GE Oil & Gas Reviews

Updated March 26, 2015
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Lorenzo Simonelli
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Pros
  • The flexibility of work hours along with great benefits allows for a work/life balance (in 5 reviews)

  • Good experience in terms of career development (in 6 reviews)

Cons
  • Management doesn't listen, no growth, and work life balance is non-existant (in 5 reviews)

  • Old fashioned corporate model with little to no modifications to management styles to accommodate the changing business environment (in 3 reviews)

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  1. AEngineering Operations

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    Current Employee - Engineer/Technologist in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Engineer/Technologist in Houston, TX

    I have been working at GE Oil & Gas

    Pros

    Great leadership & quality culture

    Cons

    Benefits are not A+. There are very little leadership training opportunities given.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Managers need more training to lead and manage diverse groups

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful

    Supply Chain

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at GE Oil & Gas

    Pros

    Plenty of lateral mobility if you're looking to move elsewhere in the country/world.

    Cons

    i don't believe in anonymity

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  3. Great opportunity to learn about Oil & Gas in a company that is committed to this industry.

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

    I have been working at GE Oil & Gas

    Pros

    The sub-business units in Oil & Gas feel like small families at times. Most roles require some travel and are provided some level of entry-level training. The business has good people who work hard.

    Cons

    The healthcare benefits aren't great - this is across GE in the US. There isn't a mechanism to provide feedback about any level of business leadership. The organization is big enough for under-performers to hide, but small enough that you can't let all of the under-performers go. Onboarding is a big pain.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I get it - Oil & Gas is a business of constant acquisition and disposition, combining P&L's and splitting P&L's. Never allowing teams within the business to arrive at a state of normalcy is confusing for everyone.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5. Good company to work for

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    Former Employee - Project Engineer in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Project Engineer in Houston, TX

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

    Pros

    Good company to work for with a lot of benefit and learning experience

    Cons

    Big corporation where you can get lost with your career

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay more attention to effort of subordinate

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6. 2 people found this helpful

    Realistic overview of GE O&G

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at GE Oil & Gas

    Pros

    Great brand, exciting technology and a great market leader. Great exposure to big companies and global markets.

    Cons

    Lots of managers and not enough leadership. Your ideas are stolen by others for their promotion. Managers worried about their next step up. Unqualified management to lead in areas outside of their expertise.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Make it a requirement for lower level employees to be exposed to exec. to hear the truth about the market space rather than hearing news or information through several layers of management.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7. Fast-paced, constant change.

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    Current Employee - Operations in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Operations in Houston, TX

    I have been working at GE Oil & Gas

    Pros

    Work-life balance is amazing but is dependent on your manager.

    Cons

    constant change with no sense of stability.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8. Good company

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    Current Employee - Engineer in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Engineer in Austin, TX

    I have been working at GE Oil & Gas full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Great people, good products, compensation is average

    Cons

    Lay offs, no chance of advancement to a better position

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Provide professional growth oportunities

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful

    Learn and then get out

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    Former Employee - Human Resources Manager in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Human Resources Manager in Houston, TX

    I worked at GE Oil & Gas

    Pros

    Great branding, great executive level training, great communications

    Great systems.....allow for more sophistication and efficiency.

    Smart people, broad ideas

    Cons

    Behind the façade of the GE Brand......there lies a company that doesn't really care about its people. True class system exists....lots of politics...must have high level sponsors to really succeed. Don't give time for things to work....too many reorganizations.

    Doesn't understand how incentive compensation works......doesn't really understand how the Oil & Gas industry works

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get back to basics.....right size and then put the right people in charge. Care more about the people side of the equation and eliminate overhead.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10. Not bad if you can dodge office politics

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at GE Oil & Gas

    Pros

    Large organization with opportunities available. Decent culture, friendly people. Good benefits. Building itself is not large so everyone knows or recognizes everyone.

    Cons

    Large company with plenty of red tape. Sometimes takes an act of congress to make decisions. Too much turnover it seems.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Nothing that hasn't already been shared in house and fallen on deaf ears.

  11. Lots of Opportunity- but lacking transparency

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    Current Employee - Corprorate Functions in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Corprorate Functions in Houston, TX

    I have been working at GE Oil & Gas full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    GE Oil & Gas has great potential as a company, and anyone that is hired here will have ample opportunity to move within the company, or look for opportunities at the other GE businesses.

    Cons

    With everything going ton in the Oil & Gas Industry right now, there is very little information share occuring with the employees, leaving many to wonder if/when a major reduction in workforce is coming.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More open communication with employees will lead to better morale/retention in the long run.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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