GE Security
3.2 of 5 20 reviews
www.gesecurity.com Bradenton, FL 1000 to 5000 Employees

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Updated Feb 14, 2014

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GE Security President and CEO Dean S. Seavers

Dean S. Seavers

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46% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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The best of times, and the worst of times.

Territory Manager (Current Employee)
Tualatin, OR

I have been working at GE Security full-time for more than 5 years

ProsI was selling alongside a fantastic team with great products.

ConsThe company was more interested in cost out projects than developing new products or enhancing existing products.

Advice to Senior ManagementYou can't just "talk" about growth, you need to invest in growth.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Good Company

Private Investigator (Former Employee)
New York, NY

I worked at GE Security

ProsGood Company to work for when you are willing to work hard.

ConsSometimes they can overlook the obvious when it stares them in the face.

Advice to Senior ManagementPay attention to your workers at all levels of the company

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Good place to learn

Project Manager (Former Employee)
Salem, OR

I worked at GE Security

ProsGood opportunity for personal and professional growth IF you take advantage of everything offered. Better than average benefits. Salary is low compared to national averages.

ConsDon't expect your manager to discuss "career path" with you. You need to create and mold your own career path. Take advantage of education opportunities offered.

Advice to Senior ManagementWork on improving your management skills. If you're not growing and improving every year, how can you expect improvement in those you manage?

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Very corporate environment but you can move up if you want to play that "game".

Research Scientist (Former Employee)
Newark, CA

I worked at GE Security

ProsIf you like working in a corporate environment then maybe this is the place for you. You can advance but you need to be the type that enjoys corporate lingo and to be blunt it helps if you suck up to the right people.

ConsExtremely corporate environment. You feel very much like a cog in a wheel and that is how they like it. They try to keep the threat of layoffs hanging over you to keep you under control.

Advice to Senior ManagementGE Security is GE's attempt at entering the highly technical business of security technology. The company is composed almost entirely of acquisitions. That is also how I came to be part of GE Security.

However, GE applied their formula that has worked well for them in the past. That formula being to try and mass produce a technology with low skilled labor and to minimize the impact of a single engineer/scientist. Unfortunately, what they do not understand is that technologies in this sector are still burgeoning. They have to put more emphasis on R and D and put more value on the scientists and engineers that are researching the new technologies. If they keep acting like they are making locomotive engines and that they are working with a "mature" technology then they are in big trouble. Value your scientists and engineers.

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Extremely strong potential...now time to deliver.

Engineer (Current Employee)
Bradenton, FL

I have been working at GE Security

ProsGE Security shows an amazing amount of promise. It has strong acquisitions in video (VisioWave), access (Casi-Rusco), and fire (Edwards), and is finally making great strides to incorporate them all into an integrated security platform. If realized correctly, this surely will be a big player in the security industry. Dean Seavers shows great vision in leading the company in a growth-oriented direction. The company prides itself on compliance on all legal levels both in the US and worldwide.

ConsGeneral Electric is a company full of processes to ensure quality control and compliance at all levels. While most of these are extremely valuable and must be maintained, at times the bureaucratic nature of the organization prevents it from making quick navigational strides in order to compete with the smaller, leaner security players in the market.

Advice to Senior ManagementContinue to focus on integration, as this is the direction the market is taking, and spend less time on so-called "boxed solutions". While distribution will continue to be a strong market, the bigger wins can be realized with the larger, integrated projects.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Entrepreneurial aspirations with a conglomerate wallet (and bureaucracy)

Project Manager (Current Employee)
Bradenton, FL

I have been working at GE Security

ProsColleagues are phenomenal to work & socialize with. The business retains strong corporate/parent sponsorship despite continual challenges to deliver against expectations. Great opportunities for career development while executing in a difficult environment.

ConsThe company continues to struggle for a coherent market identity due to it's legacy of acquisitions; after 5 years of integration attempts only recently have the silos started to melt and "GE" penetration taken effect. There is constant leadership turnover as the heritage managers start to fade and the GE-fed talent moves across the corporate umbrella.

Advice to Senior ManagementDean Seavers is the most promising senior executive over the 5 years. The external focus revival is adequate, but deep seeded internal department barriers need to be removed.

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Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
Hyderābād (India)

I have been working at GE Security

Prosmatrix organization, you will get direct access to very good leadership team. very good learning opportunities to enhance your career.

Constakes too much time to resolve issues. focus on future is not clear. very flat organization so it takes some time to move to next level in GE.

Advice to Senior ManagementProduct focus has to be increased. relies heavily on engineering team to resolve support issues. believes only in products and not in services attached to the product.

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Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
Shanghai, Shanghai (China)

I have been working at GE Security

Pros- a member of GE big family
- strong leadship culuture
- good HR and Finance platform over GE
- Work & life balance

Cons- Just say but not do -- invest future
- It is not a really tech focus

Advice to Senior Management- More focus on long-tern invest
- not only just short term behavior

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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