GE Capital

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GE Capital Reviews

Updated January 29, 2015
Updated January 29, 2015
653 Reviews
3.6
653 Reviews
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Review Highlights

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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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Excellent Place - Great people

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

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

    Pros

    Treated everyone - no matter age, race,gender, with respect. Excellent training.

    Cons

    No longer in the retail credit market. Sold to a newly fomed company .

    Negative Outlook
  2.  

    Pretty good company

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Risk Analyst in Stamford, CT
    Current Employee - Risk Analyst in Stamford, CT

    I have been working at GE Capital full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Very nice people and good work life balance. It is a global company with a lot of opportunities to take different roles as your career progresses. Won't fire you.

    Cons

    It's in Connecticut. Below average pay for the finance industry. Lot of bureaucracy inherent in any large company.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Have more roles in New York.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Great Company

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Vice President Strategic Sourcing in Fairfield, CT
    Former Employee - Vice President Strategic Sourcing in Fairfield, CT

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

    Pros

    Get to know a ton of really smart people; open door policy is real; opportunity to "fix" anything is readily accepted.

    Cons

    Headquarters constantly changing mission - what are we going to focus on today?

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Communication to your employees is much more valuable than to your constituents. They can only help you if they know and understand the long term goals and plans to get there.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5.  

    Awesome atmosphere. Many ways and chances for growth.

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Chances to advance are plentiful.

    Cons

    Ill informed clientele. Just comes along with the territory.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Upgrade the company website please!!!!

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Great place to start a career

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - FMP Trainee
    Current Employee - FMP Trainee

    I have been working at GE Capital full-time

    Pros

    Inclusive corporate culture, where you can easily reach out to anyone to learn more as you develop your skills. The training programs are very strong.

    Cons

    GE Capital is a piece of a large international company, and at times it can be inflexible.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The company values are a key strength and should remain a priority moving forward.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Great Team, Great Company

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Analyst in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Analyst in Chicago, IL

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

    Pros

    -Team is a lot of fun, makes the day fly by
    -Pretty good pay, was much higher than my other offers
    -Good benefits, flexible work schedule. I can basically just walk in my boss' office and ask to leave if I have something I need to take care of. Can also work from home when I want.
    -Open about performance - what you do well and what you need to work on
    -Want you to get experience in other groups - basically require you to post your resume on their internal site so other managers can find you for other job opportunities

    Cons

    -Salary only - no profit sharing, stock bonuses, etc
    -Very defined structure (focused on years of experience) makes it hard to get a promotion unless you have the experience HR wants at each level
    -Seems like the number of vacation days is a little lower than other companies
    -With the complexity of the job, I feel like there should be more training to motivate innovation

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    -Look for opportunities to train employees to encourage new, advanced, and innovative methods
    -Focus on merit based promotions as opposed to experience

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Worked at GE Capital for 1+ years

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    Former Employee - Financial Analyst in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Financial Analyst in New York, NY

    I worked at GE Capital

    Pros

    Good work life balance, good resume builder

    Cons

    Over staffed, slow paced, unmotivated staff

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Provide more growth potential for junior employees

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Good place to work. Lot of smart, hard working people.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Sales in New York, NY

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

    Pros

    Challenging. Great opportunity to change jobs

    Cons

    Bureaucratic, slow to change. Compliance Tax and legal are stifling growth. Too conservative

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Mangment is hit or miss. You have great managers and sub par managers

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  10.  

    As corporate as it gets

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Marketing Specialist in Norwalk, CT
    Former Employee - Marketing Specialist in Norwalk, CT

    I worked at GE Capital

    Pros

    Professional working environment, globally recognized name. People are hard working and employee engagement is big.

    Cons

    Every other word is an acronym. Pay was sub-average. Everything is about the bottom line, so expect resources to be paper thin while expectations remain sky high.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Allocate more resources to salary and less to team building. Show a little humility.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11.  

    Going nowhere

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at GE Capital

    Pros

    Decent compensation, nice and friendly people - most of whom are trying to add value. Lots of internal resources available to gain insights, background and historical context as needed for particular projects.

    Cons

    Managers are selected based on criteria that seems to defy logic. The company has renamed itself, split up and merged various divisions so many times that no one knows enough about their current responsibilities in order to accomplish a whole lot. Either way, it doesn't matter...the org chart will change again in a few months anyway.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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