GE Capital Reviews

Updated September 15, 2014
Updated September 15, 2014
576 Reviews
3.5
576 Reviews
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GE Capital CEO Keith Sherin
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Good work-life balance, standardized rating system so you know where you stand (in 52 reviews)

  • Opportunities to learn through world-class training sessions (in 17 reviews)


Cons
  • Company advertises a work-life balance however the reality is there is little time for anything but work (in 24 reviews)

  • Conformist environment with a weak HR that is more of a mouthpiece of the senior management (in 19 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Working at GE Capital

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at GE Capital full-time

    Pros

    Great culture, ambitious team an excellent work/life balance.

    Cons

    Lack of career development, senior management is reluctant in decision-making.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    I am a long-time GE soldier, so I would probably write a biased review

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at GE Capital full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    The Company does or thrives to do the right thing. Look at the transformation it has gone through since the '08 crisis.

    Cons

    Difference between HQ and local business units working culture. (HQ is far more professional vs. local heroes and celebrities going around in the sub-businesses)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    GE Review

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at GE Capital

    Pros

    Learn about a lot of businesses

    Cons

    People who manage up get a lot farther than those doing the work

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Manager reviews should be required

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Great Benefits and lots of career mobility, including greographical relocation. Love the flexibility.

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    Current Employee - Portfolio Analyst  in  Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Portfolio Analyst in Dallas, TX

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

    Pros

    Great benefits including health insurance, tuition reimbursements and corporate discounts. You can work from home if needed. A highly developed organizational culture that praises human capital and empowers leadership. If you are up for the challenge and willing to lead projects for the love of the company you will be successful here.

    Cons

    So big, this company can seem quite disorganized. Changes are too often. If you are not planning to be mobile in your career, you will not get very far. GE will at some point require you to move.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Great management, Learned a lot about the company as a whole!

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    Former Employee - Information Management  in  Dallas, TX
    Former Employee - Information Management in Dallas, TX

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

    Pros

    Not micro-managed. I was able to take time off when needed and plan my own work schedule (7:30 - 3:30) instead of 8-5 if I needed. Great relationships within the office as well. Good culture all around. I was given the chance to meet all of the interns and they had bonding activities as well. Located in a not so busy suburb of Dallas compared to Downtown.

    Cons

    Slightly less pay than some other departments. Expensive city. No benefits for interns but as is expected.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Maybe consider talking to other managers to see what they are paying each intern to make sure it is consistent for the work.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Great Company

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    Former Employee - Customer Service (CSR)  in  Frisco, TX
    Former Employee - Customer Service (CSR) in Frisco, TX

    I worked at GE Capital full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    great benefits for medical, dental and vision.

    Cons

    Always want you to sell something
    dealing with rude customers

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    stop with sales

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Started off great with lots of possibilities, ended up being a horrible match.

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    Current Employee - Financial Associate  in  Cedar Rapids, IA
    Current Employee - Financial Associate in Cedar Rapids, IA

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

    Pros

    Great benefit package, a great place to start right out of college.

    Cons

    Lots of passive aggressive behavior and time wasting. Not a good match for an entrepreneurial spirit.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    HR needs to do a better job matching people to teams, and future potential, career growth and ambitions.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Know the values and demonstrate them.

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    Former Employee - Vice President  in  Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Vice President in Chicago, IL

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

    Pros

    The culture is very structured and well defined. If you demonstrate the values, you will likely get the results. If you don't get the results right away, demonstrating the values consistently will give you more time to get the results.

    More openness to work-at-home.

    Cons

    The goal of eliminating the bottom 10% of each unit can be problematic. Some units need to lose 20% of their workers,some only need to lose 1%.

    There are parasitic types who fake the values and think work is a fashion show. They last longer than you'd like and they compete internally in a negative way that brings down morale.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Sell off divisions more often. Use the cash to build infrastructure in the poor areas of the Americas which will always be politically stable. Keep expanding work-at-home. Employees like it and you don't have to pay for their heat, rent, electricity, etc.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Great Company.

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    Current Employee - Financial Analyst  in  Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Financial Analyst in Dallas, TX

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

    Pros

    Good benefits, smart management, driven employees. Strong office culture and employee engagement. So many resources, in and out of the office (GE does everything).

    Cons

    Bureaucracy. What you'd expect at most Fortune 500 companies. Poor data management systems. Still a meritocracy, but not as much as it once was under Welsh.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Great place to grow

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    Current Employee - Lead Risk Analyst  in  Scottsdale, AZ
    Current Employee - Lead Risk Analyst in Scottsdale, AZ

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

    Pros

    Very high quality of employees, surrounding skills and requirements - if you want to succeed within the GE framework, there is nothing that will stop you.

    Cons

    Structure, although good and purposeful in intent, can be limiting and demotivating. Ensure you have the right manager that mathes your style and aspirations, otherwise you can get lost in the masses. If you're not near HQ you miss out on a lot of opportunities.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep doing what you're doing - especially in terms of driving innovation while protecting the core.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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