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GE Reviews in Boston, MA

Updated October 31, 2014
Updated October 31, 2014
2,815 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Provides ample opportunity for growth in career , work -life balance is encouraged (in 142 reviews)

  • Lots of opportunities to advance if you're willing to move around a lot (in 60 reviews)


Cons
  • Also most of the people i know who work here don't have much work life balance (in 152 reviews)

  • Can be long hours but if you are good at planning your day, you will be more than fine (in 87 reviews)

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  1.  

    I was a member of EH&S team that audited periodic areas for safety issues

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Warehouse Associate Second Shift in Exeter, NH
    Former Employee - Warehouse Associate Second Shift in Exeter, NH

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

    Pros

    Wide based experience Power Plant equipment Systems sea water, hydraulics, coolers

    Cons

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    an Repairs on with tools mechanical/ electrical/ controls/ with Talent & Safety

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Confined space teams, fall protection, and other Safety teams.

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

    Great company if you can stomach the size

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Commercial Finance Analyst in Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Commercial Finance Analyst in Boston, MA

    I worked at GE full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    GE offers entry level training programs in a variety of fields that provide you with an unparalleled early-career experience, and has well-defined tracks through the company for at least several years. You'll learn a lot, do a lot, and probably move a lot (hopefully for you that's a pro ... if not, shift it to the con section in your checklist!).

    Cons

    There are about as many employees working for GE as there are people living in the country of Iceland - 300,000+. That's one heck of a bureaucratic machine to deal with, and GE often suffers for it. Trying to change the direction of even a very small business unit can feel like trying to steer a cruise ship with a rudder the size of a credit card: you better be very patient, and not expect to radically overhaul anything. Additionally, GE's favorite technique for making quarterly numbers is to freeze travel and freeze hiring, so departments are chronically understaffed and unable to meet face to face with key stakeholders who may not be colocated with you.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    A terrible place to work if you want a family and work balance.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - IT Project Manager in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - IT Project Manager in Boston, MA

    I have been working at GE full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Opportunities/. Nothing else good to say about this place.

    Cons

    Politics, Corporate America at its finest. They expect round the clock contact and work from emplloyees

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Realize these are people that have families

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5.  

    Miserable Dead End Job

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

    I worked at GE full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    *Located Near Boston
    *End Products were interesting

    Cons

    *Long hours expected without compensation
    *Very slow promotion
    *Very small salaries
    *Pay freezes and small raises

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I saw two people get fired via email. I was micromanaged by no less than three managers who had to ask me about projects that they should have been asking each other about. There is a huge breakdown of communication with management. Corporate only comes down to speak to the engineers when something is terribly wrong, and even then they usually make them wait in a conference room for no less than 30 minutes before arriving.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    GE Response

    Aug 19, 2014Recruitment Marketing Leader

    I'm so sorry to hear about your experience of working at GE. We always strive to improve and really appreciate websites like this where we can receive transparent feedback. We will certainly be ... More

  6.  

    GE

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - FP&A Analyst in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - FP&A Analyst in Boston, MA

    I have been working at GE full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Office culture is usually good but can be dependent on site/business; market leader; ability to continue growing; training; gaining a good "toolkit"; continuous evaluation and ability to change jobs for those that are good performers; good people to work with and for

    Cons

    Depending on the function, may need to be mobile to work your way up in the company. This is difficult if you want to stay in one location.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    GE Response

    Jun 17, 2014Strategist

    Thank you for your review! We are excited to gather transparent feedback like yours. We appreciate your positive look at our culture and we look forward to getting better at improving the 'cons ... More

  7.  

    Good place for people with no skills and moral but bad one for professionals

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

    I worked at GE full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    To build your career forf the cost of others

    Cons

    No promotion for real professional

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    no advice

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8.  

    This experience is what you think of while working for a Fortune 500 Company. Great.

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

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

    Pros

    The possibilities are endless for career advancement

    Cons

    amount of time off is acceptable but, working requirements are full time plus

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    always invest in the people.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    GE Response

    May 21, 2014Strategist

    Thank you for your review. We are always working to find improvement opportunities as you listed above. We appreciate the feedback!

  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Work Hard Pay Low

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Foxboro, MA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Foxboro, MA

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

    Pros

    Great company to work for when things are going fine!

    Cons

    Hourly workers are loaded with multiple tasks that require more than 40 hours a week to complete. Heard this happens in other locations and observed it first hand in FXO. This worker sometimes worked more than 50 hours in a week, and was not paid OT!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Know more than $$$$

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10.  

    Program Manager/Sr Scientist at GE Security

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Raman Program Manager/Senior Scientist in Wilmington, MA
    Former Employee - Raman Program Manager/Senior Scientist in Wilmington, MA

    I worked at GE full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    It was an excellent opportunity for me to work with strong product development teams to develop a new product line.

    Cons

    The larger company mentality often stifles creativity in the commercial portions of the company.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Try not to rush products to market, or start product development until the core technologies behind it are complete. As my former boss said often 'you can't put a timeline on innovation'.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    It was very good

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Human Resources Manager in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Human Resources Manager in Boston, MA

    I have been working at GE full-time

    Pros

    Work environment is very good. Very Competitive work environment

    Cons

    No growth. Sometimes it's frustrating to see that the effort you put in doesn't pay off to anything.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Incentives

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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