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Bureaucratic Nightmares Abound, Business is Obsessed with Cost and Risk Reduction

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Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Schenectady, NY
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Schenectady, NY

I have been working at GE

Doesn't Recommend
Disapproves of CEO
Doesn't Recommend
Disapproves of CEO

Pros

Generally, GE is impressive on a resume and people who know it from earlier decades have a surprising reverence for the few remaining US employees.

Cons

Bureaucratic nightmares entangle in every possible task. At the present, upper management seems obsessed with cost and risk reduction as the only way to improve the company. All meaningful benefits have been stripped from employees (health, retirement, anything left is so limited as to be functionally useless).

Advice to Management

Give back the benefits from five years ago, or give us pay increases to offset most of the tens of thousands you saved (and we now shoulder) by taking them away.

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    challenging, changing, hard working

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    Current Employee - Customer Facing in Cincinnati, OH
    Current Employee - Customer Facing in Cincinnati, OH

    I have been working at GE

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    world leader, best technology, continuous re-invesment, global opportunities, committed to customers

    Cons

    its all about the customer, unless they get in the way of the quarter

    complicated organization structure

    Advice to Management

    admit it, its all about the quarter ... we are an inward facing company. keep communication open, flowing and honest

  2. General Electric Aviation is a dynamic place to work

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
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    Current Employee - Engineer in Lynn, MA
    Current Employee - Engineer in Lynn, MA

    I have been working at GE

    Recommends
    Recommends

    Pros

    GE is only a handful of big corporations that still has a traditional pension plan with good benefits. It is the only company left from the original 10 NYSE start-up companies. General Electric is one of the more respected and recognize company in the USA and the world.

    Cons

    Like most large companies, cost of health insurance and compensations have brought forth a reduction in work force either by layoffs or early retirement. Newly hire workers do not have the traditional pension plan anymore but allow increase in 401K and matching contributions.

    Advice to Management

    WIth the increase in older workers looking for retirement, it would be beneficial to the company if new workers are brought in earlier for training to capture the years of experience and to improve this transition. One more advice to GE Corporation, it would save the company BIG money if the "Union" workforce is to work a full 40 hours before overtime is paid out. This will eliminate absenteeism and increase productivity.

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