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Welch Allyn Reviews

Updated December 2, 2014
Updated December 2, 2014
49 Reviews
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    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
  2.  

    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
  3.  

    Not a bad place to work at

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Skaneateles, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Skaneateles, NY

    I have been working at Welch Allyn full-time

    Pros

    - Other employees I work with
    - some of the company policies and values
    - benefits and compensation

    Cons

    - Not much growth personally
    - some of the senior management
    - Don't care much about the software growth as its much of a manufacturing company tends to be implementing the manufacturing polices to the software side of it.
    - its become more about the senior managements profits than caring about the employees too

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Treat your employees as such and stop blaming them or stop creating the toxic environment to work with.
    I agree that caring the customers is an important thing, but to do that you should start with caring about your own employees, if there is a problem doing that I am not sure we will be successful doing with outside customers.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    Fantastic

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    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
  6.  

    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
  7.  

    Former Employee

    Former Employee - Senior Engineering Specialist in Beaverton, OR
    Former Employee - Senior Engineering Specialist in Beaverton, OR

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

    Pros

    Privately held company; Employees matter..

    Cons

    Tough market to be in today with innovative medical devices!

  8.  

    It was fun

    Current Employee - Intern in Beaverton, OR
    Current Employee - Intern in Beaverton, OR

    I have been working at Welch Allyn full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    office culture is good, fellows are nice and willing to teach. The work we do is challenge and interesting.

    Cons

    too many documentation. Have to really careful for the coding style. long coding review meeting.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    maybe connect engineers with marketing team a little bit more.

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    Employees last

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

    I have been working at Welch Allyn full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Good medical benefits. Family that owns the company seems nice. Charitable gifts to the local community are generous.

    Cons

    Four years ago this company seemed to value their employees. In recent years employees are treated as though they are lucky to have a job and that they are more of a burden than an asset. They have created a toxic office culture of mistrust between employees and the senior level as well as between employees. Unrealistic schedules are one source of the mistrust and the blame-game that ensues. There seems to be lack of awareness, at best, that employee satisfaction does impact the quality of the products that go out to the customers. Benefits that they like to point out during the hiring process, such as education support, are hard to attain even when the criteria is met. Conference support just does not seem to exist so if you care about the work you are doing and want to improve and stay current it will have to come out of your own pocket. It's unfortunate that a local family owned company that had a good reputation seems to be gone or going very fast.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Try and see your employees as assets and not something in the way between you and your bonus. Take some responsibility for the toxic environment that has been created in the past three years instead of attributing it to employees being entitled.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Marketing

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Product Marketing Specialist in Beaverton, OR
    Former Employee - Product Marketing Specialist in Beaverton, OR

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

    Pros

    Corporate culture, benefits, strong brand within physician office space. Long sttanding relationships with distribution aprtners.

    Cons

    Not invented here attitude for those located at the corporate headquarters in central new york. Lot's of "we ahve always done it this way" attitude.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be more open to listening to some of your employees instead of hiring consultants to tell you what most of your employees already know.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    They went corporate, and stopped caring about their employees

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Manufacturing Operator in Skaneateles Falls, NY
    Former Employee - Manufacturing Operator in Skaneateles Falls, NY

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

    Pros

    They have good medical benefits

    Cons

    They spend less time on training, asking employees to take on too much with less time, which is causing a significant drop in the quality of products

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take the time to know what it takes to not only get the job done, but done right, the first time. Which happens to be on posters all over your plants! Your motto is: Meeting requirements, delighting customers.......but what you do now is tweak your requirements to pacify your customers. You also do NOT value good employees!!

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

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