GE Reviews

Updated September 2, 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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    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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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    • Senior Management
    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. Excellent experience and opportunities

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Director, Licensing Programs in Princeton, NJ
    Former Employee - Director, Licensing Programs in Princeton, NJ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at GE full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Opportunities to learn as much as you can about businesses, six sigma, as well as networking across businesses. If you are willing to move, job opportunities grow exponentially. Extremely ethical and train employees regularly in proper

    Cons

    Pay is not always highest, but at the lower end of the industry standard pay scale. In my particular business, there were a lot of hoops to go through to get management approval for new product ideas. Seemed like we spent a lot of time justifying our existence.

    Advice to Management

    Sometimes it is better to get out of your own way. Trust that your employees are working towards goals that will help grow the company, brand and/or business. You are great at hiring smart people, let them be smart.


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  5. like company

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    can transfer anywhere in world

    Cons

    buddy buddy system have to know someone to get ahead


  6. Advanced Lead Enginner

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Advanced Lead Engineer in Cincinnati, OH
    Current Employee - Advanced Lead Engineer in Cincinnati, OH
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    challenging, fun, technical, great experience, technology

    Cons

    stressful, hard, long hours, night hours, travel


  7. Executive Assistant

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Executive Assistant in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Executive Assistant in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Work/Life balance is very good. Staffed by exceptional people

    Cons

    Compensation could be better. A better benefits package is crucially important.


  8. Manager Global Operations HR

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Manager in Fairfield, CT
    Current Employee - Manager in Fairfield, CT
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Best employer Great work culture Good benefits Equal opportunity organization

    Cons

    looking for role change would like to grow in current job

    Advice to Management

    Maintain GE Culture


  9. Good Company

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at GE full-time

    Pros

    GE is good old school company who is trying to catch-up with rest of world. Decent work culture, flexibility for work from home

    Cons

    too much bureaucracy , this gaint moves slow , benefits not so great

    Advice to Management

    Hire good talent and compensate internal employees at par with market


  10. Manufacturing/Production

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Fork Truck Operator in Decatur, AL
    Former Employee - Fork Truck Operator in Decatur, AL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at GE full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    It had great benefits and advancement opportunities.

    Cons

    The pay scale started low and the top out was very low. It was difficult to advance financially.

    Advice to Management

    Pay employees more money and bring back company picnics, etc.


  11. Sr. IT Programs

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    Current Employee - IT Program Manager in Cincinnati, OH
    Current Employee - IT Program Manager in Cincinnati, OH
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Excellent pay and benefits, working for a well respected brand and company. Training opportunities are top notch.

    Cons

    Leadership culture focused on short term results. Executives operate in stove-pipe mentality - very little collaborative/cooperative effort. Arguments between executives over who will be assigned credit for perceived cost savings and idea generation. Stuff that drives you crazy. Very little room for promotion unless you are a real go-getter and are contributing to the success of an executive level player.

    Advice to Management

    The company is working on a huge shift of culture where performance is defined by outcomes. This is great. Continue this. Get mid level leaders aligned, get some outward focus and context.



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