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GE Healthcare Reviews in Waukesha, WI

Updated December 10, 2014
Updated December 10, 2014
1,024 Reviews
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1,024 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.  

    Not as good as it used to be

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    • Career Opportunities
    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
  2.  

    Excellent Experience

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    • Senior Management
    • 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
  3.  

    Give it all you've got!

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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
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  5.  

    tough environment, but learned a lot

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Systems Engineer in Waukesha, WI
    Current Employee - Senior Systems Engineer in Waukesha, WI

    I have been working at GE Healthcare full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    learned a lot, flexible time

    Cons

    tough environment, over time work, no bonus

    GE Healthcare Response

    Nov 18, 2014Recruiting Manager/Marketing Leader- US Talent Recruitment

    Thank you for sharing your thoughts.

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    More talk, less action

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Program Manager in Waukesha, WI
    Current Employee - Program Manager in Waukesha, WI

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

    Pros

    Great talent - highly under utilized
    Great processes - on paper
    Great training opportunities

    Cons

    Leaders not in for the long haul - make changes short term to make their resume look great and jump roles.
    Highly matrix - to the point of no accountability
    Poor out of box quality - focus on time to market over robustness of design

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Spend less time on reviews (and PPTs), and more time on doing actual work
    Make decisions and don't suffer from analysis - paralysis
    Hire leaders who are knowledgeable about business they are leading

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7.  

    Abused by constant complaints of veteran employees, referred to as a Scab stealing someone's job.

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    Former Employee - Production in Waukesha, WI
    Former Employee - Production in Waukesha, WI

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

    Pros

    I was paid very well, the work was easy but detailed.

    Cons

    Huge favoritism towards individuals by team leaders, unprofessional manners by veteran coworkers.
    Experienced physical and verbal abuse personally'

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't allow your 20 year + people to ruin it for others' nothing worse then hearing bad things about the company you just chose to work for by their own Union Stewart constantly. Detox your environment, companies that allow bad behavior to thrive in tight areas reap nothing! Production suffers and so does morale. Quit favoring those who are stagnant and recongnize those who produce with detailed accuracy Consistantly. At first I was honered and felt humbled to work for a company I have grown to know throughout my entire life, but the very first week was an eye opener. Regardless of my attempts to avoid and detach myself from all the gossip within the company I found it right back in my face day after day. I have worked in Prodution Manufacturing for more then 30 years and have never experienced such unprofessional and inexcusable behavior by other coworkers and management as well because they never addressed these issues and still haven't
    today after talking with a good friend who is still employed there today.

    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    GE Healthcare in Software Development

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Lead Program Integrator in Waukesha, WI
    Current Employee - Lead Program Integrator in Waukesha, WI

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

    Pros

    Standard compensation, Leadership opportunities, Crotonville Training is very good

    Cons

    Work load is too much, Several global calls at night and early morning, Politics,

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    GE Healthcare Response

    Nov 18, 2014Recruiting Manager/Marketing Leader- US Talent Recruitment

    Glad to hear your thoughts on Crotonville. Thank you for sharing.

  9.  

    Great Company to work for.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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 5 years)

    Pros

    Great people, Great Vision , Very determined leadership, Great benefits and work life balance

    Cons

    some time too much process since its Healthcare so a lot of regulations to deal with

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    GE Healthcare Response

    Oct 3, 2014Recruiting Manager/Marketing Leader- US Talent Recruitment

    Really appreciate your feedback!

  10.  

    Punishing Work Environment

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Director in Waukesha, WI
    Former Employee - Director in Waukesha, WI

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

    Pros

    The brand looks fantastic on a resume. Benefits are good and pay is also good.

    Cons

    Brutal work environment. Turn and burn (80 hr work weeks) if things are going well and absolutely HELL when things are not. LOTS of unnecessary layers of opinions, politics, passive aggressive behavior and CYA across the org. If you are not an absolutely god at powerpoint - you will not succeed here. I have seen much of the top talent from the industry be hired in only leave this place in 12 months or less because of the negative environment.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The days of management by intimidation, telling people what to do and watching them do it, went out at the turn of the century. Paradox with what you should be teaching at Crotonville. Take a hard look at the new workplace and next generation of leaders needed or the stock will stay in the ~$30 range for the next century.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    GE Healthcare Response

    Dec 2, 2014Recruiting Manager/Marketing Leader- US Talent Recruitment

    Thank you for sharing your experience. Your feedback is valuable.

  11.  

    Great Company

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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 8 years)

    Pros

    Great people to work with, love the culture and the investment they put in training and developing the leaders of the future...

    Cons

    A lot of red tape and bureaucracy, lots of approvals and need a meeting for everything but everyone is very busy to attend the meeting!

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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