GE Capital Reviews

Updated September 19, 2014
Updated September 19, 2014
582 Reviews
3.5
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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.  

    Great company

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Great career opportunity especially for those who want to be able to try new roles

    Cons

    It may be difficult to make decisions

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    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
  3.  

    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
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  5.  

    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
  6.  

    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
  7.  

    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
  8.  

    Finance

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    Current Employee - Finance Analyst  in  Norwalk, CT
    Current Employee - Finance Analyst in Norwalk, CT

    I have been working at GE Capital full-time for 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
  9.  

    Great potential if you apply yourself, the higher you go the better it gets

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    Former Employee - Corporate Escalation Specialist
    Former Employee - Corporate Escalation Specialist

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

    Pros

    Decent pay, paid time off, 6-8 weeks of paid training, huge company with a lot of potential (before they changed to Synchrony and broke away from GE, unsure what its like now), advancement opportunities...but only if you know how to play the game. There were SOME great managers there, and they tried to make things fun with various contests and celebrations. The company as a whole does seem to try to make it a better place to work, but some departments get it worse than others. This company was good to me for the most part, my own personal rating would be a 4, but I know I was an exception, hence the lower rating.

    Cons

    Rigid with scheduling, too many politics resulting in under or unqualified people ending up with promotions, unrealistic and conflicting goals (ie demanding faster call times while adding additional steps required for each call), too much emphasis on having a fast call resulting in reps rushing and making mistakes. People can be fired for having a couple of bad months, whereas others who take advantage of the system get away with it for years even though management knows they are slacking off. There are also some awful managers there. There is a lot to remember and things constantly change and not enough time is given to research during the call nor to train on the new changes, yet a single slip up and management will jump down your throat.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Once a month for a week take phone calls all day every day like the reps have to and be held to ALL of the same standards you hold them just to see how difficult it really is, and maybe that way you can cut them some slack from time to time.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Great benefits. Hard to move up.

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    Current Employee - Account Manager  in  Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Account Manager in Chicago, IL

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

    Pros

    Room to train. Amount of time off is ample. Great company values.

    Cons

    Moving laterally is easy, moving up is difficult.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    GE Corporate

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    Current Employee - Commercial Account Specialist  in  Kansas City, KS
    Current Employee - Commercial Account Specialist in Kansas City, KS

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

    Pros

    Outstanding benefits, medical insurane and vacation time

    Cons

    Typical big-corporate culture "not my job" - "50 emails per day to justify their position"

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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