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MAQUET CEO and VP GETINGE Medical Systems Heribert Ballhaus (no image)
Heribert Ballhaus
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  • "Endless bureaucratic stonewalling, classic middle management fear of upper management, endless gossip about changes to departments(in 8 reviews)

  • "Under consent decree, over compensating for poor Quality system by adding too many checks and balances(in 6 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Great people, Nice Environment"

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    Former Employee - Senior Quality Engineer in Wayne, NJ
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at MAQUET full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    People who want to do the right thing, helpful and friendly cross departmental relationships.

    Cons

    Upper management doesn't communicate to the lower levels. Creates a disconnect where the workers do not feel connected or part of the greater picture.

    Advice to Management

    Communicate with the lower ranks and make them as invested in the company's success as you are. Remember that those are the people who make it happen. Without the workers or their commitment, you have NOTHING.

    MAQUET2012-09-16
  2. Helpful (1)

    "Great if you love endless bureaucracy..."

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    I worked at MAQUET

    Pros

    Decent cafeteria, interesting demonstration pieces in the lobby. Bathrooms are clean. People are mostly nice. Commute is tolerable. That’s all I can think of.

    Cons

    Endless bureaucratic stonewalling, classic middle management fear of upper management, endless gossip about changes to departments. People hide behind the bureaucracy as an excuse not to get things done.

    Advice to Management

    Resign immediately.

    MAQUET2018-04-24
  3. "Im a Slave"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Excellent Pay. Some very good products.

    Cons

    Upper Management out of touch with what is really going on. Middle management to cowed and scared to say anything. the regular worker in the trenches have giving up trying to change anything. This is a company that does not like to hear its shortfalls. That is why we are under a consent decree. and getting worse.

    Advice to Management

    Look at your retention rate with employees, over the past five years. New one leave, quickly.

    MAQUET2017-11-02
  4. "Stay away"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Hudson, NH
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at MAQUET full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Benefits are good, new facility, pay is good

    Cons

    Under consent decree, over compensating for poor Quality system by adding too many checks and balances. Cannot get anything done due to constantly changing and overwhelming documentation requirements. Cannot get out of their own way and at this point they will come to a screeching halt if they continue down this path. QE's translate SP's per their personal preference and project QE's are shuffled constantly which eliminates continuity. Upper management constantly changing, no consistency...

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    Advice to Management

    Pay attention to what's going on at the street level, stop worrying about creating catchy slogans.

    MAQUET2017-04-11
  5. Helpful (1)

    "Anonymous"

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    I worked at MAQUET

    Pros

    People were good to work with.

    Cons

    Upper management not connecting with employees.

    MAQUET2016-06-18
  6. Helpful (9)

    "Treats Employees as 'Disposables'"

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    Former Employee - Sales in Wayne, NJ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at MAQUET full-time

    Pros

    Not many anymore. Does provide some excellent products but they don't know how to market them, Benefits are good but comp plans are tough and unrealistic.

    Cons

    Arrogant upper management that does not value knowledgeable employees. Middle managers are merely figure heads without any authority or creativity. If you have an opinion this is not the company for you. There is constant turnover and they feel they can teach any monkey the job despite the highly technical nature of many of the products. There is a constant cycle of poor decisions and product selection.

    Advice to Management

    Not possible to give these guys advice. It's good old boy network and they walk around in the Kingdom telling each other how wonderful they are.

    MAQUET2016-07-15
  7. Helpful (6)

    "okay but nothing special...."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at MAQUET full-time

    Pros

    decent benefits, 401K, working hours. The company itself isn't too terrible, its average.

    Cons

    never know when you are going to get canned. upper management makes all the money and they don't really care about lower level employees. no one likes this company internally anymore and no one really cares because everyone is just scared to show up tomorrow and the doors are locked.

    Advice to Management

    Get some company moral going, outings and fun like it used to be. Actually care about the little people who run this company and stop paying exorbitant salaries to the upper management when the lower levels can barely pay their mortgage.

    MAQUET2016-05-11
  8. "Horrible Experience!!!"

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    Former Contractor - Manufacturing Engineer I in Mahwah, NJ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at MAQUET

    Pros

    Work with some very talented and kind people. Operators in manufacturing plant are wonderful and hardworking.

    Cons

    Management is terrible, no team environment, no honest communication between different position levels. Upper management persuades FDA rather than accurately address the MANY issues that arise such as customer complaints on products.

    Advice to Management

    Take psychology classes to teach you how to deal with others in a professional and respectful manner.

    MAQUET2014-10-07
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