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A career starter

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Current Employee - Team Leader in Somersworth, NH
Current Employee - Team Leader in Somersworth, NH

I have been working at GE full-time (less than a year)

Pros

Lots of opportunity to grow

Cons

Lower pay by 30% and took away the pension

Advice to ManagementAdvice

If they expect to keep the new employees happy and with the company i suggest they offer them something that the legacy employees do not get to make they drop in wages and pension fare

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    Not what GE used to be

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Schenectady, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Schenectady, NY

    I have been working at GE full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Job security. Still a good name to have in your resume

    Cons

    • Little or no training except for a very few selected ones
    • Cheap, cheap. Poor performance has put pressure on everything including travel, and training
    • Jack Welch’s GE is gone. Layers and layers of bureaucracy have been created with mediocre and unprepared Managers.
    • The employee evaluation system is outdated
    • Metrics and useless processes are a waste of time and money and become extremely frustrating for an employee that really wants to get his job done
    • High turnover, especially young employees
    • Bad healthcare benefits
    • Terrible computer/IT resources
    • Politics and backstabbing culture

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    If you really want to fix this, start with upper management and not with useless reorgs. The Managers of this company do not have accountability and go through one reorg after the other trying to kick the can down the road.

    Doesn't Recommend
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    Disapproves of CEO
  2. Decent experience but not ideal

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    Former Intern - IMLP in Fairfield, CT
    Former Intern - IMLP in Fairfield, CT

    I worked at GE as an intern (less than a year)

    Pros

    - interns receive excellent accommodation- my single room could have easily fit three to four people alone
    - GE paired interns up together and fostered a great sense of community among them- organized dodgeball tournaments, tours of GE facilities, dinner outings, and even allowed GE corporate interns to meet interns from other sectors of GE often
    - GE reimburses a lot of your travel expenses and sometimes people profit from these reimbursements
    - GE really promotes diversity in the workplace which is amazing as you meet people from all over the world here and not fee discriminated

    Cons

    - for an IT program, many of the employees surprisingly were not very technical in their backgrounds- many actually came from business or marketing backgrounds with a minor in IT or computer science

    - while GE claimed that it encouraged open communication among its employees, due to its large size(300,000 employees) and hierarchy, it wasn't that simple...then again, I am sure this is the case with many other big companies of GE's size

    - a very strong emphasis on networking...sometimes to the extent that you had to play politics more than actually demonstrate your talents at your job...people who were loud, asked more questions, and met with the program manager frequently tended to get more noticed and more likely to receive offers even if they did not necessarily contribute any substantial material

    - a very strong emphasis on making your powerpoint presentation look nice and brief- limited to two to three slides- this was hard for people who may have taken on more projects than others as they could not present the scope of their hard work over the summer and could have been seen as doing the same amount of work as someone with fewer projects as a result

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    evaluate people more on how they contribute to the company rather than how many times they politic with you
    also recruit more talented folks in the IT sector- perhaps a good start would be to not recruit mostly marketing majors and instead target computer science backgrounds instead
    do not have three random people in the company decide whether you get a full time offer or not at the end of the summer...increase the role of your mentor in this process

    Recommends
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    No opinion of CEO
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