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Happy at GE? - sort of....

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Current Employee - Lead Engineer in Minnetonka, MN
Current Employee - Lead Engineer in Minnetonka, MN

I have been working at GE Power & Water

Doesn't Recommend
Doesn't Recommend

Pros

Talented and hard working peers. Integrity, honesty. There are great opportunities, but can be difficult to obtain. Training is excellent, but not available to everyone. There are many opportunities to move laterally, but usually require geographic relocation and opportunities are dependant on ability to be known outside of your workgroup.

Cons

High pressure environment, fast work pace, heavy work loads, big stretch goals. Understaffed, difficult to get funding for approved projects. Do more with less environment. Lots of talk about taking big swings, inovation, creative solutions, but implementation is hampered by aversion to risk, and anecdotal stories of "we tried that and it did not work" but no data, no detials.

Advice to Management

Treat your employees as the responsible, intelligent people they are. HR is terrible.

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  1. GE-Hitachi not a good place to work but has good benefits nonethless

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Systems Engineer in Wilmington, NC
    Current Employee - Systems Engineer in Wilmington, NC

    I have been working at GE Power & Water

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Health Insurance, benefits, flexible work schedule..etc GE due ot its large size and base of employees can negotiate much better benfits with
    Having the name of GE on your resume looks extremely good in your future career, esp for people like myself with only 3 yrs of engineering experience

    Cons

    GE-Hitachi, formerly, GE Nuclear before the alliance, has not delivered any Nuke in the last 30 yrs due to domestic animosity, economic, political and social climate that were unfavorable to Nuclear energy. As such, the management group were formed fairly recently (< 4 years) and have no major project management experience. As of Aug'08 I think the management still has plenty of things to do to make Nuclear Renaissance possible!

    Advice to Management

    Start making decision
    Know that the morale is low and start communicating what you are thinking, the long term vision and how you envision to accomplish the engineering tasks...


  2. Working conditions

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at GE Power & Water full-time

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Flexible work/life balance with scope to grow into different role in different cultures.

    Cons

    A lack of long term outlook and very little support staff. Business units can manage for the future.

    Advice to Management

    It is very difficult to grow when you dont invest in the right people. There seems to be a culture of a jobs for the boys club.


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