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GE Reviews

Updated February 25, 2015
Updated February 25, 2015
2,879 Reviews
3.7
2,879 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Provides ample opportunity for growth in career , work -life balance is encouraged (in 142 reviews)

  • Lots of opportunities to advance if you're willing to move around a lot (in 60 reviews)


Cons
  • Also most of the people i know who work here don't have much work life balance (in 152 reviews)

  • Can be long hours but if you are good at planning your day, you will be more than fine (in 87 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Overall great company

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

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

    Pros

    Great work/life balance and lots of opportunities for employees to get involved in projects as well as volunteer work.

    Cons

    Has cyclical layoffs and employee morale drops for a year. Also, yearly performance reviews where you have no input on how your manager ranks you.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get rid of top-down employee performance reviews and start having real discussions with employees.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 2 people found this helpful  

    Great Opportunity to Develop Experience

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Contract Employee
    Current Employee - Contract Employee

    I have been working at GE

    Pros

    GE enjoys of a solid reputation. Most of the people are friendly, smart, and easy to work with.

    Cons

    The corporate environment can feel bureaucratic and some people have a sense of superiority.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    finance

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at GE

    Pros

    Very professional place. Executives love to mentor

    Cons

    long hours and high expectations from co workers

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  5.  

    Great Company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at GE

    Pros

    Great experience and opportunity to develop solid technical and project management skills. Allowed to work independently and in collaborative in team atmosphere.

    Cons

    Can be difficult to implement changes within a process because various approvals needed.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  6.  

    Strong corporate culture.

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at GE

    Pros

    lenient vacation schedule is nice

    Cons

    demanding work environment creates stress

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    ease up a little

  7.  

    IT Intern

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - IT Intern in Van Buren Township, MI
    Former Employee - IT Intern in Van Buren Township, MI

    I worked at GE

    Pros

    GE Coporate is a great company. There is potential to learn a lot of new things. Ths Colab environment is an excellent tool.

    Cons

    The Cubicles are depressing. A lot of the works stick to themselves. Needs a more vibrant atmosphere.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Work at GE

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

    I have been working at GE full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Great learning experience. Many opportunities for growth.

    Cons

    Long hours. Hard to establish work life balance.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Great company with good learning opportunities. The organization is very large though. You get to work on cool tech

    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Engineering Intern in Waukesha, WI
    Current Employee - Engineering Intern in Waukesha, WI

    I have been working at GE

    Pros

    Great company with good learning opportunities. The organization is very large though. You get to work on cool tech

    Cons

    -Very large organization, hard to change career directions.

    Recommends
  10.  

    ISTC at GE Corporate

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Lead - IT Security Analyst in Glen Allen, VA
    Current Employee - Lead - IT Security Analyst in Glen Allen, VA

    I have been working at GE full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    You get the prestige of working at GE, which is a pretty big perk once you get your name out there.

    Cons

    Experience is highly dependent on management. My first year was spent with near nightly calls coming in from the global command center to tell me when some dummy in India couldn't do what they wanted to do due to their own failure of planning. It wasn't until the 4th re org in my first 15 months that I got a manager who actually recognized the role I had and arranged for me to work on improving my service and role instead of always reacting to the latest fire.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Let people self actualize. Also offer bonuses, which is a pretty big thing on the east coast.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    GE Wind

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Assembler in Tehachapi, CA
    Current Employee - Assembler in Tehachapi, CA

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

    Pros

    Building a a product (1.5 Megawatt Wind Turbine) that produces power w/o pollution, use of any fuel, does not contribute to global warming. Work with many wonderful and interesting people.

    Cons

    A long drive from home (for me), the plant has been closed down.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Many jobs for which a 4-year degree are required can be done equally well by many people who do not have a BA/BS.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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