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The grass isn't greener here

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Former Employee - Vice President in Stamford, CT
Former Employee - Vice President in Stamford, CT

I worked at GE

Pros

There is a lot of opportunity to learn a variety of roles. They offer many leadership development programs - some good, some so-so. If you can identify a good one, you should take advantage - they are resume builders. Benefits are good, too. Also, opening up the braintrust of a world - literally - of folks is very interesting.

Cons

If you want to move up, you need to move to less-than-desirable parts of the country. There can be too much analysis around projects - and someone is always quick to launch an unnecessary six sigma initiative around something. If you want to increase your pay, you need to jump to different business units. There's also a huge good old boy network - many people are still in positions that should have been eliminated some time ago.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Be authentic. You reduce workforce on a schedule - all the other efforts to show you 'care' are fake. For example - having business leaders participate on company-wide SameTime (proprietary instant messaging) sessions is great - I wonder how people would feel if they knew you had communicators prescreening and scripting answers? Posters and groups and newsletters is phony when the leaders view staff as numbers rather than individuals.

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    Very smart people but the politics will kill you.

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    Current Employee - Business Development Manager in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Business Development Manager in Atlanta, GA

    I have been working at GE

    Pros

    Very smart people but not the most innovative. Plenty of opportunities to learn. Being part of the GE family.

    Cons

    Older management and workers (engineers) slowing down the business. Communication between P&Ls happens at the top level or by chance. Food in the Atlanta and Schenectady campus is expensive and worse than prison food. Schenectady is a very depressing place to work.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Need better communication with the P&L's.

    Recommends
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    Pretty good place to start an internship, but it could be better.

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    Former Employee - Summer Intern in Waukesha, WI
    Former Employee - Summer Intern in Waukesha, WI

    I worked at GE

    Pros

    There is a good name that is associated with GE. That is probably the best part of working for GE. It's a well-known and steady company. There were a lot of company resources available even to an intern, such as a laptop, office, and etc. For the most part I found everyone to be extremely helpful.

    Cons

    Extremely unorganized. I really don't know how some of the VPs became VPs without any prior experience. A lot of politics in the office. Some of the managers really disliked one another, but I think this has become standard in offices. A lot of meetings were pointless and unproductive. No one ever listened or cared and as a result work would never be completed.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Learn what's going on with the products before asking for charts to show your bosses.

    Doesn't Recommend
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