GE Reviews

Updated June 28, 2015
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  1. Always protecting backside

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

    I worked at GE full-time (More than 5 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Alot of opportunities to go up the corporate ladder. I had some great bosses. If you had the right bosses, your jobs were great.

    Cons

    With the opportunities to go up the corporate ladder, But there is alot of nepotism. Not necessarily family but buddies.
    It really depends on your boss. I had many over the years, and some really help guide their employees, and others were just incompetent.


  2. An eye opening experience

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Quality Inspector in Philadelphia, PA
    Former Employee - Quality Inspector in Philadelphia, PA

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    After 3 years looking for a Pro, I am not sure I found one.

    Cons

    People who lack performance are kept in their positions with no recourse. Personal growth is held to a minimum or non-exsistant. They promote people with serious integrity issues! and promote doing things wrong as long as it is out the door. Excessively long hours and family becomes a second thought, so if you value family time this is not a company to work for.

    Advice to Management

    Hold Managers and the so called "Leaders" accountable for their lack of performance! There is no prescience of a culture although GE claims "Culture Change Works", culture change only works if there is follow through. The only culture change is the lack of culture!


  3. Hate the place

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at GE

    Pros

    Famous and well known company to work for. You get the awe and attention of everyone in a bar.

    Cons

    Everything else.
    Pay is average.
    High Stress
    Leadership sucks. All they care about is bonuses. Everybody hits each other on the head to get the job done.

    Advice to Management

    Instead of worrying about your bonuses help make GE better. I'm off to Lockhead Martin


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  5. Good place for people with no skills and moral but bad one for professionals

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Lead Design Engineer in Billerica, MA
    Former Employee - Lead Design Engineer in Billerica, MA

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    To build your career forf the cost of others

    Cons

    No promotion for real professional

    Advice to Management

    no advice


  6. Helpful (1)

    Large Company, Largely Political

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

    I have been working at GE full-time (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    The company is very good at allowing work-life balance, and offers great training courses. The pay is equivalent to the averages.

    Cons

    Very complex company politics that usually hinder performance. The company politics usually cause information to be slowed and sometimes not transferred as it should be. This can be very stressful for everyone with tight deadlines that have metrics tied to your performance. This is a large company so that disconnect can be expected, but it seems to be so large that it may never be corrected.

    Advice to Management

    Clean out the systems to have one uniform communication. Allow the employees/managers to set the metrics that best show their performance. Have dedicated facilities for high priority tasks that only the EB has access to. Realize that the cookie cutter roll-outs which the employees, IT, and interfacing parties are going to follow is not always better than what was done before.


  7. Helpful (1)

    it was ok

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales in Hollywood, FL
    Former Employee - Sales in Hollywood, FL

    I worked at GE part-time (Less than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    none, this job was crappy

    Cons

    sales job, make outbound calls,

    Advice to Management

    care about employees, give better hourly pay


  8. Process fail

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Director (Executive Band) in Stamford, CT
    Former Employee - Director (Executive Band) in Stamford, CT

    I worked at GE full-time (More than 5 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    A lot of the people are really good, really helpful, and know their jobs well.

    Cons

    Though GE talks a lot about its HR processes (EMS, training), some managers ignore completely it for years, and HR does nothing. Until one days 5 years have passed, and you learn your career has been stymied by a dysfunctional manager talking behind your back.


  9. Helpful (4)

    Severe issues in Platform team - Nepotism and Unprofessional conduct is common.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Engineer in San Ramon, CA
    Former Employee - Engineer in San Ramon, CA

    I worked at GE full-time (Less than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    GE as a company is good. They hired the worst possible Sybase rejects to lead the platform. If GE hires people with people skills this could be a good place to work.

    Cons

    People in manager positions have no clue what a platform is.
    Serious lack of people skills.
    There is widespread behavior bordering ethical misconduct.
    You will be *told* to work on weekends and not paid for it. If you don't there will repercussions.

    Advice to Management

    Go beyond fancy numbers in ppt. Management is about people and not about a cherry picked numbers on a ppt slide.
    Address serious lack of integrity.
    Software is about human capital. Focus on employees who get the work done.


  10. Developer

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at GE

    Pros

    Training program, salary, challenges

    Cons

    Interview methods, disorganized, long process


  11. Helpful (1)

    GE is great, this locations leadership is NOT

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Manager, Shop Operations in Minnetonka, MN
    Former Employee - Manager, Shop Operations in Minnetonka, MN

    I worked at GE full-time (Less than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Lots of development opportunities, great stuff (on paper), and with the right leadership; you could do well. Leadership off-site and the vision they espouse is outstanding. Not sure how there is a disconnect between corporate and the local plant in terms of leadership values and ideals.

    Cons

    This location's leadership is more about backstabbing and micromanagement. Everyone acted like you were trying to take their job or trying to do their job. They don't believe in getting both sides of the story, just whom they want to believe and push an agenda that they previously set. Steal ideas as well.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to both sides of the story and follow the facts. Leadership lacks credibility when facts are ignored. Additionally, a good idea is just that, should not feel threatened by good ideas. A place hostile to initiative is doomed to never reach the heights they could.



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