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A good place to work .... for a few years, may be

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  • Senior Management
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Greenville, SC
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Greenville, SC

I have been working at GE full-time (more than 3 years)

Pros

GE Energy has friendly co-workers, healthy work atmosphere and flexible hours. There is excellent technology being produced and engineers in particular, get to work on competitive products. A lot of knowledge exists in design reports and there is a lot one can learn from.

Cons

GE Energy's higher management lacks strategy especially concerning its workforce. There is little recognition for the work that employees produce working in high pressure environments, most typically about 50 hours a week. Pay raises are meager to non-existent. Growth is super slow. Work can get monotonous very quickly and the senior management does not seem to care about its employees saturating. Conservative and rotten HR policies make for a nightmare, and it is easy to lose motivation.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Value your employees. Address their pressing concerns quickly and rapidly. GE is where it is more because of the employees at the lowest rung than because of executives who make big bucks.

Recommends
Neutral Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

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    Engineers typically make poor managers.

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    Current Employee - Senior Project Engineer in Erie, PA
    Current Employee - Senior Project Engineer in Erie, PA

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

    Pros

    Great benefits and tuition reimbursement.

    Cons

    It is a battle of the passive-aggressives clawing their way to be recognized. The managers are the weakest lot I have ever seen. GE embraces the matrix reporting structure whereby nobody is accountable and face-to-face interaction is out-moded by Web-ex and conference calling.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hire actual managers to manage and lead groups. Let the engineers solve technical problems and leave them out of the leadership roles. Lose the matrix reporting structure; your employee effectiveness is greatly reduced by layers non-action protected by 'managers' who seem oblivious.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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    Treading water

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Lead Software Engineer in Melbourne, FL
    Current Employee - Lead Software Engineer in Melbourne, FL

    I have been working at GE full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Plenty of work to go around, whether on customer projects or new product development. Good working environment where everyone has an office of their own. The salary is competitive for the area. I generally enjoy the people that I work with. Minimal drama.

    Cons

    Legacy product with little room for incorporating new technologies in any substantial way. Not many opportunities for advancement outside of management.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    We need less upper management.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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