GE Aviation Reviews

Updated June 15, 2015
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GE Aviation President and CEO 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. Helpful (2)

    Currently employed

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    Pros

    Good work. Quality of work is very good. Good appreciation.

    Cons

    Little work life balance here


  2. Helpful (2)

    Substandard pay but interesting technical work

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Lead Engineer/Technologist in Cincinnati, OH
    Current Employee - Lead Engineer/Technologist in Cincinnati, OH
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Interesting work (depending on group) Lots of opportunities within the company Training potential

    Cons

    Below average pay even with Advanced degrees Takes forever to get promoted Horrible benefits

    Advice to Management

    Improve your compensation and packages Value your employees


  3. Helpful (2)

    Expect more if you work hard, but there is no reward. Rewards go to those in the social circle.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Machinist in Loves Park, IL
    Current Employee - Machinist in Loves Park, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Wages are adequate but you are basically stuck for years at a time with little increase.

    Cons

    Poorly organized. Poor management. Poor communication. Promotions are only for young, fresh out of college types. Management unable / unwilling to do their jobs. No leadership skills.

    Advice to Management

    Nothing. They won't listen anyway.


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  5. Miserable Experience

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Intern - Engineer in Pompano Beach, FL
    Former Intern - Engineer in Pompano Beach, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Give interns more responsibility.


  6. Dripping in process

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Staff Engineer in Grand Rapids, MI
    Current Employee - Senior Staff Engineer in Grand Rapids, MI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    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 Management

    Get process that helps the bottom line

    GE Aviation Response

    Nov 18, 2014 – Recruiting 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!


  7. Helpful (5)

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

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Edison Engineering Development Program in Cincinnati, OH
    Current Employee - Edison Engineering Development Program in Cincinnati, OH
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    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 Management

    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.


  8. Helpful (4)

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

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sub-Section Manager in Grand Rapids, MI
    Current Employee - Sub-Section Manager in Grand Rapids, MI
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    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 Management

    Recognize your people. Treat them fairly.

    GE Aviation Response

    Jul 24, 2014 – Recruitment 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


  9. Helpful (2)

    Cell Product Support Supervisor

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    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 Management

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


  10. Helpful (1)

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

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Test Engineer in Pompano Beach, FL
    Former Employee - Test Engineer in Pompano Beach, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    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 Management

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


  11. Helpful (3)

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

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Engineering Designer in Cincinnati, OH
    Current Employee - Engineering Designer in Cincinnati, OH
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    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.



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