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Exciting corporate headquarters of diverse multinational corporation.

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Current Employee - Manager in Fairfield, CT
Current Employee - Manager in Fairfield, CT

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

Pros

Smart coworkers, leadership development programs, access to executive leadership.

Cons

Removed from main P&Ls, corporate is not really where the action is.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

With the return of the GE Capital dividend, invest in R&D and M&A.

Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

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    Challenging, but rewarding.

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    Former Intern - ITLP Intern in Atlanta, GA
    Former Intern - ITLP Intern in Atlanta, GA

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

    Pros

    I did an internship with GE Energy, the internship was challenging and they threw me right in. I learned a lot from the experience and felt the work actually making an impact.

    Cons

    The work involves primarly working with contractors in foreign countries, so there is not much face to face interaction with coworkers. Also, the technologies aren't the most up and coming.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    All about sponsorship

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at GE full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Fantastic place to learn and think like an entrepreneur regardless of the job function. Everyone is expected to have well thought out their ideas and encouraged to speak-up. Leadership training is offered to those who have the "sponsorship" from one of the company officers. Therefore <10% people end-up in executive ranks. Functionally, those in Sales or Finance are valued the most. The rest end up being worker bees for their lives.

    Cons

    Very intrinsically focused for a company that has better than average products. GE is good at acquiring businesses that have good products. However, GE is weak in Product Management. As a result, there is little improvement on products over next 5-10years even though a huge amount is spent on product development. Once competitors catch-up, GE starts lowering its price and hence takes a margin hit. This goes on until the product is unattractive and then GE divests the company.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Cut down the multiple layers. Adding a layer to bring two or three businesses under one umbrella doesn't help. The synergies are not there and hence 1+1+1 is not greater than 3.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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