GE Oil & Gas

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Excellent career opportunities in a solid company hindered by bureucracy and sloppy acquisition assimilation.

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Current Employee - Mechanical Engineer  in  Houston, TX
Current Employee - Mechanical Engineer in Houston, TX

Pros

Excellent career, training, and networking possibilities. GE is a huge and powerful company and as such provides their staff with plenty of resources to complete their jobs. As an employee, you can be confident that your company will still be around tomorrow. Capital expenditures are not a limitation to technology or efficiency advancements.

Cons

Being a huge company, it is weighed down by internal barriers to completing day to day tasks. IT support and purchasing apparently benefit from economies of scale but it is very frustrating when it takes days for someone to address a computer problem and days to purchase something that I could drive to the store and have in fifteen minutes. Also, being a company founded on acquisitions, there are many growing pains as companies are combined, assimilated, reorganized, etc.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Continue with the simplification initiatives. This should be your primary goal. Mundane processes absolutely kill productivity and cripple projects. Sometimes it feels like working against the company to complete mundane tasks. Focus on making the daily things like IT and purchasing easier so we can focus on executing projects and improving our products and execution.

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Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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    Current Employee - Marketing Communications Specialist  in  Oklahoma City, OK
    Current Employee - Marketing Communications Specialist in Oklahoma City, OK

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    Cons

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    Company lacked focus at times which caused project execution and customer service issues.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Overland Park, KS
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Overland Park, KS

    Pros

    Skilled co-workers, small teams, free coffee, direct reports were kind

    Cons

    Unwilling to take risks to improve business, completely focused on bottom line to detriment of front-line workers, demanding and unwilling to adequately support front-line workers.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Understand the fluctuations of the market, and realize that demanding more effort and less headcount has diminishing returns.

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