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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Their core technology was very outdated and often seemed like "spaghetti code", making it hard to incorporate new features quickly.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

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  1. 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
  2. 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
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