GE Global Research Reviews

Updated August 26, 2015
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GE Global Research Senior Vice President and Director GE Global Research Mark M. Little
Mark M. Little
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Pros
  • Great work-life balance and opportunities for outdoor recreation (in 12 reviews)

  • Lunch and Learns are a great opportunity to develop knowledge of cutting edge technology (in 9 reviews)

Cons
  • For entry-level, initially huge learning opportunity to see corporate r&d, but saturates in 6-8 months (in 3 reviews)

  • I did feel there's some unnecessary red tape (in 3 reviews)

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  1. 3 months in GE global research

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    Former Employee - Intern in Schenectady, NY
    Former Employee - Intern in Schenectady, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Work is not intense, payment is good.

    Cons

    Bad food, ugly building, and life here is boring


  2. Front End Engineer

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Ramon, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Ramon, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good projects and usage of latest technologies.

    Cons

    Disorganized and Poor Management. Longer commute.


  3. Great place

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Niskayuna, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Niskayuna, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at GE Global Research full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    I greatly enjoyed working here.

    Cons

    Management in my particular group was too hands-off at times, but on the whole most people loved their managers.


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  5. Pendulum swinging the wrong way

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    Former Employee - Materials Scientist in Niskayuna, NY
    Former Employee - Materials Scientist in Niskayuna, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at GE Global Research full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Used to be a decent place to build a career. There is still an opportunity to recover if management wakes up in time.

    Cons

    New vacation policy is a huge blow to work life balance. It encourages people to minimize vacation time and it sets up employees for conflict, New review process is a disaster.

    Advice to Management

    Eliminate some layers of management. You need more people innovating and less people dictating how to innovate. Reconsider the new vacation policy. Consider Steinmetz....he did his best work in a canoe...people need an opportunity fore renewal to perform their best work.


  6. Lead Software engineer

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Free drinks and lunch. Nice Mac work machine

    Cons

    Unpredictable. Do not have clear direction on tecnology


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    mechanical engineer

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    Current Employee - Mechanical Engineer in Albany, NY
    Current Employee - Mechanical Engineer in Albany, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at GE Global Research full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    great people, great work life balance, encourage new ideas and creativity

    Cons

    no bonus structure, salary hike is mostly inline with inflation, results in constant attrition.

    Advice to Management

    having a bonus structure for research employees might help retain great talent.


  8. Intern for two months during Masters

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Excellent coworkers, Exposure to various analysis tools, Awesome food

    Cons

    Low pay, Bad Bangalore traffic


  9. Helpful (4)

    This place will not exist in 5 years

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    Former Employee - Lead Scientist in Niskayuna, NY
    Former Employee - Lead Scientist in Niskayuna, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at GE Global Research full-time

    Pros

    Some superb scientists still work for this place. Great work life balance mostly since no one cares about the results.

    Cons

    - scientists who actually understand are reduced to the level of yes men. No authority technical or decision making is left with the people who understand. - > 60% managers are unqualified, pathetic bureaucrats.

    Advice to Management

    Close the place down instead of making it into a miserable place. show honest commitment to inventions. If you get rid of all of the middle management (lab managers) you would be better off. these are neither capable nor qualify.


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    Lead Electrical Engineer

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    Current Employee - Lead Electrical Engineer in Niskayuna, NY
    Current Employee - Lead Electrical Engineer in Niskayuna, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Very flexible working style. There are so many different domain expert that you can learn a lot from all the colleagues around you. It's a nice place and paid well.

    Cons

    GE global research center typically doesn't provide bonus. Very little compensation for patent application. Not very encourage to do publication. Also may have travel and living budget limit.

    Advice to Management

    To have the travel and living budget limit is really not something that can help to reduce the cost. You will get long term pay back through attending the conferences and other travel.


  11. Helpful (3)

    Learn then Leave

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at GE Global Research full-time

    Pros

    For a software person, GRC is a good place to learn main stream technologies. In addition, there are lots of good people that work there.

    Cons

    New contemporary technologies are for the most part off limits. In addition, all levels of management are very politicized, so much so, that significant projects can be resource constrained because managers won't effectively work with each other.

    Advice to Management

    Remove technology leader layer, it serves no function.



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