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GE Reviews

Updated Jul 23, 2014
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3.6 2,372 reviews

83% Approve of the CEO

GE Chairman & CEO Jeffrey R. Immelt

Jeffrey R. Immelt

(929 ratings)

77% of employees recommend this company to a friend

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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    Hate the place

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

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

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

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

    Lead Design Engineer (Former Employee) Billerica, MA

    ProsTo build your career forf the cost of others

    ConsNo promotion for real professional

    Advice to Senior Managementno advice

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Large Company, Largely Political

    Engineer (Current Employee) Houston, TX

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

    ConsVery 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 Senior ManagementClean 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.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Process fail

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

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

    ConsThough 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.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    it was ok

    Sales (Former Employee) Hollywood, FL

    Prosnone, this job was crappy

    Conssales job, make outbound calls,

    Advice to Senior Managementcare about employees, give better hourly pay

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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

    Engineer (Former Employee) San Ramon, CA

    ProsGE 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.

    ConsPeople 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 Senior ManagementGo 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.

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    Developer

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsTraining program, salary, challenges

    ConsInterview methods, disorganized, long process

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    GE is great, this locations leadership is NOT

    Manager, Shop Operations (Former Employee) Minnetonka, MN

    ProsLots 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.

    ConsThis 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 Senior ManagementListen 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.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Sales person's point of view

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

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

    ConsThey 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 Senior ManagementSpend 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.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    THE WORST JOB OF MY LIFE!!!!!!!!

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee) Houston, TX

    ProsNothing, the company is so big and bureaucratic that you're just a number. They talk about simplifying work but all they do is pass it along to others

    ConsToo many to list. My suggestion is not apply to this company. They don't care about you they just care about the bottom line after the senior executive team writes a check with their mouth to the board that their ass can't cash

    Advice to Senior ManagementQuit lying about stuff. All of you talk about simplifying and work life balance but the first time that someone speaks out your mid range managers take retaliation on them. You all should be ashamed of yourself

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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