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GE: Great place to worked, great place to have worked.

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Current Employee - Auditor in Fairfield, CT
Current Employee - Auditor in Fairfield, CT

I have been working at GE

Pros

Diverse businesses to work for and learn. Good benefits. Smart people to work with.

Cons

Salaries are not as high as similar jobs elsewhere. Often high expectations for performance.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Consider the businesses you are in today and how to unlock the most shareholder value out of these businesses. Some belong in the fold and others do not. GE's historic core competency of turning around businesses has not been present through Healthcare, Insurance, Money, etc. We are on a track of buying businesses in good times (buy high) and selling in bad times (sell low). Not a recipe for success.

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    GE a Great Employer for strong, motivated, intelligent future leaders of the business world

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    Current Employee - Auditor in Stamford, CT
    Current Employee - Auditor in Stamford, CT

    I have been working at GE

    Pros

    GE provides access to state-of-the-art technology and management training, unparalleled by other companies I've seen. Employees are encouraged to continue education by refunding costs for advanced degrees at academic institutions as well as sponsoring them to go to training classes and external seminars/workshops throughout the year. GE makes good on its claim of being a diverse employer with meritocracy-based advancement. The Company sponsors several affinity networks to help African American, female, gay/lesbian/bisexual/transgender, Hispanic, Asian, and Native American employees feel comfortable and confident that discrimination in the workplace is completely unacceptable. GE also has one of the most comprehensive benefits packages in the world including being one of the few employers to offer a full pension after retirement. GE offers many programs for flexible work arrangements as well, making it easy for employees to work remotely and spend more time with family if they desire.

    Cons

    There is a lot of pressure to be cost-conscious and spending on things like celebrations and office comforts is very limited. Employees are constantly trying to take cost out of operations to bolster the bottom line. While being cost sensitive is a good discipline for an organization, I think that GE goes overboard sometimes in order to make profits as high as possible. When the company puts out hundreds of billions of dollars a year, it's hard to understand why the people who make it happen can't even get a free cup of coffee in the office lounges. Other than those minor things, though, there aren't a lot of major pitfalls to working for GE.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    To senior management, I would say to examine the lower ranks more often and find ways to motivate the "worker bees" who are doing what they can to keep this great company running full steam ahead. I would also say thanks for the great leadership and guidance to help people like me grow!

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    Great company under Jack Welch.... Now running on 1 sigma performance.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Account Manager in Pittsfield, MA
    Current Employee - Account Manager in Pittsfield, MA

    I have been working at GE

    Pros

    GE is a performance-centric company. Everything is measurable and measured. So, whether or not one is doing a good job is never a question. As a result, employees who are competitive and wants to grow are inspired. You meet many smart, competent, competitive, type-A people in GE.

    Cons

    Lower pay scale than competitors. Must accept military style commands. If one wants to get promoted, one must move everywhere. It can happen anytimee.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Expand to newer technologies faster... drop the capital business. Focus on long term business growth rather than short-term stock performance.

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