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GE Reviews

Updated December 21, 2014
Updated December 21, 2014
2,724 Reviews
3.7
2,724 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 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.  

    It's a good company to work.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Enterprise Architect in Detroit, MI
    Current Employee - Senior Enterprise Architect in Detroit, MI

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

    Pros

    Lots of opportunities. Networking is key to grow in the company. Delivery and organizational skills are recognized across the company. Very good relocation package.

    Cons

    At times you may feel, you would need to come from one of the internal leadership program to grow if you are mid career.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Ensure everyone has opportunity to grow not just leadership
    Program candidates.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Project Leader

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

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

    Pros

    Good working environment. Top management is aggressive and clear thinking. Great products to serve customers.

    Cons

    Feel lost in such big organization. Top managmenet cannot hear voice from low lever employees. Lots of meetings.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Make products to be fit for emerging market.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    A Great Experience

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Technical Leader in Cincinnati, OH
    Former Employee - Technical Leader in Cincinnati, OH

    I worked at GE as a contractor (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Cooperative, conscientious people. Best to work with

    Cons

    Distance to drive. Long driving distance

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep it up

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    My experience was positive and focused on professional development and management training at an early career level.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Finance Manager in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Senior Finance Manager in New York, NY

    I worked at GE full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    professional development and growth opportunities. Integrity is very strong.

    Cons

    Exposure to the big picture is challenging due to diversified portfolio of business, but that makes it also interesting and challenging to push yourself out of your comfort zone.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Leadership programs are positive and create a great pipeline for the business. Finding a way to keep those employees via job placement once trained could be a bigger focus.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Great company for improving your professional skills

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Architect in Richmond, VA
    Current Employee - Senior Architect in Richmond, VA

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

    Pros

    They focus on developing your leadership skills
    Lot of training yearly
    Very high expectations for their employees

    Cons

    work long hours
    no bonuses
    Treat executive differently from other employees

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    as an intern, learned a lot

    • 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 as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    - learned a lot from the people i interned with
    - good exposure to different departments
    - good thing on resume
    - clear growth patterns

    Cons

    - staff don't seem happy here
    - staff don't have a clear mission as to why they work here

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    - address culture issues so staff are happier

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8. 2 people found this helpful  

    Newly acquired by GE however so far so good.

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

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

    Pros

    Benefits, courses offered for professional growth/management

    Cons

    I.T. is a huge pain.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    If you don't have any room in your brain to learn, don't bother to apply for a salary band career at GE.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Salaried in Cincinnati, OH
    Current Employee - Salaried in Cincinnati, OH

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

    Pros

    Every 18 months to two years, the opportunity to seek a new role becomes available; if you do not like your job or boss, you have the ability to control your own future to a point. Good benefits, good periodic rewards as days out at events paid.

    Cons

    There is much work, considerable pressure to learn quickly and produce.Others will help you if you ask, though.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Development must have a flexible schedule; it isn't the same as production. We try to meet dates to please our bosses, but their bosses have ambition.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great company to work for!

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

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

    Pros

    GE is a great place to work. The benefit package is outstanding, though salaries tend to be somewhat lower than industry standard. GE offers an outstanding 401K with matching, tuition reimbursement that is one of the best out there and for non-bargaining employees a generous holiday schedule. Tons of opportunity, but moving between industries can be challenging.

    Cons

    Work / life balance leaves something to be desired. You must set your own balance.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Create defined career path opportunities.

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

    Great Place

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

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

    Pros

    GE is a great place to work and you will be surrounded by many peers who are among the elite A-type personality performers. There are tons of opportunities within GE and with it being such a worldy company, the opportunities afforded are almost limitless.

    Cons

    The culture can be a very "sink or swim" mentality, so coming in from the outside can be tough as there is not much guidance or instruction given. They expect you to figure it out. Also, in order to really move up in one's career path, you really need to be open to moving around in terms of location in order to open up your available opportunities.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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