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GE Reviews

Updated January 26, 2015
Updated January 26, 2015
2,805 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.  

    ba

    • Comp & Benefits
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at GE

    Pros

    flexible schedule, goo people, management

    Cons

    technology, timelines, organization, training, lay offs

  2.  

    EID PhD Internship Experience at GE Healthcare

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - EID PhD in Waukesha, WI
    Current Employee - EID PhD in Waukesha, WI

    I have been working at GE as an intern

    Pros

    Good hands on experience with the medical imaging arm at GE Healthcare. People over there are generally nice and easygoing. Not very stressful in terms of the workload or requirement.

    Cons

    Midwest is not an ideal to live for me. I am not a big fan of the weather there and I'd rather prefer Chicago if I have to stay in the same region.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    overall good experience

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Development Engineer in Waukesha, WI
    Former Employee - Development Engineer in Waukesha, WI

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

    Pros

    well-established processes and best practices

    Cons

    inefficiencies due to bureaucracy, quality system not effective

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
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  5.  

    GE wind energy

    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at GE

    Pros

    small facility, good management, good benefits

    Cons

    advancement limited, several short term layoffs

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    advance within

  6.  

    Good

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - FSE in New York, NY
    Current Employee - FSE in New York, NY

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

    Pros

    Good at times and you know

    Cons

    Not so bad and you know

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Work-life balance could be better

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    great place to work

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

    I have been working at GE

    Pros

    great place and always pushing you forward

    Cons

    none- always make you perform your best

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Solid company. Pros and cons just what you'd expect from such a giant company

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    Current Employee - Engineer in Greenville, SC
    Current Employee - Engineer in Greenville, SC

    I have been working at GE

    Pros

    Very solid company with well defined culture, values, and practices. GE Power & Water has been a leader in power gen products for years, and the company fights hard to stay there. They are not resting on their accomplishments though, and there are a lot of opportunities for exciting new work. At a company this size your experience will vary from location to location, program to program, manager to manager, but in general most people here are professional, courteous, and enthusiastic about their job. There is a lot of flexibility in schedules and work scope for engineers, and I haven't experienced too much micro-managing of my time.

    Cons

    Not everyone is working hard, and those people can get away with it because of the large nature of the organization. The end result is that others have to pick up the slack. In the worst cases, those not carrying their weight are older "tenured" employees who have a lot of influence, but are slowing down progress with their lazy attention to detail and mistakes. I'd assume this can happen at any very large organization, however.

    Another issue is the uncertainty of the pay structure, raises, bonuses, and promotions. There is no clear definition for when or how any of those are setup and decided. Speaking with a few people, there is a general feeling that raises and promotions are at best based on some level of favoritism, and at worst arbitrary. These forms of compensation clearly depend on how well your manager fights for you in closed-door leadership meetings, and not necessarily on performance. So depending on your manager and program, you may get promoted regularly and fairly...or you may work hard and sit in an entry level position for 8 years. But, as said, while the raises may not be well defined, base pay seems to be in line with the industry and the area.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be more transparent about compensation structure. Do not let a person sit in an entry level position for 7+ years without promoting them or significantly recognizing them. Not only does it discourage that person, seeing it also discourages the rest of us who worry about uncertain raises. In the long run, if people aren't worth promoting after 3-4 years, they should be "strongly encouraged" to change job functions or just outright fired.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    I am a very happy and satisfied employee

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Operations Leader in Schenectady, NY
    Current Employee - Operations Leader in Schenectady, NY

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

    Pros

    Opportunities health ahead growth carear

    Cons

    Stressful environment demanding outdated processes

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Sustain employee recognition programs

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    a personal assessment of working at GE

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at GE

    Pros

    good pay, good working environment, the people were nice and very professional, the facilities were well organized and clean, stable working hours

    Cons

    The way they handled projects were very disorganized. Had the same work repeated by different engineers. Had engineers spending their time doing paperwork instead of managing the project.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    organize better. stabilize your work force and reduce personnel turnovers

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Great company

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

    I have been working at GE

    Pros

    Good benefits, nice people and health oriented.

    Cons

    constantly changing - somewhat behind-the-times - large company doesn't take change too well in spite of their programs and retoric.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to the employees that are saying things you DON'T want to hear. It will make you better.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

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