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"Heavy-weight trying to break in"

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Former Employee - Lead Systems Designer in Murray, UT
Former Employee - Lead Systems Designer in Murray, UT
Recommends
Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO

I worked at GE Healthcare full-time (More than 5 years)

Pros

GE has a lot of resources to try very ambitious projects. They have lean processes and a manager training track that is top notch.

Cons

Throwing money at a project is usually a way to waste lots of resources. Instead of going big, GE needs to go small and find a winner. Then grow the winner.

Advice to Management

Don't give the architects so much control over the deliverable.

Other Employee Reviews for GE Healthcare

  1. "Good place to work. Very bright people. Flexible hours"

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    Former Contractor - Senior Software Engineer in Waukesha, WI
    Former Contractor - Senior Software Engineer in Waukesha, WI
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at GE Healthcare as a contractor (More than a year)

    Pros

    Had more than my fair share of autonomy, so didn't need to ask permission before implementing something that needed to be done.

    Little second guessing of methods as long as they work.

    Cons

    Way too much off-shore outsourcing to save money, so much so, that the level of expertise, at least in SW development, dropped off dramatically. Much time in meetings is spent just getting simple ideas across, and correcting misunderstandings from the last meeting.

    Way to much departmental politics. Looks like hitching your wagon to the right star and agreeing with management is much more important than actually doing a good job.

    Advice to Management

    If you replace all your SW people with cheaper, less experienced off-shore help who goes back home after 6 months, who of the middle class in the US will be left to use/buy your widgets?

    Start hiring contractors as full-time, stop all the outsourcing, and you'll be able to retain good, loyal employees, not watch all that experience walk out the door again for 3-6 months (assuming they come back at all) because you don't want to pay benefits.


  2. Helpful (2)

    "Barrington is a brutal environment to be part of."

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Barrington, IL
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Barrington, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    You get a pay check every other week.

    Cons

    Good old boys network is the only advancement possability.

    Advice to Management

    Plan beyond the next quater.

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