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GE Reviews in Houston, TX

Updated November 11, 2014
Updated November 11, 2014
2,683 Reviews
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2,683 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Provides ample opportunity for growth in career , work -life balance is encouraged (in 142 reviews)

  • Lots of opportunities to advance if you're willing to move around a lot (in 60 reviews)


Cons
  • Also most of the people i know who work here don't have much work life balance (in 152 reviews)

  • Can be long hours but if you are good at planning your day, you will be more than fine (in 87 reviews)

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  1.  

    Good chance to grow and learn for young/new careers

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

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

    Pros

    Stable company with a lot of choices for a next job type and location. Good work-life balance. Culturally very strong with safety and compliance. Huge company with huge resources - a chance to see complex processes, systems, and organizations work together.

    Cons

    Salary and benefits are below what could be found at other companies in my field. A large company like this means that depending on the job and manager, you could get lost in the shuffle and miss an opportunity - new opportunities are dependent on who knows you (you are often sought for a specific job, instead of applying to a listing cold).

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Has its ups and downs

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Human Resources Manager in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Human Resources Manager in Houston, TX

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

    Pros

    Respected company in our industry.

    Cons

    Very little work life balance.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Always over communicate.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    do more with less and quicker

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

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

    Pros

    great people; very smart, highly self motivated & technical with deep expertise who are very professional; no small office gossip; office setting is low stress, no micromanagement

    Cons

    trying to keep tabs of who the company leaders/ executives are at the time... they seem to change annually; leadership seems out of touch with the foot soldiers sometimes

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    don't let the pursuit of $ blind you into letting go of highly productive, good people.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great Company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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 (more than an 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
  6.  

    Coating operator

    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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 (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

  7.  

    Great Company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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 (more than an 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
  8.  

    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 (less than an 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!

  9.  

    Working at GE

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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 (less than an 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.

  10. 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
    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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 (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
  11. 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 (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!

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