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GE Reviews

Updated October 16, 2014
Updated October 16, 2014
2,598 Reviews
3.7
2,598 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Provides ample opportunity for growth in career , work -life balance is encouraged (in 139 reviews)

  • Lots of opportunities to advance if you're willing to move around a lot (in 57 reviews)


Cons
  • Also most of the people i know who work here don't have much work life balance (in 146 reviews)

  • Can be long hours but if you are good at planning your day, you will be more than fine (in 86 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1. 2 people found this helpful  

    Great company if you can stomach the size

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Commercial Finance Analyst in Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Commercial Finance Analyst in Boston, MA

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

    Pros

    GE offers entry level training programs in a variety of fields that provide you with an unparalleled early-career experience, and has well-defined tracks through the company for at least several years. You'll learn a lot, do a lot, and probably move a lot (hopefully for you that's a pro ... if not, shift it to the con section in your checklist!).

    Cons

    There are about as many employees working for GE as there are people living in the country of Iceland - 300,000+. That's one heck of a bureaucratic machine to deal with, and GE often suffers for it. Trying to change the direction of even a very small business unit can feel like trying to steer a cruise ship with a rudder the size of a credit card: you better be very patient, and not expect to radically overhaul anything. Additionally, GE's favorite technique for making quarterly numbers is to freeze travel and freeze hiring, so departments are chronically understaffed and unable to meet face to face with key stakeholders who may not be colocated with you.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Excellent !

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Engineering Manager in Schenectady, NY
    Current Employee - Engineering Manager in Schenectady, NY

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

    Pros

    GE has one of the best training in the areas of personal growth.

    Cons

    One has to be good at multi-tasking.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep doing a great job!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    I loved this company!

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

    I worked at GE as an intern

    Pros

    I loved how open every one was and how helpful the senior employees were to fresh faces.

    Cons

    Where i worked was on the manufacturing side so unless you don't mind a cold more dreary atmosphere then this is the place for you!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Great opportunity - awesome learning experiences and training once reach right level

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Business Relationship Manager in Boca Raton, FL
    Former Employee - Business Relationship Manager in Boca Raton, FL

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

    Pros

    Peers are almost always great people and a joy to work with. Most managers truly care about their employees.

    Cons

    Upper management keeps much close to the vest hampering the ability for orgs to achieve common goals. Politics and constant org changes exist as would be expected in any large organization but it is manageable.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Trust other organizations and their staff - care about the careers of others besides yourself and direct reports.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Great Experience, unsure of direction

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Direct Sales Co-Op in Louisville, KY
    Current Employee - Direct Sales Co-Op in Louisville, KY

    I have been working at GE as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    Great Work culture
    Very flexible with schedule
    In the beginning-Provides a challenge and a lot of opportunity to learn with a very patient and understanding sales team
    Excellent opportunity for advancement, relocation, etc.

    Cons

    Very Monotonous after the initial learning curve
    Only allow 19 hours of work during school (makes it difficult to pay for bills, food, and school)

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep employees more in the loop when you are planning to sell the company.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Good experience.

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

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

    Pros

    Flexible, good technological information, average salary, good benefit package.

    Cons

    Too much bureaucracy, too many managers, too much ficus on internal development, rather than build solid customer relationship. Focus on developing device technology to meet industry standard is not very strong.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Client or customer focus is key to sustainability.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Very good experience

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at GE

    Pros

    Very friendly people, good environment

    Cons

    Too busy, don't compensate for after-hour work

  9.  

    business analyst

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Business Analyst in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Business Analyst in Atlanta, GA

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

    Pros

    good environment and nice work culter

    Cons

    very good leaders and good environment and nice work culter

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    good

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Never run out of new challenges

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Planner/Resource Manager in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Planner/Resource Manager in Atlanta, GA

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

    Pros

    Lots of opportunities for growth, competitive salary & benefits, challenging work. Comprehensive training program. You can go anywhere in the world with GE if you are willing to put in the hours and be flexible about moving. Lots of different businesses to get involved in so you really never have an excuse to stop learning and growing.

    Cons

    Very long hours, lots of bureaucracy. Sometimes the simplest things are the most difficult to get done due to all the layers in the company.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    General Electric

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Information Architect in Detroit, MI
    Former Employee - Information Architect in Detroit, MI

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

    Pros

    Opportunities abound for those who are willing to work hard.

    Cons

    Hard to get ahead as there is so many smart and qualified people. It is very hard to stand out.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to your people. They know more than you think.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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