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GE Reviews

Updated January 27, 2015
Updated January 27, 2015
2,820 Reviews
3.7
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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.  

    Good Company but very bureaucratic and slow in decision making

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    - A lot of driven colleagues. So I enjoyed the interaction
    - brand recognition across industries that GE plays in
    - Good reputation

    Cons

    - Over hyped middle management and very slow, risk averse decision making
    - Very political in middle management and sr management
    - good old girls (yes they exist) and good old boys (not so many anymore) club. People are promoted based on first impressions and gossips rather than objective results

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Poor nurturing of the talent base that GE is able to hire. I have come to believe that most strong leaders will leave GE at some point because the GE culture promotes those who suck up and step on people below.

    Remove the good old girls, good old APAF, AAF, HF and good old boys culture. If people are being promoted because they are active in some non work related organization, then you don't get the best people leading. And if that's the case, then good people will and should leave. Leaving GE with mediocre talent who have a lot of friends in GE.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  2.  

    development engineer

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at GE

    Pros

    Benefits is good for full time employees

    Cons

    work life balance is difficult and engineers don't get promoted.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    good work and life balance

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at GE

    Pros

    good work and life balance

    Cons

    bad funding model and senior leadership

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5.  

    Working at GE was like working for a big corporate machine.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at GE

    Pros

    Great benefits
    Work/life balance
    Lots of opportunities for career progression

    Cons

    Pay was average, not great
    Expected to work the "GE Way" / inside the box mentality
    Corporate Hierarchy was gigantic
    Culture was stiff and stagnant

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Break down the corporate culture to be more open, approachable and bright
    Value entrepreneurial-minded people and provide more autonomy to those who can handle it
    Innovation and challenging the assumptions should be valued more from the top down

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  6.  

    Good company

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

    I worked at GE

    Pros

    Good salary, good work, challenging

    Cons

    Changing contracts work life balance

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    A nice company to work

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at GE

    Pros

    Company is stable and keeps profit. There are great amount of diversity on the business. There exists great space for career development.

    Cons

    Work is stressful. Management teams are tough. Salary grows slow. The work isn't very progressive with the changes in industry. I see a lot of people with their Master's Degree doing Technician level work here. Really just a freaking depressing atmosphere to be here.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Solid

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at GE

    Pros

    Opportunities in many business units

    Cons

    Many management levels to navigate

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Good for you if you are not technical or do not want to pursue a technical career.

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at GE

    Pros

    Powerful company, big name and reputation.

    Cons

    Too bureaucratic, leadership is not interested in solving problems but only interested in making numbers.

  10.  

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

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    • 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 a 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
  11.  

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

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    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

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