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GE Aviation Reviews in Boston, MA

Updated February 23, 2015
Updated February 23, 2015
31 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Great place to work and lots of opportunities for personal growth and development (in 11 reviews)

  • Work-life balance is great, at least in my department (in 8 reviews)


Cons
  • Difficult to achieve any work-life balance, even at the beginning of your career (in 19 reviews)

  • Large company and you can be lost in the shuffle if you do not "buddy up" to the powers in charge (in 10 reviews)

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  1.  

    Engineering Co-op

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Intern - Engineering Co-Op in Lynn, MA
    Former Intern - Engineering Co-Op in Lynn, MA

    I worked at GE Aviation as an intern (more than a year)

    Pros

    The corporate work environment was eye opening as a student in college.
    Good hourly pay as an intern.

    Cons

    Pension was eliminated for new hires.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Good People to WOrk With

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Intern - Pse in Lynn, MA
    Former Intern - Pse in Lynn, MA

    I worked at GE Aviation as an intern (less than a year)

    Pros

    Lots of really bright people to work with. Many different aspects of the design and manufacturing process on the same site, giving a lot of exposure to many different things

    Cons

    Tends to be a lot of administrative red tape, which is to be expected with a big company. Can just take a long time to get anything done.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    GE Aviation Response

    Feb 13, 2015Recruiting Coordinator/ Talent Recruitment Social Media/ Event Planning

    Great feedback and advice! GE has recently made some steps into exactly what you are recommending. We're always looking for ways to make GE better. Thank you!

  3.  

    Great people and great place to learn.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Staff Engineer in Lynn, MA
    Current Employee - Staff Engineer in Lynn, MA

    I have been working at GE Aviation full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    As far as big corporations go, GE's one of the best out there for best places to work at based on:
    -opportunities for professional growth
    -a bunch of smart people to learn from
    -they put a lot of emphasis on right work/life balance

    Cons

    Don't expect best salaries in the industry.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Do more to cut red tape.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    GE Aviation Response

    Jan 29, 2015Recruiting Coordinator/ Talent Recruitment Social Media/ Event Planning

    Thank you for your response. We appreciate platforms like Glassdoor to help us make GE better.

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    Product Support Engineering Intern

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Engineering Co-Op in Lynn, MA
    Former Employee - Engineering Co-Op in Lynn, MA

    I worked at GE Aviation

    Pros

    - Competitive Pay
    - Flexible Schedules
    - Interesting Work
    - Huge Plant (not just engineering but also manufacturing is incredible at this location)
    -Good exposure to different aspects of the business

    Cons

    Because it is a big company, tends to be a lot of red tape and procedure involved with getting anything substantial done. Can feel like your hands are tied a lot of the time.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    GE Aviation Response

    Dec 23, 2014Recruiting Coordinator/ Talent Recruitment Social Media/ Event Planning

    Thank you for your feedback! We appreciate your pros and cons, we love hearing about ways to improve GE!

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    Lead Design Engineer

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Lead Engineer in Lynn, MA
    Former Employee - Lead Engineer in Lynn, MA

    I worked at GE Aviation full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    GE Aviation offers a great possible breadth of work experience and internal training
    GE has tuition reimbursement for higher degrees
    The workplace is generally a meritocracy, with nearly all employees interested in doing their jobs well
    For a design engineer, there are a broad array of challenging parts that need to be designed

    Cons

    Department determines what type of work you get, there are good and bad departments
    Company has a huge amount of bureaucracy and some double work (engineers and drafters both make models)
    Workload is program dependent and management often puts in too short of a schedule, making it engineering's problem
    Crushing hours on some new product programs, 80-90 hrs/week at times with no bonuses or appreciation for exceptional effort
    Evendale, OH and Lynn, MA employees are compensated the same amount (cost of living much higher in Boston)
    Management stresses cost and schedule deliverable but does not place emphasis on employee development or job satisfaction

    I view GE as a very good place to work, but one needs to be very proactive. GE would be glad to pay you minimum wage and have you grind away on work at your desk, never giving you a higher title or significantly higher pay. If you work there you need to be actively seeking out your next position which will challenge you more than your current position. Otherwise you will get defaulted into the same role and no development, and have too much work put on your shoulders.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Focus on developing and rotating employees more.
    Identify what will keep employees working at GE, and focus on keeping them challenged and on a development path.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    GE Aviation Response

    Sep 23, 2014Recruiting Coordinator/ Talent Recruitment Social Media/ Event Planning

    Thank you for your review . We are trying to use new platforms such as Glassdoor to collect transparent feedback and make changes to continue to make GE better. We appreciate your review and comments ... More

  7.  

    Product Definition Engineer Intern

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Intern - Product Definition Engineer Intern in Lynn, MA
    Current Intern - Product Definition Engineer Intern in Lynn, MA

    I have been working at GE Aviation as an intern (less than a year)

    Pros

    Pay, co-workers, fun, management and social

    Cons

    Same thing every day but it is okay

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    n/a

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Learn a lot as an Intern

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Intern - Test Systems Design Engineer in Lynn, MA
    Former Intern - Test Systems Design Engineer in Lynn, MA

    I worked at GE Aviation as an intern (less than a year)

    Pros

    Great people, interesting work, good pay and benefits. LOT of learning.

    Cons

    Government bureaucracy brings everything to a standstill

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Great Intern Experience

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Intern - Engineering Co-Op in Lynn, MA
    Former Intern - Engineering Co-Op in Lynn, MA

    I worked at GE Aviation as an intern (less than a year)

    Pros

    GE Aviation has a great co-op/intern program with lots of opportunities for networking and a great support system. I was quickly trained and given plenty of responsibility.

    Cons

    There was a lot of red tape in terms of onboarding (including getting set up on the computers and network). Site is large, which means lots of time wasted walking from building to building.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    Internship in the rotation parts manufacturing plant in Lynn, MA

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Intern - Manufacturing Intern in Lynn, MA
    Former Intern - Manufacturing Intern in Lynn, MA

    I worked at GE Aviation as an intern (less than a year)

    Pros

    I had exposure to the real products that were produced and opportunities to see other parts of the business and the processes for ensuring conformance to strict parameters.

    Cons

    The site has a majority of union workers and is very dependent on their cooperation. There is tension between the engineering management and the union workers - there is no balance of trying to work harder and being recognized.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11. 2 people found this helpful  

    Ungrateful, uncaring, disposable pawns of big business

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Maintenance in Lynn, MA
    Current Employee - Maintenance in Lynn, MA

    I have been working at GE Aviation full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    The pay is ok, benefits are good compared to compatible companies. Working conditions are ok, some flexibility in work schedule.

    Cons

    continued degradation of pay and benefits, job overload,

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    treat employee's as people

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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