GE Healthcare Reviews

Updated September 16, 2014
Updated September 16, 2014
957 Reviews
3.3
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GE Healthcare President & CEO John Dineen
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Review Highlights

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

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    • 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.  

    Too big for their own good

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous  in  Princeton, NJ
    Former Employee - Anonymous in Princeton, NJ

    I worked at GE Healthcare full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    There is no accountability, so you can basically take off or work from home at your leisure. No one will know the difference.

    Cons

    Too much red tape; nothing gets done.
    Management treats GE's customers like trash...almost to the point where it's embarrassing to be representing the company.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Management needs to actually communicate the company goals to their direct reports. However, so many senior leaders have been leaving, I'm not sure anyone left actually knows what's going on.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Started off great but crash landed

    Former Employee - BMET2
    Former Employee - BMET2

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

    Pros

    As onsite biomed, there was great diversity in learning many medical devices. Usually pared with knowledgeable Sr. Biomeds on rotation.

    Cons

    Lack of OEM training. No official training unless you were specialized in anesthesia or respiratory.
    Good old boys club. As management changes, so did the rules. Promotions and accolades came from the regional gm and were only for a specific few, irregardless of site and co-worker accolades.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay better attention to your site people. Management is not always forthcoming.

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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    its getting worst

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    Current Employee - Field Service Engineer  in  Chattanooga, TN
    Current Employee - Field Service Engineer in Chattanooga, TN

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

    Pros

    working from home, salary and benefits

    Cons

    cut cost cut cost cut cost and cut people

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    we make the money not the managers, stop having more and more managers.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6.  

    Good but confused strategy

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at GE Healthcare full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Great process
    Good to be at the Olympics

    Cons

    Personal growth is dependent on your network and political reputation not actual output.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    just so so

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at GE Healthcare

    Pros

    big company, nice benefit, such as vacation, 401k match, etc

    Cons

    many useless people and managers

  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Lifesciences

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    The people you work with on a daily basis are wonderful caring people willing to lend a hand when needed.

    Cons

    The upper managers and leadership are only out to increase their own bonuses and push their employees short of threatening them to get things done just so they can take the credit for it. Morale is very low. They hire middle managers that have no clue how things work and give them direction to just management and not get involved in details. I worked there for 12 years and was laid off after a huge project. Guess they needed to recoup their money somehow.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay real attention to your employees and realize how unhappy they are. It's obvious the amount you are pushing people to get money in your own pocket, don't act like they're stupid and that they don't know this.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9.  

    Reasonable employment

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Product Sales Specialist
    Former Employee - Product Sales Specialist

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

    Pros

    Great pay. Great co-workers.

    Cons

    800 pound gorilla. Make money uber alles corporate mentality. Customer-centric talk, corporate-centric walk. Management was excellent early then weak (only guy to apply got the job). Tend to acquire products and companies that are mediocre due to intense focus on spend and quarterly, stock-holder driven results. Long term vision articulated but not evident in the trenches.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10. 2 people found this helpful  

    Too many unqualified middle managers jockeying for personal gain and not company success

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Commercial Operations Minion  in  Wauwatosa, WI
    Former Employee - Commercial Operations Minion in Wauwatosa, WI

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

    Pros

    *good name recognition on resume
    *ability to learn a lot (but that's unfortunately due to being overworked and stretched very thin)
    *you can find plenty of people who don't drink the GE Kool-Aid and understand what benefit you can get out of the company, so you can commiserate with those who know this is a stepping stone to a greater opportunity.

    Cons

    *worst work-life balance in the world. It completely depends on the role you're in whether you get worked to death or not, so if anyone tells you that you'll have good work-life balance, take that with much trepidation as it may exist in your current role, but never again if you stay more than a couple of years.

    * poor benefits. used to be good (so I heard) but they have never been good in the 5+ years I was there and are inferior to even smaller companies where you should see better than smaller companies.

    *horrible salary for lower level employees. take advantage of you, limiting your ability to advance when they know you're in a crappy job (as they can't fill that job later). They rely significantly on name recognition to try to get you in the door, and underpay you.

    *middle managers are abundant. They are shuffled around and repeatedly placed in roles in which they do not belong (I am an attorney and had a guy with a bachelors degree in Lord knows what as my boss and also several "finance" people who had never worked with attorneys nor understand basic legal concepts. Clueless.

    *different rules for different roles re: benefits. Some roles get to take "summer hours" some don't, despite all working on the commercial aspects of the company. Really builds resentment across the teams.

    *very short-sighted President/CEO of the US/Canada region. He's constantly using "war" references (which is really demeaning to the efforts of military folks who actually experience true life and death situations in their jobs protecting this company's interests) to explain how to do the job of selling medical products v. competitors. He is overvalued and John Dineen would be better off without him.

    *There are constant (and I truly mean constant) worries about job security as there are annual or twice-annual reductions in staffing and many times for no reason--could have a good quarter or be doing well in the current quarter, but then you find out hundreds of people just lost their jobs. Makes it very difficult to experience progress when you're having to start all over explaining things and getting someone new up to speed.

    *Goals and objectives are a farce. They are only the tools of the middle-managers to advance themselves into bigger/higher paying roles and really speak nothing to the roles that the actual working population at GE do. They don't point to any advancement of the company so they need to be completely scrapped and re-done. They are done to show a fancy powerpoint slide, not to actually get to more sales, better processes, etc.

    *No opportunity to advance if you're not in one of their internship programs out of college. If you are in Finance Management Program, or Commercial Leadership Program, you will not fail as that would mean they have failed in holding your hand through the company from college to retirement. They won't tell you that when you're interviewing, so it's incredibly misleading to people. Even if you are a rock star, they would let you go or promote a lesser performing FMP/CLP over you just to make themselves look good. 100% cut throat environment.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get rid of underperforming middle and upper managers, try to find the right fit, rather than shuffling around "orphans" in the company who have no true marketable skills just to save their jobs.

    Promote from within--do a better job trying to work with employees to genuinely help them with their job progression. Otherwise quality, high performing people will continue to leave the company.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Extremely Stressful and unproductive due to staff management.

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Manufacturing Engineer  in  Aurora, OH
    Former Employee - Manufacturing Engineer in Aurora, OH

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

    Pros

    looks good on resume for future opportunities

    Cons

    you only want to work there three years and then leave

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    get out of the way of progress

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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