GE Capital Reviews

Updated October 29, 2014
Updated October 29, 2014
606 Reviews
3.5
606 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 25 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.  

    Summer intern

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    Current Employee - Marketing Analyst in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Marketing Analyst in Chicago, IL

    I have been working at GE Capital as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    nice work environment
    helpful co-worker

    Cons

    morning meeting is very early

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    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
  3.  

    A very positive rewarding experience

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Development Manager in Stamford, CT
    Former Employee - Development Manager in Stamford, CT

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

    Pros

    Good benefits, time-off, pension, Management is very helpful, excellent training opportunities, diverse opportunities within various business units

    Cons

    Recognition among the numerous employees is a challenge, Individual contributions may get lost among the crowd, Once you are in GE you may become oblivious to the outside terms and jargons unless you role is exposed to outside markets

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More focus on individuals

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    A great place to learn, innovate and make a difference

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    • 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
  6.  

    Growing again

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at GE Capital

    Pros

    a company with very diverse population

    Cons

    changes due to regulation can mean uncertainty

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    NA

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Management development program

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Vice President Marketing in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Vice President Marketing in Atlanta, GA

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

    Pros

    Very professional environment
    High quality peers
    Fair compensation
    Opportunities for advancement are considerable
    High percentage of people who actually work hard and get things done

    Cons

    It's a huge company
    The hours can be long (though not over-the-top)
    If you don't like a strong performance orientation, you won't like it here

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue to work to attract top talent, both entry level and executive

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Not a job for a long time career

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative in Frisco, TX
    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative in Frisco, TX

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

    Pros

    Great benefits, relaxed dress code, easy work

    Cons

    Low pay, they micromanage, no advancement, high turnover, have to work a weekend day, service based on numbers not quality

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Treat your employees like valuable assets, not like they are replaceable numbers

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

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

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    • Senior Management
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    • 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
  10.  

    Very hierarchical.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - FMP Trainee in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - FMP Trainee in Chicago, IL

    I have been working at GE Capital as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    The interns got it nice. A lot of events to go to -- all paid-for. Housing is paid for. Pay is not bad at $22/hour.

    Cons

    However, the work is very boring excel work mostly. You are assigned a project that don't really matter to the business. Sometimes I wondered why they hired an intern. I found myself not doing much work on certain days. I had to beg people for work sometimes. No overtime opportunities. Office drama. Politics.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    If you want to hire top talent, give the interns more responsibilities and allow them to be involved in a more higher-impact work. Or they will leave for investment banks or corporate strategy.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Challenging, ever changing priorities

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Project Lead
    Current Employee - Project Lead

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

    Pros

    Very flexible work-life policies depending on who you work for.

    Cons

    Very difficult to advance at your current business.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Promote top talent from within.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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