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GE Houston Horrible took a 10K pay cut just to get away

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Former Employee - Senior Field ServiceTechnician  in  Houston, TX
Former Employee - Senior Field ServiceTechnician in Houston, TX

I worked at GE full-time for more than 10 years

Pros

competitive pay is about the only positive thing i can say about this company but with the benefits getting as bad as they were i'm not even sure if the pay makes up for it.

Cons

Horrible management, GE bought our offshore service company and brought in their own management. They had no idea about our industry and no idea about our product. They didn't follow our policies or their own, if you had an issue and it actually fell under a policy they would just change the policy or ignore it all together. They skimped on everything from tools, supplies, software, you name it, it wasn't uncommon to bring something from home just to be able to complete a job. There was also a horrible attitude when it came to the customers so long as the customer didn't know it was wrong then it was okay. This attitude was directly from our upper management and just had a trickle down effect. It was definitely a blame game with very little accountability.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Reevaluate, put a little more value in actual experience, we had guys with 10+ years of experience leaving left and right because of our management or lack of.

Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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    Fun place to work

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    Former Employee - Engineering  in  Buffalo, NY
    Former Employee - Engineering in Buffalo, NY

    I worked at GE as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    As an entry level or intern work is extremely hands on 50% on shop floor and 50% in office. Great learning environment.

    Cons

    Poor work/life balance. most employees work at least 10 hour work days.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Work/life balance should be encouraged more.

    Recommends
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    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Decent experience but not ideal

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    Former Employee - IMLP  in  Fairfield, CT
    Former Employee - IMLP in Fairfield, CT

    I worked at GE as an intern for 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
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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