Every single day, doctors do incredible things with Welch Allyn products and the technology we have inspired. We are pragmatic visionaries that help healthcare providers overcome complex challenges with simple solutions. Do you have a passion for making a difference in people’s lives? Do you want to grow your career in a culture that rewards integrity and innovation? Since 1915, we have remained committed to making a positive impact on the world’s health. Welcome to Welch Allyn.
We are a leading global manufacturer of medical diagnostic equipment with a wide range of connected solutions. With nearly 2,600 employees working in 26 different countries, we focus on the customer and imagine how healthcare will be delivered in the future to develop tools and future-proof technologies. Our customers include physician practices, community clinics, skilled nursing facilities and emergency departments—where 95 percent of patients first seek medical treatment.
“Be always kind and true” is our core value. It is as relevant today as it was when long-time Welch Allyn CEO William G. Allyn first embraced the sentiment decades ago. In being kind, we value relationships and treat one another with dignity and respect. In being true, we are willing to face the unvarnished truths in our business, good or bad, with assertive enthusiasm and vigor, recognizing that doing so speeds decision-making and supports our purpose.
At Welch Allyn, we engage our customers and build loyalty through quality innovation and superior relationships. Click here to read more about our Customer First initiative.
Integrity & Respect for Others
Ethical behavior matters and it is rooted in valuing one another as individuals, while working together toward company goals.
Innovation & Change
As a company united with a common goal to help healthcare providers overcome complex problems with simple solutions, we have an open mind and an inventive spirit that drives us to do great things.
Through thoughtful planning, we can achieve profitable, sustainable growth, and strengthen our future.
Every decision has implications, therefore, we consider each step knowing that we are accountable to our customers, our colleagues, our community and ourselves. Click here to read more about ‘High Performance Healthcare.’
William G. Allyn, or 'W.G' as he was affectionately known, inspired employees to embrace a strong sense of community, fellowship and family. This commitment endures today with our employees and the strong culture which reflects a relentless focus for developing quality products and services that improve the lives of people throughout the world. Welch Allyn is passionate about improving the health and well-being of the people and communities we are associated with globally. Our focus has been, and will continue to be, on maintaining our position as a benevolent company that is committed to making contributions in areas where we can make a difference in health, education and community.
Our success depends on our ability to adapt to the ever-changing healthcare environment. Since 1915 we've delivered. Since inventing the first direct-illuminating, hand-held ophthalmoscope, we've developed many breakthrough products and technologies. In just the past decade, Welch Allyn has been recognized with several industry awards for bringing significant innovations to the global healthcare community, strengthening our position as the market leader in core physical exam products, while expanding our reach further into connected devices. The common thread? All were innovative. All were groundbreaking. All were brought about by our employees. Welch Allyn promotes lifelong learning and the continual career development of our people, understanding that they are the innovators of tomorrow.
With a legacy of innovation and a reputation for respect, Welch Allyn remains one of the strongest and most trusted brands in the medical device industry. At Welch Allyn you will discover global opportunities in a challenging, stimulating and rewarding environment—within a culture built on family, integrity and trust. Welch Allyn provides you with the opportunity to take your career where you want it to go.
When William Noah Allyn and Dr. Francis Welch invented the world’s first hand-held illuminating ophthalmoscope in 1915, they were looking not only into patient’s eyes, but into the future. Dr. Welch knew that a patient’s eye provided a unique look into their general state of health and, with Allyn, they firmly believed every physician should have the tools needed to make a proper assessment. Today, Welch Allyn holds firmly to that promise, especially as medical products become more complex. Our pride and inspiration stems from knowing that the Welch Allyn brand can be found in almost any healthcare setting and that almost every patient-doctor encounter starts with one of our many medical diagnostic devices.
