Agfa Healthcare Reviews

Updated 20 August, 2014
Updated 20 August, 2014
53 Reviews

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Review Highlights

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 5 reviews)

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  1.  

    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
  2.  

    Such a sad story....

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    Current Employee - Software Developer  in  Waterloo, ON
    Current Employee - Software Developer in Waterloo, ON

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

    Pros

    This place was a hidden gem in the tech employer landscape of Waterloo. Great people, Great Compensation, great benefits...5 years ago.

    Cons

    Rounds and rounds of layoffs. Provincial government cash injection is gone. No raise (or even cost of living adjustment) in 5 years. The lucky ones get great severance packages. Company turns on a dime with a new figurehead every couple of years and the slide continues.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Try to get some ROI before reinventing product lines before the have had a chance to make some profit.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  3.  

    good experience

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    friendly environment, great people to work with.

    Cons

    knowledge transfer need to be improved.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
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  5.  

    Great company, great products, great people.

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    Former Employee - Software Architect  in  Waterloo, ON
    Former Employee - Software Architect in Waterloo, ON

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

    Pros

    Its products help people. Its developers care about the products and the end customer (the patient on the table)

    Cons

    Management has been up and down over the past couple of years. Power is held at head office so all decision making is there.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Trust the local management teams... they know what they are doing. They are the ones who make this company what it is today.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  6.  

    easy going environment.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    good benefits. international company. get to work with people around the world

    Cons

    somewhat political. dealing with timezones can be tricky

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    provide clear information on career paths

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  7. 2 people found this helpful  

    International PACS leader, but lacks sense of accomplishment

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    Current Employee - Medical Imaging Software Developer  in  Waterloo, ON
    Current Employee - Medical Imaging Software Developer in Waterloo, ON

    I have been working at Agfa Healthcare as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    I joined because Agfa seems to have a good international foothold with their PACS software. They let you delve right into the code, and although there are code reviews, there seems to be an inherent trust in the code quality of each other. I haven't seen the interior, but they have a new flashy R&D building in Waterloo Tech Park.

    Cons

    Their core technology was very outdated and often seemed like "spaghetti code", making it hard to incorporate new features quickly. Their build system needs some serious fixing for improved efficiency. Unfortunately, I never felt I could make a big contribution to the improvement of healthcare mainly because of these setbacks. Also, and take this with a grain of salt since I was just a coop, but there didn't seem to be much emphasis on employee engagement. The focus usually felt like it was on the shareholders first, and employees only after they were satisfied.

    Doesn't Recommend
  8.  

    Great Company great co workers

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Toronto, ON
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Toronto, ON

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

    Pros

    Interest bussines
    Well balanced life-work

    Cons

    Not the very well paid.

  9. 2 people found this helpful  

    Started good, then got to know more

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Agfa Healthcare full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    great people, market they are in is important

    Cons

    comp plans are not at market, old school business mentality, say open to innovation but many roadblocks and hurdles to make things happen

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    look more regionally than globally when determining policies

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Was a great place to work with a lot of opportunities, but no longer

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    Former Employee - Software Developer  in  Waterloo, ON
    Former Employee - Software Developer in Waterloo, ON

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

    Pros

    Compensation was quite good in the past. But, has declined

    Cons

    Moral is quite low due to a few key people in management.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You actually need software developers to build software.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great people, satisfying work

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Analyst  in  Waterloo, ON
    Current Employee - Analyst in Waterloo, ON

    I have been working at Agfa Healthcare full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Intelligent, committed people working to better patient care.
    Every now and then you get to work in a dream team and it's almost magical.

    Cons

    The occasional lead who doesn't understand that praise should be public and criticisms should be private, and not the other way around.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    align the different functional areas, and share information, goals and strategies.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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