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GE Oil & Gas Reviews

Updated December 14, 2014
Updated December 14, 2014
134 Reviews
3.4
134 Reviews
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Lorenzo Simonelli
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Review Highlights

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.  

    i worked as a co-op.

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

    I worked at GE Oil & Gas as an intern (more than an year)

    Pros

    Good resources, good training programs, good stability. Work-life balance is attainable. Good place to have a career.

    Cons

    There's a culture of leadership and innovation, but sometimes the bureaucracy gets in the way and politics become relevant. There's decent pay, but it's not known to be extremely competitive.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Make sure co-ops are treated well and engaged with. I was in several positions with different managers. Some had thought out plans for me before my assignment started that were effectively communicated. Those experiences quickly acclimated me to the corporate and team strategy which gave me a better view of the company as a whole.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  2. 4 people found this helpful  

    Project Engineer

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Technical Leader in Kansas City, MO
    Former Employee - Technical Leader in Kansas City, MO

    I worked at GE Oil & Gas full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Plenty of opportunity for growth within company or across businesses. Excellent benefits. Promotes personal growth through training and tuition reimbursement. Though business segment was sold, GE still mandated benefit levels for at least first year.

    Cons

    There were numerous accounts of individuals who would not recognize cost savings or design change benefits unless it was their idea. Not a terrible thing since they would wait about twelve months and submit idea for large monetary bonus.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Just because someone doesn't have a degree, don't overlook the talent.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    GE cares about training their employees

    Current Employee - Assistant Project Manager in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Assistant Project Manager in Houston, TX

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

    Pros

    The company focuses on growing its employees through training and experience.

    Cons

    The leadership is not well connected with the management on the floor and thus can lead to conflicting goals.

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  5.  

    TRULY POOR MANAGEMENT AND HR

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - MRP Buyer Planner in Broussard, LA
    Former Employee - MRP Buyer Planner in Broussard, LA

    I worked at GE Oil & Gas full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Great co-workers
    Great opportunity for the ability to independent work

    Cons

    No management which causes room for blame game
    HR does not practice policies in place
    The employees are set up for failure if any pressure is applied

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Ensure HR follows policies in place
    Present a plan and hold management to the engagements
    protect the workers and they will protect you

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Challenging but rewarding

    • 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 Oil & Gas full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    -You are given more responsibility than most people at other companies at your level of experience
    -You are given a lot of freedom in the direction of your projects
    -You get to work with cutting edge technology
    -9/80 work schedule
    -GE is huge and you could do pretty much anything you imagine

    Cons

    -Pay could be higher and bonuses are rarely given
    -Unless you are on a program, you may feel left out as it is such a large company
    -Not much guidance for young engineers
    -Can be a cutthroat type of atmosphere, most managers (and above) are workaholics
    -Most groups are understaffed which results in immense workloads
    -Attrition rate seems high and the company is saturated with young engineers (<5 years)

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Show your employees that you appreciate their work more.
    Increase the pay as it may attract more industry talent.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good place to start but not stay

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

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

    Pros

    Lots of interaction with international business and coworkers
    Opportunity for training if you seek them out
    Opportunity for exposure to upper management

    Cons

    Limited sources of expertise
    Trying to grow too fast at the expense of quality and customer and employee satisfaction
    Old fashioned corporate model with little to no modifications to management styles to accommodate the changing business environment

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Empower your employees to speak up instead of following the rules just because management says so
    Stop chasing savings at the expense of reputation among the industry and the satisfaction of your employees

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8.  

    Exciting, challenging, land-mined experience; rules & regulations are principle form of communications; no alignment

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

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

    Pros

    90/10 > 10% of the people support 90% of the freeloaders; Great challenges in to learn from and provide solutions to, in the field of human interactions, business systems, engineering, manufacturing, operations ... etc. Perceived expertise is what thrives (people who are connected but have no knowledge or theory or experience in ...)

    Cons

    Lack of trust ... promotions ... forget it. Promotions are based on who you know, not on your capability; extensive non-contact training using web tools; ineffective training since the modules do not pertain directly to your job function; leadership is virtually nonexistent; micro-management is highly prevalent.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to people who really matter; comprehend and learn ; execute with tolerance & empathy not with autocracy;
    It is how you tackle failures that makes an organization successful ... People are humans NOT machines ... Combination of Failure & Motivation is what improves processes not SIX SIGMA ...

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9.  

    Marketing communications manager

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

    I worked at GE Oil & Gas full-time

    Pros

    Strong benefits provided. Company brand name has strong reputation.

    Cons

    No cross business communications. Businesses are not supportive of one to another. Best practices are documented but seldom followed. Rely on brand reputation rather than messaging - lame selling practice.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Look at business lines individually as customers are forced to do.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10. 2 people found this helpful  

    G E Oil and Gas. Schertz, TX

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at GE Oil & Gas

    Pros

    I have a job inside. Weather isn't an issue.

    Cons

    To get hired full time us slow. The pay is not as promised and the management is terrible.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to your crafstmans advice on how to do the job.

  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Acquired years ago, have enjoyed the GE experience

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales Director in Denver, CO
    Current Employee - Sales Director in Denver, CO

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

    Pros

    There are many career paths at GE. The people are tremendous. Integrity is top-of-mind. The job has been demanding but mostly rewarding.

    Cons

    Like any large company, you can get lost in the shuffle. Sometimes, the wrong people get promoted, and the right ones get overlooked. The pace and agility is not always fast enough to react to the market.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Though we work for a big company, we should still be able to be nimble at the Tier 3 level. We will follow decisive and fast-paced leadership.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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