GE Reviews

Updated March 23, 2015
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  1. GE is a great company to start your career, endless opportunities and connections

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    Former Employee - AREA SALES MANAGER
    Former Employee - AREA SALES MANAGER

    I worked at GE full-time

    Pros

    Great values and the integrity of employees

    Cons

    Could be slightly large at times to climb the ladder. Company as a whole loves to promote laterally instead of up.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
  2. Great place to start a career

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    Current Employee - Senior Scientist in Niskayuna, NY
    Current Employee - Senior Scientist in Niskayuna, NY

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

    Pros

    Technical excellence, investment in R&D, Opportunities for training, wide variety of products and technical areas, ability to change career direction

    Cons

    Limited opportunities for career growth, Limited opportunity for bonuses, salary growth is not competitive, long term trends in reducing healthcare and vacation benefits

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    GE is a great place to start a new career, and does a good job at training and motivating new employees. For long term career, GE does not retain top talent because of limited opportunities for compensation

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  3. Engineer

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at GE full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Strong company if you are in a division that makes a profit. If not the company is waiting to spin off or close the division.

    Cons

    Stress, your Job is always on the line each quarter. Pressure from management. Some of the management has no clue of the product they are suppose to manage.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    none

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5. Benefits

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    Current Employee - Financial Analyst
    Current Employee - Financial Analyst

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

    Pros

    Probably one of the highest paying employer in the area. Opportunities to move to different segments of the entire company.

    Cons

    The company continues to peel away the benefits (medical, retirement and vacation) time over time. They no longer differentiate during salary actions.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Try to put the employees ahead of the bottom line, they make the company, not the one time hit to make the quarter.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6. An Easy Job With OK Income

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer
    Current Employee - Software Engineer

    I have been working at GE full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    The workload is quite light and the culture and colleagues in the East Bay area are quite pleasant. For the amount of work the pay is good.

    Cons

    Its seems to be a 50/50 shot of having a manager who leads valuable ideas. Some groups are very poorly run with a manager that talks the talk but does not walk the walk. In fact, this talk-the-talk type mentality is greatly encouraged and valued above all else in management.

    A caveat is that some groups are run with laser precision and work on leading edge ideas. Its hit or miss. The disappointment comes from having a poorly run team not have any managerial consequences.

    The variability of this drives me crazy.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen more and talk less, be humble, and take some time to learn the technologies in more depth.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  7. Supply Chain Operations

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    Current Employee - Senior Finance Manager in San Antonio, TX
    Current Employee - Senior Finance Manager in San Antonio, TX

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

    Pros

    Strong operations with lean opportunities

    Cons

    Limited upper management opportunities at the company

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More competitive

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  8. not bad company at all

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at GE

    Pros

    fun experience people skills job

    Cons

    boss manag paid time off

  9. Great people, but a bit of a grind

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at GE

    Pros

    Learn process and management. Get operating experience. They take personal growth and reviews very seriously.

    Cons

    Compensation is low; no bonuses. Work-life balance is surprisingly bad for corporate. Decisions take a long time to get made due to the number of stakeholders.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    If you want people to remain dedicated to their jobs, important to acknowledge their abilities and empower their decision making.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. Forgotten Intern

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    Former Intern - Engineering Intern in Cincinnati, OH
    Former Intern - Engineering Intern in Cincinnati, OH

    I worked at GE as an intern (less than a year)

    Pros

    - Engineering very cool things
    - Opportunity to learn about aviation industry

    Cons

    - Not challenging work for interns
    - Not given many responsibilities

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    - Need to make sure interns are put to work

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at GE

    Pros

    Good pay for the job.

    Cons

    Same problems every day. Expected to do a lot with limited resources.

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