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GE Aviation Reviews

Updated November 28, 2014
Updated November 28, 2014
395 Reviews
3.7
395 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Great place to work and lots of opportunities for personal growth and development (in 11 reviews)

  • Work-life balance is great, at least in my department (in 8 reviews)


Cons
  • Difficult to achieve any work-life balance, even at the beginning of your career (in 19 reviews)

  • Large company and you can be lost in the shuffle if you do not "buddy up" to the powers in charge (in 10 reviews)

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  1.  

    Miserable Experience

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Engineer in Pompano Beach, FL
    Former Employee - Engineer in Pompano Beach, FL

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

    Pros

    Cost of living in Pompano Beach is low, not much to blow paycheck on. At the office there were occasional corporate health programs where we took a break from work to stretch in the break room. That was kind of fun, I guess. I think they also have a ping pong table.

    Cons

    No real work for interns. I spent several months being told more or less not to touch anything and to sometimes match components on schematics to bills of materials. Not chalenging engineering work is an understatement.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Give interns more responsibility.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Dripping in process

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Staff Engineer in Grand Rapids, MI
    Current Employee - Senior Staff Engineer in Grand Rapids, MI

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

    Pros

    lots of momentum. Allows going through slow times

    Cons

    Too much momentum leads to little new work.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get process that helps the bottom line

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    GE Aviation Response

    Nov 18, 2014Recruiting Coordinator/ Talent Recruitment Social Media/ Event Planning

    Thank you for your review. We love the transparent feedback we receive on this site. We appreciate your advice to management. Thank you!

  3. 3 people found this helpful  

    Going into my 3rd year of the Edison program (directly hired out of undergrad)

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Edison Engineering Development Program in Cincinnati, OH
    Current Employee - Edison Engineering Development Program in Cincinnati, OH

    I have been working at GE Aviation full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    GE provides a stable job and a program to help new hires gain experience in the engineering world. The program allows you to rotate into any position you find interesting every year, though I hear they have plans to cut that down. Stability trumps everything here: if you are looking for a place to settle down, have kids, and then retire with little risk and no excitement or adventure, this is the place to do it.

    Cons

    1)The pay is well below industry standards, but they justify it by saying "you get to work on something interesting, so we can pay you less". This excuse will be used directly to you in "All Hands" meetings.
    2)GE Aviation is in the Midwest (on Ohio, of all places), and thus you will constantly be surrounded by mediocrity. If you are ambitious and have the drive to be "a step above", this is definitely not the place for you. In Cincinnati, you will constantly be surrounded by people who praise mediocrity. Be prepared to be surrounded by people who:
    -Hang out with their high school friends (why meet new people? I'm OKAY with these ones)
    -Work at GE forever, though they aren't passionate about it (why find a new job? I'm okay with this one)
    -Marry the first person who won't dump them (Why meet someone new? I'm okay with this person)
    -Live in Ohio, forever (why see new places? I'm okay with this place).
    This mentality is poisonous. and is constantly within everything that happens.
    3)This is, of course, a big company that doesn't care about the employees. Remember: the second you stop producing for them, the second they forget about you completely.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The front-line managers have all been great - they know their stuff, they put in the hours, and they really care about the team. Upper management doesn't really care about anything outside of the bottom line, and everyone knows that you have to suck the power-teet to grab the attention of the execs to move up.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great talent, but ack of support, benefits, and pay

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sub-Section Manager in Grand Rapids, MI
    Current Employee - Sub-Section Manager in Grand Rapids, MI

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

    Pros

    GE Aviation, Grand Rapids has a great group of talented people. GE offers many training opportunities. GE has on-site health classes (yoga, Zumba)

    Cons

    I wish upper management knew how to appreciate the people. We no longer have bonuses, but upper management does. Our benefits are sub-par. Raises are slight and do not account for cost of living increases.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Recognize your people. Treat them fairly.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    GE Aviation Response

    Jul 24, 2014Recruitment Marketing Leader

    We appreciate your thoughts and feedback. We are always and will continue to try to make GE better. We will certainly consider your thoughts and look to ways to improve upon the cons you have ... More

  6.  

    Cell Product Support Supervisor

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at GE Aviation full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Pay is "ok", hourly get paid much more than salary however

    Cons

    EMS system is the worst. A lot of career opportunity for younger workers. The site I am at is very unorganized

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Staff are very "out of touch", with the realities of manufacturing floor.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    I was with the company for 27 years, never had a negative review and was laid off due to the 10% turnover program.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Test Engineer in Pompano Beach, FL
    Former Employee - Test Engineer in Pompano Beach, FL

    I worked at GE Aviation full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    GE has almost infinite resources. Pretty good information exchange among the entire company. Pay rates are competitive. Very good physical environment.

    Cons

    Seniority is detrimental to your job security. No respect or tolerance of any opinions not generated by management. Either drink the "cool-aid" or look for employment elsewhere. If your not into cronyism you will be overlooked.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Reduce management by 75% and this could be a productive company.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Very easy to get pigeon holed into one job and get stuck there if you don't play the game.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Engineering Designer in Cincinnati, OH
    Current Employee - Engineering Designer in Cincinnati, OH

    I have been working at GE Aviation full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    -Biggest company in the world, lots of potential for advancement
    -After hours classes, development opportunities

    Cons

    -You have to be good at playing the corporate game to advance, doing your job well doesn't matter as much as drinking the kool-aid.
    -Developing yourself with offered courses / development programs is great but doesn't guarantee you will get noticed or even acknowledged.
    -work is very structured, little room for innovation (imagination at work, yea right). tasks become repetitive and monotonous and soul crushing.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Treat employees like people and not a metric on a sheet of paper. Cut the 9-blocker horseshit, when everyone in your group is performing at a top level, you can afford to reward all of them. Don't be a coward.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9. 2 people found this helpful  

    People are bullies

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Program Manager in Canton, MI
    Current Employee - Program Manager in Canton, MI

    I have been working at GE Aviation full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    company has a good reputation

    Cons

    you'll be working around the clock, and holidays - they suck the life out of you

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Roll up your sleeves instead of creating "metrics". Be honest with people.

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

    Internship in the rotation parts manufacturing plant in Lynn, MA

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Manufacturing Intern in Lynn, MA
    Former Employee - Manufacturing Intern in Lynn, MA

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

    Pros

    I had exposure to the real products that were produced and opportunities to see other parts of the business and the processes for ensuring conformance to strict parameters.

    Cons

    The site has a majority of union workers and is very dependent on their cooperation. There is tension between the engineering management and the union workers - there is no balance of trying to work harder and being recognized.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11. 2 people found this helpful  

    Contractor's are second-class citizen...

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Blue Ash, OH
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Blue Ash, OH

    I worked at GE Aviation as a contractor (less than an year)

    Pros

    Mid-to-High range salary for some positions.
    Moderately clean office environment.

    Cons

    For Contractors: No lateral or vertical movement in position. Things are slow to happen with the large corporate environment - took over a month to get my laptop and on-boarding. Contractors are treated as if they are second-class citizens, GE clerical staff fight with contractors over petty things like the use of coffee and office supplies.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Quit the office politics; respect the people that work for/under you & help foster an environment of trust and mutual co-operation.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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