GE Oil & Gas Reviews

Updated July 27, 2015
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GE Oil & Gas President and CEO 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
  • Needs a better work/life balance (in 5 reviews)

  • Many managers come from other GE business units with little to no oil & gas experience (in 3 reviews)

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  1. GE Oil & Gas

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Antonio, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Antonio, TX

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

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

    Pros

    Challenging and engaging GE business that grows new skills and develops leadership skills. GE is able to react to a changing environment and come out ahead in the current climate of low oil prices.

    Cons

    Just like any other big company, sometimes change takes long time to implement.


  2. Great place to work

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - CLP
    Current Employee - CLP

    I have been working at GE Oil & Gas full-time

    Recommends
    Recommends

    Pros

    Great work culture, experiences may vary, but overall it's a great place.

    Cons

    Not a good place to be if you can't operate in complex situations around bureaucratic rules that must be navigate to get things done


  3. Helpful (1)

    good place to work

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Engineer in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Engineer in Houston, TX

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

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

    Pros

    GE is very diverse so there are lots of different job opportunities, decent pay and benefits. GE is big on training its employees so its pretty easy to get six sigma training or other good career training.

    Cons

    Oil and Gas is an old school industry and it can be hard to update some of the current technologies, processes, and ways of thinking. Also, with GE being the size it is, there is a lot of bureaucracy.

    Advice to Management

    GE is a very large company, so I think it is important to keep up the initiatives to keep employees engaged - such as focus on trainings and career growth seminars


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  5. You can consider it entry-level into the office portion of the manufacturing environment.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Document Control in Shawnee, OK
    Former Employee - Document Control in Shawnee, OK

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Since it is a very large company overall the stress from working there is trivial and extremely easy to handle compared to retail or food.

    Cons

    At this location is very difficult to move up in the company. There is potential to end up in a position for long periods of time before something else opens up and generally to progress in the company you will make several lateral moves before any vertical moves. Since it is a very large corporation any perks tend to dwindle overtime and it becomes more about cost control and less aboutyou as an employee.

    Advice to Management

    Try to remember that even though you're working for a large corporation there can be a lot of value added and eventual cost control to training and developing your employees.


  6. No Bonus for Principal Engineer

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

    I worked at GE Oil & Gas full-time

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

    Pros

    Flexible schedule, extremely supportive supervisor

    Cons

    No merit bonus!


  7. Helpful (1)

    Not bad

    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at GE Oil & Gas

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Good place to work. Co workers helpful. Learning the business helps understand the industry better

    Cons

    Need more formal training. Lack of. Unable to work proficiently


  8. Good company

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

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

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

    Pros

    Great company to build leadership. Name recognition and growth within the company.

    Cons

    Oil & Gas leadership is poor. You are just another number.

    Advice to Management

    When you M&A a company, fire the top leadership or it is poison.


  9. Helpful (1)

    Technical Specialist

    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Technical Writer in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Technical Writer in Houston, TX

    I worked at GE Oil & Gas full-time (More than a year)

    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    With GE's deep pockets, the companies they are buying are being brought into the 21st century. There is a conservative bent to the company which I enjoy, but they are not so stuffy as to not allow leeway with your supervisors.

    Cons

    There are still a lot of people within these former companies that resent GE and are being into the 21st century kicking and screaming. Being in oil & gas is also not what it was even a year ago. And, like any good conglomerate, the HR bureaucracy can be a pain. Sometimes the work/life balance favors work.


  10. Great opportunity to develop personally and professionally although internal complexities can be overwhelming.

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Product Manager in Oshkosh, WI
    Current Employee - Senior Product Manager in Oshkosh, WI

    I have been working at GE Oil & Gas full-time (More than 10 years)

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

    Pros

    Great experiences, learning, relationships. Global business brings great opportunities to contribute in many roles.

    Cons

    Extremely complex organization gets in its own way and much too internally focused. GE umbrella adds to the chaos.

    Advice to Management

    Stop talking about simplification and actually do it. Pay better attention to your customers.


  11. Supply Planner

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

    I worked at GE Oil & Gas

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

    Pros

    Good stepping stone to better opportunities

    Cons

    too much micromanagement, no empowerment



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