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GE Reviews

Updated August 20, 2014
Updated August 20, 2014
2,458 Reviews

3.7
2,458 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Provides ample opportunity for growth in career , work -life balance is encouraged (in 123 reviews)

  • Lots of opportunities to advance if you're willing to move around a lot (in 55 reviews)


Cons
  • Also most of the people i know who work here don't have much work life balance (in 132 reviews)

  • Can be long hours but if you are good at planning your day, you will be more than fine (in 76 reviews)

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  1.  

    An eye opening experience

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Quality Inspector  in  Philadelphia, PA
    Former Employee - Quality Inspector in Philadelphia, PA

    I worked at GE full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    After 3 years looking for a Pro, I am not sure I found one.

    Cons

    People who lack performance are kept in their positions with no recourse. Personal growth is held to a minimum or non-exsistant. They promote people with serious integrity issues! and promote doing things wrong as long as it is out the door. Excessively long hours and family becomes a second thought, so if you value family time this is not a company to work for.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hold Managers and the so called "Leaders" accountable for their lack of performance! There is no prescience of a culture although GE claims "Culture Change Works", culture change only works if there is follow through. The only culture change is the lack of culture!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2.  

    Hate the place

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at GE

    Pros

    Famous and well known company to work for. You get the awe and attention of everyone in a bar.

    Cons

    Everything else.
    Pay is average.
    High Stress
    Leadership sucks. All they care about is bonuses. Everybody hits each other on the head to get the job done.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Instead of worrying about your bonuses help make GE better. I'm off to Lockhead Martin

  3.  

    Good place for people with no skills and moral but bad one for professionals

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    Former Employee - Lead Design Engineer  in  Billerica, MA
    Former Employee - Lead Design Engineer in Billerica, MA

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

    Pros

    To build your career forf the cost of others

    Cons

    No promotion for real professional

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    no advice

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Large Company, Largely Political

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    Current Employee - Engineer  in  Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Engineer in Houston, TX

    I have been working at GE full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    The company is very good at allowing work-life balance, and offers great training courses. The pay is equivalent to the averages.

    Cons

    Very complex company politics that usually hinder performance. The company politics usually cause information to be slowed and sometimes not transferred as it should be. This can be very stressful for everyone with tight deadlines that have metrics tied to your performance. This is a large company so that disconnect can be expected, but it seems to be so large that it may never be corrected.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Clean out the systems to have one uniform communication. Allow the employees/managers to set the metrics that best show their performance. Have dedicated facilities for high priority tasks that only the EB has access to. Realize that the cookie cutter roll-outs which the employees, IT, and interfacing parties are going to follow is not always better than what was done before.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    it was ok

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    Former Employee - Sales  in  Hollywood, FL
    Former Employee - Sales in Hollywood, FL

    I worked at GE part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    none, this job was crappy

    Cons

    sales job, make outbound calls,

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    care about employees, give better hourly pay

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7.  

    Process fail

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    Former Employee - Director (Executive Band)  in  Stamford, CT
    Former Employee - Director (Executive Band) in Stamford, CT

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

    Pros

    A lot of the people are really good, really helpful, and know their jobs well.

    Cons

    Though GE talks a lot about its HR processes (EMS, training), some managers ignore completely it for years, and HR does nothing. Until one days 5 years have passed, and you learn your career has been stymied by a dysfunctional manager talking behind your back.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Severe issues in Platform team - Nepotism and Unprofessional conduct is common.

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    Former Employee - Engineer  in  San Ramon, CA
    Former Employee - Engineer in San Ramon, CA

    I worked at GE full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    GE as a company is good. They hired the worst possible Sybase rejects to lead the platform. If GE hires people with people skills this could be a good place to work.

    Cons

    People in manager positions have no clue what a platform is.
    Serious lack of people skills.
    There is widespread behavior bordering ethical misconduct.
    You will be *told* to work on weekends and not paid for it. If you don't there will repercussions.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Go beyond fancy numbers in ppt. Management is about people and not about a cherry picked numbers on a ppt slide.
    Address serious lack of integrity.
    Software is about human capital. Focus on employees who get the work done.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Developer

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at GE

    Pros

    Training program, salary, challenges

    Cons

    Interview methods, disorganized, long process

  10.  

    GE is great, this locations leadership is NOT

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    Former Employee - Manager, Shop Operations  in  Minnetonka, MN
    Former Employee - Manager, Shop Operations in Minnetonka, MN

    I worked at GE full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Lots of development opportunities, great stuff (on paper), and with the right leadership; you could do well. Leadership off-site and the vision they espouse is outstanding. Not sure how there is a disconnect between corporate and the local plant in terms of leadership values and ideals.

    Cons

    This location's leadership is more about backstabbing and micromanagement. Everyone acted like you were trying to take their job or trying to do their job. They don't believe in getting both sides of the story, just whom they want to believe and push an agenda that they previously set. Steal ideas as well.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to both sides of the story and follow the facts. Leadership lacks credibility when facts are ignored. Additionally, a good idea is just that, should not feel threatened by good ideas. A place hostile to initiative is doomed to never reach the heights they could.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Sales person's point of view

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at GE

    Pros

    GE has a strong brand and overall a solid reputation. It's a good experience to work for GE.

    Cons

    They don't have a strong training program. They have a complicated compensation plan for the sales team and they are likely to change the compensation plan at any given time. Its such a large company (over 300,000 employees) and each division/business unit has the authority to run their own business which makes it difficult to work with other businesses that have their own goals and agenda.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Spend more time with the customers and the employees who work with the customers on a daily business in order to have a better understanding of customer needs and to learn about how GE can provide more value to its customer base. Also, changing your sales team's compensation plan in the middle of the year is a terrible thing to do and its a bad way to retain your employees.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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