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GE Power & Water Reviews

Updated November 25, 2014
Updated November 25, 2014
107 Reviews
2.8
107 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • There is an immense respect for work life balance (in 4 reviews)

  • GE benefits and opportunity to move to other positions within GE organization (in 4 reviews)


Cons
  • I have been with GE Water heading on 17 years (in 5 reviews)

  • Senior Management seem out of touch and more focused on moving up the ladder (in 5 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    GE is great!

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at GE Power & Water full-time

    Pros

    No micro management. they allow you to actually work

    Cons

    None that I am aware of

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Great learning experience for recent grads, very large, needs to react to change better

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - IT Project Manager- ITLP in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - IT Project Manager- ITLP in Houston, TX

    I worked at GE Power & Water as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    GE is currently going through a simplification phase. In IT, this is a huge effort. As an intern, you will run your own project. ITLP allows for great networking opportunities and great on-the-job training. There is a lot of interesting technology being used at GE. They recognize leaders from the start and will train them very well.

    Cons

    Company is extremely large. There is a lot of favoritism and GE remains to be the "Good ole boys club". Too many "workflows" to get work done. A lot of managers, even though GE claims to be a flat organization.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    GE is a great company founded on entrepreneurial spirit and organizational change. Make every day different for employees and value their opinions.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Great work hours and over all involvement with the community

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    Former Employee - Project Team Logistics Analyst in Greenville, SC
    Former Employee - Project Team Logistics Analyst in Greenville, SC

    I worked at GE Power & Water full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Office Culture and office hours are great, tons of community activities.

    Cons

    poor communication with management and hard to find information.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    great opprtunity

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at GE Power & Water as a contractor

    Pros

    great to work wit it,

    Cons

    Not Applicable for this.

    Recommends
  6.  

    Not what I expected...

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Account Manager in Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Account Manager in Boston, MA

    I worked at GE Power & Water full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    GE has an amazing amount of different opportunities in some of the biggest and most exciting industries in the world. From what I can see, there is a lot of encouragement to grow wherever you see fit.

    Cons

    As an Account Manager, I felt like my whole job ended up being technical without the time I needed to "work" the account for business or to better strategize the account in relation to workload. I definitely felt trapped by the workload when I was supposed to be building the business and making it more profitable.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Some good, some not as good. Overall, solid place to work.

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    Current Employee - Risk Management in Trevose, PA
    Current Employee - Risk Management in Trevose, PA

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

    Pros

    Very smart people work here. Always someone nearby who knows something about a work challenge you are facing. GE's resources are huge.

    Cons

    If you're not one of the "program" people or from audit staff, climbing the ladder can be tough. Many demands put on you, with a constant squeeze on resources. No company uses the "do more with less" idea more than GE.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Share some of the wealth with all employees, not just management.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Amazing co-workers!

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at GE Power & Water full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    The employees are top notch! People are accountable for their work and have high integrity. Also, their innovation and eye on future trends.

    Cons

    Long hours, little to no work life balance

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be aware of the changing workforce. The millennial generation is very different and expect work life balance.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    I worked with GE for 10 years P&W 1 year

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at GE Power & Water

    Pros

    Good salary, good culture, some perks

    Cons

    lay offs happen all of the time, mediocre management, hard to advance

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Good company. Room for advancement.

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at GE Power & Water

    Pros

    Smart people to work with, collaborative environment, very flexible work environment.

    Cons

    Pay could be much better.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  11.  

    "You can buy better but you can't buy more expensive... " Is how customers refer to GE.

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    Former Employee - Lead Engineer in Bellevue, WA
    Former Employee - Lead Engineer in Bellevue, WA

    I worked at GE Power & Water full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Global assignments, autonomy, local management that cared.

    Cons

    Corporate management cared little about the customer or its employees, little to no opportunity for advancement, no financial incentive to travel yet required long travel assignments. Below industry average compensation levels. Sacrificed quality of products to increase profit margin, knowingly sold equipment that would not work in the application.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Compensate employees for the work they do, concentrate less on the bottom line and more on delivering a quality product that works in the application. Appropriately reward employees that travel extensively for the company.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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