GE Power & Water Reviews

Updated April 19, 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. Human Resources

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Milwaukee, WI
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Milwaukee, WI

    I have been working at GE Power & Water full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Working for an industry leader that is rapidly growing. Exciting set of businesses across the Power Generation portfolio. GE is investing in this business and energy megatrends indicate that the Power Generation space is a great place to be in the near and longer term!

    Culture that is focused on employee empowerment, encouraging employees to ask "why not?, and one that values diversity.

    Cons

    It's a big company so sometimes can be a challenge to navigate for someone who is new. All that said, the company is focused on simplification efforts and finding ways to become more agile and make decisions quicker.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work! Lots of progressive changes happening in the business with regards to employee empowerment and a laser like focus on customer intimacy.

  2. assembler

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    Current Employee - Assembler in Minnetonka, MN
    Current Employee - Assembler in Minnetonka, MN

    I have been working at GE Power & Water full-time (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Friendly and caring work environment. Well kept and overall clean and organized. People are all helpful to one another. Lead people are understanding and care. A lot of paid time off for vacation and personal reasons or illness.

    Cons

    very long and drawn out hiring process.

  3. Project Manager

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Project Manager in Bellevue, WA
    Former Employee - Project Manager in Bellevue, WA

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

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    The project management position is exhilarating pushing the employee above and beyond what one would expect to accomplish. Project team is outstanding sharing information and working together for success.

    Cons

    Programs provided to employees are not fit for project description and causes misunderstandings.

    Advice to Management

    Recall previous employees when workload increases. Learning the GE way is established and profitability will be accomplished efficiently utilizing previously trained staff.

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  5. Smart, hard-working people. A little too much of the GE, "drinking the punch," attitude.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Wilmington, NC
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Wilmington, NC

    I have been working at GE Power & Water full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Career opportunities elsewhere in GE; Smart colleagues

    Cons

    Not very flexible on work schedule (could be manager/department dependent); Too much swagger from the Jack era - needs to be more open to new ideas

    Advice to Management

    Look outside of GE for new talent and ideas

  6. Managers and mentors provided guidance, while allowing you to still make independent decisions

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Intern - Internship in Atlanta, GA
    Former Intern - Internship in Atlanta, GA

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    I was able to work in multiple location in my one summer. My mentors were there whenever I had a question. Everyone working there is goal oriented and hard working. Very competitive salary for interns

    Cons

    Working within a global company presents some different challenges. Inconvenient meeting times and a lot of collaboration needs to be done via phone and email. It is challenging for me to come up with cons from my internship experience.

    Advice to Management

    Stay connected with all levels of employees. When a intern from another location reaches out to a high ranked employee it would mean a lot if there was a response even if it was generic.

  7. Helpful (1)

    Too many procedures and conflicting goals

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Wilmington Beach, NC
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Wilmington Beach, NC

    I worked at GE Power & Water

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

    Pros

    Great Benefits, Smart people, stable customer base

    Cons

    Forced to compete with peers - destroys trust and teamwork

    Advice to Management

    Nuke the matrix

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

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

    I worked at GE Power & Water

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

    Pros

    Scale and variety of industries.

    Cons

    Compensation noticeably below industry averages.

    Advice to Management

    Localize leadership. Should be less USA-based.

  9. Great training

    • 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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Teaches leadership from day one.

    Cons

    Constant deotmwnts are hard on family

  10. Helpful (1)

    Glory days are over

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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)

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

    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 Management

    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.

  11. 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.

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