GE Aviation Reviews

Updated August 10, 2014
Updated August 10, 2014
352 Reviews

3.7
352 Reviews
Rating Trends

Recommend to a friend
Approve of CEO
GE Aviation President and CEO David L. Joyce
David L. Joyce
191 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • There's lots of opportunities to grow as an engineering student (in 14 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 14 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)

More Highlights

86 Employee Reviews Back to all reviews

Sort: Popular Rating Date
  1.  

    Almost a caricature of a big company.

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

    I have been working at GE Aviation full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    If you are prepared to make GE the center of your life, at the expense of everything else, it might be the place for you.

    Cons

    People are just cogs in the machine. No regard for work life balance

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    GE Aviation Response

    Aug 19, 2014Recruiting Coordinator/ Talent Recruitment Social Media/ Event Planning

    Thank you for your feedback! We will always try to improve making a big company smaller to help with some of the things you pointed out. We appreciate your transparent response.

  2.  

    Multiple coop/internships... great for some but not all

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

    I have been working at GE Aviation as an intern for more than a year

    Pros

    Plenty of resources (engineering tools, smart people, etc)
    Huge company with the chance for mobility
    Great entry level leadership program

    Cons

    Very corporate/buerocratic

    Salaries are good for entry level but don't seem to go up that much

    Strictly an opinion, but I thought it was just kind of boring

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Find a way to keep the younger generation enthused about the products.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    GE Aviation Response

    Aug 19, 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.  

    Mechanical Engineer

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Mechanical Engineer  in  Bohemia, NY
    Former Employee - Mechanical Engineer in Bohemia, NY

    I worked at GE Aviation full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Advancement Opportunities, people are nice and managers understands and listen

    Cons

    Overload of work, no life balance

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take care of your employees

    No opinion of CEO

    GE Aviation Response

    Aug 19, 2014Recruiting Coordinator/ Talent Recruitment Social Media/ Event Planning

    Thank you for your feedback! We appreciate your transparent response and will make sure to incorporate these ideas into improving GE. Thanks!

  4. We want your feedback – Are these company reviews helpful to you?  Yes | No
  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Worthwhile experience, wasn't for me.

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at GE Aviation

    Pros

    Good opportunities for advancement if you wear GE on your sleeve. Its a great place to start a career in management.

    Cons

    Terrible vibe on the factory floor. Operations team is essentially whipping a dead horse. It seems like productivity is a constant struggle.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None

  6.  

    GE Aviation Assembly and Quality Internship

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

    I have been working at GE Aviation as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    Competitive pay, flexible schedule, numerous co-op events and career advancement opportunities. Overall the opportunities with GE are endless and their approach for harboring in new talent is great.

    Cons

    I am sure that overall the GE work environment is friendly and encouraging, because I have read many positive reviews and heard first hand about people's positive experiences with the co-op program. However, my particular experience has been more negative than positive. I have been placed far from my preferred field, and the culture around the "office" tends to be a constant battle between hourly and salary employees, with both parties focusing on the negative rather than working together to move forward.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Co-op office: place interns in a department they have interest in.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Great for getting building a resume.

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

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

    Pros

    You get exposure to tons of responsibility that will look great on your resume. I'd recommend this if you have a plan in place to learn and move on. Most people have been stuck here for years.

    Cons

    Very little chance for advancement.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    There's nothing they can do. They are only doing what is told from corporate. They have their hands tied.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    GE Systems Test and Certification Engineer Review

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

    I have been working at GE Aviation

    Pros

    Learn everything there is to know about a jet engine.
    Project management abilities.
    Lots of exposure.

    Cons

    Lots of drama during new product introduction.

  9.  

    loved until.....
    the following

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Assembler  in  Baltimore, MD
    Former Employee - Senior Assembler in Baltimore, MD

    I worked at GE Aviation full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    friends, benefits, learning experience, hours.

    Cons

    too many chiefs, not enough Indians

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    follow the union guidelines... don't jump to conclusions

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    it was ok the only reason i am not there is lack of work.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - CNC Machine Operator  in  Anaheim, CA
    Current Employee - CNC Machine Operator in Anaheim, CA

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

    Pros

    pay. and sick pay days off.

    Cons

    to many meeting. management no good.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    none

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11.  

    Fine

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

    I worked at GE Aviation as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    Really big name, great company to have on your resume

    Cons

    Unless you are an engineer, good luck getting promoted. Engineers > GOD here.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Start valuing other assets- supply chain management professionals should not be overlooked by a guy with an engineering degree. Valuable, not interchangeable.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

Worked for GE Aviation? Contribute to the Community!

Your response will be removed from the review – this cannot be undone.