GE Capital Reviews

Updated October 19, 2014
Updated October 19, 2014
597 Reviews
3.5
597 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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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    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.  

    Management development program

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • 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
  3.  

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

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Information Management in Dallas, TX
    Former Employee - Information Management in Dallas, TX

    I worked at GE Capital as an intern (less than an 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
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  5.  

    Know the values and demonstrate them.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Vice President in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Vice President in Chicago, IL

    I worked at GE Capital full-time (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
  6.  

    Excellent Company

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Assistant Vice President in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Assistant Vice President in New York, NY

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

    Pros

    Amazing career opportunities, fantastic leaders

    Cons

    Many layers of management, can be difficult to navigate at times

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Great company to work for. Compliance is everything.

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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

    Pros

    You know what is expected and you better perform.

    Cons

    With large companies like GE, there is always a feeling that big brother is watching everything you do. Just do it right and you have no worries.

  8.  

    Great Company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Kettering, OH
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Kettering, OH

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

    Pros

    Great compensation. Interesting work and a variety of topics. Great colleagues and a fast paved work environment. I always had challenging assignments. There was never a dull moment. Lots of career progression and various internal jobs to choose from. Company has an excellent reputation.

    Cons

    Hard to get hired. Sometimes it's hard to maintain work life balance.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the good work. Don't forget to reward your high performers.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    I like the work and find the company is very fair in treatment.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Customer Service Representative in Kettering, OH
    Current Employee - Customer Service Representative in Kettering, OH

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

    Pros

    The company offers good work hours to temps. There is an opportunity to sign on in permanent employment.

    Cons

    The work speeds up and slows down which most office jobs does. The pay is good and there are opportunities for overtime. Unfortunately as a temporay contractor there are no benefits of "paid-time-off".

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Some co-workers like to complain but they are tardy from breaks and arrival times to work, they are lax on dress code and even conduct rules. Keep the reminders of these areas of conduct to keep us working efficiently and orderly. It will keep permanent workers from resenting us as employees.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    GE Capital Response

    Jul 24, 2014Recruitment Marketing Leader

    Thank you for your review. We appreciate the transparent feedback and always look to improve. Feedback like this will help us do so!

  10.  

    Very good company, great training!

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Litigation Specialist in Cedar Rapids, IA
    Former Employee - Litigation Specialist in Cedar Rapids, IA

    I worked at GE Capital full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Balanced work/home life. Great co-workers!

    Cons

    Cannot think of any cons!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    n/a

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    GE Capital Response

    Jul 24, 2014Recruitment Marketing Leader

    Thank you for your review. We appreciate your response.

  11.  

    Meritocracy personified

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Program Manager in Detroit, MI
    Current Employee - Senior Program Manager in Detroit, MI

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

    Pros

    The company gives people big challenges, stretches their capabilities and helps them achieve more through a fantastic set of training opportunities in their first rate management training curriculum.

    Cons

    The company attracts people with can-do, get-it-done attitudes. If you're contemplative, overly analytical or generally unhelpful, you'll see conflict with your peers and customers quickly.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Learn the experiences and abilities of the team you inherit. At times you'll find there are gems among the crowd.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    GE Capital Response

    Jul 24, 2014Recruitment Marketing Leader

    Thank you for your review. We appreciate the feedback. We continually try to make GE Capital the employer of choice! With feedback like this we should be able to strive to getting better. We ... More

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