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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    • 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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    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. 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


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  5. Advanced Lead Enginner

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    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


  6. 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


  7. Manufacturing/Production

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    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.


  8. Sr. IT Programs

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    • Senior Management
    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.


  9. Associate

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at GE full-time

    Pros

    Benefits and Culture are very good!

    Cons

    Late work nights and heavy workload were common.

    Advice to Management

    Should be more aware of emoyee's work balance.


  10. Mechanical Engineer

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    Former Employee - Mechanical Engineer in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Mechanical Engineer in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Good Name, Good Salary, Good Location

    Cons

    Too Big, Too Politic, Too Stress

    Advice to Management

    Be Nice, Be more fare and Less micro management


  11. I would make the decision again

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    Current Employee - Biomedical Equipment Technician II in Greenwood, MS
    Current Employee - Biomedical Equipment Technician II in Greenwood, MS
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    No one is over your shoulder as long as you are getting the job done. The benefits are excellent.

    Cons

    Moving up can be a challenge. There are lots training out there which you may never learn exist.



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