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GE Reviews in Albany, NY

Updated September 18, 2014
Updated September 18, 2014
2,521 Reviews
3.7
2,521 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Provides ample opportunity for growth in career , work -life balance is encouraged (in 123 reviews)

  • Lots of opportunities to advance if you're willing to move around a lot (in 55 reviews)


Cons
  • Also most of the people i know who work here don't have much work life balance (in 132 reviews)

  • Can be long hours but if you are good at planning your day, you will be more than fine (in 76 reviews)

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  1.  

    Good Company to work for

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Leader  in  Albany, NY
    Former Employee - Leader in Albany, NY

    I worked at GE full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Big company with great opportunities for advancement, strong benefits and pay, and good management. Always a challenge if you want to take it. Great place to start right out of college. Company has excellent training programs.

    Cons

    There is lots of competition for management positions, so need to really work hard to stand out. Can easily get engulfed in GE family and loose contact with outsider.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    I am learning a lot of new things from the company, culture, efficency, communication skills and so on.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Analyst  in  Schenectady, NY
    Current Employee - Analyst in Schenectady, NY

    I have been working at GE as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    Culture is to make things work and make progress. GE believes that new technoloy and latents are most important to change the world and make people's life better.

    Cons

    TIme-off policies are reasonable, Benefits are different, depending on what department you work for. Maybe for nonprofit generating department, benefits should be higer.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    No more advice, very good!

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Good company

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Lead Scientist  in  Niskayuna, NY
    Former Employee - Lead Scientist in Niskayuna, NY

    I worked at GE full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    State of the art technologies. diversity, many talented people

    Cons

    too big. sometime bureaucratic. total compensation seems a little bit of low.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Mechanical Engineer

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    Former Employee - Mechanical Engineer  in  Niskayuna, NY
    Former Employee - Mechanical Engineer in Niskayuna, NY

    I worked at GE full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Very smart people. Beautiful campus and high tech equipment. Cutting edge research.
    I learned a lot during my time at GRC.

    Cons

    My manager's expectations were not clear. There is a lot of people protective/defensive about what they do. They don't want to let things go. There was limited growth opportunity where I worked.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    clarity and honesty.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    fair

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Planner  in  Schenectady, NY
    Former Employee - Planner in Schenectady, NY

    I worked at GE full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    very laid back company. as long as you are working and productive you don't have to worry about harsh working conditions or ridiculous hours

    Cons

    the pay is not that great. yes you can stay home on a Friday and not put it in but at the end of the day the pay is very low.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Stable job. The salary is just ordinary.

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    Current Employee - Research Scientist  in  Niskayuna, NY
    Current Employee - Research Scientist in Niskayuna, NY

    I have been working at GE full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Very stable. The workload is not heavy.

    Cons

    Ordinary salary. Narrow areas; the medical plan is not as good as before.

  8.  

    Best company to work for

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Lead Engineer/Technologist  in  Schenectady, NY
    Current Employee - Lead Engineer/Technologist in Schenectady, NY

    I have been working at GE full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Work Culture, Growth opportunity, Retirement packages, benefits

    Cons

    Little low salary than standard,

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    NA

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    GE Response

    Aug 19, 2014Recruitment Marketing Leader

    Thank you for your review. We are always looking to make GE better that is why we love Glassdoor. We can see what we are doing right and what we still need to work on. Thank you for your time!

  9.  

    Great place to work

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Principal  in  Schenectady, NY
    Current Employee - Principal in Schenectady, NY

    I have been working at GE full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    GE provides an excellent opportunity to work with extremely smart people and on a variety of different projects. Every day brings a different challenge. Flexible work arrangements possible. Ample opportunities to try out different things/career choices in the company

    Cons

    Big organization creates challenges of its own: lot of process steps that can be time consuming and frustrating sometimes.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    GE Response

    Aug 8, 2014Recruitment Marketing Leader

    Thank you for your transparent feedback! We appreciate your response and will certainly include your feedback and advice in looking at ways to improve our company. Thanks!

  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great Place to work

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Manufacturing Engineer  in  Schenectady, NY
    Current Employee - Manufacturing Engineer in Schenectady, NY

    I have been working at GE full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Innovation starts right at GE. Pay is great. Demographically equal.

    Cons

    Buzz words get old. Use of acronyms is crazy at times.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    No comment.

    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    GE Response

    Jul 26, 2014Recruitment Marketing Leader

    Thank you for the review. I could not agree more about the acronyms! That comment made me smile. We always have room for improvement and platforms like this will help us make great efforts forward ... More

  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    GE is one of the best places to work

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Product Manager  in  Schenectady, NY
    Current Employee - Senior Product Manager in Schenectady, NY

    I have been working at GE full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Very good company for long term career development and growth. They invest in employee development and have plenty of job opportunities to challenge you over your career.

    Cons

    salary increases are low unless you change jobs frequently (2-3 years), can be very bureaucratic and has pockets of if it's not invented hear, it has no value.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    need to value long term employees more. They have significant work experience that can avoid future issues

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    GE Response

    Jun 9, 2014Strategist

    Thank you so much for your feedback. We do feel that GE is a great place to work as well however we always want to improve. This form of feedback is so helpful as we strive to always make GE better!

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