GE Aviation Reviews

Updated August 27, 2014
Updated August 27, 2014
355 Reviews

3.7
355 Reviews
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GE Aviation President and CEO David L. Joyce
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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  

    great and interesting in meeting new people

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    Current Employee - Staff Engineer  in  Cincinnati, OH
    Current Employee - Staff Engineer in Cincinnati, OH

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

    Pros

    great benefit in knowledge and get the best out of excellent people

    Cons

    leadership training, training in general work environment.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    promoting faster

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Learn a lot as an Intern

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    Former Employee - Test Systems Design Engineer  in  Lynn, MA
    Former Employee - Test Systems Design Engineer in Lynn, MA

    I worked at GE Aviation as an intern for 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
  3. 2 people found this helpful  

    Production Associates

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    Current Employee - Production Associate  in  Batesville, MS
    Current Employee - Production Associate in Batesville, MS

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

    Pros

    the hourly pay is one of the most competative around Batesville Mississippi delta area. Actually spend time every week to address health and ergonomic issues.

    Cons

    The company, GE, is always push people to improve more and then more on productivity. ten or fifteen percent improvement for this year may not last /good for next year.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Learning Experience

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    Former Employee - Test Engineer  in  Peebles, OH
    Former Employee - Test Engineer in Peebles, OH

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

    Pros

    Great Work life balance Encouraged by management to try new things and get involved in The Community. Good Compensation and benefits

    Cons

    Because we're here in Peebles, we don't feel as connected with what's going on in other locations, and we sometimes feel like we get the short end of the stick

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Very easy to get pigeon holed into one job and get stuck there if you don't play the game.

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    Current Employee - Engineering Designer  in  Cincinnati, OH
    Current Employee - Engineering Designer in Cincinnati, OH

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

    Pros

    -Biggest company in the world, lots of potential for advancement
    -After hours classes, development opportunities

    Cons

    -You have to be good at playing the corporate game to advance, doing your job well doesn't matter as much as drinking the kool-aid.
    -Developing yourself with offered courses / development programs is great but doesn't guarantee you will get noticed or even acknowledged.
    -work is very structured, little room for innovation (imagination at work, yea right). tasks become repetitive and monotonous and soul crushing.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Treat employees like people and not a metric on a sheet of paper. Cut the 9-blocker horseshit, when everyone in your group is performing at a top level, you can afford to reward all of them. Don't be a coward.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7. 4 people found this helpful  

    Front-row seat to engine development

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    Current Employee - Lead Engineer  in  Cincinnati, OH
    Current Employee - Lead Engineer in Cincinnati, OH

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

    Pros

    The product couldn't be more challenging and exciting, and the singular industry goal of relentlessly improving fuel economy adds a feel-good factor for someone with a disposition toward environmental stewardship (if we're all gonna fly and burn up all this fuel, lets optimize the machine). I've never worked with so many people who are uninterruptedly driven and goal-focused. The people I've worked with have broad technical aptitude (but my impression is that this has come at the expense of depth in the last decade or two). My work has been interesting, and my direct management has allowed me the space to really learn something, and work toward the basic understanding necessary to build the path from technical problem identification, to physical understanding, to prediction and solution. It's been fun.

    Cons

    There is a buzzword and initialism culture, which makes it difficult to understand one another. At first, I thought that I was the only one who couldn't understand what most people here mean half the time, but I've come to realize that this is pervasive. Imprecise language plagues this place and makes technical misunderstandings common. For someone whose work requires a lab bench and some lab equipment, the facilities can be painfully lacking and often so poorly maintained that its not feasible to do routine lab work (at least not well). There is a culture among many important people (i.e. not my immediate management, but those who hold the purse strings) that, through their attitude and through funding decisions, disrespects science and physical understanding, but wishfully wants the technical progress that enables anyhow. This sets the conditions for a sometimes slow, painful, and expensive learning process through trial and error, while deeper more broadly-applicable lessons could have been learned with a more deliberate front-end program aimed at understanding. Finally, don't assume management will necessarily allow you to pursue another opportunity within GE, even if that advances your career in the direction you want, and even if that other organization is inviting you to apply. The business can be greedy.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Technology development through brute-force is not always the most useful path.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Large Burocracy

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    - Many possibilities for career advancement.
    - Many different industries
    - Many locations to choose from so in larger cities you can change from on business / industry to another and still not lose your seniority and accumulated benefits.
    - Tools and processes are the same at all locations within the same business which makes changing easy and smoother
    - GE has an awesome rewards and recognition program that lets any employee nominate another employee or group for monetary rewards from $25 to $1000. That is a real motivator for many.

    Cons

    It can be very hard to make any changes within the company. Because it is so large and very centralized many things are predetermined and can't be changed. That can be very frustrating for those who want to improve upon what is currently being done, how things are done, or the tools used to do it.
    GE buys and sells businesses frequently. It can happen that you end up in a business that is being sold and then you can't change into a different job at another site anymore. Unless you are in the EB band you will go with the business and can lose decades with a company even if you had no plans to leave.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Let individual businesses run them selves more like individual business and don't try to put the "big GE: stamp on them.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Changed my entire perception of manufacturing and what it meant to work for an American manufacturer.

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    Current Employee - Co-Op/Intern  in  Jacksonville, FL
    Current Employee - Co-Op/Intern in Jacksonville, FL

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

    Pros

    Great Work life balance Encouraged by management to try new things and get involved in The Community. Good Compensation and benefits as well as potential for Climbing the "ladder" In a very large and Successful Company

    Cons

    getting to work early was sometimes difficult. GE. red tape is always a hassle because of FAA regulations>

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep training and inspiring Young engineers to pursue their dreams. Make sure the interns feel like they are helping and that You Value their ideas and opinions,

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Great for young professionals.

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    Former Employee - Engineering Co-Op  in  Durham, NC
    Former Employee - Engineering Co-Op in Durham, NC

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

    Pros

    Model Teaming Environment in assembly plant.

    Cons

    Too many meetings every week.

  11.  

    Great place to have worked. Retired with good benefits.

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    Former Employee - Electronic/Mechanical Maintenance and Repair  in  Cincinnati, OH
    Former Employee - Electronic/Mechanical Maintenance and Repair in Cincinnati, OH

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

    Pros

    Good pay, working conditions, and benefits.

    Cons

    Nothing negative to say about GE.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Good company. No advice.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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