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Agfa Healthcare Canada Reviews

Updated April 5, 2017
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  • No cost of living or increases for (in 8 reviews)

  • No cost of living or merit raises for the 4 years I was there (in 4 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "STILL Squeezing the life out of employees"

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    Current Employee - Ontario in Waterloo, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Ontario in Waterloo, ON (Canada)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    We have amazing co-workers and products.

    Cons

    Another year of record profits on the backs of employees. No cost of living or increases for +8 yrs!! We are being set up with sob stories why not to expect anything this year either. We have listened to promise after promise. Some of us are now too old to start over elsewhere. If Agfa was really smart they would give real incentives and productivity and moral would come back. Who wants to keep working long hours for free (and against the govts laws) for empty promises and constant kick in the backside. If you want quality you should expect to pay for it.

    Advice to Management

    Check out what other companies are offering for perks and moral in the Waterloo area. You'll be surprised!! EI project is such a joke. Time to shelve it before it downs the company.


  2. Helpful (2)

    "Deployment Specialist"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Deployment Specialist in Waterloo, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - Deployment Specialist in Waterloo, ON (Canada)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Agfa Healthcare full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Lots to learn. Can learn and work on various technologies. No other company can provide that.
    Good pay and benefits.
    Got very good training schedule.
    Very good team and leadership.
    Work from home not very flexible.

    Cons

    No work-life balance.
    Work at odd timings. Ready to work weekdays and weekends straight. No time offs even if you work 10 days straight.

    Advice to Management

    Please consider paying more for overtime. Not upto ESA.


  3. Helpful (2)

    "Be honest with your work!"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Waterloo, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Waterloo, ON (Canada)
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Agfa Healthcare full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Nice company with great products portfolio. Relaxed work environment, great coworkers.

    Cons

    No professional or financial growth. People in management like to show off themselves instead of benefiting the company. Very loose management style which affects the growth potentials.

    Advice to Management

    Definition of insanity is keep doing the same things and expects different results. Please hire industry experts for key management positions; top management needs to be involved at lower level to understand the operational difficulties instead of relying on middle management.


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  5. Helpful (3)

    "Loosing too many due to poor top management and no cost of living increases (seven years)"

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    Current Employee - Remote Technical Support Specialist in Waterloo, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Remote Technical Support Specialist in Waterloo, ON (Canada)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at Agfa Healthcare full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    So few good people left, easy to shine.
    New products are being created to keep support busy.
    Good bonus system.

    Cons

    No cost of living increases in seven years, even if review is exceeds level.
    Loosing great developers due to management unwillingness to listen to their experience.
    When opportunity arises to charge customer for project type work we tend to push it on service to provide it for free.

    Advice to Management

    Don't discount what employees are telling you, when people leave and provide exit interview, this info should be listened to very carefully. Don't be arrogant.


  6. Helpful (3)

    "Last raise was 1.25% in 2007"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Waterloo, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Waterloo, ON (Canada)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Agfa Healthcare full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    The rank & file that I work with on a daily basis is great

    Cons

    No raise in 9 years. Never had a cost of living increase

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your own HR department. They themselves tell people on their exit interviews that the reason so many people are leaving is because no one (except for "fight risks") has gotten a raise in 9 years.


  7. Helpful (2)

    "Software Developer"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Developer III in Waterloo, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Software Developer III in Waterloo, ON (Canada)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Agfa Healthcare (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Work and life balance, good employee saving plan

    Cons

    Low development pace, average work environment


  8. Helpful (2)

    "Financial Analyst"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    My sense is that it is a good company.

    Cons

    My director report is a very negative person. Turn over rate is very high in finance department.


  9. Helpful (2)

    "Another year of disappointing bonuses"

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    Current Employee - Software Developer in Waterloo, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Software Developer in Waterloo, ON (Canada)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Agfa Healthcare full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Products that save lives & are cool to work on. Great colleagues.

    Cons

    We got our bonus & merit letters today. HealthCare President stood up at a company meeting and said that there would be bonuses and merit increases .. and then added "for some". We all worked out butts off, read that Agfa did well - yet got the disappointing news that we didn't meet our targets so our bonuses are way less then last year. Once again, no merit increase except for a few "flight risks". Not one employee event or bbq this year. Moral & incentive to work hard - just tanked to a new low.

    Advice to Management

    Open your eyes and see that there are other amazing opportunities in Waterloo. We're not fools and we won't sit on our butts while you continuing kick us. For the last 10 yrs we've heard "help us by working hard and we'll build your future". Every year we wait for merit increases and bonuses. They NEVER come. Time for us to move on. Great plan to avoid layoffs & save even more money!


  10. Helpful (3)

    "Good environment, poor management"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - IT Technician in Waterloo, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - IT Technician in Waterloo, ON (Canada)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Agfa Healthcare full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great coworkers
    Good benefits
    Decent vacation

    Cons

    Sudden job cuts
    Unorganized management

    Advice to Management

    Too much change
    Too many secrets


  11. Helpful (1)

    "Leadership required"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Waterloo, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Waterloo, ON (Canada)

    Pros

    Good benefits, RRSP matching, caring coworkers

    Cons

    no management presence in Waterloo, lack of leadership equals lack of clear direction, everyone reports outside the Waterloo office no sense of unity within, very negative culture

    Advice to Management

    insert a leader for the Waterloo office that all employees in Waterloo have accountability to. Someone with a vision that can articulate the goals of the company.


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