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Not nearly as good as it looks from the outside.

Chemist (Former Employee)
Niskayuna, NY

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

ConsLots 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 Senior ManagementRetain 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.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    good but very demanding place to work

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    Overall good

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