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Actively trying new things in a large old company should be applauded

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Current Employee - Engineering Manager
Current Employee - Engineering Manager

I have been working at GE

Pros

GE will take small companies and try to balance the introduction of their systems with allowing the entrepreneur spirit to continue to flourish. A difficult balance, but well worth it as a small company grows into a larger one.

Cons

The cost discrepancies between different product groups makes for a challenge to work across division boundaries. The review cost structure of 100MW systems cannot be the same as the review process requirements for the 0.5MW system. The “tollgates” need to be better matched to the actual risk proposition, or the small company needs to be left outside the fold.

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We need to continue to monitor and adjust the way small entities are swallowed into the larger GE and it's systems. Synergy is only possible if the smaller group continues to thrive.

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    Our company was bought and at first it was rough, but getting

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at GE

    Pros

    Not going out of business soon. It could be worse. They do try to do things right.

    Cons

    GE management does not understand how our origianl business worked and drove a lot of people with the knowledge out the door.

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    There is more to a business than just metrics

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    Powerful company with a lot of creativity

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at GE

    Pros

    GE is a very well known company and holds a lot of power in the world. Creative and innovative. Definitely a great resume builder.

    Cons

    Only problem I experienced was the 1,2,3 rating system where everyone is rated on this scale with a very low salary percentage increase each year.

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    Let lower level managers have more flexibility with deciding annual salary increases. Everyone receiving a '2' rating and everyone from the slackers to high performers getting 2.7% increase is not fair and promotes laziness.

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