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GE Healthcare Reviews

Updated January 23, 2015
Updated January 23, 2015
1,047 Reviews
3.4
1,047 Reviews
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John L. Flannery
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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. 3 people found this helpful  

    Plethora of information and opportunities

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    • 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 an 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
  2.  

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

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    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
  3.  

    Must be a hard worker

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at GE Healthcare full-time (more than an 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
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  5.  

    Opportunities and challenges. Everything you can expect at a very large, global company who's a leader in the industry.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Business Operations
    Current Employee - Business Operations

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

    Pros

    The opportunities exist for anyone to make their time here a career or just a stop for the next great thing. Surprisingly a lot of chances to try new things and expand your skills.

    Cons

    The size comes with a price. Changes to systems and reporting can be a challenge to getting things done. Nothing surprising, but does impede progress within smaller business areas.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6. 3 people found this helpful  

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

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    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
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

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

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    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
  8.  

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

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    • 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
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    "Stay on Target...."

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    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
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Not a nice environment to work in.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at GE Healthcare

    Pros

    Intensity is high. Lots to learn.

    Cons

    No one cares about the company. Lots of folks waiting to retire. Age based higher archly.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Start giving a crap about the company....

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    good place to start

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    • Senior Management
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    Current Employee - Field Service Engineer Team Leader
    Current Employee - Field Service Engineer Team Leader

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

    Pros

    Big company, looks good on a resume. Job security.

    Cons

    No real way for a field Engineer to advance. GE Healthcare does not (any longer) generally promote FEs to service manager (director of service) roles. So, this means if you aspire to be your boss someday you will not be able to ever get there. At GE there is no prerequisite for having had previous FE, Technical, or even service leadership experience to be a DOS. It is simply not viewed as being that valuable to being in the role. As a result, FEs are regularly passed over by those in operations roles who have the network with the hiring manager. This results in DOSs who do not really understand many facets of the role and have difficulty even communicating with the teams and the customer due to lack of technical background prerequisite in the role. Program refered to as STLP is supposed to be a way for FEs to develop into a DOS role, but it is Truly a lip-service program as Very few FEs who can get into the program ever get selected.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Field Engineers need a way to grow and develop into a DOS role. A real path not a program that does not produce results. Most of the DOSs in the company should be Field borne, not the other way around.

    There needs to be some control on muti modality training, we have FEs 4 modalities deep and others with 2 in the same area. This results in some people being crushed and others not.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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