GE Power & Water – Why Work For Us?

The Power of GE Power & Water

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The world’s most complex problems stem from accessibility to clean and sustainable sources of power and water. GE employees have an unmatched foundation on which to build their careers - and help solve some of the world's most challenging problems. With a full array of advanced power generation and water optimization technologies, GE employees are offered challenging, rewarding careers that drive growth and progress, anticipate future energy needs, and power a cleaner, more productive world.

Innovation

From the outset, innovation has been part of GE’s DNA. That means being surrounded by bright, interesting people working together on new and exciting projects. It means trying to find new and better ways of doing things. And it means enjoying a career with extraordinary opportunities and enormous potential.

Leadership & Training

We hire exceptional people and invest in their growth. GE has a culture of continuous learning, thoughtfully designed to enable employees to grow their personal capabilities and reach their full potential. We invest in your education, provide access to experienced colleagues and give you the opportunities to work with intelligent, dedicated people, challenge yourself, and grow.

Global Business

We do business in over 160 countries, giving our employees a literal world of experience. Your opportunities at GE are defined, in part, by the emerging needs of our businesses, customers and clients all around the world, because we go where the opportunities take us. A career at GE offers you access to some of the most exciting and dynamic challenges of your lifetime.

Integrity

Integrity is an essential component of life at GE. It is how we conduct ourselves and how we do business. It is non-negotiable. While some businesses prize results over ethics, we value both. At GE we believe that how you do something is as important as what you do. We provide you with the training and opportunities to enjoy a successful career you can be proud of, now and for the rest of your life.

Citizenship

GE's approach to citizenship is a full-time commitment with the same goals, strategies and accountabilities that drive any other part of our business. GE applies its long-standing spirit of innovation and unique set of capabilities to take on tough challenges in our communities.

Working at GE Power & Water

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GE is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We offer a competitive salary, outstanding benefits and the professional advantages of an environment that supports our employees' development and recognizes their achievements. GE fosters an inclusive environment where employees have the opportunity to succeed and diversity is embraced as a competitive advantage in the marketplace. The passion that our people bring to their work extends to their private worlds, and GE encourages a healthy balance between the two. GE values education and is dedicated to providing the tools and training for our employees' professional development.

Operating with Integrity

How we deliver results is as important as the results themselves. GE seeks to lead in workplace and marketplace integrity by respecting the human rights of everyone touched by our business, and by enforcing legal and financial compliance.

These commitments are detailed in our integrity policy, The Spirit & The Letter, which every employee supports with a signed pledge. They are further enabled by our ombudsperson process, which encourages any employee to report integrity concerns without fear of reprisal.

Work and Life Balance

Naturally, the passion that our people bring to their work extends to their own private worlds, and GE is committed to enabling a healthy balance between the two. GE encourages our people to meet their work commitments while balancing their own life responsibilities.

To support this balance, flexible work arrangements are an integral part of the way we conduct business. The Company also offers many programs and resources to support employees including financial management, family counseling and more.

GE Power & Water now offers an unlimited vacation day policy - following suit with some of the most forward-thinking companies. You can read more about the benefit by clicking here.

Workforce Diversity

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GE is committed to employing a diverse workforce of the best minds in the world; take a look at the metrics of our workforce diversity.

SUPPORTING WORKPLACE DIVERSITY

African American Forum

The AAF provides employees with mentors, seminars, networking, and career discussion. The forum also contributes to the development of local African American communities.

Asian Pacific American Forum

The APAF supports the Asian Pacific American community with a career development network while promoting broader awareness of differences in Asian and American cultures.

Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender & Ally Alliance

GE's commitment to the Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, and Transgender communities is supported by the GLBTA Forum, as well as our offering of benefits for domestic partners.

Hispanic Forum

The Hispanic Forum supports coaching, mentoring, role modeling and the recruitment of Hispanic talent. It also reaches out to Hispanic communities with service and corporate sponsorships.

Veterans Network

The GE Veterans Network is a community of employees that provides support for the recruitment, transition and career development of military veterans at GE.

Women's Network

The rapidly growing Women's Network supports the professional development of women around the world by sharing the wisdom of successful women role models.

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    Current Employee - IT Program Manager in Atlanta, GA
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    I have been working at GE Power & Water full-time (More than 5 years)

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    Pros

    It is truly inspiring to know how GE Power & Water contribute to powering the planet and what we are doing to get power to people who most need it and keep power up and efficiently run for those who are already connected to the grid. The electricity grid is Earth's biggest network and we are part of it! We work for a company that expects a lot of us but that gives in return. Great benefits, strong company culture, travel, training, opportunity... If you put the effort in, a career at GE Power & Water will definitely reward you.

    Cons

    It can be daunting to work for such a large enterprise and the pressure to continue to deliver can feel relentless. Our size sometimes makes decisions harder or longer to arrive at than smaller companies and our risk-averse nature often means that we lose the opportunity to be nimble because of a desire for perfection - whatever that means!

    Advice to Management

    Encourage the philosophy of understanding what really is good enough to serve our customers well and act upon it. Be more open to change and more willing to adjust course as needed rather than plotting the perfect route at the outset.


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    I applied through an employee referral – interviewed at GE Power & Water (Schenectady, NY) in June 2015.

    Interview

    Process was quick and accommodating to my stringent schedule. I was already a GE Employee and that may have affected the scheduling and pace. I was set up on 6 1-on-1 interviews with different people: manager, HR representative, team leaders, and team members. Make sure to have questions to ask. Each person I interviewed with expected questions (they don't have to be technical, it could be about the team or in general). Entire interview took 3-1/2 hours.

    Interview Questions

    • Why are you leaving your current position? What do you do if you are in front of a customer and don't know the answer to a question? Describe a situation where you had to balance opposing stakeholder requirements. Name a weakness that you have (when answering make sure to say what you are doing to mitigate or strengthen in that area!)   Answer Question

GE Power & Water Awards & Accolades

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Best Big Tech Company , Tech Insider, 2014
Happiest Companies for Young Professionals , Forbes, 2012

Additional Info

Website www.gepowerandwater.com
Headquarters Schenectady, NY
Size 5000+ Employees
Operated By GE
Founded 1892
Type Subsidiary or Business Segment
Industry Oil, Gas, Energy & Utilities
Revenue $10+ billion (USD) per year

GE Power & Water is developing innovative technologies to help solve some of the world’s most complex challenges related to water availability, power generation and energy delivery. We work in several areas of the energy industry, including renewable resources such as wind and solar, biogas and alternative fuels, and coal, oil, natural gas, and nuclear energy. Power ... More

Mission: We Power the People who Power the Planet.

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