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GE Reviews

Updated September 29, 2014
Updated September 29, 2014
2,549 Reviews
3.7
2,549 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 135 reviews)

  • Lots of opportunity to grow your career and continue to take on new challenges (in 56 reviews)


Cons
  • Also most of the people i know who work here don't have much work life balance (in 144 reviews)

  • Can be long hours but if you are good at planning your day, you will be more than fine (in 83 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1. 2 people found this helpful  

    Why wouldnt you want to WORK here?

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at GE

    Pros

    Working with a thinking moving company with a lot of room to grow. Pay and beenfits are very competitive for engineers. Safety is priority one on manufacturing and other activies. Owns and develops technology, even has an (albeit small) R&D department.

    Cons

    You can expect to work long hours and it can be a challenging work environment. The training runs by quick so be sure to take mental and physical notes as soon as you start.

  2. 2 people found this helpful  

    Newly acquired by GE however so far so good.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Plant Operations  in  Odessa, TX
    Current Employee - Plant Operations in Odessa, TX

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

    Pros

    Benefits, courses offered for professional growth/management

    Cons

    I.T. is a huge pain.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    A great place for professional development and appreciate that they are such a meritocracy.

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

    I worked at GE

    Pros

    Meritocracy - if you prove you perform, they will give you amazing opportunities.
    Professional development - they provide feedback and continuous development - they are really invested in improving talent.

    Cons

    It can be very difficult to switch function.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    It's a great company that hires brilliant people.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Corporate Audit Staff  in  Fairfield, CT
    Current Employee - Corporate Audit Staff in Fairfield, CT

    I have been working at GE full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    The pros are the people, the diversity, and the challenging work.

    Cons

    The cons are sometimes the locations of GE offices aren't in big cities.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Great people

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at GE

    Pros

    Good name recognition, competitive pay

    Cons

    Locations tend to be remote

  7.  

    as an intern, learned a lot

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at GE as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    - learned a lot from the people i interned with
    - good exposure to different departments
    - good thing on resume
    - clear growth patterns

    Cons

    - staff don't seem happy here
    - staff don't have a clear mission as to why they work here

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    - address culture issues so staff are happier

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Awesome company!

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Executive Assistant  in  Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Executive Assistant in Dallas, TX

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

    Pros

    Love the culture! Energetic! Appreciative of their employees....great benefit package.

    Cons

    Wish I started with them fresh out of college!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great company to work for!

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

    I worked at GE full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    GE is a great place to work. The benefit package is outstanding, though salaries tend to be somewhat lower than industry standard. GE offers an outstanding 401K with matching, tuition reimbursement that is one of the best out there and for non-bargaining employees a generous holiday schedule. Tons of opportunity, but moving between industries can be challenging.

    Cons

    Work / life balance leaves something to be desired. You must set your own balance.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Create defined career path opportunities.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. 3 people found this helpful  

    Great Place

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sourcing Program Leader  in  Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Sourcing Program Leader in Atlanta, GA

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

    Pros

    GE is a great place to work and you will be surrounded by many peers who are among the elite A-type personality performers. There are tons of opportunities within GE and with it being such a worldy company, the opportunities afforded are almost limitless.

    Cons

    The culture can be a very "sink or swim" mentality, so coming in from the outside can be tough as there is not much guidance or instruction given. They expect you to figure it out. Also, in order to really move up in one's career path, you really need to be open to moving around in terms of location in order to open up your available opportunities.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Great company to work for

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Project Manager  in  Cleveland, OH
    Former Employee - Project Manager in Cleveland, OH

    I worked at GE as a contractor for less than a year

    Pros

    great career path, training and development. Surrounded by a lot of smart, personable people. Cool to socialize with outside of work and good family environment

    Cons

    Can be bureacratic, difficult to advance outside of normal career path. big, lots of forms and structure that can make you feel boxed in in spite of the great environment and work conditions.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    keep doing what you're doing and keep hiring great people

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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