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A great place to hone your business skills, but not somewhere to stay forever.

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Current Employee - Product Marketing Manager
Current Employee - Product Marketing Manager

I have been working at GE

Pros

Simply put, GE is a very stimulating place to work. Many of the politics and horrible things of working for other negatives of working at less respected companies are just not there at GE. Specifically, GE is the most results focused place I've ever worked. Its a place where what you are doing and going to do are far more important than what you say you can do and what you did last month. Its a place driven by the next big idea, not sitting around talking about the last great idea. There is one simple thing about GE that separates it from the other companies i've worked for... at GE, there is no tolerance to spend so long patting yourself on the back... its all about figuring out the best way to win in the marketplace.

Cons

Its certainly not the perfect place to work. Often, GE is too focused on coming up with the next great widget - and not the customers or consumers that actually use the products. I would say they are just good at marketing, not great... but certainly getting better. Also, its a pretty "thin" place to work... as in each person has a great deal of responsibility...this is good because you can do a lot in your job, but a negative because if someone leaves, or if someone stinks at their job, it really makes a big difference to everyone else in the organization.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

1) realize that marketing is not an expense, but an investment
2) look beyond the customer... there's a large world out there and customer's are not the end all...

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    great place to work

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    Former Employee - Senior Sales Representative  in  Seattle, WA
    Former Employee - Senior Sales Representative in Seattle, WA

    I worked at GE

    Pros

    the career opportunities are nearly umlimited, the compensation is more than fair

    Cons

    large corporate structure seems to drown personal recognition

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    allow for ideas to flow from the bottom up

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    Very corporate environment but you can move up if you want to play that "game".

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    Former Employee - Research Scientist  in  Newark, CA
    Former Employee - Research Scientist in Newark, CA

    I worked at GE

    Pros

    If you like working in a corporate environment then maybe this is the place for you. You can advance but you need to be the type that enjoys corporate lingo and to be blunt it helps if you suck up to the right people.

    Cons

    Extremely corporate environment. You feel very much like a cog in a wheel and that is how they like it. They try to keep the threat of layoffs hanging over you to keep you under control.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    GE Security is GE's attempt at entering the highly technical business of security technology. The company is composed almost entirely of acquisitions. That is also how I came to be part of GE Security.

    However, GE applied their formula that has worked well for them in the past. That formula being to try and mass produce a technology with low skilled labor and to minimize the impact of a single engineer/scientist. Unfortunately, what they do not understand is that technologies in this sector are still burgeoning. They have to put more emphasis on R and D and put more value on the scientists and engineers that are researching the new technologies. If they keep acting like they are making locomotive engines and that they are working with a "mature" technology then they are in big trouble. Value your scientists and engineers.

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