GE Transportation – Why Work For Us?

GE works on things that matter. The best people and the best technologies taking 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.

At GE, we are builders. It goes beyond businesses, brands and infrastructure. With four businesses and operations in over 160 countries, GE employees have an unparalleled foundation on which to build their careers, their abilities and their dreams. We offer our employees challenging, rewarding careers in dynamic businesses. Our people are the architects of the future. We sit in the front seat of history.

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Chicago is home to GE Transportation's global headquarters located in the downtown area. Part of the commitment to Illinois includes GE Transportation's active participation in the Get Skills to Work initiative, a coalition aimed at closing the skills gap and specifically, to supporting veterans as they transition to careers in advanced manufacturing. A recently announced partnership will help the state’s 76,000-plus new veterans pursue and fill open advanced manufacturing jobs by providing training to gain skills certifications.

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Working here

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 Integrety

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 Transportation Reviews

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GE Transportation Senior Vice President and President and Chief Executive Officer Russell T. Stokes
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  • The project is too large to manage well.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Erie, PA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Erie, PA
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    I have been working at GE Transportation full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Very good people and good pay.

    Cons

    Not good for the start up learning and the management is too complicated. The office and campus parking lot is bad. The city Erie is too small and there is too much snow in winter.


GE Transportation Interviews

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    Senior Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Melbourne, FL
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    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at GE Transportation (Melbourne, FL) in July 2015.

    Interview

    One hour phone interview with hiring manager describing the position and asking high level questions about projects on resume and light technical questions (what is polymorphism, inversion of control). In plant interview follows one week later and lasts 4-5 hours with multiple panels. First interviewed with two systems engineers (business analysts) who explained more about the program and dove into current role and medium level technical questions (explain potential performance problems and fixes when using JPA). Had a chance to ask them questions about the position and team structure. This portion of the interview was real, off the cuff, and unscripted. Next interviewed with a QA / software test engineer. Entirely behavioral questions (how do you deal with conflict, what makes a good team). Questions most likely came from a recommended pool. Final interview was with a two senior software engineers. They came with a packet (10 or so pages stapled together) resembling a test you would take in school and started going through the questions one by one. All engineering and/or code related. Very disappointing. Was hoping for a real conversation at least with this panel. Had a chance at the very end to ask them questions about the dev environment and software team. Wrapped up with HR where we reviewed employment requirements and discussed benefits. No interview style questions asked.

    Interview Questions

    • Write (with a pencil in a workbook) pseudo code to reverse an array. Follow-on - write (again with a pencil in a workbook) a unit test to verify your implementation. Write (with a pencil in a workbook) _compilable_ Java code to remove duplicates from a List<String>. Can use anything available in JDK 7.   Answer Question
    • What is wrong with this method. Follow-up - how do you fix it with the least amount of change? boolean isOdd(final int num) { return num % 2 == 1; }   1 Answer
    • Given a seesaw and 8 identical looking balls, find the one heavier ball. Improve your solution as much as possible. Once at the optimal solution, how many balls does this work with?   1 Answer
    • Which of these isosceles triangles has the most area.   1 Answer
    • Review Java code that reads from a file and identify the problem. Follow-up - how should it be fixed?   1 Answer

GE Transportation Awards & Accolades

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    Fast Track Awards 2015

    The Fast Track Award is a way for GE Transportation to honor an elite group of customers who are leaders in the rail industry and have excelled in the marketplace with the use of our software and solutions to drive innovation and operating excellence.

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Additional Info

Website www.getransportation.com
Headquarters Chicago, IL
Size 5000+ Employees
Founded 1896
Type Subsidiary or Business Segment
Industry Transportation & Logistics
Competitors Caterpillar

As a division of General Electric Company, GE Transportation is a global technology leader and supplier to the railroad, mining, marine, stationary power, and drilling industries. We drive change and progress — by rail and across oceans. We go farther and dig deeper, with advanced technology that connects people, data and machines, so resources can be gathered, goods can be ... More

Mission: GE (NYSE: GE) works on things that matter. The best people and the best technologies taking 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.

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