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GE Power & Water Reviews

Updated December 13, 2014
Updated December 13, 2014
112 Reviews
3.0
112 Reviews
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Review Highlights

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.  

    Good overall experience.

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    • 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 Power & Water full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Fast paced work. You are expected to hit the ground running. For a young engineer that is self driven, this can be a great experience. Some nice perks like paternity leave, vacation, and a good amount of sick days. A lot great people to work with.

    Cons

    Constant scope changes on projects. Business case for some projects seem like they lack some crucial details. Pay and raises could be better, although it seems like it is improving.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue to listen to employees. Allow engineers that are working on a project to understand the business case and assumptions of the project in order to fully buy into the work. Core expertise for individuals should be considered a priority.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Mechanical Engineer Intern

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Mechanical Engineer in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Mechanical Engineer in Houston, TX

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

    Pros

    Great experience in a manufacturing environment that allows you to both conceptualize new designs and get hands on experience.

    Cons

    Location is somewhat isolated down by the ship channel in Houston, so I had to commute a long distance. They do reimburse for relocation but only if you are more than 40 miles away, I was 38...

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    When considering interns for Edison program, consider accomplishments during internship in addition to answers from interview.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    GE is great!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • 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
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  5.  

    Great work hours and over all involvement with the community

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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
  6.  

    great opprtunity

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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
  7.  

    Not what I expected...

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • 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
  8.  

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

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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
  9.  

    Amazing co-workers!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • 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
  10.  

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

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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
  11.  

    Good company. Room for advancement.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • 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

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