I worked at Welch Allyn for almost 20 years. It was a great place to work when I started. The Allyn family was fabulous to work with and for. Still miss the Allyn days. They were the best days of my career.
Then Hill-Rom took over, the environment became stressful, lots of job cuts (people who had been there for 30+) years. Good strong, smart people were let go. It was dis-heartening. Moral was at an all time low. Many departments went through re-organization time and time again.
In addition to the job cuts the benefits package sunk, insurance premiums for single employees went up to $3,000 year and provided poor at best health coverage. Poor management was hired at the VP level and they made all of the folks in marketing re-apply for their jobs. Sad, people were let go. This management area was all out to make a name for themselves and soon left a little after a year. It was really great while it lasted.