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GE Reviews in Houston, TX

Updated November 11, 2014
Updated November 11, 2014
2,714 Reviews
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2,714 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. 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!

  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Invests in their employees and has great talent

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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 (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!

  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    A good place to begin career

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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 (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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  5.  

    Engineer

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

    I have been working at GE full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Great Place, Flexible,friendly,you can learn a lot, fast paced

    Cons

    moderate utilization of resources leading to pressure in a few departments

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Great Going!Utilize resources to the best.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    GE Response

    Jun 9, 2014Strategist

    Thank you for this feedback. As you know we are a large organization so it really helps to have specific feedback such as this to help us narrow in where we can improve. We continue to work on ... More

  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Large Company, Largely Political

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

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

    Pros

    The company is very good at allowing work-life balance, and offers great training courses. The pay is equivalent to the averages.

    Cons

    Very complex company politics that usually hinder performance. The company politics usually cause information to be slowed and sometimes not transferred as it should be. This can be very stressful for everyone with tight deadlines that have metrics tied to your performance. This is a large company so that disconnect can be expected, but it seems to be so large that it may never be corrected.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Clean out the systems to have one uniform communication. Allow the employees/managers to set the metrics that best show their performance. Have dedicated facilities for high priority tasks that only the EB has access to. Realize that the cookie cutter roll-outs which the employees, IT, and interfacing parties are going to follow is not always better than what was done before.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Good exposure, but highly matrixed

    • 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

    Strong performance gets higher responsibility
    Team atmosphere - everyone is in it together
    Great annual performance evaluation process
    Good time-off benefits

    Cons

    Good performance isn't always recognized
    Highly matrixed - too many "bosses", takes too long to get a decision made
    Sometimes you feel very stuck in our your own site, not necessarily part of such an enormous corporation

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take the time to truly make things easier, don't just say you're going to simply but actually do it at all levels.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Rewarding if your willing to work for it.

    • 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 an year)

    Pros

    Lots of room for growth. If your willing to put forth the effort leadership typically notices and rewards you with it through promotions. The people that GE hires are on a caliber unlike any company out there. They spend the money to get better people and the DJIA is proof of that from a longevity stand point.

    Cons

    Although I can see how it wasn't sustainable for Jack Welch's 10% mentality, GE has grown "soft" in that they will let dead weight hang around for a little to long (industry specific of course). The management doesn't come around unless its a photo opportunity. Not a good way to "rally the troops". In my 16 months with GE I have not heard and or seen our division President visiting any place or attempting to reach out to us. Our business unit is not very big so its a shame that they don't take the time to visit those driving the actual profit. Money isn't made in cubicles, its made with the products we sell.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Visit your people. Don't let HR drive the boat....they can help navigate....maybe backup navigate. Don't drive unattainable margin increases, all you are doing is setting up mediocrity and disappointment.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Great experience

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

    I have been working at GE (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Global company. Collaborative culture. Excellent growth opportunity

    Cons

    Compensation.size of the company presents in speed of execution.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    High Pressure job, Too many piers, High paid Medical Insurance

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

    I have been working at GE full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Better retirement benefits, Reduced GE products

    Cons

    High Pressure job, Too many piers, High paid Medical Insurance

  11.  

    THE WORST JOB OF MY LIFE!!!!!!!!

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

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

    Pros

    Nothing, the company is so big and bureaucratic that you're just a number. They talk about simplifying work but all they do is pass it along to others

    Cons

    Too many to list. My suggestion is not apply to this company. They don't care about you they just care about the bottom line after the senior executive team writes a check with their mouth to the board that their ass can't cash

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Quit lying about stuff. All of you talk about simplifying and work life balance but the first time that someone speaks out your mid range managers take retaliation on them. You all should be ashamed of yourself

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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