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GE: Great place to have workED.

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Current Employee - Audit Manager  in  Fairfield, CT
Current Employee - Audit Manager in Fairfield, CT

I have been working at GE

Pros

Breadth of experience. Benefits. Ability to have many jobs and stay in the same company. Leadership given to those who are young and talented to see whether they can sink or swim. Allows talent to be recognized earlier.

Great processes & knowledge sharing across businesses. Culture of growth and learning. Change is constant. People are typically very helpful.

Cons

Compensation can be below industry for experience level. Company asks a lot of you which requires personal sacrifices to get ahead. Poor examples in management to follow for work/life balance.

Politics is present during promotions and diversity metrics drive decision making behind the scenes.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Considering more bold moves to take the company to the next level. Reward people who perform above and beyond in difficult times and implement consequences for those who fail to live up to expectations (bring a bit of Jack back).

Recommends
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Other Reviews for GE

  1.  

    Great company to work for ... Engineers or MBAs.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Program Manager
    Current Employee - Program Manager

    I have been working at GE

    Pros

    Reputation. Opportunities to advance in many fields across the globe.

    Cons

    Too many smart individuals around ... makes it harder to advance.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Provide more specific career planning for top rated employees.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    The elephant should learn some new dance steps

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Mechanical Engineer  in  Cincinnati, OH
    Current Employee - Mechanical Engineer in Cincinnati, OH

    I have been working at GE

    Pros

    There is plenty of opportunity to be highly technical. Engineering is a valued skill at GE and there are many options for career paths. The work is challenging and there are a lot of resources available. The goals of the business are clear and there is a strong emphasis on values and credibility. There is a lot of internal career training opportunities and a large array of business tools the company uses and teaches. It is possible to transfer internally from one division to another and make a major career change while maintaining benefits and years with the company. The company reputation is great for training good people and GE alumni seem to be in demand.

    Cons

    Changes are made quickly and sometimes without warning. Our business name has changed 3 times in the last 5 years, our CEO has changed 3 times in the last 5 years, and we seem to be constantly going through reorganizations to realign our portfolio for the stockholders. Quarterly profits are the most important metric. There is a culture of fire-fighting mentality and priority is not given to documentation or projects to improve communications and job-specific training. IT and Engineering software tools are often developed in-house on shoestring budgets which is often less reliable than commercial software packages. The company is conservative when it comes to business innovation and cultural change. There is always more to be done than people to accomplish the work. Individuals are often given demanding auxiliary jobs to do on top of their primary focus.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Increase focus on best-practice sharing across businesses and departments. Increase transparency around business and HR changes. If productivity is a true priority, allocate resources to implement real productivity changes. Stop trying to do more with less time and resources - there are already too few people to accomplish all that needs to get done and we face many complex technical challenges. Refocus IT, IM and GRC tools development groups to serve the customer needs and deliver more valuable and usable tools. Hire quality software engineers. Simplify and reduce bureaucracy. Improve morale.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
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