Agfa Healthcare Reviews

Updated 20 October 2014
Updated 20 October 2014
61 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
  • Upper management really jumps the gun in allowing unfinished products into the market (in 7 reviews)

  • No cost of living or merit raises for the 4 years I was there (in 4 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 (less than an 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 (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Teamwork, dedicated employees, appreciation for personal time

    Cons

    Change direction to many times

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  3.  

    12 Months to bankruptcy or company being broken up due to lack of refinance of bonds maturing 6-1-2015

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    Former Employee - Senior Field Service Engineer in Detroit, MI (US)
    Former Employee - Senior Field Service Engineer in Detroit, MI (US)

    I worked at Agfa Healthcare full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Company car, work out of my house with boss around, hit the golf course by noon everyday, coworkers covered for each other, boss is a loser but never see the idiot.

    Cons

    Sad the world economy is in bad shape and credit is freezing up and AGFA needs to refinance the company by 6-1-2015 or it doomsday. Losing 3 major PACS clients in Michigan due to mergers of health systems and it's going to be hard to replace this cake job for the money I make. I'm looking to Mckesson before the ship sinks.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Too late to do anything time has run out. Get your parachutes ready

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
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  5.  

    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 (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
  6.  

    Good People at lower level, bad direction/management

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

    I have been working at Agfa Healthcare full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Most people I work with at the lower level are great and are very talented. I really enjoy interacting with them. There are a few odd ones, or corporate climbers, but not that many.

    Cons

    Mid and upper management politics and a half. Decisions are made based on someone's ego and not based on where the company should head.
    Good people keep leaving.
    Struggles financially, cuts corners resulting in making things worse.
    Good luck getting a pay raise or one that is more than inflation.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I'd say "good luck" but that won't do the trick. You now need a miracle, and you need to fire yourself and bring in selfless (not selfish) leaders.

    I think that the guy at the top knows what he is doing, but too many people below him are sub-par and/or an opportunist.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  7.  

    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 (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
  8.  

    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 (more than an 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
  9.  

    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
  10.  

    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 (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
  11.  

    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

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