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A dissappointment

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Former Employee - Software Analyst in Burlington, VT
Former Employee - Software Analyst in Burlington, VT

I worked at GE full-time (more than an year)

Pros

Excellent benefits; interesting and meaningful work; many professional and helpful coworkers who were dedicated to providing quality work

Cons

Huge workloads with constant pressure to perform and improve with measurements being taken constantly; inadequate training for my position; team leader was too young and immature for her position, tried to undercut people to management and made it feel like high school; growlers on the job with management ok (some will like this but no one should be drinking on the job)

Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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    Great training, terrible culture

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    Former Employee - Financial Management Program and Financial Analyst
    Former Employee - Financial Management Program and Financial Analyst

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

    Pros

    Their entry-level training programs are a great way to start off a career if your primary objectives are gaining a strong foundation (albeit a GE-focused one). The industries they work in are on the forefront of the global economy (Energy, Healthcare, Finance, etc.).

    Cons

    The "merit-based" culture sounds fantastic in theory, but not as much in practice at the General. It creates a culture of finger-pointing and blame-avoidance rather than teamwork and working towards common goals. Also, the health insurance went from great to significantly below average over the course of about a year. The costs were shifted to employees (although it's tough to blame them, seeing as how their costs were ballooning). If you want to succeed there, you have to make work your life. I have not seen any higher-level folks (nor seen anyone advance) unless they spend countless hours working at the office and out of the office.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Focus more on long-term goals rather than quarterly results. Create a culture of successful employees by helping them to find the right fit.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Practically unlimited career opportunities, fantastic professional development

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    Former Employee - Sourcing in Stamford, CT
    Former Employee - Sourcing in Stamford, CT

    I worked at GE full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Practically unlimited career opportunities - can do just about any type of job, just about anywhere in the world... if you want to.
    Great professional development - both from training as well as learning from colleagues.

    Cons

    Working for the wrong person can be devastating to your career. Generally not a problem, but if you are in the wrong department at the wrong time, job cuts or shut downs could end a long, successful career before you know it.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

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    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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