opportunities in the field.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Create levels within the field service team with overlapping salary ranges. Levels 1-4 with specific competencies and deliverables for each level. This would allow for some advancement in the field. It would also help highlight inequities. If a L1 engineer making L1 pay was doing L3 tasks, adjustments could be made during the review process.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  10.  

    Fast paced innovative company. Lots of opportunity to learn new things

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Marketing Director
    Current Employee - Marketing Director

    I have been working at GE Healthcare

    Pros

    Good training programs
    Operational discipline is strong
    Many opportunities to learn and grow

    Cons

    Extremely bureaucratic
    Tough to get things done as programs change in the middle
    Work life balance is non-existent

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Provide employees more respect and honor work life balance
    Try to be more consistent on strategies

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    "Stay on Target...."

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales Executive
    Current Employee - Sales Executive

    I have been working at GE Healthcare

    Pros

    Good benefits. Great Products and Tech Development.

    Cons

    Managers are very career driven with very limited room for advancement. This causes a culture of short sightedness. You will be pushed to the limit to maximize revenue at the expense of customer satisfaction and long term territory strategy.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Create multi year plans for each territory, and stick to them regardless of the end of quarter and end of year pressure from above.

    Neutral Outlook

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