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Sales person's point of view

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Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

I have been working at GE

Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
Disapproves of CEO
Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

Pros

GE has a strong brand and overall a solid reputation. It's a good experience to work for GE.

Cons

They don't have a strong training program. They have a complicated compensation plan for the sales team and they are likely to change the compensation plan at any given time. Its such a large company (over 300,000 employees) and each division/business unit has the authority to run their own business which makes it difficult to work with other businesses that have their own goals and agenda.

Advice to Management

Spend more time with the customers and the employees who work with the customers on a daily business in order to have a better understanding of customer needs and to learn about how GE can provide more value to its customer base. Also, changing your sales team's compensation plan in the middle of the year is a terrible thing to do and its a bad way to retain your employees.

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  1. Hard working, Intelligent people

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    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern
    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Worked as an intern an had the opportunity to work across many teams. This cross functionality allowed me to grow as a young professional and improved my skills in various areas. Many employees work hard and are willing to help out.

    Cons

    Some of the employees have been there since High School and lack outside knowledge of business. They are stuck in their ways and can only see one way of completing a task. Can become tedious,


  2. Very Social Culture, Poorly Organized

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    Current Employee - Sourcing Leader in Schenectady, NY
    Current Employee - Sourcing Leader in Schenectady, NY

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Smart people, full of overachievers - can be cut-throat.Doing a good job is not enough. Someone else will take credit if you dont. Culture is always changing. Trying to streamline. Lots of growth opportunities, you are expected to move up every two years. Great opps for women and minorities. Lots of public services also. People are very responsive and expect you to be as well. Pay is low for country but high for the depressed area. People are very friendly, almost family like, once you are in and they know you're name.

    Cons

    Work with union can be frustrating. Expect long hours and little to no appreciation. Lots of bureaucracy. IT is very behind and networks are slow and it takes forever to do simple tasks. Too many meaningless Reorgs with too many levels of high paid managers and no one to do the actual work. Busy work can be redundant and a bit ridiculous at times.

    Advice to Management

    Top Down Leadership is Needed. Vic Abate is doing this and was very needed. (Keep up the good work). Union needs to go if GE wants to stay competitive in long term. Lower level managers are given way too much power and take advantage of it without being properly training in people and leadership skills. HR needs more transparency and more support for employees. Also - invest in IT and find ways to recognize your people at all levels - positive feedback and regular recognition would go a long way. Better more relevant training is very needed, especially for the plethora of it programs that dont interact and one must use.


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