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Not nearly as good as it looks from the outside.

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Former Employee - Chemist in Niskayuna, NY
Former Employee - Chemist in Niskayuna, NY

I worked at GE

Pros

It's a big company and it looks good on your resume.
Lots of cool projects to work on.

Cons

Lots of politics. Lots of hierarchy. They do a terrible job retaining top talent. They layed off a bunch of really bright employees and kept the yes folks. It's no wonder the business has to grow overseas. The engineering is okay. The science is really subpar. The creative folks are not encouraged to be creative. GE's greatest strengths are its name and its marketing, because people still view it as the great American company. It's become a me-too company. Lots of acquisitions. Organic growth is non-existent. The So-called global research centers are a technological farce at best these days.

Lots of projects, but they get canned all the time. The R&D is terrible because it's at the mercy of the businesses.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Retain better talent. You're letting go of some of your top employees either through attrition, poor reward systems or layoffs and keeping the yes folks. The stock price is slowly going back up but that's due to international growth.

Doesn't Recommend
Disapproves of CEO

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  1.  

    good but very demanding place to work

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    Current Employee - Lead Engineer in Louisville, KY
    Current Employee - Lead Engineer in Louisville, KY

    I have been working at GE

    Pros

    Good Pay for the area, tuition reimbursment, good Reputation in the industry

    Cons

    very stressfull, long hours, too many hard to progress as an engineer (though this is changing).

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Faster decision-making cycle is needed, less red tape for making changes.

    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Overall good

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fort Wayne, IN
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fort Wayne, IN

    I worked at GE

    Pros

    Compensation was fair, benefits were average, always worried about job security. Management not straight forward about future plans. Never trust HR

    Cons

    Easy to become just a number in such a large company. Management cared more about their own advancement then in your development.

    No opinion of CEO
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