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GE Reviews in Houston, TX

Updated September 9, 2014
Updated September 9, 2014
2,521 Reviews
3.7
2,521 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Provides ample opportunity for growth in career , work -life balance is encouraged (in 123 reviews)

  • Lots of opportunities to advance if you're willing to move around a lot (in 55 reviews)


Cons
  • Also most of the people i know who work here don't have much work life balance (in 132 reviews)

  • Can be long hours but if you are good at planning your day, you will be more than fine (in 76 reviews)

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great Company

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Lead Project Manager  in  Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Lead Project Manager in Houston, TX

    I worked at GE full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    great for company values and culture. a unique place for professional development and growth

    Cons

    Long working hours, but tipically flexible

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Coating operator

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Coating Operator  in  Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Coating Operator in Houston, TX

    I have been working at GE full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Great job, excellent pay and benefits, happy work environment.

    Cons

    closed the shop moved it to Brazil

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Great group of people to work with

  3.  

    Great Company

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Petroleum Engineer  in  Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Petroleum Engineer in Houston, TX

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

    Pros

    Great company to work for. a lot of opportunities

    Cons

    Sometimes people in your teams do not want you step into their shoes

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    I have found my home.

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX

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

    Pros

    GE really values their employees genuinely. You are recognized for the hard work you do. You can drive your own career path and with a company like GE, the opportunities are endless.

    Cons

    Growing so much that we are running out of office space. We need a new building!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    GE Response

    Aug 8, 2014Recruitment Marketing Leader

    Thank you so much for your review. We value the feedback on this site. There are good things going on at GE... thank you for pointing that out!

  6.  

    Working at GE

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - ITLP  in  Houston, TX
    Current Employee - ITLP in Houston, TX

    I have been working at GE as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    Great work culture
    Enjoyed my project
    Great people
    The training really helped

    Cons

    Pay was a bit on the low side for my qualifications.
    The location options were fairly limited for my business.
    The relocation package was a bit on the low end.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    GE Response

    Jul 26, 2014Recruitment Marketing Leader

    We appreciate your response and review. We value this information to make GE a better place to work.

  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    This is a good company to work for as long as you plan on putting in the extra time it takes to advance your career.

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Project Coordinator  in  Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Project Coordinator in Houston, TX

    I have been working at GE as a contractor for more than 5 years

    Pros

    I have worked with some great people and there are plenty of opportunities to learn but you have to look for them.

    Cons

    There seems to be an overall lack of training for newer employees. Also most of the people i know who work here don't have much work life balance. It seems as though you are supposed to work extra time just to cover your workload. This over working just seems to be part of the culture.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    There should be better system for training new employees. Also might be a good idea to consider how overworked some of the employees are, in my opinion a less stressed employee is more productive.

    No opinion of CEO
  8. 2 people found this helpful  

    Wide breadth of possible finance experience

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Finance Manager  in  Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Senior Finance Manager in Houston, TX

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

    Pros

    GE invests in it's finance employees with programs such as FMP and Corporate Audit Staff. The portofolio of GE businesses across both the Capital and Industrial industries is limitless and a core set of GE finance skills enables long-term employees move among them.

    Cons

    The salary and benefits GE offers do not match the number of hours finance employees typically work. The company is pushing to make work easier by simplifying processes, but in such a large company, nothing is ever simple.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Employees are not given the freedom to make decisions and be held accountable to those decisions. You continually have to go through layers and layers of approvals. If something doesn't pan out, the person on the bottom is held accountable even if leaders have approved their decision but have done nothing to help clear roadblocks.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9. 2 people found this helpful  

    Good company

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

    I have been working at GE full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Lots of support to get your work done.

    Cons

    Easy to get trapped in specific role

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Communicate major changes early and better

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    GE Response

    Jun 24, 2014Strategist

    This is priceless feedback. Thank you for your review. We hope to build reports and learn more about how we can improve. This will help!

  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Invests in their employees and has great talent

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Sales Manager  in  Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Senior Sales Manager in Houston, TX

    I have been working at GE full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    GE has the resources to move mountains. The vacation time is great. Salary is very good. Internal training and career development course offerings are excellent.

    Cons

    The company's structure is very matrixized. It often can be cumbersome and complicated to get things done.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue the efforts on simplification.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    GE Response

    Jun 18, 2014Strategist

    We appreciate your feedback! We always try to balance the big organization that we are with moving things forward quicker. This feedback is priceless. Thank you!

  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    A good place to begin career

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Process Engineer  in  Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Process Engineer in Houston, TX

    I worked at GE full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Diversity growth and opportunities for overall development. Emphasis on leadership and quality. Overall a good place to work

    Cons

    huge corporation and visibility is a concern. Some businesses do not have clear path forward.Overall a good place to work

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Overall a good place to work with some improvements on training and mentor ship. train young talent and provide opportunities to diversify

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    GE Response

    Jun 9, 2014Strategist

    Thank you for this feedback! We hear you loud and clear! We appreciate the pros and cons as that will always help us improve. Thank you again for this priceless information!

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