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GE Energy Management Reviews

Updated August 7, 2014
Updated August 7, 2014
49 Reviews

2.5
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  1.  

    Lack of direction

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Foxboro, MA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Foxboro, MA

    Pros

    Friendly people, nice facility, good benefits

    Cons

    Mangement lacks a realizable vision for the business.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2.  

    Large Corporate America

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    Current Employee - Lead Engineer  in  Charlottesville, VA
    Current Employee - Lead Engineer in Charlottesville, VA

    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
  3.  

    Salaries are not competitive.

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Hype of the GE name.

    Cons

    Salaries are not competitive period.

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

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    Former Employee - Project Manager  in  San Jose, CA
    Former Employee - Project Manager in San Jose, CA

    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
  6. 4 people found this helpful  

    Slim chance that GE-IP can survive.

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    Former Employee - Engineer  in  Charlottesville, VA
    Former Employee - Engineer in Charlottesville, VA

    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
  7. 2 people found this helpful  

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

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    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
  8.  

    I had 18 years of experience at GE Zenith as an Administrative Assistant and Indirect Buyer assisting Engineers and PMs.

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    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant  in  Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant in Chicago, IL

    Pros

    If you are Engineer with great experience in AutoCAD 2013 working with Switchgears and Transfer Switches, this place is for you.

    Cons

    It's a manufacturing environment. If you are looking for casual environment, it's for you but if you don't want manufacturing environment, then don't apply here.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be more pro-active and appreciate what the engineers does to this organization because they work hard to finish project.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  9. 3 people found this helpful  

    Not optimistic about outlook for this business

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    Former Employee - Human Resources Person  in  Charlottesville, VA
    Former Employee - Human Resources Person in Charlottesville, VA

    Pros

    Charlottesville location is wonderful. Mfg team there doing their best with minimal resources and support. Some significant investment in Cville based controls products in 2011-12 but not seeing results in market. Strong hourly and salaried ops teams, strong mid-level managers.

    Cons

    Weak business leadership from Mary Rose Sylvester and questionable capability on Jody's part. Some strong players have left senior and midlevel ranks in engineering, finance, manufacturing, HR and marketing. Too much focus on quarter by quarter results; business lacks staying power. Gutted the business in 09 for good reasons, but never added back resources commensurate with business recovery.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Implement bonus below executive band like 75% of your competitors. Celebrate your long service employees instead of treating them like furniture.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10. 2 people found this helpful  

    Great coworkers, lacking leadership

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    Former Employee - Firmware Engineer  in  Charlottesville, VA
    Former Employee - Firmware Engineer in Charlottesville, VA

    Pros

    They're trying to move toward a true Agile Continuous Development environment, which makes it a great place to learn about all software development processes to move faster if you're on the right team. They're also willing to pay for some training occasionally. We were able to take a week long Test Driven Development course in the fall of 2013.

    Cons

    Leadership had a tendency to blame engineering for creating the wrong rock, even if that was what was asked for.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11.  

    Interesting work, good people, mediocre management

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    interesting, new tech, good prople

    Cons

    mediocre upper management at best

    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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