GE Aviation Reviews

Updated October 30, 2014
Updated October 30, 2014
377 Reviews
3.7
377 Reviews
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GE Aviation President and CEO David L. Joyce
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Review Highlights

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

  • consider discussing: work-life balance, compensation, office culture (in 9 reviews)


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

  • Very large company - can be easy to get lost in the sea of employees (in 10 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    University Development Center Excellent for students

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - UDC Student Engineer in Manhattan, KS
    Current Employee - UDC Student Engineer in Manhattan, KS

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

    Pros

    Very interested in employee's career
    flexible hours
    As an intern, the work you do is real work.
    Good training programs

    Cons

    onboarding is a massive 2- month process
    getting access to the information and tools needed for your job can take 3 days to a week

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Exposed to various groups to work on projects as an Co-op/Intern

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Design Engineer in Cincinnati, OH
    Former Employee - Design Engineer in Cincinnati, OH

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

    Pros

    -Decent pay as an Co-op/Intern
    -Real life work that impacts the business on daily basis
    -Opportunity to apply to their prestigious EEDP program
    -Good support group for interns

    Cons

    -As seen any big company, flow of information is very restricted.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    -Keep up the good job so far.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Great company which is dominating the marketplace in terms of technology and backlog.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Communications and Marketing in Cincinnati, OH
    Current Employee - Communications and Marketing in Cincinnati, OH

    I have been working at GE Aviation full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Smart people, mature leadership team, incredible CEO, High performance, excellent media team

    Cons

    Hard to get beyond a point based on meritocracy. Too much of mutual admiration. We are good but not as good as we believe.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Shake it up a bit. Go beyond the tried and trusted. You will be surprised. Also, more humility and less "bullying" should be tolerated. People invest a lot of time and effort and take pride in their work but some people get away with just being rude and obnoxious with others since they are in the "good graces" of the Comms leader. Also, lots of investment in youth at the expense of experience which leads to sense of entitlement.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    GE Aviation

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Project Engineer in Newark, DE
    Current Employee - Project Engineer in Newark, DE

    I have been working at GE Aviation full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Great place to work and lots of opportunities for personal growth and development

    Cons

    A little too much by the book. Everything has a specific procedure and lots of paperwork to go with it.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    GE Aviation Response

    Oct 24, 2014Recruiting Coordinator/ Talent Recruitment Social Media/ Event Planning

    Thank you for your feedback. We are always interested in how to make GE Aviation a better place to work.

  6.  

    Great place to work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Assembly Mechanic (Union) in Cincinnati, OH
    Current Employee - Assembly Mechanic (Union) in Cincinnati, OH

    I have been working at GE Aviation full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Pay, overtime, and duties are not strenuous

    Cons

    Generation gap and some conflict between older and younger workers

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Put people in positions that have experience, rather than running a company with 22-28 year olds

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    GE Aviation Response

    Oct 24, 2014Recruiting Coordinator/ Talent Recruitment Social Media/ Event Planning

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

  7.  

    Global Opportunities

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

    I have been working at GE Aviation full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Fair compensation and decent vacation, health and support benefits based on service. Defined contribution retirement. Global opportunities where top performers with the right placement can go as far as they want. Training is career path oriented - continuing education available. Compliance and integrity expected and maintained from the top to the bottom. Plenty of affinity and internal support groups and exemplary GE community support (GE volunteers).

    Cons

    It is a huge company interested in engaging the entire workforce where it can - sometime tasks are distributed to the point there is more managing than doing. Easy to become a cog. It seems every operation has been six-sigma examined and optimized. Global and finely detailed processes in each function makes it difficult to be proficient across functional silos.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to Ranjay and bridge the silos

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    GE Aviation Response

    Oct 24, 2014Recruiting Coordinator/ Talent Recruitment Social Media/ Event Planning

    Thank you for your feedback on this site. We know we always have room for improvement at GE. Transparent reviews and feedback like this will help us to continue to improve. We appreciate your pros ... More

  8.  

    Dripping in process

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

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

    Pros

    lots of momentum. Allows going through slow times

    Cons

    Too much momentum leads to little new work.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get process that helps the bottom line

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9.  

    Great People and unprofessional management in Bohemia

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

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

    Pros

    The people and engagement activities. The paid overtime for salary workers was great, too. Other sites seemed to work better.

    Cons

    Poor procedures and lack of clear direction. The work/life balance is dismal and the expectations are stressful with no support to achieve plausible goals. Everyone does their own thing with no regard to documenting what they do - tribal knowledge reigns. No accountability.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Reduce engagement and focus on value added work to make making a profit the top priority for the short term, at least. Quit with all the Goals that all consider a joke just to appease management. Let managers measure success along with results, not timed reviews.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Engineering Intern

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cincinnati, OH
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cincinnati, OH

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

    Pros

    Lots of great engineering experience that will prove valuable in the future
    Many resources to accomplish a variety of tasks
    Was given many projects, but only if I kept asking for more work
    Good people to look up to in higher management

    Cons

    Big corporate environment where many on my team worked only as much as they had to
    Impersonal to the point that my boss consistently mistakenly called me the wrong name, even after I completed many projects by the end of the internship
    Upward mobility is highly subjective according to other employee feedback and not laid out well
    Often left waiting for others to complete their portion of the task, which causes projects to fall behind schedule

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Program Manager

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Program Manager in Cincinnati, OH
    Current Employee - Program Manager in Cincinnati, OH

    I have been working at GE Aviation full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    - You will learn alot
    - You will be able to do as much as you can

    Cons

    - Dont pay the best
    - Stress will be high
    - Bureaucracy!
    - Change is slow

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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