GE Aviation Reviews

Updated April 16, 2015
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GE Aviation President and CEO David L. Joyce
David L. Joyce
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Pros
  • GE Aviation has a great co-op/intern program with lots of opportunities for networking and a great support system (in 11 reviews)

  • I get a great work-life balance here (in 8 reviews)

Cons
  • Work/life balance can be hard to maintain (in 19 reviews)

  • Large company with complicated management (in 10 reviews)

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  1. Test engineer, Supply Chain

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Lead Engineer in Lynn, MA
    Current Employee - Lead Engineer in Lynn, MA

    I have been working at GE Aviation full-time (More than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Excellent relocation package
    Good for an engineer in the engineering departments. Not so good for a test engineer in supply chain
    Large organization (too large)

    Cons

    Management is too transient: three plan leaders in 4 years. Leadership doesn't care about keeping a mission. Management is most focused on making themselves look good (making production numbers), and not on integrity.
    Leadership promotes people who don't know that job, but have a good "company image."
    Be prepared to be micromanaged!
    Benefits are average, expected better as one of the world's largest companies
    Compensation is lack-luster. Pay raises are paltry, if any. Leadership and management get first dibs, and they expect you work 10 hours of casual (=free) overtime a week.
    For a multi-billion dollar company, they are obsessed with nickle and dime-ing everything
    Everyone has the feeling that the place is going to shut its doors in the next few years. Buildings have been demolished, lay offs, site VP is a "closer"
    Promotions are only a possibility if you're a favorite of management
    Expect zero work-life balance. Expect the company to take away all PTO for high level exempt

    Advice to Management

    Install a plant leader that is committed to the business, not committed to his/her next step after LATO
    Get rid of the 10 hour mandatory-casual OT policy


  2. Helpful (5)

    The General has spoken....

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Engineer/Technologist in Kent, WA
    Former Employee - Engineer/Technologist in Kent, WA

    I worked at GE Aviation full-time (More than 3 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    You can get a Mtn bike after 60 yrs of service!

    Cons

    Was part of a small company that was bought by GE. After purchase GE slammed us with their "culture". Pay stagnated, no more company events, and lay offs. Company created fear by randomly letting folks go with no notice. Their rules prevented us from doing business and cost revenue. Lastly, GE sent in their managers which had no idea what we did and created absurd goals that no one could meet. Terrible company...

    Advice to Management

    Figure out what a company does BEFORE buying it. Don't mess with a successful business model. Stop using fear to get demands. We are people not peons...


  3. bizarre

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Intern - Cheerleader in Greensboro, NC
    Former Intern - Cheerleader in Greensboro, NC

    I worked at GE Aviation as an intern (Less than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    nothing good to say here

    Cons

    all is very very bad

    Advice to Management

    start over


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  5. Helpful (2)

    Empires of complexity

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Grand Rapids, MI
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Grand Rapids, MI

    I worked at GE Aviation full-time (More than 5 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Many wonderful people who are a joy to work with. Exciting projects always in the pipeline. Accepting of diversity.

    Cons

    Too many Rube Goldberg processes pretending to be six sigma. Strong belief in PIE (Performance, Image, Exposure) with performance only 10% of the equation.

    Advice to Management

    Emphasize and reward lean processes. Emphasize performance more over image and exposure. Learn from acquired companies processes, some of which are much better than those at GE.


  6. Helpful (4)

    GE - no compassion here

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Engineer
    Current Employee - Engineer

    I have been working at GE Aviation (More than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Salaries (for some) are exceptional

    Cons

    If you ever fall out of favor with the business leadership, your career is trashed. You will be dismissed, laid off, or simply walked to the door with no explanation. They take the term 'At Will' to heart. Management only cares about money, ego, pride, their career - and then the business.

    Advice to Management

    Not worth the effort...


  7. Helpful (5)

    Overall bad experience - depends one your manager. Some good opportunities if you get in the right place.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Engineer/Technologist in Grand Rapids, MI
    Current Employee - Engineer/Technologist in Grand Rapids, MI

    I have been working at GE Aviation full-time (More than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Big company, opportunities to move around. A lot of good people to work with who try their very best. GE Management appear genuine in building business. Good opportunities in some areas of the Aviation business associated with new technology. Some good benefits. Appears loyal to experienced engineers and tries to cater for training new graduates.

    Cons

    Company still stuck in box level design mind set. Too many micro-managing former Smiths Managers who react to hallway tittle tattle and gossip. Old boys network protects bad managers particularly in one area of Chief Engineers Office. Work life balance not as good as Honeywell and Rockwell.

    Advice to Management

    Get rid of poor department heads.


  8. Helpful (1)

    Bad management

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at GE Aviation full-time

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Time off when you can get them and holidays off. Work at least 40 hrs. a week. Good co-workers to work with. manufacturing plant in all air conditioned.

    Cons

    Leadership is bad in every department. Benefits are alright compare to the valley, but most big companies can beat them. Management provide goals just to change them while performing annual reviews.
    People are promoted base on who they know and not what they know. To get hire there or promoted, all people have to do is become friends with the member of management. Helps if you are related to someone in management.

    Advice to Management

    Need to start hiring people for management from the outside and learning new ideas. Hiring co-ops to permanent position is not a advancing since they are learning the same old ways of doing things.


  9. Helpful (2)

    Poor Management

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - CMO in Dayton, OH
    Former Employee - CMO in Dayton, OH

    I worked at GE Aviation full-time (More than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Flexible Schedule, Good Pay, Lots of OT

    Cons

    The mangers do not supervise their employees, and they are very non-productive. Very poor business plans.


  10. Helpful (5)

    Imagination at Work? I'd like to imagine decent benefits and cost-of-living adjustments.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Engineering Project Manager in Grand Rapids, MI
    Current Employee - Engineering Project Manager in Grand Rapids, MI

    I have been working at GE Aviation full-time (More than 10 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Work-life balance is great, at least in my department.

    Cons

    Health insurance is almost nonexistent. Deductibles are so high that I can't afford to take my children to the doctor when they need it. We used to have high-walled cubicles, which was bad enough. The company has recently moved us into tiny chest-high cubicles, which we all hate. The work area is freezing, and the layout reminds me of photos of the sweatshops of the early 1900s. I have to believe it makes it hard to recruit new employees when the candidates see these conditions.

    Advice to Management

    Offer health insurance of a quality commensurate with the size of GE; this isn't a mom-and-pop operation. Devise a salary structure that at least keeps pace with inflation.


  11. Helpful (2)

    GE Aviation Mcallen =hell hole

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in McAllen, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in McAllen, TX

    I have been working at GE Aviation full-time (More than 8 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    -stable 40hr work week
    -overtime available

    Cons

    -favoritism and "compadrismo" is out of control
    -everyone trying to get each other fired, funny with new "teaming" concept things have gotten worse
    -management takes every opportunity to screw over employees even though they have no idea what they are doing.
    -it's about who you know
    -company policies selectively enforced
    -throwing money away on cafeteria staff and hiring "leaders" that couldn't lead a bathroom cleaning.
    -qualified employees get passed over for internal jobs routinely

    Advice to Management

    Quit trying to screw over employees. You guys are the problem not the hard workers making everyone up top richer. Lol, pretty lame attempt at giving yourselves a good review. "Keep up the good work" on this site. We all know the truth.



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