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GE Aviation Reviews

Updated August 10, 2014
Updated August 10, 2014
350 Reviews

3.7
350 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • There's lots of opportunities to grow as an engineering student (in 14 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 14 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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Employee Reviews

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good experience and a lot learned.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Design Co-op  in  Evendale, OH
    Former Employee - Design Co-op in Evendale, OH

    Pros

    Very interesting work in a big-picture sense, a lot of perks for employees.

    Cons

    Huge amount of people, so it's easy to get lost in the shuffle, especially as a co-op. Not many people, including engineering managers, are very familiar with the co-op and rotational program, and those in the HR department that should be, seemed difficult to reach.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    For co-ops, everything seemed very solid technically, but if possible, try to stay aware of any review deadlines for you for any working in your groups.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Bad management

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Time off when you can get them and holidays off. Work at least 40 hrs. a week. Good co-workers to work with. manufacturing plant in all air conditioned.

    Cons

    Leadership is bad in every department. Benefits are alright compare to the valley, but most big companies can beat them. Management provide goals just to change them while performing annual reviews.
    People are promoted base on who they know and not what they know. To get hire there or promoted, all people have to do is become friends with the member of management. Helps if you are related to someone in management.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Need to start hiring people for management from the outside and learning new ideas. Hiring co-ops to permanent position is not a advancing since they are learning the same old ways of doing things.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Worthwhile experience, wasn't for me.

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Good opportunities for advancement if you wear GE on your sleeve. Its a great place to start a career in management.

    Cons

    Terrible vibe on the factory floor. Operations team is essentially whipping a dead horse. It seems like productivity is a constant struggle.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None

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  5.  

    GE Aviation Assembly and Quality Internship

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Assembly Co-op  in  Cincinnati, OH
    Current Employee - Assembly Co-op in Cincinnati, OH

    Pros

    Competitive pay, flexible schedule, numerous co-op events and career advancement opportunities. Overall the opportunities with GE are endless and their approach for harboring in new talent is great.

    Cons

    I am sure that overall the GE work environment is friendly and encouraging, because I have read many positive reviews and heard first hand about people's positive experiences with the co-op program. However, my particular experience has been more negative than positive. I have been placed far from my preferred field, and the culture around the "office" tends to be a constant battle between hourly and salary employees, with both parties focusing on the negative rather than working together to move forward.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Co-op office: place interns in a department they have interest in.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Cell Product Support Supervisor

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Pay is "ok", hourly get paid much more than salary however

    Cons

    EMS system is the worst. A lot of career opportunity for younger workers. The site I am at is very unorganized

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Staff are very "out of touch", with the realities of manufacturing floor.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Great for getting building a resume.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Engineer  in  Clearwater, FL
    Former Employee - Engineer in Clearwater, FL

    Pros

    You get exposure to tons of responsibility that will look great on your resume. I'd recommend this if you have a plan in place to learn and move on. Most people have been stuck here for years.

    Cons

    Very little chance for advancement.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    There's nothing they can do. They are only doing what is told from corporate. They have their hands tied.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Fun

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Good training, good benefits, tuition reimbursement, community support, and room for promotion.

    Cons

    Cut out bonuses, managers sometime aren't an exact fit for the culture, managers get job positions they don't qualify for, work/life is challenging and coming in you aren't guaranteed to get days

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Your workforce is your greatest assets. Keep them happy and they will stay loyal and give you 100 percent.

  9.  

    Good work environment, big focus on team goals

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    It's a good place to push yourself; tight deadlines, competing priorities...the pace really stretches you as an employee, but in a way that improves your skills. Never a dull day.

    Cons

    Like any company, there are always a few negative people around who will complain and gossip no matter what, but they're pretty easy to tune out. Focus on your tasks and let the results do the talking.

  10.  

    Product Definition Engineer Intern

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Product Definition Engineer Intern  in  Lynn, MA
    Current Employee - Product Definition Engineer Intern in Lynn, MA

    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
  11.  

    GE Aviation Systems was one of the best intern experiences that I had.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Intern  in  Loves Park, IL
    Former Employee - Intern in Loves Park, IL

    Pros

    Great projects and people. Assignments that were value-added projects for the company. Very welcoming team environment. The sight I worked at was a smaller site atmosphere.

    Cons

    A lot of meetings at the site.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I have no advice for management at the site.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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