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GE Global Research – Why Work For Us?

GE works on things that matter. The best people and the best technologies take on the toughest challenges. Finding solutions in energy, health and home, transportation and finance. Building, powering, moving and curing the world. Not just imagining. Doing. GE works.


For our scientists, inspiration can come from a rock or a sunset or a supercomputer. But mostly it comes from our dream of what the future can be. A world that’s cleaner, greener, more efficient, more intelligent and more connected, where people have greater access to essentials like energy, water and healthcare. A better world.


GE Global Research is the cornerstone of GE technology. We’ve been honored to produce incredible breakthroughs for GE’s businesses for more than a century. And today, our researchers are creating the future of technology from all corners of the world, working on innovations in a collaborative research and open-idea environment, with opportunities to grow professionally and help make the world a better place.



The technical career path at GE Global Research guides scientists’ and engineers’ individual development. Its rich experiences and mentorship enable researchers to deliver novel solutions that have real impact for GE’s customers. Building a continuum of technology capability, the program begins with roles that focus on technologies and solutions for today, and expand to roles that develop technologies and strategies for tomorrow. Each role is characterized by increasing levels of proficiency in expertise, innovation, impact and interaction. Career growth is dependent upon the development of these competencies over time, leveraging education, experiences, training, mentoring and coaching. The technical career path provides a framework for engineers, scientists, managers, project leaders and business leaders to drive and support the career development of each employee, which is critical to the present and future success of GE Global Research.

We maintain strong ties to institutions of higher education around the world and welcome the curiosity and passion students bring to GE’s research operations. Through internships for promising graduate and undergraduate students, the Edison Engineering Development Program for recent graduates, and the GE Software Leadership Program, we incorporate new scientists into our work in ways that encourage collaboration and real-life contributions to science and technology.


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GE Global Research Senior Vice President and Director GE Global Research Mark M. Little
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    Very stimulating workplace

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    Current Employee - Research Engineer in Niskayuna, NY
    Current Employee - Research Engineer in Niskayuna, NY

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


    * Work on a wide variety of interesting projects from healthcare to aircraft engines to oil and gas to TRL 1 pie in the sky ideas with no business alignment.
    * A large pool of experts in practically every domain within the same facility.
    * You determine your own experience.
    * My work/life balance is much improved from the startup company I previously worked at. I am doing quite well and am only working ~45 hours per week. I do know people who work insane startup-level hours but it's the exception and largely self-driven.


    * Advancement through the technical career path requires you to eventually find funding for yourself (and others). For me this is no problem, but I know many others dislike this.
    * Advancement through the technical career path has a bottleneck. There are 8 levels of scientist/engineer, most people start on level 2 and stall-out on level 4 after ~5-10 years with GE. This ties in with "Con 1" in some ways.

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GE Global Research Interviews

Updated Dec 9, 2014
Updated Dec 9, 2014

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    Mechanical Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Niskayuna, NY
    Anonymous Employee in Niskayuna, NY
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took a dayinterviewed at GE Global Research in December 2014.

    Interview Details

    I am an international student. I was contacted by an HR person. He only asked me two questions: 1) Do you need sponsorship? 2) Are you from one of the following countries: Cuba, North Korea, Libya, Iran and a bunch of others. My answer to both questions was yes. He then said it is GE policy not to sponsor applicants from those countries and hence he cannot further process my application.

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    • Do you need sponsorship? Are you from one of the following countries? Cuba, North Korea, Libya, Iran and a bunch of others.   View Answer
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Headquarters Niskayuna, NY
Size Unknown
Type Subsidiary or Business Segment
Industry Business Services
Competitors Intertek, Avantium, hte

GE Global Research is the hub of technology development for all of GE's businesses. Our scientists and engineers redefine what’s possible, drive growth for our businesses, and find answers to some of the world’s toughest problems. At GE, developing people is embedded in our culture and integral to our growth. We innovate 24 hours a day, with sites in Niskayuna, New York; San... More

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