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  1.  

    Appliances - Production supervisor

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - BTL in Louisville, KY
    Current Employee - BTL in Louisville, KY

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

    Pros

    Pay- Training - Benefits not much else

    Cons

    Politics. New comers are excluded. Very limited opportunities

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You may be the problem

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    I worked at GE

    Pros

    Work life balance
    World class trainings

    Cons

    Boring
    Not much growth opportunities
    Low pay
    Very political

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You have lost your way

  3.  

    Great Company and Great Retirement until General Electric changed the Rules

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Aviation - Manufacturing and Quality
    Former Employee - Aviation - Manufacturing and Quality

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

    Pros

    Interesting and gratifying to work in the aviation industry with hands on jet engine manufacturing, testing and delivery. Had job providing instruction to help personnel understand that FAA aviation Regulations do apply.

    Cons

    GE changed retirement rules and cancelled retiree health coverage after 40 years of promising coverage in retirement.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Once given, keep your published 40 year policy and promise to all employees including retirees.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5.  

    A great company to work for

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Security in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Security in Chicago, IL

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

    Pros

    The hours are great

    Cons

    no changes in up in in the comapny

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    none

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Major Headache

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Contractor - Cost Engineer in Schenectady, NY
    Former Contractor - Cost Engineer in Schenectady, NY

    I worked at GE as a contractor (more than a year)

    Pros

    -Good salary for the low levels of responsibility.
    -Can be a great environment if you're on the right team.
    -Schenectady is rapidly becoming a very nice town.
    -Contractors can't have assignments longer than 1 year, with little room for extension. But they do a really good job of finding full time positions after that 1 year assignment. I thought of it as an extended interview.

    Cons

    -Bureaucracy is insane. For example, I counted the number of people required to make a simple purchase: 13.
    -The organizational structure is very hierarchical. There are way too many managers and it is very segmented. Communication between groups is between managers, not the people who are actually going to be doing the work. Micromanagement runs rampant.
    -More time in meetings than doing real work.
    -Not a good team environment. For example, one manager "saved" the company by removing a part that cost $x. The change required my group to add a $2x part to meet spec. When we confronted him about it, he told us he wasn't measured by how much he cost us.
    -No benefits for contractors. They took all the employees to the horse track in Saratoga for a day. We were told to stay at the office and work.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get out of the way! You hire very talented people. They will move mountains for you if you let them work.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    GE the sweatshop

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Lead Design Engineer in Greenville, SC
    Current Employee - Lead Design Engineer in Greenville, SC

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

    Pros

    Ok Salary
    Opportunity to move around within company

    Cons

    Cancelled pension as many companies have done.
    Moving jobs overseas to Mexico and India and laying off longtime employees
    New PLM software for managing engineering drawings and Bill of Materials is a flop. It takes an incredible amount of effort to get anything new in system and through lengthy approval process. Upper management would be seen as failing if they pulled the plug on PLM after investing so much time and money so they keep putting lip stick on a pig.
    Many people like "Edison's" start at GE and are promoted through the ranks, they have no real world experience and only know the GE way which often lacks common sense and can be frustrating to forward thinkers.
    Managers are afraid of their boss so no one is willing to rock the boat to make the company better.

    Guess how many Electrical Engineers are at General Electric ... Not many! And most of them are not US citizens.

    Stay away from GE Engineering!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get an outside consulting company to come in and evaluate what works and what doesn't. Then listen to what they say. If you continue to keep your head in the sand then you will get more of the same and the company will head further down the drain until it is too late to right the ship.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8.  

    Manager

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - IT Project Manager in Detroit, MI
    Current Employee - IT Project Manager in Detroit, MI

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

    Pros

    Large company time off, vacation

    Cons

    politics and too slow. lack of technical acumen

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    find quality people and get out of the way

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Underwhelming at most

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Intern - Eid Co-Op in Atlanta, GA
    Former Intern - Eid Co-Op in Atlanta, GA

    I worked at GE as an intern (more than a year)

    Pros

    Lots of opportunity to move around in the company. Lots of people to help when help is needed

    Cons

    Poor management. Poor direction. Treats interns sub human. Managers give poor/boring assignments.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Unprepared Managers

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Intern - Design Engineer in Cincinnati, OH
    Former Intern - Design Engineer in Cincinnati, OH

    I worked at GE as an intern (more than a year)

    Pros

    Large Company, Job Stability, Good Benefits, Opportunity to Travel

    Cons

    Large Company Bureaucracy, Slow to make changes

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Please be prepared for your interns. I have had 3 internships with GE. Two were quite dissapointing as the managers did not have any work for me and I had to constantly look for work from other employees and teams. My last internship was reasonable but still led me to decline the full time offer after graduating college.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    One horrible place to work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Lead Engineer/Technologist in Fremont, CA
    Current Employee - Lead Engineer/Technologist in Fremont, CA

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

    Pros

    Only good thing which I can think of is employees are pushed very hard so they learn a whole lot more

    Cons

    Not a great company to work. Tons and tons and tons of bureaucracy. Literally we had meetings for meetings for meeting.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I have given the management several inputs earlier and it all went to garbage. So I dont think its necessary

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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