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Updated Jul 10, 2014
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3.6 2,345 reviews

                             

83% Approve of the CEO

GE Chairman & CEO Jeffrey R. Immelt

Jeffrey R. Immelt

(912 ratings)

77% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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    Great place to start a career

    Human Resources Manager (Former Employee)
    Fairfield, CT

    ProsStrong focus on development
    Global opportunities
    Fast paced
    Smart co-workers
    Great leadership foundation

    ConsWill have to relocate often
    Like other big corporations political and very structured

    Advice to Senior ManagementThink differently, the majority of decision makers have 25+ years of GE experience.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Good, well-rounded experience overall.

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsExcellent training, intelligent and friendly co-workers, good managers (for the most part), good co-operation amongst team members, semi-relaxed work environment.

    ConsHigh bureaucracy, average salary, too many processes, lack of opportunities to advance career, average medical benefits, and retaining low performing employees.

    Advice to Senior ManagementLess bureaucracy, less complicated and time-wasting processes, less value-added work, and more empowerment to the employees who are actually doing the bulk of the work.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    This is a good company to work for as long as you plan on putting in the extra time it takes to advance your career.

    Project Coordinator (Current Employee)
    Houston, TX

    ProsI have worked with some great people and there are plenty of opportunities to learn but you have to look for them.

    ConsThere seems to be an overall lack of training for newer employees. Also most of the people i know who work here don't have much work life balance. It seems as though you are supposed to work extra time just to cover your workload. This over working just seems to be part of the culture.

    Advice to Senior ManagementThere should be better system for training new employees. Also might be a good idea to consider how overworked some of the employees are, in my opinion a less stressed employee is more productive.

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    Like working with customers and fixing the equipment.

    Field Service Engineer (Current Employee)

    ProsI feel like my own boss when dealing with customers and scheduling service calls.

    ConsThe constant 24/7 dealing with all the metrics which you end up doing after hours and on vacation.

    Advice to Senior ManagementMake sure what we're getting measured on is what is going to improve the company.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    GE Healthcare

    Product Manager (Former Employee)
    Los Angeles, CA

    ProsLeverage multi-national staff and resources, good process and policies in place

    ConsLeadership assigned to healthcare products and development is a little out of touch with the industry needs. Sometimes decisions seem arbitrary, and policy decisions change priorities often

    Advice to Senior ManagementWork diligently to complete products and ship on time. Innovation is not always encouraged.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Wide breadth of possible finance experience

    Senior Finance Manager (Current Employee)
    Houston, TX

    ProsGE invests in it's finance employees with programs such as FMP and Corporate Audit Staff. The portofolio of GE businesses across both the Capital and Industrial industries is limitless and a core set of GE finance skills enables long-term employees move among them.

    ConsThe salary and benefits GE offers do not match the number of hours finance employees typically work. The company is pushing to make work easier by simplifying processes, but in such a large company, nothing is ever simple.

    Advice to Senior ManagementEmployees are not given the freedom to make decisions and be held accountable to those decisions. You continually have to go through layers and layers of approvals. If something doesn't pan out, the person on the bottom is held accountable even if leaders have approved their decision but have done nothing to help clear roadblocks.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    OK

    AREA SALES MANAGER (Current Employee)

    ProsBig company, lots of area to move up, great culture, reward hard work and willingness to grow and advance your career.

    ConsCheap. They're cheap. In every way possible.

    Advice to Senior ManagementPay more.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Application engineer

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsHighly Technical Environment and good learning environment

    Consneed to take care of promotions

    Advice to Senior Managementneed to improve promotions

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Decent place to develope

    Test Technician 7/Engineer (Current Employee)
    Fort Worth, TX

    ProsLaid back for the most part. Not physically demanding. Easy to work with if you need a day off. Not the same in all areas of the plant though. The test position will set you up for better careers outside the company.

    ConsCrappy advancement, pay is not at all adequate for the job responsibilities. Retirement sucks medical is mediocre how ever dental is great haven't used vision yet. Upper management gives the raises and good reviews to their buddies not the hardest working.

    Advice to Senior ManagementStop bringing people down from the Erie plant before giving the Texas employees a chance to advance.

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

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    Getting worse. Just a cog in a massive wheel

    Senior Mechanical Engineer (Current Employee)
    Atlanta, GA

    ProsFun job sometimes. Travel is good. Bennies are good

    ConsManagement doesn't know what it's doing. Too many layers. No promoting up through ranks. HR has too much control and nepotism runs rampant in certain ethnic groups.

    Advice to Senior ManagementYou have plenty of ex military running this company. You didn't have dotted line managers in the service and you didn't lead battalions with leaders who hadn't served in those companies so why do it here?

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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