GE Healthcare

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Layoffs

the company still making money and they lay folks off and then you are given more work. Told to make it happen. How??
By Vilish - as Employee

Constant churn causes mis-trust

As a former employee I've seen the hire/ fire/ layoff cycle for a few yrs now. It just keeps getting worse. If I'm in a program class (ECLP, CLP, IMLP, OMLP, etc) I might be safe, but if I'm an individual contributor, non-manager, I'm an easy target to get laid off. This happens because the North America team missed it's number by 3% and could not return it's double digit growth goal so the NYC big dogs can earn make more money. Stock price sits at $16-19/ share, virtually worthless. Is all this pain and suffering really worth it? Nope. If I meet an MBA, CPA, PMP or other degreed professional, I'll tell them to stay away from GEHC. There are better options to consider for your personal and professional health. It's funny I can't remember going to many retirement parties because they fire 45 yr old and above. No pension, no benefits, no goodwill. Seems like a bad model for running a business.
By Someone - as Ex-Employee
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Psychologically Driven Chaos

Worked at GE for 4 years. Quite possibly the worst career move I could have made. What started out as a promising position was quickly reduced to paper shuffling due to one of the frequent reorgs. While I worked with some of the most talented people in the Medical Device industry, other hires had zero background in areas that they were largely responsible for and paid handsomely to do. Morale was non-existent, which drove executive management to remedy the situation by constantly posting meaningless business jargon propaganda everywhere.
Benefits were not competitive with industry and neither was the pay. Quality is poor and constantly compromised by management wanting to ensure that the quarterly numbers are made so that they may receive disgusting bonuses.
Work/life balance does not exist. Nights, weekends and pre-dawn hours all belong to GE. Watch as those around you who are in the prime of their lives suffer from early-onset medical issues which disappear upon leaving the company.
Promotional opportunities are only there for the untalented and/or those that management fears. Management changes regularly, so do not be surprised if your annual performance review comes from 2 or more managers, none of which are sure what you do.
Bottom line - don't work there. Not worth it.
By Someone - as Ex-Employee
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NO loyalty

This company is some of the worst humanity has to offer. They lie to your face and stab you in the back. Just a bunch of ass-kissers and senior management who are totally impotent and see you as a number. If you want to make money and not get treated like a serf, go work at Bracco......
By Someone - as Employee
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Respect for employees is at all time low.

There is no job security, even though you may be doing the work of two people. You are expected to work and work hard all the time - work/life balance is nonexistent. With a freeze on jobs, and people being laid off there is little or no career growth. You never know who has been let go - they keep the numbers very secret.
By Someone - as Employee

Although GE Healthcare is a great American forceof industry the Healthcare side is weak. The Clinical applications side CSI even weaker. Through enough money and time at something and yes you can fix it! GE has no more knowledge of Medical Healthcare working environment than most average people. While the healthcare ( Hosptal) is a whole dofferent animal than that seen on TV ( Greys ) GE never took time to understand that from the start. In my books GE finishes last because they put the workers Tech.s last and never give credit to the common worker. Great Bennifits and all that but they jsut don't have the leadership that you find in other places. MBA's don't rule if they did GE would have no problems. Just an X employee I did ten years there never again thank you very much...
By Someone - as Employee

Proceed with caution

I worked for GE Healthcare in the IT dept for four years several years ago. The first two-plus years were great. Excellent team leadershiip and good IT department leadership, clear and articulated vision translated to good execution goals and consistent quality rigor (six sigma). That all started to come apart with a new IT manager. Six Sigma came to be a lip-service proposition, and a parade of inexperienced leaders in my team (four in a little over a year with one long spell of no leader at all) led to a lot of wasted effort and money and a loss of direction. It rapidly became a very demoralizing place to work, and the team lost several members. Around this time I began to observe unethical leadership behavior. I finally bailed out when it became apparent that no help was on the horizon. I regretted leaving what was the best, most competent and energetic set of colleagues I have ever worked with. Shortly after I left, that team was gutted in a reorg. I enjoyed the fantastic quality culture and the unequalled opportunities for personal development, but the work-life balance was terrible. The average employee lasted only roughly 3-4 years during the time I was there, mostly due to work-life balance problems. A side note--the office environment was composed of 12'x12' bullpens with short walls seating four employees each with a meeting table in the center. At times the stress of the noise and activity in this environment plus all of the modes of communication one was expected to juggle (phone, cellphone, instant messaging, pager, drop-by visits) could become unbearable if one were trying to put in quality time on an individual task. This led me to do most of my project planning, implementation work, document writing, etc at home, and reserve office time mostly for scheduled and ad hoc meetings, communications and emergency efforts. This may seem like it makes for a long work-week, and it does!
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I worked for GE Healthcare for 23 years. I made the mistake of complaining about issues regarding radiology equipment maintenance in the comprecare program I managed. I was "laid off" the following year due to a "re-organization". I now work for a competitor who does not compromise quality of service to gain margin points. I will not allow family members to have studies done on GE equipment due to my "inside" knowledge of GE's maintenance procedures.
By Someone - as Employee
By Hallway User
You are even worse , If you know about a safety issue and dont share it with the FDA , It makes you even a worse criminal and the fact that you kept it quiet should be invastigated
 
By Dakota
What a pathetic company this is!
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GE Healthcare

GE is great place to work if you are a talentless, unscrupulous, backstabber. If however you wish to productively apply your skills, value integrity and wish to maintain a work life balance look elsewhere.
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GE Healthcare WAS a great company!

GE Healthcare used to be a leader in the industry - no longer. Products have quality problems, and lag behind competitors according to customers. People are treated poorly, and massive layoffs have occurred. The true number of laid off employees is very "hush hush", and it's not uncommon for remaining employees to do the work of 2 or 3 people. Work/life balance does not exist. Wages are "frozen", with very little actual hiring going on.
By Someone - as Employee
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