GE Power & Water Reviews

Updated March 14, 2015
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Pros
  • There is an immense respect for work life balance (in 5 reviews)

  • Great opportunities to move to other positions within GE (in 5 reviews)

Cons
  • Everyone I work with (>40) are doing the jobs of multiple people, impacting work/life balance (in 4 reviews)

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

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  1. Great company with lots of opportunities to move around.

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    Former Employee - Project Manager
    Former Employee - Project Manager

    I worked at GE Power & Water

    Pros

    Scale and variety of industries.

    Cons

    Compensation noticeably below industry averages.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Localize leadership. Should be less USA-based.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful

    Glory days are over

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    Current Employee - Engineer/Technologist in Schenectady, NY
    Current Employee - Engineer/Technologist in Schenectady, NY

    I have been working at GE Power & Water full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Gain experience working on global teams in a high technology field. Smart people, very driven, get it done attitude. Able to work on things that impact society.

    Cons

    In recent years it has become a fear based culture which has resulted in a lot of backstabbing. Long term players are in survival mode. The contributions one makes is not as important as the company you keep. Competitive culture is an understatement. Tough place to go to everyday and be happy. Not a lot of big industry in the area so relocating is the only option if you want out. Winters are brutal in upstate NY.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Senior management needs to pause and reflect on where they came from. Too many at the top have no concern for their own employees. While loyalty went out the door decades ago being human hasn't.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3. Good place to work

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at GE Power & Water full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great work/life balance and benefits. Provides great experience working and communicating with people from all over the world.

    Cons

    Growing professionally at your specific location. There are definitely opportunities company wide if you want to move but moving your family across the country sometimes isn't ideal.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't change what already works, sometimes leaving things alone is the best thing you can do.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5. Summer internship

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at GE Power & Water

    Pros

    Great people, company culture, and work-life balance. GE is truly a global company involved in so many industries so big impacts and resources. Enormous investment in employees, especially through excellent entry-level rotational/development programs.

    Cons

    It is such a large company that some processes are slower-moving and information can be kind of hard to track down.

  6. Opportunity to work with a group of smart and diverse people

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    Former Intern - Intern - Hourly in Waukesha, WI
    Former Intern - Intern - Hourly in Waukesha, WI

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

    Pros

    Great opportunity to meet a variety of people and work on interesting products. Better understanding of corporate structure after working here.

    Cons

    Management is very set in their ways, which provides difficulty when looking to reform processes and tasks so that they are more efficient. Difficulties with communication between different departments.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Embrace change

    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7. EID Intern Experience

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    Former Intern - EID Intern in Greenville, SC
    Former Intern - EID Intern in Greenville, SC

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

    Pros

    Lots of other interns and organized intern events.

    Cons

    Was in Renewable division. Often had stretches of several days without anything to do.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Make sure groups accepting interns actually will have work prepared for the intern to do.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8. Mixed bag

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    Former Employee - Engineering
    Former Employee - Engineering

    I worked at GE Power & Water full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great at training employees (through work, additional education, training seminars)
    Make interesting products

    Cons

    Process driven, stifles imagination/ creativity
    Somewhat mediocre benefits

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9. Disappointing ethically

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    Former Employee - Field Service Manager
    Former Employee - Field Service Manager

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

    Pros

    Great pay and benefits - however benefits are declining

    Cons

    Very unorganized and reactive strategy

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Field employees are treated like second class employees

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  10. 2 people found this helpful

    Values earnings. Not employees.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Schenectady, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Schenectady, NY

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

    Pros

    Lots of smart people. Can learn a lot on the job and in company sponsored training programs. Learn as much as you can while here.

    Cons

    This business does not reward based on hard work. Seems more concerned with promoting diversity. Senior management is all consumed with managing up and shows little regard for the employees who report to them. I have seen many dedicated employees tossed out because of a change in leadership. If looking for a job where you feel appreciated, keep looking.
    This is a fiercely competitive place to work with very long hours being the norm.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Employees will do more if they feel appreciated. The leaders need to stop trying to be show boats to the CEO. You are losing sight of what made GE successful. It's not the size of your bonus check. It's the employees. And without a good employee base you have nothing.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  11. Train ride to failure. Next generation industrial energy storage sodium battery not ready for prime time.

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    Former Employee - Engineer in Schenectady, NY
    Former Employee - Engineer in Schenectady, NY

    I worked at GE Power & Water full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Startup venture that originally held promise.

    Cons

    Startup venture that was prematurely pushed into scaled-up production before the product was ready and before the target customer market was properly defined.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Engage a much higher ratio of industry experts into the engineering and manufacturing departments for a startup venture instead of assembling a team of R&D scientists without any prior startup production knowledge or skills.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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