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Former Employee - Risk Analyst in Philadelphia, PA
Former Employee - Risk Analyst in Philadelphia, PA

I worked at GE

Pros

It's a leader in multiple industries, and if you start your career out of school with GE the brand name alone can open up many doors when you eventually leave. The training they provide is first class and that is recognized in the industry. In addition, individuals are often given large amounts of responsibility early on in their careers.

Cons

It is a very large and bureaucratic organization that is difficult to advance in unless you are very willing to move to different geographic locations frequently.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Sr. Management officers at GE businesses are given the authority to run their businesses their own way, however, irrational decisions are often times made due to pressures from above related to meeting corporate demands or goals. Management could do better at standing up to corporate and defending their ideals regarding how to run their business units.

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    GE- Early growth opportunites

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    Current Employee - Program Manager in Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Program Manager in Dallas, TX

    I have been working at GE

    Pros

    I think the best reason to work for GE are the training and risk taking opportunities as well as the talented senior managers. GE is continuously putting its managers through some form of training- whether it be in basic management skills, quality (Six Sigma/LEAN), Finance, or Innovation. All this training drives a group of leaders and up and coming leaders who all speak a shared language. Risk/Reward opportunities are encouraged early in careers at levels that wouldn't be allowed in other companies. These risk opportunities are successful because, thanks to all of the training, every risk opportunity must have a full and easily executable mitigation plan. And finally, I've get to meet an inept senior manager. While I might not agree with their philosophy or a specific action, they are always well thought out and with positive intent.

    Cons

    The downsides are exceptionally long hours and relatively low pay. The GE risk/reward culture drives the long hours as well as relatively untenured employees having "bigger jobs" than they would at other companies. This means that their average pay is lower than those with the same role in other companies, but in those other companies it would have taken them longer to be allowed to perform the same duties.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I would tell the Senior Managers that three pre-meetings for the pre-meeting with the VP is excessive, particularly is an 80 page powerpoint deck is required for each.

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    Great place to work

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Product Developer in Albany, NY
    Former Employee - Product Developer in Albany, NY

    I worked at GE

    Pros

    -Meritocracy, the better you perform the more highly you are valued.
    -Excellent people around you.
    -Large breadth of knowledge withing company
    -Great mentors are available if you take advantage of them.
    -Opportunities to move between businesses

    Cons

    -work/life balance
    -compensation is below average

    You can easily work as many hours as you can spare. This is actually encouraged.
    The beauracracy that comes with a large company is very prevalent. Sometimes very difficult to make the right moves and decisions due to red tape and "the process".

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    -More strategic "longer view" thinking

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