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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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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Think twice

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    Former Employee - Program Manager  in  Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Program Manager in Atlanta, GA

    I worked at GE

    Pros

    Training and development. Good templates and best practices.

    Cons

    Ethics and reward systems based on crony system. Incompetence and surface management are keys to getting ahead.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Step back and see what you've become. Welcome fresh ideas and don't fear truly being challenged. Open the hood and and encourage others to do so.

    Doesn't Recommend
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  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Extremely strong potential...now time to deliver.

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    Current Employee - Engineer  in  Bradenton, FL
    Current Employee - Engineer in Bradenton, FL

    I have been working at GE

    Pros

    GE Security shows an amazing amount of promise. It has strong acquisitions in video (VisioWave), access (Casi-Rusco), and fire (Edwards), and is finally making great strides to incorporate them all into an integrated security platform. If realized correctly, this surely will be a big player in the security industry. Dean Seavers shows great vision in leading the company in a growth-oriented direction. The company prides itself on compliance on all legal levels both in the US and worldwide.

    Cons

    General Electric is a company full of processes to ensure quality control and compliance at all levels. While most of these are extremely valuable and must be maintained, at times the bureaucratic nature of the organization prevents it from making quick navigational strides in order to compete with the smaller, leaner security players in the market.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue to focus on integration, as this is the direction the market is taking, and spend less time on so-called "boxed solutions". While distribution will continue to be a strong market, the bigger wins can be realized with the larger, integrated projects.

    Doesn't Recommend
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