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GE Reviews

Updated October 29, 2014
Updated October 29, 2014
2,625 Reviews
3.7
2,625 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 141 reviews)

  • Lots of opportunities to advance if you're willing to move around a lot (in 59 reviews)


Cons
  • Also most of the people i know who work here don't have much work life balance (in 147 reviews)

  • Can be long hours but if you are good at planning your day, you will be more than fine (in 86 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    great company culture and co-workers

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    Former Employee - Marketing Communications
    Former Employee - Marketing Communications

    I worked at GE as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    great company culture and co-workers

    Cons

    benefits are not very competitive

  2.  

    FMP

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at GE full-time

    Pros

    great training, good exposure, rotational program

    Cons

    hours not good, compensation is not decent at all

    Recommends
  3.  

    Great company to grow in

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Stamford, CT
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Stamford, CT

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

    Pros

    Lots of opportunities to learn how to become an effective manager and influential leader. Freedom to steer your own career. Learning opportunities and entry-level and experienced leadership programs are world-class.

    Cons

    Compensation is not tied to to geography putting people living in high-wage parts of the country at a steep disadvantage to their peers. Raises are very small each year in order to keep up with inflation rather than actual value to the company. This is usually the opposite at upper bands.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Develop a distinguishable pay scale and equity bonuses like other peer companies so employees feel an incentive to go above and beyond.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Software Engineer at a great company

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Albany, NY
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Albany, NY

    I have been working at GE as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    Lots of freedom and trust at GE. I have loved going to work and the projects have always been interesting. GE has taken care of me through tough times and I will always loyal to them because of it.

    Cons

    Large companies come with lots of bureaucracy. Sometimes things "have to be done a certain way" even when they might not be the most efficient way.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    Great company if you can stomach the size

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Commercial Finance Analyst in Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Commercial Finance Analyst in Boston, MA

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

    Pros

    GE offers entry level training programs in a variety of fields that provide you with an unparalleled early-career experience, and has well-defined tracks through the company for at least several years. You'll learn a lot, do a lot, and probably move a lot (hopefully for you that's a pro ... if not, shift it to the con section in your checklist!).

    Cons

    There are about as many employees working for GE as there are people living in the country of Iceland - 300,000+. That's one heck of a bureaucratic machine to deal with, and GE often suffers for it. Trying to change the direction of even a very small business unit can feel like trying to steer a cruise ship with a rudder the size of a credit card: you better be very patient, and not expect to radically overhaul anything. Additionally, GE's favorite technique for making quarterly numbers is to freeze travel and freeze hiring, so departments are chronically understaffed and unable to meet face to face with key stakeholders who may not be colocated with you.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    GE is a fast paced and challenging company, which offers great experience to entry and middle level professionals.

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    Current Employee - Product Manager in Erie, PA
    Current Employee - Product Manager in Erie, PA

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

    Pros

    Acquired a solid business foundation, while testing your personal and professional boundaries.

    Cons

    Very political work environment, which tends to slow down or eliminate business improvement processes.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Less emphasis on process and politics and more emphasis on leading with purpose, learning through failure, and empowerment.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Good place

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    Current Employee - Regulatory and Compliance in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Regulatory and Compliance in Chicago, IL

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

    Pros

    Working here is a blessing. Excellent work environment, great pay, great benefits.

    Cons

    Unstable climate for financial sector.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Communicate with your team.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Experience working at GE Energy Financial Services

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at GE

    Pros

    Smart and nice people, invest across several sectors within Energy, as well as in debt and equity, a lot of in-house functional experts to opine on potential investments, ability to move around the organization and try out different teams, decent hours

    Cons

    bureaucratic, need to vet a lot of potential deals through GE Capital, promotional opportunities slowed down in recent years due to the top-heavyness of the firm, salary less than market rate (but work less hours),

    Recommends
  10.  

    Work experience in GE.

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    Current Employee - Manufacturing Engineer in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Manufacturing Engineer in Chicago, IL

    I have been working at GE full-time

    Pros

    Good company values, training, flexible. , dynamic environment, problem solving

    Cons

    less training period, dint find much cons

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Excellent !

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    Current Employee - Engineering Manager in Schenectady, NY
    Current Employee - Engineering Manager in Schenectady, NY

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

    Pros

    GE has one of the best training in the areas of personal growth.

    Cons

    One has to be good at multi-tasking.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep doing a great job!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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