GE Energy Management

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GE Energy Management Reviews

Updated December 11, 2014
Updated December 11, 2014
61 Reviews
2.7
61 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Salary, Benefits, Work culture, Work Life balance (in 5 reviews)

  • Wide exposure to variety of technologies throughout the company giving a diverse knowledge base and a great place to start or grow your career (in 3 reviews)


Cons
  • Very little career upward mobility, lack of true direction from upper management, no bonus structure (in 5 reviews)

  • It's a big company and you're just a number (in 2 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Smart Grid Driven Company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Engineer in Phila, PA
    Current Employee - Senior Engineer in Phila, PA

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

    Pros

    Interested in exploring commercial opportunities for Grid Improvement. Open, accessible culture, with honest bidirectional communications (management scheduled, or employee initiated). Honest feedback is provided

    Cons

    Behavior driven by quarterly performance. Budgets, projects are cut inexplicably when the revenue intake is not matching commitments/expectations

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep improving the long term business directions.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    GE Intelligent Platforms - company operates in dysfunctional silos

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

    I worked at GE Energy Management full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    The company has excellent software products.

    Cons

    No collaboration between key operational leadership roles; marketing leadership is abysmal.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Consider a confidential survey which allows key strategic teams to have a voice; meet with managers other than the top 5 you may communicate with day/in day/out. Listen to sales management - while marketing leadership is dysfunctional, rely on sales leadership for fresh marketing direction.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Very comfortable place to work at.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Assembly Technician in Charlottesville, VA
    Former Employee - Assembly Technician in Charlottesville, VA

    I worked at GE Energy Management full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Working at GE was the most wonderful experience that I have ever had. The work was not hard to do at all and I was crossed trained on different jobs that was easy to learn.

    Cons

    The only down fall was that I loved working there and I hope to become perminent before my contract was over and it did not happen. It is hard to become a full time employee there unless you have a family member workk there even though I was a good and dependable worker.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I think management should look at how good the contracters can do the job and how well the other employees could worked with them.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5. 2 people found this helpful  

    Intelligent Platforms - Don't go there!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - AREA SALES MANAGER in Charlottesville, VA
    Current Employee - AREA SALES MANAGER in Charlottesville, VA

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

    Pros

    GE name is strong. Now that Intelligent Platforms is part of Energy Management might provide much needed leadership. EM could provide synergy with other electrical products.

    Cons

    Poor leadership and a new sales strategy that is destroying the business.
    Customers are moving to competitors.
    Business has exited more technologies and products than they have added.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Focus on customers and follow through on new product plans.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6. 3 people found this helpful  

    Large Corporate America

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Lead Engineer in Charlottesville, VA
    Current Employee - Lead Engineer in Charlottesville, VA

    I have been working at GE Energy Management full-time

    Pros

    Stressfree work environment, very collaborative and talented engineers, nice part of the country to live

    Cons

    Very little career upward mobility, lack of true direction from upper management, no bonus structure

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Figure out the top five products and let's deliver. You are doing too much with too little, and your need to latch onto the latest managerial buzzwords is pretty transparent.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Salaries are not competitive.

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at GE Energy Management

    Pros

    Hype of the GE name.

    Cons

    Salaries are not competitive period.

  8. 3 people found this helpful  

    Lack of direction

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

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

    Pros

    Friendly people, nice facility, good benefits

    Cons

    Mangement lacks a realizable vision for the business.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Bad company to work for. Alway need to pull revenue in for the quarter.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Project Manager in San Jose, CA
    Former Employee - Project Manager in San Jose, CA

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

    Pros

    Pay was good. Some people were good to work with.

    Cons

    Managers would give you to much work. Long hiring process. Always under staffed. Not very good leadership.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Your people make the company so take care of them. You need to take care of the customer instead of trying to take every dollar you can. Need to look at keeping customers happy.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10. 8 people found this helpful  

    Slim chance that GE-IP can survive.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Engineer in Charlottesville, VA
    Former Employee - Engineer in Charlottesville, VA

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

    Pros

    Fantastic co-workers. Great location. Good benefits. Good name to have on a resume. Can see all of the organization's functional areas all on the same campus. Previously would have considered new product development as a positive, but that has drastically changed.

    Cons

    No leadership accountability: they make bad decisions and punish others for the results. There is no hiding this fact.
    No safe avenue to voice concerns or provide potential solutions: another recent reviewer mentioned the RITE initiative (Retaliation Isn't Tolerated Ever) being a farce and they are completely correct. To be fair, I only know this in the Product Development area under the current leadership (effective May, 2013 until present). However since this is a technology company Product Development is very central. If you recognize a problem being perpetuated by the leadership team you better not mention it, EVEN if you have a simple solution readily available.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You better start listening to your employees with an open mind before you are the only people left. It may already be too late to save this organization since so many people have willingly left, and continue to leave. When they walk out the door GE-IP loses a lot of experience and history. You better recognize this as a problem rather than cheering each loss bypretending it is the removal of another employee that can't cut it.
    Best advice: leave now before you have to continue witnessing the downfall of the organization due to your poor management and leadership. It may save your ego while possibly saving the company.
    I made my decision to leave when I realized that future plans were all heading in the same direction. Others are realizing this now too and that's why the Engineering team is down to 20% of its former size. Market share has plummeted and will continue to do so without any new products from the non-existent Engineering team. Then GE closes the doors on the former GE Fanuc Automation organization.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11. 2 people found this helpful  

    Increasing workloads/expections without equitable compensation or chance for advancement.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at GE Energy Management full-time

    Pros

    flexible schedule, lots to learn

    Cons

    With restructuring, retirements and releases of new products (hardwar and software), work loads increase year after year, workloads far outpace compensation. There is no performance incentive or bonus structure for most employees. There is poor vision on career path and internal training on our product offerings.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Before stacking more work on your employees, consider what you can do for them. Value your employees, the mindset that all GE employees should consider their employment a privilege is terrible culture to promote.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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Rich Carpenter, Chief Technology Strategist, GE Intelligent Platforms (Photo thanks to Flickr user E2 Conference available under by-nc-sa v2.0)
Rich Carpenter, Chief Technology Strategist, GE Intelligent Platforms (Photo thanks to Flickr user E2 Conference available under by-nc-sa v2.0)

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