Agfa Healthcare Reviews

Updated 22 September 2014
Updated 22 September 2014
60 Reviews
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Pros
  • Good benefits, stable once you get the sense of how things work (in 5 reviews)

  • Good people to work and share experiences (in 4 reviews)


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

  • Upper management really jumps the gun in allowing unfinished products into the market (in 6 reviews)

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  1.  

    Good experience

    Former Employee - Software Developer  in  Waterloo, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - Software Developer in Waterloo, ON (Canada)

    I worked at Agfa Healthcare as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    I have only worked here as a co-op student, so my opinion should have little value to the general audience. Laid-back workplace and most employees are friendly and helpful. Albeit being a co-op student, I still feel that I am valued on the team.

    Cons

    It seems that the development teams are never up-to-speed with what the upper management wants (though I guess that would be true for most companies). The starting weeks are extremely slow and can be boring.

  2.  

    They are in a bit of turmoil. New senior leadership may be able to right the ship

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Agfa Healthcare full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Teamwork, dedicated employees, appreciation for personal time

    Cons

    Change direction to many times

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  3.  

    Desperately hopeful!!!

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    Current Employee - Senior Field Service Engineer  in  Chicago, IL (US)
    Current Employee - Senior Field Service Engineer in Chicago, IL (US)

    I have been working at Agfa Healthcare full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Great benefits. Independence. Great opportunity to advance. If you are a hard worker, you can easily make a name for yourself and open up doors.

    Cons

    Reorganization every couple years. Poorly managed. Virtually no raises, unless you stand out above the rest. Bleak outlook. Salaried employees are overworked and underpaid.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Let the US run it's own organization. Price the products more competitively to get us in the door. Then earn the customers trust.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
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  5.  

    Poor product development, lack of customer support and declining market share in PACS.

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    Former Employee - Account Executive  in  Dallas, TX (US)
    Former Employee - Account Executive in Dallas, TX (US)

    I worked at Agfa Healthcare full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    The compensation is competitive with high base salaries. Overall the sales management is strong and committed to helping sales people be successful.

    Cons

    Product development on the Cardiology PACS side was very far behind the competition. Unfortunately, the company does not have the resources to close the gap and the inability to stay on pace or move ahead of the competition has resulted in extremely low customer satisfaction and declining market share.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
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    Poor carreer paths

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    Current Employee - Senior Researcher
    Current Employee - Senior Researcher

    I have been working at Agfa Healthcare

    Pros

    Nothing real. Befits quoted by the others...they have to compare with other same rank companies. They are real basics

    Cons

    Finger pointing.
    Unfair often blames to low level employees.
    No carreer paths no investment in personnel.
    Old staff with outdated ideas.
    Racism.
    No respect for workers right.
    Intimidations.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    They shouls be near the employee and listen what hell they are in.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7.  

    Seemed like a great company to work for

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    Current Employee - Regional Support  in  Greenville, SC (US)
    Current Employee - Regional Support in Greenville, SC (US)

    I have been working at Agfa Healthcare full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Training, Staff, Remote work, no micro management

    Cons

    No Balance, not realistic to job roles

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Become more involved in employee relations

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  8.  

    Great co workers

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Agfa Healthcare

    Pros

    Pay was OK but no cost of living raises in over 8 yrs

    Cons

    worked 60-80 hr weeks with a lot of off the books time on things that was expected to be done

    Recommends
  9.  

    avoid at all costs

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    Former Employee - Technical Product Manager  in  Westerly, RI (US)
    Former Employee - Technical Product Manager in Westerly, RI (US)

    I worked at Agfa Healthcare full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    There are no real pros.

    Cons

    If you are studying systemic management failure, look no further than Agfa Healthcare.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get a job elsewhere.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  10.  

    Executive and senior level management very out of touch with rank and file, and the situation "on the ground".

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Agfa Healthcare full-time

    Pros

    Pay was pretty good. Company provided car was very nice fringe benefit.

    Cons

    Where to begin...Out of touch senior management, over-weighted, meaningless metrics. No sense of teamwork - people too guarded with their little "piece of information" as if it were their security blanket and to share too much would jeopardize their perceived job security. "[Blank] rolls downhill" is alive and well with Agfa.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Do something for the company, take your golden parachute and leave while the damage is repairable.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  11.  

    Good stability in a mature segment

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Agfa Healthcare

    Pros

    Great benefits, older experienced employees, mature and stable environment

    Cons

    No room to grow, downsizing is present.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Try to get better at communicating future plans.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook

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