7. (tied) GE Healthcare
Number of employees: 50,000
Glassdoor rating: 3.7/5
73% would recommend to a friend.
GE Healthcare (NYSE:GE) is providing transformational medical technologies and specializes in medical imaging and information technologies, medical diagnostics, patient-monitoring systems, drug discovery, biopharmaceutical manufacturing technologies, performance improvement and performance solution services. The company said it partners with healthcare leaders who strive to use the global policy change needed to implement a shift to sustainable healthcare systems.
Here’s what current and former employees have to say:
“Pros: GE is a great company to work; lots of history and very meaningful purposes across the diverse business; when you think about the fields [in which] GE is present, you see how impactful this company is globally; there’s a phenomenal CEO (Larry Culp) in place now, driving real lean initiatives and improving the business consistently. Cons: Shifting a behemoth like GE doesn’t happen from night to day; Larry Culp is a great CEO, but the company is still too complex [with] too many layers that sometimes drive the perception of too many bosses and few peons; coming from the peon side, I can state that GE is on the right trajectory to simplify its structures, but can’t lose the momentum and get comfortable not pushing this simplification through effectively.” —Current employee
“Pros: Lots of interesting projects and the ability to work with a lot of smart people. Cons: Can get spread too thin trying being asked to work on too much at once and being pulled into a lot of different meetings and discussions.” —Current employee
“Pros: GE Healthcare is an extraordinary global company doing business in over 180 countries; delivering outcomes is immense due to the global reach. Cons: Global nature also creates some obstacles in bringing products to market due to the uniqueness of operating models across the world.” —Current employee
“Pros: Good leadership; no big egos; most people on the team appear to be introverts; empathy among management coworkers; good benefits; remote work (before COVID). Cons: Limited budget on the project I worked on; somewhat archaic technology policies.” —Former employee
“Pros: The products help save people’s lives; rank and file employees want to do the right thing and help customers and their peers. Cons: Leaders make decisions in their own interests, rather than doing what is best for the overall organization; there is a lot of bureaucracy and people need to get multiple [others] to sign off on things before they can be implemented.” —Former employee
“Pros: The pay is very competitive and the union benefits are a large plus. Cons: There is not great communication between engineers and management with what the assemblers believe could improve the production process.” —Former employee