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Great opportunity to gain experience with a well known company

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Former Employee - Intern  in  Middle River, MD
Former Employee - Intern in Middle River, MD

I worked at GE Aviation as an intern for less than a year

Pros

Real World Experience
Make Contacts
Develop as a Professional Engineer

Cons

Didn't get to choose what Assignment I worked on

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Make sure the Interns are always busy, we often had a lot of downtime which got pretty boring

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  1. 4 people found this helpful  

    Great place to gain experience, but leadership & culture are a major detractor

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    Former Employee - Engineer  in  Cincinnati, OH
    Former Employee - Engineer in Cincinnati, OH

    I worked at GE Aviation full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    - Most of your coworkers are great to work with: smart, curious, helpful, willing to share knowledge
    - Cool technology
    - Continuous opportunities to learn new technologies, new tools, etc.
    - Decent benefits, even though not as good as pre-2009
    - Opportunities to advance education within and outside company: Black Belt, Master's, etc.
    - You will become a better engineer/problem solver/process improver, because they have proven processes and methodologies to follow and learn from
    - As long as it doesn't cost a lot of money and/or there is a budget for it, you have freedom to make changes/improvements regarding how your department/group works

    Cons

    - Corporate leadership views engineers as "easily replaceable", as though high-tech knowledge and experience can be easily replaced
    - Since the control of GE Aviation moved to Corporate Headquarters, GE Aviation's innovation and culture has changed...for the worst: Like many have stated, GE Aviation:
    - increased its management layers; too many chiefs, not enough people to do the work
    - has too many metrics and many that cause more harm than good, like creating an environment where leaders are more worried about meeting their short-term goals, while forgetting about and/or not even considering long-term implications
    - leadership is short-cited (see above); "if we don't see the payoff right now, forget about it" mentality. results in missed opportunities later on
    - seems to have forgotten the importance of taking care of its customers
    - not diverse regarding work styles
    - Forced ranking system outdated, demoralizing, and creates a very competitive vs. collaborative work environment: it made sense when they had 35,000 employees, but now they have too few people to do the work, and it's known that hiring and training a new employee costs more than working with your current employees
    - Pay is "competitive" (meaning average), but the expectations are very high

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Make sure you consider long-term implications. Reconsider your quantity and type of metrics...they are driving behaviors. Take better care of your customers, even if you don't see the payoff immediately. Happy customers will want to choose GE, which will result in more business, followed by more $. Stop abusing your employees to "save a buck". The new generation won't put up with it, which is probably why there's a high turnover within 2-5 years...

    Doesn't Recommend
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  2. 2 people found this helpful  

    Good learning experience, glad to be somewhere else

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Cincinnati, OH
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cincinnati, OH

    I worked at GE Aviation full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    GE Aviation offers exciting technology, brilliant people, and in theory, great career potential as "Big-GE" has a global footprint. Good opportunities to give back to the community.

    Cons

    GE Aviation is too political which leads to bad management decisions. The company is slow and cumbersome--one can be stuck in a process loop for weeks or longer.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop being so fake.

    Doesn't Recommend
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