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GE Reviews

Updated September 12, 2014
Updated September 12, 2014
2,490 Reviews
3.7
2,490 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 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.  

    One horrible place to work

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Lead Engineer/Technologist  in  Fremont, CA
    Current Employee - Lead Engineer/Technologist in Fremont, CA

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

    Pros

    Only good thing which I can think of is employees are pushed very hard so they learn a whole lot more

    Cons

    Not a great company to work. Tons and tons and tons of bureaucracy. Literally we had meetings for meetings for meeting.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I have given the management several inputs earlier and it all went to garbage. So I dont think its necessary

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

    Dysfunction and disorganization

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Operations Leader  in  Fairfield, CT
    Current Employee - Operations Leader in Fairfield, CT

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

    Pros

    The pro's of working at GE are getting GE on your resume because it has such wide recognition. The salary is just ok and raises are low but it's comparable to most companies.

    Cons

    GE tries so hard to be more efficient they don't stop to ensure if the projects they are doing make sense. Leadership and employee work ethic varies greatly in that some people are loaded up with work while others are not. Leadership is self serve and middle management is the dumping ground for all things from the bottom up and the top down. If you are a worker you will have zero life balance and you'll get maybe a .5 or 1% more raise than your co worker who did the bare minimum.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    GE is a self serve culture and does not foster collaboration among peers. HR does not engage with staff and there is no talent management. The employees that stay there are the long term ones that got a pension and are no longer productive contributors. There is nothing to keep the bright, hardworking and high potential employee there so after 3 years more of that talent leaves.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    I was a CNC lathe operator 3rd shift. I did benching and ran the tumble area

    Former Employee - CNC Lathe Operator, Tumbler, Bencher  in  Rutland, VT
    Former Employee - CNC Lathe Operator, Tumbler, Bencher in Rutland, VT

    I worked at GE as a contractor for more than a year

    Pros

    I liked the opportunity to feel like I was helping my country with the machine parts that we made for the military. Also for the financial stability that is offered there

    Cons

    I worked for a temp agency and I feel that someone had it out for me, I was a hard worker and they listen to rumors instead of looking at job performance and how I worked on the job. I got along with everyone I worked with and did above what was expected with overtime when I worked second shift.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I feel that if you don't have pull you don't get into GE, which is not fair. I feel that people put there personal instead of who can get the job done and who would make a great asset to the team. I had excellent reviews from my supervisors but both times I could not get hired. I heard if someone on your assessment team as it in for you, you don't get hired.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    High Pressure

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Appliance Service Tech  in  Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Appliance Service Tech in Los Angeles, CA

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

    Pros

    Excellent pay thanks to Union Contract NOT because of management!

    Cons

    Management has a narrow focus and point of view. the company is NOT open to working with employees.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop threatening employees with loss of employment because of productivity results created out of conditions that employees have NO CONTROL OVER!!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6.  

    Always protecting backside

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Alot of opportunities to go up the corporate ladder. I had some great bosses. If you had the right bosses, your jobs were great.

    Cons

    With the opportunities to go up the corporate ladder, But there is alot of nepotism. Not necessarily family but buddies.
    It really depends on your boss. I had many over the years, and some really help guide their employees, and others were just incompetent.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7.  

    An eye opening experience

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • 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
  8.  

    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

  9.  

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

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    it was ok

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Large Company, Largely Political

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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

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