GE Capital

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GE Capital Reviews in Norwalk, CT

Updated October 22, 2014
Updated October 22, 2014
634 Reviews
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634 Reviews
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Pros
  • Good work-life balance, standardized rating system so you know where you stand (in 55 reviews)

  • Opportunities to learn through world-class training sessions (in 18 reviews)


Cons
  • the cons to the company are work life balance and they could pay more (in 26 reviews)

  • Lack of career development, senior management is reluctant in decision-making (in 20 reviews)

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  1.  

    FMP Intern at GE Capital

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - FMP Intern in Norwalk, CT
    Former Employee - FMP Intern in Norwalk, CT

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

    Pros

    They try to keep the interns working light, only 45-50 hours a week. Exposure to management, plenty of opportunities to expand your network, helpful people.

    Cons

    Some of the work can be monotonous but that's life as an intern sometimes. That's about it.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    A great place to learn, innovate and make a difference

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Norwalk, CT
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Norwalk, CT

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

    Pros

    GE Capital is a great place to work especially if you thrive in a fast pace, innovative, and hard working environment. You are surrounded by incredible talent in an environment that promotes learning and expects flawless execution, but with freedom to innovate and bring creative ideas. There is a willingness to leverage emerging technology and there is a focus on simplification across all businesses and functions. Leadership/colleagues are supportive, albeit competitive. There is some bureaucracy, but no more than any other large company.

    Cons

    Commuting in Farfield County CT is a challenge. GE culture is somewhat unique and takes a bit of work to understand and navigate. Building a personal brand is an important component of success.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Very strong place to start a career. Blue collar workforce in a white collar job.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - ECLP Summer Associate in Norwalk, CT
    Former Employee - ECLP Summer Associate in Norwalk, CT

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

    Pros

    Competence of colleagues, Opportunity for growth, Strong leadership programs, Strong resources, Strong network, Well respected company, Pay is pretty good

    Cons

    1) Some managers are nightmares and come from grueling investment banking culture
    2) Many managers lack expertise and have just moved up the ladder from a leadership program
    3) GE Capital is constantly reorganized and you may need to move around to keep your job
    4) Politics play a big role at GE Capital and unfortunately being smart and hardworking may be not enough to survive
    5) Selling your ideas requires a ton of effort and great ideas get rejected all day

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Manage up, not down. Appreciate your employees.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Finance

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Finance Analyst in Norwalk, CT
    Current Employee - Finance Analyst in Norwalk, CT

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

    Pros

    Flexibility, Challenging, good people, good environment

    Cons

    Long hours, lots of red tape, lots of tedious tasks

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    less beauracracy

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Great place to develop

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - FMP Trainee in Norwalk, CT
    Former Employee - FMP Trainee in Norwalk, CT

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

    Pros

    FMP was a great program due to the different experiences you will have from rotating. The company focuses on personal growth and allows you to explore areas of interest.

    Cons

    It is easy to get stuck moving laterally at GE. For those that want to move up the ladder, it is more difficult if you do not pursue the Corporate Audit Staff path.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Recognize your employees in ways other than certificates.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    10 Years w/ GE Capital

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Finance Manager in Norwalk, CT
    Current Employee - Finance Manager in Norwalk, CT

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

    Pros

    GE has a great culture and excellent training programs. Work-life balance, at least in my group, has been amazing.

    Cons

    Compensation is not competitive with the rest of Fairfield County/New York financial professionals. Very bureaucratic with decisions and action taking far too long to execute.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    GE Capital Response

    Jul 24, 2014Recruitment Marketing Leader

    We appreciate your review. We are always trying to get better. Reviews such as this are a great way to collect transparent feedback to do so. Thank you!

  8.  

    Great Company, especially if you come in at the mid-management level

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Manager in Norwalk, CT
    Current Employee - Manager in Norwalk, CT

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

    Pros

    Outstanding work/life balance, with flexibility in work schedule. Excellent opportunity for growth, with knowledgeable and supportive management team.

    Cons

    High demand, lofty expectation work environment. Promotions generally require personal sacrifice, flexibility and at least one or more foreign assignments. If you are not intelligent, independent and adventurous, please stay clear - you'll be run over.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    They're not perfect, but most do an outstanding job! Not much to complain about - keep up the good work.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Good opportunities for career advancement

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Finance Manager in Norwalk, CT
    Current Employee - Senior Finance Manager in Norwalk, CT

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

    Pros

    Promotion every 2 years
    On the job learning

    Cons

    Challenging work life balance
    Limited salary increases for top perfomers

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Salaries should be based on performance and value added from the employee, not on the years of experience.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Sales Intern at GE Capital

    Former Employee - Sales Intern in Norwalk, CT
    Former Employee - Sales Intern in Norwalk, CT

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

    Pros

    Direct access to executives and upper level management. Friendly employees and management who want to help your career development.

    Cons

    Much of the work is trivial, you are given little responsibility and very little room is allowed for creativity or suggestions. This is mostly due to GE's size and the bureaucratic nature of the organization. Much time was spent running through hoops.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be more open to different ways of thinking and different personalities.

  11.  

    Great people and brand, overly complex organization, and alignment around growth in need of some tweaking

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Norwalk, CT
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Norwalk, CT

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

    Pros

    Great brand and global reach opens doors. Mostly smart, dedicated people, across levels. Generally cooperative and collaborative environment, at least within each business unit. Ethical culture. Can be very competitive when they want to be. Most managers seem to support relatively reasonable work-life balance, within the requirements of the business. Great place to learn a corporate function like risk, finance, or HR.

    Cons

    Easy to get hamstrung by overly risk averse, sometimes stiflingly complex structure, where everything requires multiple levels of approval and slow decisions. Shrinking the balance sheet since 2009 has meant less internal career opportunity for most people, and far more focus on expense reduction and getting out of businesses, than on new customers, new products, and growth.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The company remains too risk averse since the crisis, and control functions tend to dominate cultural behavior. Better align around customers and commercial growth.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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