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GE Reviews

Updated November 26, 2014
Updated November 26, 2014
2,683 Reviews
3.7
2,683 Reviews
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GE Chairman & CEO Jeffrey R. Immelt
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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. 2 people found this helpful  

    Big company, can get lost

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Engineer in Schenectady, NY
    Former Employee - Engineer in Schenectady, NY

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

    Pros

    Reasonable pay for entry level people, potentially a good place if you are just starting out.

    Cons

    Lots of layers of management,
    Lacking accountability in some areas
    They find it difficult to think beyond the next quarter,

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Think more long term

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    ok

    Current Employee - Systems Engineer in Cincinnati, OH
    Current Employee - Systems Engineer in Cincinnati, OH

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

    Pros

    good technical paths and training programs

    Cons

    the health insurance is not the best

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    need a better medical plan,

  3.  

    Good corporate culture

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    GE is good at internal benefits for each employee. There are a multitude of training classes, learning opportunities, and adjacent growth opportunities.

    Cons

    Matrix organization is very difficult to get used to and personally manage. Focus is heavily on the short term and finance drives the company operation. Very committed and aggressive teams but you have to be able to work and thrive in that environment.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    It has been an eye opener.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Welder/Leadman
    Current Employee - Welder/Leadman

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

    Pros

    Craftsman you work with take pride in what they do.

    Cons

    Upper management can seem to get it on track and lots of poor communicatio .

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to the craftsmen and bring up the salaries or you'll lose your greatest allies.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    good

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

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

    Pros

    great place to learn & grow... huge network

    Cons

    competitive, huge company and can be lost

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Constant change conglomerate

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous
    Current Employee - Anonymous

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

    Pros

    Diversity of people and career opportunities

    Cons

    Complex, bureaucratic, slow to market

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    The most challenging and dynamic company!

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales Director in Charlotte, NC
    Current Employee - Sales Director in Charlotte, NC

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

    Pros

    GE's commitment to Integrity is second to none. The corporate culture only fosters high caliber people. GE stockpiles talent and you'll work around some of the best people you have ever met. Incredible training programs for entry level and plenty of room for experienced talent who have gotten their education elsewhere.

    Cons

    Big and beauracratic. Can be slow to change but, if you don't like change don't come to work at GE. We change things often, sometimes not for the better.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Trust your feild teams! Don't just talk delagation and empowerment, make it real and penalize those leaders who don't embrace those needed changes. Also, did deep into P&L's who seem to only manage to survive the quarter and won't look outward towards the future of their business units.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Great experience for college students wanting to get a taste of manufacturing.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Advanced Manufacturing Engineer Co-op in Decatur, AL
    Former Employee - Advanced Manufacturing Engineer Co-op in Decatur, AL

    I worked at GE (less than an year)

    Pros

    Great group of engineers to work with. Co-ops are compensated for over-time and treated as full-time salaried engineers and given challenging tasks.

    Cons

    Very fast paced environment. With the role of a manufacturing engineer comes the required work during non-operating hours (weekends & holidays).

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Some tuition-reimbursement would be nice. Other than that, great program!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Challenging and good experience. Good people.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Co-Op in San German, PR
    Current Employee - Co-Op in San German, PR

    I have been working at GE as an intern

    Pros

    I call GE the school for engineers students. You will learn about everything in just a couple of months. From the Plant manager to your supervisor are able to teach you, you just need to ask. It is a good company for long term career development and growth.

    Cons

    Regular Work-life balance, poor facilities (no gym, cafeteria is small, etc.), salary is low, stressful job, regular benefits, long work hours

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Good Management

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Intern

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at GE as an intern

    Pros

    Good Salary and work life balance

    Cons

    Very slow to get changes to be done.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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