Welch Allyn Reviews

Updated September 26, 2014
Updated September 26, 2014
44 Reviews
2.9
44 Reviews
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  1.  

    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
  2.  

    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 for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Privately held company; Employees matter..

    Cons

    Tough market to be in today with innovative medical devices!

  3.  

    It was fun

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

    I have been working at Welch Allyn full-time for less than a 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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  5. 2 people found this helpful  

    Employees last

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Welch Allyn full-time for 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
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Marketing

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    Former Employee - Product Marketing Specialist  in  Beaverton, OR
    Former Employee - Product Marketing Specialist in Beaverton, OR

    I worked at Welch Allyn full-time for 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
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    They went corporate, and stopped caring about their employees

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    Former Employee - Manufacturing Operator  in  Skaneateles Falls, NY
    Former Employee - Manufacturing Operator in Skaneateles Falls, NY

    I worked at Welch Allyn full-time for 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
  8.  

    Work at Welch Allyn

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

    I worked at Welch Allyn part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Great Team and work environment

    Cons

    None to speak of except the remoteness of the location

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stay the course in what you do

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Good, solid company

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Welch Allyn

    Pros

    Excellent people, strong working community

    Cons

    Operation moving to New York

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  10. 3 people found this helpful  

    I lost my job because of Obamacare?!? If you say so...

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Beaverton, OR
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Beaverton, OR

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

    Pros

    Good people, sad to see them go.

    Cons

    Exports jobs, blames universal healthcare, but, is a medical device company. Go figure.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I hope you save $$ by cutting my 5 digit salary, so you can keep your 6 or 7 digit salary. Stop exporting manufacturing jobs already. The company, and the USA, for that matter, is not a management factory. Your product quality is slipping.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11. 2 people found this helpful  

    Many good people, many things quite frustrating...

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    Current Employee - White Collar  in  Skaneateles, NY
    Current Employee - White Collar in Skaneateles, NY

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

    Pros

    - Lots of smart, hardworking, friendly, people.
    - Some stability.
    - Ability to move around, at least horizontally.
    - The family is genuinely nice and down to Earth.
    - Executives are sometimes visible and open to talk to.
    - Good pay for the cost of living.
    - Nice rural location but close enough to bigger populations.

    Cons

    - Losing that family ownership feel in lieu of something more corporate.
    - Some perks disappearing and benefits changing.
    - Cliques do exist.
    - Must cater to regulation, granted not necessarily their fault.
    - Tough to progress new ideas, adherence to the old style.
    - Have heard some say salaried employees are expected to work 45-50 hours/week, though never been told that.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to your employees. Try to recreate the feel of the heydays.

    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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