GE Healthcare

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GE Healthcare Reviews

Updated December 15, 2014
Updated December 15, 2014
1,022 Reviews
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1,022 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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  1. 2 people found this helpful  

    Great work environment and freedom/flexibility so long as rules are followed.

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Manufacturing Manager
    Former Employee - Manufacturing Manager

    I worked at GE Healthcare

    Pros

    Many many resources at your disposal. If you work hard you will go far with the company. Benefits are great compared to other companies in the industry. Many discount perks such as electronics, software, wireless service, etc.

    Cons

    Organization structure very dynamic and in constant flux. Less support from senior management. Too many on-line training requirements. Employee encouraged but at times expected to engage in extracurricular activities.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Consider a smother/longer on-boarding or transitioning process for a new employee, because there are too many processes and too much to absorb in a given time.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Products with real impact; to large to assess generically - each sub-business is it's own experience

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Engineering Manager
    Current Employee - Engineering Manager

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

    Pros

    - You get to work on products that quite literally save lives every day
    - Good leadership development programs and some of the brightest people in the world as your coworkers

    Cons

    - Lots of red tape and bureaucracy. Senior leadership and front line managers and staff get it and are trying to improve but the middle layers of management are holding back from change
    - Short term focus (quarterly results) tends to sacrifice long term investments in growth

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Work hard to assess what kinds of leaders we have in middle management. Even one bad senior leader can demotivate entire segments of the organization

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    One of the best companies to with for in the digital imaging field

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at GE Healthcare

    Pros

    It is a military friendly company

    Cons

    A Typical Fortune 500 company

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep it up

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Excellent Experience

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Waukesha, WI
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Waukesha, WI

    I worked at GE Healthcare full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Terrific co-workers - could not ask for better. Very flexible work from home policy. Salary is excellent, pleasant surroundings. Massive amounts of work, you will never be "bored".

    Cons

    Leadership does not understand amount of work necessary to accomplish last minute changes - they do not abide by processes - thereby putting tremendous pressure on teams since timeline does not change. Teams are squeezed from both ends to accomplish.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Leadership needs to abide by the processes set in place so that workflow works! Either that or allow that the timelines may change.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Not as good as it used to be

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    Former Employee - Strategic Sourcing Leader in Waukesha, WI
    Former Employee - Strategic Sourcing Leader in Waukesha, WI

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

    Pros

    Competitive Salary, challenging work. Flexible work arrangements are informal and usually encouraged since they will get their 50+ hours from you regardless of how you work.

    Cons

    Too much bureaucracy. Expectation that you will work 50+ hours per week or you must not have enough to do.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Replace the senior executives who continue to get re-shuffled. Many of them are good at navigating GE but don't have industry depth.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Give it all you've got!

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    Current Employee - Learning Consultant in Waukesha, WI
    Current Employee - Learning Consultant in Waukesha, WI

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

    Pros

    Excellent pay and benefits, great coworkers and teams. Good quiet atmosphere, volunteer opportunities as well as opportunities to grow and advance.

    Cons

    Very little in the way of onboarding.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Develop a strong onboarding program. With such a complex organization, new hires need clear outlines and go-to individuals or sites.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Dharmacon site: excellent team, interesting science

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - R&D Manager in Lafayette, CO
    Current Employee - R&D Manager in Lafayette, CO

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

    Pros

    The local team for the Dharmacon business is tight-knit, informal, and very, very bright. It is fun to work with these people, many of whom have built their careers here and stayed with the business through the various acquisitions and divestitures by parent companies. It is also a really top-notch place for female professionals/managers; the site has many strong female managers, and the business really appears gender-blind in its promotions. The science being done here is usually fascinating and much more hard-core than that in many other for-profit institutions.

    Cons

    The site has been passed through three different parent companies, with the latest change coming in early 2014, and every one of these transitions requires a lot of bureaucratic work that takes away from building the real business; these changes also make people understandably nervous.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue to insulate site employees as much as possible from red tape involved in becoming part of GE Healthcare. Strive to maintain professional development opportunities for all staff (including junior ones) so good, dedicated scientists remain committed to staying here.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    GE Healthcare Response

    Dec 1, 2014Recruiting Manager/Marketing Leader- US Talent Recruitment

    Thank you for sharing your thoughts.

  9.  

    Overall I am quite satisfied

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    Current Employee - Technical Writer in Costa Mesa, CA
    Current Employee - Technical Writer in Costa Mesa, CA

    I have been working at GE Healthcare as a contractor (more than an year)

    Pros

    Good work/life balance. Helpful co workers. Friendly atmosphere. Managers understand you have a life outside the company and they do too. Good perks like generous break room, lots off different coffee and teas available for the taking. A lot of sponsored lunches with good food. Work is usually pretty fast paced at times, but never really overwhelming. Well appointed as far as equipment like PCs printers, scanners, and network very efficient.

    Cons

    If there is one major downside, it would be the pay. GE seems to pay their employees about 20% under the going rate compared to other companies. Also training is not uniform and in many cases is non existent. If you are the type who thrives being a self starter, you will love it here. If you need more structure, however, this is not the company for you.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Management needs to decide on their goals, policies and procedures BEFORE they initiate a project. I personally have redone the same support material three times because they couldn't decide on a format.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    GE Healthcare Response

    Dec 1, 2014Recruiting Manager/Marketing Leader- US Talent Recruitment

    We appreciate hearing your thoughts as we continue to improve our processes.

  10.  

    Excellent Place

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - PSEL in Totowa, NJ
    Current Employee - PSEL in Totowa, NJ

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

    Pros

    Love Strong leadership team. Dedicated to technology and Advanced Materials. Management is focused on overall employee well being. Strong emphasis on regulatory compliance and customer satisfaction. Great place to work. I will recommend to anyone.

    Cons

    Not a lot of cons. Great company to work for overall. Need more companies to benchmark to GEHC standards.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    GE Healthcare Response

    Dec 1, 2014Recruiting Manager/Marketing Leader- US Talent Recruitment

    Thank you for sharing your experience. We appreciate the feedback.

  11.  

    not disclosed

    • Comp & Benefits
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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at GE Healthcare

    Pros

    pay and benefits are great, and GE is always developing their employees

    Cons

    High company values, office culture varies dept./group depending on the leader. The atmosphere with many of the employees is they live their life around GE and get burned out or don't have the work life balance. High stress environment.

    If applying for a job make sure your questions to the hiring manager are based on their leadership expectations.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I experienced a wide range of management - most are great leaders and lead by example. I have also worked for leaders that micro-manage their employees or question the work of an employee but have no clue of everything they have going on. Let your leadership staff lead their teams, that's what you pay them to do.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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