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GE Reviews

Updated September 19, 2014
Updated September 19, 2014
2,521 Reviews
3.7
2,521 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. 2 people found this helpful  

    An Entire Career in one place

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

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

    Pros

    If you like to challenge yourself working on fascinating problems that matter, this is the place for you. GE is loaded with some of the best and brightest minds in the world. Here you can champion an idea and take it all the way to market if you wish, or become a world expert in the area of your choosing. Be prepared to work hard, this is an aggressive "type A" workplace, and you will reap the benefits if you can hang with the pack.

    Cons

    The culture can be a bit conceded and entitled (We are GE, look how great we are, people love us for our name). With all the great things, GE is a large company and weighs "risk" very seriously; this can make the company feel slow and bureaucratic, but if you understand the machine you are working in, the behavior makes sense.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the good work, you don't stay one of America's top companies for decades without knowing what you are doing. The corporate education programs are the best I have ever seen... Keep making them available to all employees. Lastly, remember who you are, make sure the corporate strategies work for the market you are in by listening to the experts in those businesses.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Why wouldnt you want to WORK here?

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at GE

    Pros

    Working with a thinking moving company with a lot of room to grow. Pay and beenfits are very competitive for engineers. Safety is priority one on manufacturing and other activies. Owns and develops technology, even has an (albeit small) R&D department.

    Cons

    You can expect to work long hours and it can be a challenging work environment. The training runs by quick so be sure to take mental and physical notes as soon as you start.

  3.  

    GE Software Center of Excellence

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Engineer
    Current Employee - Engineer

    I have been working at GE full-time

    Pros

    As a corporation, GE treats its employees very well.
    Benefits are good.
    Training is kind of bogus. Very corporate, not that useful.
    They really want their employees to succeed and support that where they can, however, it's manager by manager, as it is in all places.
    People seem very happy here. On occasions people work evenings and weekends, but there is generally good work life balance.

    Cons

    There are not a lot of different positions at the center. It's mostly engineers and UX people.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Center could be more organized. People are moved around from project to project without being asked on a frequent basis.

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

    A fantastic journey so far

    • 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

    It is what you make it. You own your career.

    Cons

    You must seek out everything.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Fun and challenging, with a great work environment .

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

    I worked at GE full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Great leadership roles that provides a great work environment. Great place to move your career to the next level.

    Cons

    May take a while to move your career up.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    hate to say this but, could be a little more strict, very little accountability.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Coating operator

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Coating Operator  in  Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Coating Operator in Houston, TX

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

    Pros

    Great job, excellent pay and benefits, happy work environment.

    Cons

    closed the shop moved it to Brazil

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Great group of people to work with

  8.  

    Great place to work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Process Manager  in  Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Process Manager in Atlanta, GA

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

    Pros

    GE has enormous growth potential for anyone who has innovative ideas for growth and simplification. Flexible work arrangements are available if approved by your manager.

    Cons

    In some cases depending on the project longer hours may be required of course you do have the ability to log on from home if you are a parent of younger children.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Awesome company with very driven employees and opportunities to excel.

    Former Employee - Marketing Analyst  in  Kansas City, KS
    Former Employee - Marketing Analyst in Kansas City, KS

    I worked at GE full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Good pay. Good colleagues. Good training. Good benefits

    Cons

    The expectations are very high. You have to work hard every day at everything you do. You do have to be careful to not loose your work life balance.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Work life balance is easy to loose...sadly

  10.  

    Good experience

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

    I worked at GE

    Pros

    Good benefits, facilities, HR, and professional mobility. New job every 3 years.

    Cons

    Old boys club, rigid culture, lots of people drinking GE Kool-aid

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11. 3 people found this helpful  

    GE is a great organization

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Team Leader  in  Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Team Leader in Atlanta, GA

    I worked at GE full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    GE is a great organization to work with. They have world renown leadership programs that greatly benefit employees. A company with great reputation and integrity.

    Cons

    Nothing as such to share.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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