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Don't expect to be rewarded for performance; politics are more important here.

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Current Employee - Technician  in  Salem, OR
Current Employee - Technician in Salem, OR

Pros

The pay is mediocre for hourly employees here. The benefits, if you take advantage of them, are fairly good; your standard medical/dental/vision, standard 401(k) matching, FSA, EAP, tuition reimbursement, and a smattering of less interesting things (we do get decent discounts on large appliances, from what I understand). There are GE sites all over the world, so if you have a destination in mind, it's possible to transfer within the company to almost anywhere if you can manage to get hired.

Cons

Interdepartmental communication is very bad. Improving it is discussed frequently, but nothing is ever done. There are many internal mechanisms for controlling and improving things, but if other sites are like this one, they are poorly implemented if at all. "Lean" is pushed heavily, which means departments operate on skeleton crews, and then additional employees are laid off to get the remaining employees to try and work even harder to keep up with deadlines and meet SLAs. The practice of opening jobs earmarked for specific employees and wasting everyone's time interviewing people for a job they have no hope of being hired for seems to be commonplace, so you need to make friends in high places if you want to get anywhere.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Company-wide emails discussing "eliminating waste" right after handing out layoff notices are tacky.

Doesn't Recommend
No opinion of CEO

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    GE - Is A good place to work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Mechanical Engineer  in  Albany, NY
    Current Employee - Mechanical Engineer in Albany, NY

    Pros

    GE is a learning environment. They encourage people to explore and gain knowledge. GE Has Great benifits. GE wants to promote people who are smart and work hard. You get to meet a lot of different people and learn about a lot of differnt access to information.

    Cons

    Sometimes you feel like just a number. There are a lot of other people in the same place as you are. But there are ways to differenciate yourself. That will help you get a head.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Trust your employees. They want to do good work.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  2. 2 people found this helpful  

    GE: Great place to have workED.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Audit Manager  in  Fairfield, CT
    Current Employee - Audit Manager in Fairfield, CT

    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
    Disapproves of CEO
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