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GE Reviews

Updated December 21, 2014
Updated December 21, 2014
2,724 Reviews
3.7
2,724 Reviews
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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.  

    Reasonable, but for all their bluster about trying to be as agile as a start up, it doesn't really reflect it.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - ITLP in Blue Ash, OH
    Current Employee - ITLP in Blue Ash, OH

    I have been working at GE as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    Stable environment
    A lack of verbally abusive people, apparently GE has been toning that down in recent years

    Cons

    Most work you do is of low impact or meaning
    Tons of red tape, it also seems like people are stepping all over each others' toes by doing things that have already been done, or hijacking other projects.
    At the end of the day, your performance is evaluated by submissions into a form.
    Took forever to get a monitor

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Nothing that wrong with management, the company is what it is.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  2.  

    Junior Software Engineer

    • 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

    GE is caring about people, and growth they will invest in you if you are in the right team with a manager that's willing to help you because they have final say.

    Cons

    All projects are same , no challenging new technologies stale. Good for people ready to settle down with families not someone starting their career and looking to find their career path and learn .

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Too many big corporation politics and processes, useless Lean Six Sigma, quality engineers whose job is to nag you

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Average company

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

    I worked at GE

    Pros

    Very structured company with lots of opportunities in many locations around the world. Great diversity and strength of employees. Many career paths.

    Cons

    The ranking system causes a lot of issues with employees competing against each other. The whole system is a black box with lots of politics that have nothing to do with performance.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Time to move on from j welch.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Short time with company after being acquired. Benefits seem to be good. 401k Match is less than previous employer.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Account Manager in Fort Worth, TX
    Current Employee - Account Manager in Fort Worth, TX

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

    Pros

    Good benefits strong financial backing. Seems there are many opportunities within GE.

    Cons

    Too big Management seems to not know where our focus is going. Could be because we are newly acquired but morale is really hurting

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Scale it down and let employees know the focus of your intent.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
  6.  

    EEDP Intern

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - EEDP in Waukesha, WI
    Former Employee - EEDP in Waukesha, WI

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

    Pros

    Surrounded by very intelligent professionals.

    Cons

    Subpar pay. Uncaring boss. Didn't allow overtime for the interns.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Allow overtime.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  7.  

    Good experience and challenging

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Financial Analyst in Louisville, KY
    Former Employee - Financial Analyst in Louisville, KY

    I worked at GE

    Pros

    Diverse job assignment
    Job rotation is strongly encouraged every 18 to 24 months.
    Excellent benefits package

    Cons

    Six sigma Green belt certification is mandatory within your first year to year and a half of employment.
    Two or more six sigma projects showing cash flow improvement or income improves are expected each year in addition to your normal job.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Good

    • 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

    Once you are in the door there are a number of opportunities to move within the company. A Services position is protected from a lot of the corporate nonsense that others must endure.

    Cons

    A force quota system that is applied to the employee evaluation process. You really are just cog on a wheel.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    It's easy to make decisions based on metrics. Try thinking outside the box once in a while.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Slow Corporate Environment

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Information Technology Leadership Program Intern in Erie, PA
    Former Employee - Information Technology Leadership Program Intern in Erie, PA

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

    Pros

    Wealth of Opportunity
    Developed IT Team

    Cons

    Slow
    Very Process Oriented
    Bad Management
    Aging Technology

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    Manufacturing Engineer

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Manufacturing Engineer in Bangor, ME
    Current Employee - Manufacturing Engineer in Bangor, ME

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

    Pros

    Great people to work with, office culture is good, time-off policies are reasonable, a lot of areas to excel in/ show personal growth

    Cons

    No advancement, do not recognize achievements, company does not give back, pay is low for the amount of time you put in.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    more promotions

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Great place to get valued experience

    • 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 full-time

    Pros

    If you are proactive, truly focused on managing your career, and a self-starter there is much learning to be had in this company.
    Time off and sick days are plenty enough to not be stressed.
    Working from home is a perk- depending on role. When taken seriously and doesn't impair your performance it can become something you manage on your own.
    People with disabilities are treated with respect.
    They do not mess around when it comes to integrity- there is zero tolerance for that.
    Most people here are exceptionally dedicated individuals who are willing to provide help/advice to anyone who asks.

    Cons

    Training is almost non-existent unless you are recommended by your manager.
    Self-training resources are in abundance, however you will have to use your own personal time to utilize them due to heavy workload.
    The price you pay for all that quality experience is seen in the compensation. Generally speaking unless you are in sales or at the executive level you are not compensated at competitive prices.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    No matter how much you love a job, the stress of worrying you will get laid off anytime throughout the year would drive anyone crazy. No job is stable these days, but usually at its worst it's once every year or every other year.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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