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Huge company with great training and resources, but not very personal.

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Former Employee - Manager
Former Employee - Manager

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

Pros

GE has some of the best business training in the world. Some is available for all. For the best classes you must be nominated. Your fellow employees are some of the most talented people available. Some employees can successfully move from one industry to another.

Cons

Regardless of how well you perform, decisions about your employment are made far above you, often by someone you will never meet. It's all about the numbers. There are unbelievable politics and layers to navigate here. The commitment to integrity is put to the side when it comes to reducing staff to make numbers.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Don't make decisions about eliminating top talent without careful consideration. These choices appear to be made in a vacuum, looking only at the numbers.

Doesn't Recommend
Positive Outlook
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  1. Solid Company broadly, Locally struggling

    Current Employee - Production in DeKalb, IL
    Current Employee - Production in DeKalb, IL

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

    Pros

    GE is a large, multi-national company with strong futures in many industries. Hourly wages are some of the best in the area.

    Cons

    Local plant is closing due to international competition. Work environment is not clean, and an attitude of apathy has crept into the production line. Two-tiered pay system contributed to an attitude of complacency and suppressed employee desire to do any more than the absolute bare minimum.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Locally, there were no incentive devices regularly in play. Workers had no reason to continue to produce the high-quality, high-volume work that historically had come from the plant. As a result, waste increased and productivity decreased. Re-institution of regular employee reviews with recognizable, visible consequences (both negative and positive) should be put in place for similar situations.

  2. Very busy - do more with less environment.

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    Current Employee - IT Project Manager in Van Buren Township, MI
    Current Employee - IT Project Manager in Van Buren Township, MI

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

    Pros

    Great training programs and classes. Lots of opportunities for travel (if job allows). Great way to build a network.

    Cons

    Very self driven - if you don't know how to do something, you better find someone to help you, because management will not. They also want everyone to be leaders - which just isn't always feasible. Performance measures are tough - Failing, Passing, Exceeding

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Performance metrics should have more flexibility - you can't always cram peoples accomplishments into 3 boxes. There also needs to be a better process for people mid-career joining GE - They aren't new to the business world, but they are new to GE's complex environment.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
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