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Current Employee - Lead Engineer in Schenectady, NY
Current Employee - Lead Engineer in Schenectady, NY

I have been working at GE

Pros

- It is a large company with opportunities to move around to a diverse set of technologies. - The benefits are fairly good. -Good resume builder. -GE Leaders of Tomorrow is a great way to network with fellow young employees. Travel benefits are good. - Flexible work arrangements are available to those with special needs.

Cons

Pay is significantly below the industry average (in my opinion) for engineers with little to no bonuses. Work is generally focused on maximizing profit on existing technology rather than investing in innovation. Overtime pay is limited. Employees are encouraged to work casual overtime in office without compensation.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Pay up. Look to companies like Google who employ perks that spur imagination and encourage group cohesiveness.

Disapproves of CEO

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    Creative place to work with incredibly long hours

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at GE

    Pros

    Allows you to be innovative, creative; some incredibly smart suppportive people to work with; some great mentors

    Cons

    the hours and lack of work life balance

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Seriously look at work life balance; reign in the long hours; hire more people

    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Great place to work, less competitive benefit package

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Program Manager in Bloomington, IL
    Current Employee - Program Manager in Bloomington, IL

    I have been working at GE

    Pros

    Great career advancement for fresh graduates if joining one of the leadership programs like FMP, IMLP and OMLP. Senior leadership team are great at leading people and developping people. Communincation within the company are great, voices can be heard and opinions are being valued. Its a fair place in terms of promotion and salary increase. Not so bad in work life balance, you typically will not be over loaded all the time. working in GE is like working in so many other big companies. there are always opportunites out there if you work hard and have a good performance and network.

    Cons

    Salary is way below market pay. After 2-3 years working in GE you can make double the money somwhere else, however, you will be facing the trade off of career advancement in GE or the high pay somewhere else you don't have a root. Then you are thinking, when I have all these good network here, why do I bother to work somewhere else? Well, the reason is, you get paid much lower than your peers like schoolmates in other companies, facing the housing prices, gas prices and all the temptation outside of GE, you will be always struggling whether you want moeny or just a great place to work for. Well, usually the former is more important, and thats the reason a lot of people quit GE.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Review the Salary more often - Leadership and career development is not the sole reason one works for GE - We need money to lead a normal life

    Approves of CEO
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