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Updated February 21, 2015
Updated February 21, 2015
256 Reviews
2.0
256 Reviews
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GE Chairman & CEO Jeffrey R. Immelt
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Provides ample opportunity for growth in career , work -life balance is encouraged (in 142 reviews)

  • Lots of opportunities to advance if you're willing to move around a lot (in 60 reviews)


Cons
  • Also most of the people i know who work here don't have much work life balance (in 152 reviews)

  • Can be long hours but if you are good at planning your day, you will be more than fine (in 87 reviews)

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  1.  

    Your just a Number

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - CAS Associate in Erie, PA
    Current Employee - CAS Associate in Erie, PA

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

    Pros

    Good pay and overtime is offered

    Cons

    Poor benefits, poor medical insurance, poor working conditions, need to share tools to perform the job duties, constantly out of parts

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Provide new working tools to allow people to efficiently perform their job duties and have the necessary parts on hand when needed. Get rid of the dead beats.

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

    Interesting

    • 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

    Pros

    Provides a work-life balance
    Open to trying new things

    Cons

    Lack of follow-through
    Lack of teamwork and partnership

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Good work experience but NO job security.

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

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

    Pros

    Opportunities to learn a lot either on the job or through company sponsored training
    Work with smart and ambitious people
    Culture of getting things done
    You will get a job when you leave there. Employers like seeing candidates with GE experience. Means you can gut it out and deliver.

    Cons

    Fiercely competitive to the point where there is often no trust at all levels of the organization.
    Senior leaders are out of touch with staff and are more concerned with making themselves look good, what car they drive and their bonus checks.
    No loyalty to the staff. Use them up and throw them out mentality.
    Worried about meeting diversity quota and not giving jobs to the most qualified.
    Opportunities, rewards and recognition often go to the few hand picked program kids who are not the most worthy or talented.
    Tough environment to work.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You have lost touch with what made GE successful. Consider the welfare of the people around you. Employees who feel appreciated will do more.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Just a Number

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

    I have been working at GE

    Pros

    benefits were great if you didn't put them to use.

    Cons

    Too big and nobody cares to help the other next to them

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    more structure would be great in upper management

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6.  

    Design Intern

    • 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

    Pros

    Easy work, laid back friendly people

    Cons

    boring job and the people were not friendly

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    give interns some real work!

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Great people, not-so-great culture

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

    I worked at GE full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Excellent co-workers; wealth of resources & training; opportunities for promotion across different businesses.

    Cons

    Compensation is low for the industry; everyone manages up and shows with little concern about the business, clients, and employees; cycling business CEOs and leaders is great for the individual, but gets tiresome if you're staying with one business.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Need to be more agile, better and more honest employee communications, please stop management from the "box checking" and yes-man culture.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    A company with great itself marketing.

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

    I worked at GE

    Pros

    Looks great on a resume due to its wide-spread brand recognition, lots of opportunity to work on high-pressure projects, great training in too-large bureaucracies and all the issues endemic to large-scale cultural rot from the inside

    Cons

    Executive and Corporate management is self-absorbed with their personal reputation and selfish recognition, not necessarily what is right or good for customers. Corporate truisms like "We are training future leaders" belies strong cultural age bias

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Your people are your assets, not your personal reputation. Get your priorities in order

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9.  

    Legal Assistant

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

    I worked at GE

    Pros

    Great Global Corporation. It's hard to be more detailed into the Pros

    Cons

    Very cold environment, most people complain about load work

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Operations

    • 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

    Pros

    Good pay, decent benefits, great vacation time, employment opportunities

    Cons

    Work/life culture dimenishing..micromanaging, too many changes in procedures,

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop micromanaging, it causes poor morale. Bring back work/life flexibility.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  11.  

    Firehouse Friday

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - GE Capital in Billings, MT
    Former Employee - GE Capital in Billings, MT

    I worked at GE full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Jack Welch is no longer the CEO

    Cons

    Jeff Immelt is the current CEO

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop firing good people for no reason other than Jack Welch thinks its cool.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

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