GE Reviews

Updated June 18, 2015
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Pros
  • Very supportive of work life balance (in 142 reviews)

  • Lots of opportunities in different countries (in 60 reviews)

Cons
  • Work / life balance leaves something to be desired (in 152 reviews)

  • Long hours hence limited work/life balance (in 87 reviews)

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  1. Good Company to Work For

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

    I have been working at GE full-time (More than 5 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Employee relationship to upper management is quite good. Upper management is interested in hearing employee opinions and feedback for continuous improvements. Good training opportunities. Good perks for GE field engineers employed in Energy Services.

    Cons

    Outlook doesn't look good for energy services field engineering. Lack of hiring of field engineers in North America. Low base pay. Difficult to move within the company.

    Advice to Management

    There needs to be more opportunities available for internal employee cross training and movement.


  2. Helpful (1)

    GE O&G

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

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    GE O&G business has products lines from upstream to downstream and is a huge company. There are a lot of opportunities to learn about the various products and excel. The ratings below are for GE O&G and does not reflect GE at large.

    Cons

    As the O&G business is based on acquisitions, there isn't much transparency between the individual business and there are a lot of silos

    Advice to Management

    Cross pollinate individuals between the GE O&G business and also other GE businesses to instill culture. These individuals need to come from various levels senior leaders, managers, tech leaders, manufacturing managers to individual contributors. Immerse this individuals in a few months of training to understand the O&G customers and the products that GE supplies.


  3. Layed back

    Current Employee - Turbine Technician in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Turbine Technician in Houston, TX

    I have been working at GE (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Work load is not over loading, you get compensation for your prior experience

    Cons

    They play favorite, dictate overtime, they let us know who they care about (salary)

    Advice to Management

    Pay better


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  5. Great Company

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

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    This company offers great benefit, and a world wide known brand

    Cons

    Getting a pay raise is like pulling teeth.

    Advice to Management

    Try working with your team, instead of hiding behind a door.


  6. Helpful (2)

    Incompetence on all levels

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

    I worked at GE

    Pros

    Don't know of any, unless you are an EE and really need a job with medical insurance, 401K etc...

    Cons

    Incompetence on all levels i encountered. From team leads and team members up to 1-3 line management. Have not had to deal with anybody higher than that. A lot of politically correct nonsense, as in most big companies. Probably the worst HR I have ever had to deal with. Med. insurance premiums were taken out of my paycheck regularly, but when I needed to go to a doctor turned out HR messed up my paperwork, actually did not even send it to insurance company, so I had no coverage. Premiums deducted for nothing (as it turned out) were never reimbursed back to me. I left company on my own accord. Could not bear this total lack of understanding of what it takes to get the project done; and, consequentially, having to pay for management's mistakes by working overtime, that was not compensated in any way. Most of my colleagues, with few exceptions, were incompetent too, worked for meager salaries, cannot imagine them being hired by any really professional company. Six months after I left, got a call from collection agency, stating that GE submitted me to collection agency for "overpayment of salary". GE HR could not even get my last day at work correctly nor my mailing address. Took several weeks to straighten this mess out and for GE HR/payroll to admit their mistake. No bonuses, no overtime pay, short vacations, not so good med insurance or 401K. Salaries (for Software Engineers) are generally lower than industry average. That was my experience. Your mileage may vary


  7. Best company for the starting engineers. Good work environment.

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

    I worked at GE as an intern (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great work environment, young engineers and lots of leadership roles.

    Cons

    Long work hours sometimes depending on the industry

    Advice to Management

    Pay should be competitive

    GE Response

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  8. fsafd

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

    I have been working at GE

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    horrible company so avoid it at all costs

    Cons

    nothing the company fails in every aspect you can figure.


  9. Helpful (1)

    This was my first engineering job out of college.

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

    I worked at GE

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Working for a big company, I got to travel and learn new skills working with many different people. Employees were also provided training and required to study six sigma.

    Cons

    Working for a big company sometimes you felt like a number. The 360 review process was unfair to employees and sometimes cause animosity and competition among groups and teams, which created dysfunction.

    Advice to Management

    They should encourage team building and have better support from people in upper management for people in middle management or at the site level.


  10. Met a lot of great people to work with and witnesses a lot of labs.

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

    I worked at GE as an intern (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The people I worked with are wonderful and I got to watch a lot of labs equiptment and see how the process works from beginning to end.

    Cons

    I was only there for a couple of months so I never got too involved in a project.


  11. Most uneducated group of ppl i have ever worked with.........

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Assembler Hydro 1sr SHIFT in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Assembler Hydro 1sr SHIFT in Houston, TX

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Nothing good...GE bought Hydril put unknowledgeable ppl n place and made a mess

    Cons

    Uneducated ppl in all positions...uneducated staff...nothing good to say...product sucks...NOV, Camron...take the sales

    Advice to Management

    Go sale the company



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