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Looks great on your resume

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Former Employee - Communications Specialist
Former Employee - Communications Specialist

I worked at GE

Recommends
No opinion of CEO
Recommends
No opinion of CEO

Pros

Good benefits, global company, generally smart people work there, lots of opportunity if you are willing to move and be flexible. Good opportunities for training and personal development. Good recognition of brand and company and adds lots of credibility to your resume.

Cons

Work-life balance can be difficult, lots of bureaucracy, type-A personality dominates. Sometimes it can seem as if certain people are "chosen" to be successful and are then coddled and promoted regardless of their performance.

Advice to Management

Sometimes too much emphasis is placed on processes and not on results.

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  1. Global company needs philosophy adjustments

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    Current Employee - Engineer in Erie, PA
    Current Employee - Engineer in Erie, PA

    I have been working at GE

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Many advancement avenues, availability of professional advancement training, solid financial position. Opportunity to move on, career wise, to other GE business units. International presence gives careers in GE the oportunity to take on work assigments all over the World.

    Cons

    Bureaucracy, very little training for new hires, sink -or-swim placement. The 6 sigma cost containment methodology is applied far too aggressively to its employees, resulting in a widespread loss of morale that makes keeping talented individuals in GE harder. This is evidenced by few employees that remain more than 1 year at my site, the extensive unfilled positions, and the increase numbers of temporary contractors, that probably cost more to keep than regular employees

    Advice to Management

    Improve new employee induction and mentoring to speed up learning curve. Revise salary scales to reflect the same market conditions that provoke the current exodus.


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    Young GE professional in Erie, PA

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Operations Manager in Erie, PA
    Current Employee - Operations Manager in Erie, PA

    I have been working at GE

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    I like the fact that they are many young people that work here. Someone that is right out of college will make friends very easily. Also, the leadership programs are a great way for professional development. You get to see several sides of the business and learn 4 different roles in a 2-year period. You start off at a higher than average salary if you're on a program, and you have more opportunities for advancement and raises in the future. I would recommend that anyone coming out of school take a good look at a GE leadership program.

    Cons

    GE expects you to get your job done. If you don't show results in your work you're going to be in the "needs improvement" bunch when they rank employees. Then you'll have to start showing results quickly, or you're out of a job. Depending on the job, you might have to work 50 or even 60 hours a week to get everything done. Many, if not all of the jobs are high stress. If you work on an off shift you might not get to see much of your family. In general, it is a demanding and sometimes stressful place to work, but the rewards make up for it.

    Advice to Management

    I think that Senior Management at all of the GE businesses are very skilled and knowledgeable. They make GE the great company that it is. The only thing I would recommend is that the presidents of each business stay in their role for longer than they currently do. They will be more likely to make a positive impact if they were around for 4 or 5 years. Other than that, I think that GE has a great management team.


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