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Updated August 31, 2015
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GE Chairman & CEO Jeffrey R. Immelt
Jeffrey R. Immelt
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Pros
  • Very supportive of work life balance (in 142 reviews)

  • Lots of opportunities in different countries (in 60 reviews)

Cons
  • Work / life balance leaves something to be desired (in 152 reviews)

  • Long hours hence limited work/life balance (in 87 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review

    Helpful (4)

    Exceptional Company to Work For

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at GE full-time

    Pros

    Very high work standards, employee work/life/health focused.

    Cons

    highly competitive (some may not like this)


  2. Helpful (1)

    Executive Manager

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    Current Employee - Executive Manager
    Current Employee - Executive Manager
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at GE full-time

    Pros

    Smart People. Strong internal processes. Strong customer focus. Good products and services, and culture of improving and developing new products and industry leading in technology. Overall, the people are great and want to help each other to be successful. Rewarding place to be an engineer.

    Cons

    As in any large company, there are some chimney's (internal communication challenges, behaviors).

    Advice to Management

    Continue the great work in customer focus and developing products. Shake up the executive ranks. Stale incumbent executives with undue influence, old thinking and strategy are slowing growth.


  3. Associate

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at GE full-time

    Pros

    Benefits and Culture are very good!

    Cons

    Late work nights and heavy workload were common.

    Advice to Management

    Should be more aware of emoyee's work balance.


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  5. I would make the decision again

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    Current Employee - Biomedical Equipment Technician II in Greenwood, MS
    Current Employee - Biomedical Equipment Technician II in Greenwood, MS
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    No one is over your shoulder as long as you are getting the job done. The benefits are excellent.

    Cons

    Moving up can be a challenge. There are lots training out there which you may never learn exist.


  6. Corporate IT Strategic Vision is Inconsistent YoY

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cincinnati, OH
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cincinnati, OH
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Working with and leading very bright and talented individuals. Many opportunities for change in role provided you build relationships across the vast and different IT spaces and business units. Great training and professional development courses. Excellent experience to build exposure of complex enterprise architectures.

    Cons

    Inconsistent strategy and vision of internal IT solutions. No emphasis placed on strategic decisions made from quantitative data in recent years, with large and grandiose statements being the norm often with no modeling for total cost of ownership. 18 month minimum in job before moving to a new position often leaves 90% completed product, tool or service rolled out with the original project owner or executive champion moving on with no direct link to future project success, failure, or TCO projection alignment.

    Advice to Management

    Drive IT strategy with cash flow and cost based approach; eliminating strategic vision statements with no imperial data to validate. Go back to multi-year valuations to provide data points on project, tool, and architecture success and continue to drive efficiencies of scale.


  7. Account Client Specialist

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    Former Employee - Account Client Specialist in Richmond, VA
    Former Employee - Account Client Specialist in Richmond, VA
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at GE full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great company; meet a lot of people from different parts of the company. Great for networking.

    Cons

    Company is always willing to reduce service quality and save money by employing contractors in India.

    Advice to Management

    Managers don't care about employees, only their next promotion and who or what its going to take to get there.


  8. GEIQ

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    Current Employee - PHM Engineer
    Current Employee - PHM Engineer
    Recommends

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

    Pros

    Good benefits, health insurance

    Cons

    Very slow growth in big company


  9. review

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at GE full-time

    Pros

    smart people, good drive, and lots of responsibility

    Cons

    short term view and not very people focused


  10. ge review

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    there were mostly pros for this job

    Cons

    there were not many cons for this job


  11. Good environment

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Good benefits and 401k benefits.

    Cons

    Difficult to get promotion. Men Still Get More Promotions Than Women.



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