Thanks & Celebration
Recognition is the key to creating a positive work experience at Welch Allyn. A simple thank you is the foundation of a comprehensive and successful recognition program. Saying thank you is easy and instant. At Welch Allyn, we recognize that it’s the small things that matter. We strive to incorporate fun into our work culture, whether it is through employee participation in fitness-based activities, company picnics, family entertainment, sporting events or community events sponsored throughout the year. There are a lot of other ways we encourage employees to mix a little fun into their work day. For example:
- Free morning beverages
- Volleyball league
- Annual holiday parties
- American Heart Association Heart Walk
- J.P. Morgan Chase Corporate Challenge
- Fitness club subsidies and on-site fitness centers
- Men’s and Women’s golf leagues
- Ultimate Frisbee
- Family picnic
Welch Allyn employees don’t just seek jobs, they build careers. And we will be there with you every step of the way. We embrace a development culture, offering training, support and opportunities to help you achieve personal and professional growth. We believe in developing the whole person. In order to maximize growth opportunities, our employees enjoy a variety of development programs:
- 100 percent tuition assistance for higher education (with supervisor approval)
- Job-specific training in multiple cross-functional disciplines and businesses
- Quarterly sales training
- Field and distance-based learning
- Professional memberships
- Executive MBA programs
- Leadership development for all management
- A Talent Review Process to help map employee career aspirations and provide developmental opportunities
- Core programs in communication skills, decision making and group dynamics
- A state-of-the-art Adirondack-style center for training and development
- Green Belt and Master Black Belt Six Sigma training
Valuing people means valuing their physical well-being, especially for a medical device company. Our health program provides an employer-funded spending account, giving you access to research tools and healthcare dollars so you can manage your health your way—because it’s vital to you, and you’re vital to us. Together with RedBrick Health, we work to lead the transition to employee-driven healthcare. These progressive programs strive to generate greater responsibility over individual health, as well as long-term lifestyle changes:
- Annual health risk assessments, blood pressure screening, health fairs
- On-site Weight Watchers and tobacco cessation programs
- Employee-directed fitness plans
- First aid and CPR certification programs
- Fitness center—on-site fitness center in corporate headquarters and health club discounts for all other locations
- Subsidized cafeteria program that charges less for more nutritious items
We are proud to offer one of the most comprehensive and competitive benefits packages in the market. And with a built-in level of flexibility, we make balancing your work and personal life as easy as it should be.
From day one, you will enjoy full benefits and a progressive, employee-driven health program. While these may vary based on location, our benefits offerings include:
- Medical, dental and vision insurance
- Medical and dependent care flexible spending accounts
- Life insurance
- AD&D insurance
- Short-term disability – salary continuation
- Long-term disability
- Long-term care insurance
- Vacation and personal time
Our success is your success, and our compensation programs allow us to share that with you. Our competitive base salary compensation incorporates annual merit increases, in-grade adjustments and promotions, variable-pay programs and an annual performance incentive plan program.
As a member of our family, we respect your needs. And we understand that success on the job depends on balance. Our life management programs are designed to mitigate the stresses of your personal and professional obligations. We offer our employees:
Employee Assistance Program (EAP)—provides a range of support services for personal and emotional problems, anxiety, dependency, etc.
Childcare referrals—assistance with childcare providers, parenting resources, child health and safety, finding private and public schools
Eldercare referrals—assistance with locating senior residential care, skilled nursing and hospice care
Each and every employee is vital to the relationships between patients and providers, and providers and us. Likewise, they are vital to the success and future of Welch Allyn. That's why we work to attract the very best people from all over the world. At Welch Allyn, we seek candidates with demonstrated achievement of results, the ability to communicate effectively and encourage others, as well as build trust-based relationships. We look for evidence of risk taking, innovation, integrity, respect for others and accountability in our candidate behaviors.
For us, hiring means finding the best fit for the role, be it in an internal or external hire. We believe our rigorous hiring process is a major contributor to the incredibly low turnover we experience. We post each and every job opening so that hiring is transparent to the organization and to outside sources. We believe that hiring for attitude and passion and training for skill is a good thing.
Our hiring process is a journey of discovery as we mutually explore candidates and job opportunities. We view the decision to hire as a fundamentally life-changing experience for you, your family, friends and future, with profound implications on everything from what school a child attends, spousal employment, community life, elder responsibilities and healthcare, to the achievement of personal or professional dreams.
Facts & Figures
Think you might be a good fit? Here are some facts about what makes Welch Allyn a great place to work and grow your career:
- Welch Allyn employees recognized each other over 12,300 times in the past year through the employee recognition program.
- Average retention rate is 94 percent each year, nearly 10 percent better than the benchmark by Fortune Magazine’s “100 Best Companies to Work For.”
- Grow with Welch Allyn—57 percent of all new US positions are filled internally.
- Our average turnover rate for the last 6 years is 6.2 percent, an industry low.
- Welch Allyn industry leading low attrition rates hallmark value and respect given to employees.
- Welch Allyn employees are given the flexibility to strike a balance both in and out of the office.
- Our various training and educational assistance programs allow employees to enhance the education, with several options to try out different career paths along the way.
- Welch Allyn has employees in 26 countries.
- Welch Allyn continues to contribute generously to 401K employee accounts.
At Welch Allyn Inc. we're looking for the innovators of tomorrow—talented people with original ideas, who are up for the challenge. Help us help healthcare providers overcome complex challenges with simple solutions through innovation and teamwork.
To Welch Allyn, you should start to enjoy your career as soon as you enter the hiring process. These FAQs are designed to help you understand the recruitment and selection process while ensuring that your experience is a truly enjoyable one.