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"Working at a Corporate Headquarters located in the middle of a corn field"

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Current Employee - Manager in Skaneateles, NY
Current Employee - Manager in Skaneateles, NY
Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO

I have been working at Welch Allyn full-time (More than a year)

Pros

Good pay & benefits
Some good learning opportunities, especially to learn many parts of the business
Modern facility for headquarters
Some executives and managers are very capable

Cons

Very rural setting in Skaneateles and often translates into rural thinking
Very consensus driven culture with a need to exhaustively review every decision
Rewarding some bad behavior in management and consistently low performers
Many of the systems and processes found in similarly sized businesses are missing

Advice to Management

Invest in the innovation you need for the future and take more risk, in this global economy you can no longer rely on just making quality products that last forever.

Other Employee Reviews for Welch Allyn

  1. Helpful (5)

    "Re-org every 2 years, no advancement, minimal raises, good with family though"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Beaverton, OR
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Beaverton, OR
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Family life is given importance, big layoffs are rare

    Cons

    At Beaverton for 9+ years with very high performance marks but there is no room to move up. Raises are COL only.
    A major re-org, significant personnel layoffs, and re-vamped product vision every few years leads to very low morale. The employee morale has been low here for many years.

    Advice to Management

    Skip the every 2-year re-org & layoffs and shoot for the 4 year mark.
    The NY based CEO and upper management treats the Beaverton site with very little respect.
    Raise morale in the company somehow.


  2. Helpful (7)

    "Grossly misstated statemen "Be kind and true". More like give the owners everything and get nothing back...that's true"

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    Former Employee - Category Manager in Skaneateles, NY
    Former Employee - Category Manager in Skaneateles, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Welch Allyn full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Marketing the idea that the this is company that cares about each individual employee. They do a good job making you believe that you are important to them. Great smokescreen, but read more of the reviews here by current & past employee's. They tell the real story.

    Cons

    If you aren't sucking up to the family in some way then forget ever getting a promotion. In fact, most people keep the same level job for the better part of their time there. They get smoke screened into thinking a different title = promotion. If you started as a manager 10 years from now you'll still be a manager. If you're a director they might move you around after 10 years you're still a director. Don't go to Welch Allyn if you want a career....only if you are happy doing the same job for years to come..

    Advice to Management

    Be kind and true when you explain an employees future to them before making a job offer. The comment that they can grow within the company simply isn't true. Or better yet, let them talk to current employees about career advancement, that should do the trick.

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