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GE Reviews

Updated December 21, 2014
Updated December 21, 2014
2,725 Reviews
3.7
2,725 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.  

    Cutting edge technology research, excellent working environment

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at GE

    Pros

    Flexible work schedule, decent benefits, exciting work

    Cons

    Reserved work culture, don't drink the kool aid

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    IT Leader

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    • Senior Management
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Ton of opportunities to grow

    Cons

    Recent past, corporate leadership is filled with people outside of IT.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Value functional expertise.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Product mgr

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at GE

    Pros

    Great company, great people, great experience.

    Cons

    My views are not shared by many in the company.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Promote more innovation leaders rather only execution oriented director types.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
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  5.  

    A great place to work, but hard to climb in technology

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Edison Engineering Development Program in Plainville, CT
    Current Employee - Edison Engineering Development Program in Plainville, CT

    I have been working at GE

    Pros

    Great place to work with great people. Great work/life balance. There are some people who do their 40 hours and go home but there are those who chose to do like 70+ hours a week also

    Cons

    It is hard to climb the corporate ladder in engineering.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Passionate and dedicated colleagues that are both extremely intelligent and focused on getting the job done.

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Composites Manufacturing Engineer in Baltimore, MD
    Current Employee - Composites Manufacturing Engineer in Baltimore, MD

    I have been working at GE full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Status and company notability.
    Cutting edge technology.
    Great benefits and retirement planning.
    Corporate training repertoire and further education.

    Cons

    Large company and easy to get stuck in day to day activities.
    Many corporate policies in place that can slow down project efforts.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Amazing co-op experience

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at GE as an intern (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    My team was great, boss gave us interns really challenging assignments that took us all over the plant.

    Cons

    Culture (mgmt vs hourly) was tough. Can be a bad experience if you don't work hard or your manager doesn't give you challenging assignments.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8. 2 people found this helpful  

    The most challenging and dynamic company!

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales Director in Charlotte, NC
    Current Employee - Sales Director in Charlotte, NC

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

    Pros

    GE's commitment to Integrity is second to none. The corporate culture only fosters high caliber people. GE stockpiles talent and you'll work around some of the best people you have ever met. Incredible training programs for entry level and plenty of room for experienced talent who have gotten their education elsewhere.

    Cons

    Big and beauracratic. Can be slow to change but, if you don't like change don't come to work at GE. We change things often, sometimes not for the better.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Trust your feild teams! Don't just talk delagation and empowerment, make it real and penalize those leaders who don't embrace those needed changes. Also, did deep into P&L's who seem to only manage to survive the quarter and won't look outward towards the future of their business units.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Contract Recruiter

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Recruiter in Princeton Junction, NJ
    Former Employee - Recruiter in Princeton Junction, NJ

    I worked at GE full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Best corporation to learn the fine art of recruiting from. Numerous best practices which enhanced my career. Given a lot of autonomy to work with hiring manager and influence hiring decisions. Value the recruiting function which in other Fortune 500 corporations is not always the case.

    Cons

    Hiring "hi-potential" leaders is a serious challenge. Everyone needs to be a hi-pot.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Constant fast pace is at times hard to keep up. Need to have fun once in awhile.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    It has been an eye opener.

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    Current Employee - Welder/Leadman
    Current Employee - Welder/Leadman

    I have been working at GE full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Craftsman you work with take pride in what they do.

    Cons

    Upper management can seem to get it on track and lots of poor communicatio .

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to the craftsmen and bring up the salaries or you'll lose your greatest allies.

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

    great place. There is a clinic inside company!!

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at GE

    Pros

    perfect place, very diverse, very large

    Cons

    A little bit far from downtown

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