Welch Allyn Reviews

Updated March 25, 2015
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Steve Meyer
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Pros
  • Great Team and work environment (in 3 reviews)

Cons
  • Management seems to indecisive in some matters and there is certainly a lack of communication (in 3 reviews)

  • Exports jobs, blames universal healthcare, but, is a medical device company (in 3 reviews)

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  1. Excellent people and extremely tolerant management.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Welch Allyn

    Pros

    Decent pay. Management is extremely tolerant of your mistakes and allows you ample time to learn things if you are new. You are allowed to take your own decisions without fear of negative consequences. Absolutely amazing Quality Manager. Do not have to ask for leave; if you have your quota of leaves unused, you can use it any time. A workplace that allows great balance between professional and personal life.

    Cons

    Very less increment in pay every year. Promotions are rare. Sometimes things get hectic and you end up with lot of things on your plate. At times, unrealistic expectations are set during the New Product Development Phase. The culture is moving towards time based approach instead of doing the right thing the first time.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Need to invest more in cutting edge technology and R&D. Need to think out of the box and innovate more often to come up with new designs and new products instead of upgrading them.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. Very fast, Very friendly

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    Former Intern - Co-Op in Skaneateles Falls, NY
    Former Intern - Co-Op in Skaneateles Falls, NY

    I worked at Welch Allyn as an intern (less than a year)

    Pros

    -Lots of pivoting from project to project.
    -Social activities are great; company wide ultimate Frisbee and volleyball teams.
    -Lots of chance to get in touch with everyone including the CEO.
    -Lots of support for training
    -Access to any supplies you need to get a job done.
    -Whole place shuts down to do charity once a year.

    Cons

    -Middle of nowhere
    -Snow, lots of snow

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep it up!

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful

    100 Year old Company trying to grow.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Welch Allyn

    Pros

    Welch Allyn is a strong employer in the central New York area. There have been many changes which are moving WA from a family owned small company feel to being focused on growth and margins. This still leaves some of the old perks which many people remember.

    Cons

    The company is trying to grow and has been through a few failed approaches. Many functions are very top heavy in the organization and communication to employees is often unclear. So much of the decision making on a day to day basis is by consensus through meeting after meeting. WA is a medium sized company with all the problems of a large company.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Invest in your employees who add customer value. Take a hard look at what value is added by the senior manager, director and VP level employees. Finally follow a path of hard work and do not hope that the next short term shake up will result in the company growth you are looking for.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5. Great experience but becoming to much like ever other medical device company

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    Current Employee - Sales
    Current Employee - Sales

    I have been working at Welch Allyn

    Pros

    For the most part people are dedicated to their job's and work hard often going beyond what is required of them.

    Cons

    If you do not leave in the small town where the company is based you are an outsider.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Go public

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6. Great people to work with

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Welch Allyn part-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    I really enjoyed working with the people at Welch Allyn. I worked part time for a while and really enjoyed the projects I worked on. If you have a passion for medical products and helping others it is a great company to work for.

    Cons

    Hours were long near deadlines, which could be stressful.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful

    Not a bad place

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Welch Allyn

    Pros

    -Good benefits
    - Friendly teammates
    - Good reputation in industry

    Cons

    - Rapidly dwindling trust in management
    - Not much effort to build software team

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Profit is important but so is building good teams. Invest in good people don't just look for bottom line.

  8. 1 person found this helpful

    Working for Welch Allyn

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Welch Allyn full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    The people at Welch Allyn is what made the company a good place to work. A private company that for years looked long term 3 years ahead and not a quarter by quarter mentality. Always tried to do the right thing by its customers

    Cons

    Last three years leadership has changed the atmosphere away from its almost 100 year history. Just a different feeling of the organization in recent years. All corporate and much less family.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get back to what made them a strong company for 100 years. Keep your good people and use their knowledge to help senior management make good decisions. Cant afford to continue to loose your most knowledgeable people.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9. Good heart

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    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Beaverton, OR
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Beaverton, OR

    I have been working at Welch Allyn full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    The company has a high ethical standard and takes great care to treat its employees kindly. It makes high quality products. Employment tends to be long-term, often greater than 20 years.

    Cons

    Promotions and significant pay increases are rare. This is partly due to the isolated location of the company headquarters, and partly due to slow turnover of employees (which is a good thing).

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    To increase the breadth of top management wisdom, bring more people from other regions and industries into upper management positions.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10. Too much reliance on the good old days

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    Former Employee - Analyst in Skaneateles Falls, NY
    Former Employee - Analyst in Skaneateles Falls, NY

    I worked at Welch Allyn full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    The on-site company gym is excellent. It's a friendly work environment where most people get along well and it isn't combative.

    Cons

    Promotions are extremely rare. Once you have your job, you're likely going to be in it for a long time regardless of performance. Most of the company has been there a long time and still think it should be the same way it was in the 80s. Most new employees (under 5 yrs of service) who I spoke with about this are miserable.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    There's a culture of too much planning without execution in the inflated management ranks. This company is not as big as it's made out to be. The company runs on a dedicated few while the majority likes to coast because it's the safest thing to do.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11. Fantastic

    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern
    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern

    I worked at Welch Allyn as an intern

    Pros

    This was my best internship I've ever had. The culture is great, and employee morale is high. Management really cares about employees.

    Cons

    Can't think of any! It was a great experience.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    All was great. Keep doing what you're doing!

    Recommends

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