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solid work environment with competitive pay

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  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Intern in Fairfield, CT
Current Employee - Intern in Fairfield, CT

I have been working at GE

Pros

They offer a competitive salary for new comers and really stress moving up. The leadership programs are amazing and really help people get ahead if you know how to work.

Cons

The leadership programs make you be away from home a lot and the work hours can mount to up to 20 a day. Sometimes can be overwhelming

Advice to ManagementAdvice

If I was in your position I would attempt to eliminate some of the duplicative efforts going on. It seems like a lot of people are doing the same job.

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    Good place to start, but hard to climb the ladder

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at GE

    Pros

    Great atmosphere coming out of school. Prestigeous company with experienced management. Interesting work atmosphere, always kept me interested. Flexible scheduling and vacation time.

    Cons

    Corporate rat race stereotype is unfortunately true. Unless you are prepared to brown-nose and be a beneficiary of nepotism you'll find your path to the top is significantly obstructed.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Try to cut back on the nepotism. Otherwise, you're running a very well organized company and should be pleased with the experience your young employees are exposed to

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    GE: The Place to Stay Away

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Design Engineer
    Current Employee - Design Engineer

    I have been working at GE

    Pros

    Training opportunities are excellent if you are allowed to go by your manager.
    Competitive benefit package: good health, dental and vision insurance.
    There are several tools to learn for self improvement. In a way GE is like a school. There
    are all kinds of computer software available to the engineer.
    Supposedly, it looks good on resume

    Cons

    No matter how much you try, managers are never happy with your work.
    They are very good at finding excuses to rank you low. The good job you do is rarely
    acknowledged. You are more discouraged than encouraged. Managers and technical
    leaders are technically weak. Instead of looking at what you are doing right, they are trying
    to find excuses to demoralize you and degrade your work. It is not what you bring new to the table,
    not how well you do your job, not how much technically competitive you are, it is how you kiss their
    @ss and how you look like as if you are working. It is very bureaucratic. Career advancement is only for upper level managers and for them to get the promotions. If you are starting fresh with little or no experience, GE is a place to stay away unless you have other offers. It would be a good place to work to learn the tools which are beneficial to engineers and gain some experience and get the hell out. All work is outsourced to contractors. Salary is not competitive and compared to the amount of hours you put in to GE, it does not justify. Family life? what is it? who cares? You have to be willing to dedicate your life to GE. In order to get promoted you have to move around. This company is also all about metrics. If the metrics are met they are good. No one really cares about quality.
    There are some make beliefs such as: Integrity. If there is integrity in the company, they would have never talked about it. Imagination at work: yes, keep dreaming.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Have some respect for your engineers other workers: work force. Value and acknowledge their good work.

    Disapproves of CEO
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