GE Aviation Reviews

Updated August 26, 2015
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GE Aviation President and CEO David L. Joyce
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Pros
  • GE Aviation has a great co-op/intern program with lots of opportunities for networking and a great support system (in 11 reviews)

  • I get a great work-life balance here (in 8 reviews)

Cons
  • Work/life balance can be hard to maintain (in 19 reviews)

  • Large company with complicated management (in 10 reviews)

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  1. Great company, average salary compensation

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Advanced Lead Engineer in Cincinnati, OH
    Current Employee - Advanced Lead Engineer in Cincinnati, OH
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at GE Aviation (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Lots of opportunities Many positions and ability to transfer Strong company with secure future Challenging assignments Family friendly Flexible work arrangements

    Cons

    Average salaries for high end engineering Advancement/promotion slow Annual raises for vast majority closely follows inflation. Easy to get lost in large company, harder to stand out


  2. Great Place

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Operations Manager in Cincinnati, OH
    Current Employee - Operations Manager in Cincinnati, OH
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    - Work Life Balance - Opportunities for development and personal growth - Great Culture - Interesting Technology

    Cons

    - Medical benefits are only average, cost increased significantly over last 5 years. - Must be willing to be mobile in order to really move up

    Advice to Management

    Keep making work life balance your selling point, this will help retain great people and attract others.


  3. GE Aviation

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Good Benefits. World class technology.

    Cons

    High Expectations. Large corporation with quarterly focus.


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  5. Great Opportunities

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Lead Engineer/Technologist in Grand Rapids, MI
    Current Employee - Lead Engineer/Technologist in Grand Rapids, MI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    There are great opportunities for career development and exploration. It is easy to follow any career path you choose if you are driven.

    Cons

    Many of the employees carry old habits from the previous owners of the company. The company as a whole has been slow to adopt GE culture.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to invest resources into training new employees (not just Edisons).


  6. production associate

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Every nice environment to work in and it's very organized. Great management team.

    Cons

    The working hours were to long and we working 7 days a week some days 12 hour shifts.

    Advice to Management

    Need more management staff available.


  7. Lots of opportunities for advancing and learning

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    Current Employee - Lead Software Engineer in Grand Rapids, MI
    Current Employee - Lead Software Engineer in Grand Rapids, MI
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great teams to work with. A plethora of knowledge from experienced engineers

    Cons

    Salary increase are slow. Slow on adopting new technologies. Very process oriented, unfortunately a must for aviation type companies


  8. Great Company, Great Technology, Opportunity to Advance

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    Current Employee - Advanced Lead Engineer in Cincinnati, OH
    Current Employee - Advanced Lead Engineer in Cincinnati, OH
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Challenging environment with advanced technology to manufacture jet engines. Great leaders within the business. Culture is shifting focus from management by expertise to leadership with vision. Great time to work with GE Aviation.

    Cons

    GE Aviation is still a large company within a large conglomerate so things can be slow to move. If you can stand some bureaucracy then it's worth it.

    Advice to Management

    Figure out how to get faster. Smaller companies are going to start eating your lunch if you rest too long and just say it's fine to be slow because we are big, people will understand. They won't. The next generation doesn't have the patience for that. I know on both accounts because I've worked for companies that range in size from 10 to 100 to 1000 to 300,000 employees and I'm on the border of GenXer and Milennial. I only still work with GE because I have found a part of the business that is trying to thrive as a startup. The GE Brliefs are GREAT, but they are only as good as the emphasis and support they are given. Empower your front lines to do the right thing and your business will thrive. Slow them down with too much bureaucracy and they will just go take their talent elsewhere.


  9. Test Engineer

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cincinnati, OH
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cincinnati, OH
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    The job offers a flexible schedule

    Cons

    no time and a half for OT


  10. Quality Engineer

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    Current Employee - Quality Engineer in Terre Haute, IN
    Current Employee - Quality Engineer in Terre Haute, IN

    I have been working at GE Aviation full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great people, limitless opportunities for advancement, relocation, and travel.

    Cons

    Using company tools/machines/software for personal projects is not allowd


  11. GE Aviation Internship

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    -Large community -Easy to return for another internship or full time position -many education opportunities within GE

    Cons

    -The onboarding process is very long -The HR department is very disorganized when in comes to interns. My manager didn't even know he had an intern until the day I arrived.



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