GE
3.6 of 5 1,780 reviews
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Updated Apr 21, 2014
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3.6 1,780 reviews

                             

82% Approve of the CEO

GE Chairman & CEO Jeffrey R. Immelt

Jeffrey R. Immelt

(829 ratings)

78% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Review Highlights

Pros:
  • "Great Work/ life Balance and above market perks and benefits in a global company"
    in 86 reviews
  • "Lots of opportunities to advance if you're willing to move around a lot"
    in 39 reviews
Cons:
  • "Work-Life Balance can be challenging if you choose to climb the corporate ladder"
    in 101 reviews
  • "Can be long hours but if you are good at planning your day, you will be more than fine"
    in 63 reviews
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Great experience

Program Manager (Current Employee)
Houston, TX

I have been working at GE for more than 10 years

ProsGlobal company. Collaborative culture. Excellent growth opportunity

ConsCompensation.size of the company presents in speed of execution.

Advice to Senior ManagementNone

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Excellent company

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at GE full-time for more than 5 years

ProsExtremely well-run, dynamic management, Leadership training

ConsCompensation is not as attractive as tech companies

Advice to Senior ManagementNeed to catch up on salaries

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Te3chnican

Technical Leader (Former Employee)
Hatfield, PA

I worked at GE full-time for more than 5 years

ProsGE Has giving me an oprotunity to show my Education skills tha I havce aquired in the Military and formal Traning in a trade school.

ConsThey need to implement better rules on divirsity in the work place and make it a no place for hate as they do in High schools.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Matrixocracy

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

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

ProsExposure to incredibly smart, driven people.

ConsMatrixed organization where advancement relies on executive sponsorship despite claims of meritocracy.

Advice to Senior ManagementInvest more in HR and then implement data rigor on all exit interviews.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Rewarding if your willing to work for it.

AREA SALES MANAGER (Current Employee)
Houston, TX

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

ProsLots of room for growth. If your willing to put forth the effort leadership typically notices and rewards you with it through promotions. The people that GE hires are on a caliber unlike any company out there. They spend the money to get better people and the DJIA is proof of that from a longevity stand point.

ConsAlthough I can see how it wasn't sustainable for Jack Welch's 10% mentality, GE has grown "soft" in that they will let dead weight hang around for a little to long (industry specific of course). The management doesn't come around unless its a photo opportunity. Not a good way to "rally the troops". In my 16 months with GE I have not heard and or seen our division President visiting any place or attempting to reach out to us. Our business unit is not very big so its a shame that they don't take the time to visit those driving the actual profit. Money isn't made in cubicles, its made with the products we sell.

Advice to Senior ManagementVisit your people. Don't let HR drive the boat....they can help navigate....maybe backup navigate. Don't drive unattainable margin increases, all you are doing is setting up mediocrity and disappointment.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Stable Job

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at GE

ProsStable job. Good pay. Good balance

Constoo many projects on the plates

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Where Leaders are created

Lean Manufacturing Engineer (Current Employee)
Milwaukee, WI

I have been working at GE full-time for more than 8 years

ProsGreat place to develop skills

ConsA lot of red tape

Advice to Senior Managementlean out the dead wood!

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Director (Current Employee)

I have been working at GE full-time

ProsGE is a great organization! A company with great reputation and integrity!
The meritocracy here is real and all the leaders take it in consideration for promotions and recognition.
We also have a great portfolio of products that add value to our clients and community!

ConsHigh level positions are filled with expats. International career outside the region became a challenge.
The local executives have no empowerment and the position is not so porwefull than in the past (lack of empowerment, poor trainings and limited opportunties).

Advice to Senior ManagementThe company should be more care more with their executives!

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Great til it was taken away from me

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at GE

ProsWas a great place to work

ConsUpper management was tough

Advice to Senior ManagementMore training

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First satisfying job post-Navy.

Field Service Engineer (Current Employee)
Mobile, AL

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

Pros-Competitive pay
-Excellent benefits
-Overtime
-Annual pay raise considerations

Cons-A lot of travel
-Emergent tasking

Advice to Senior ManagementNone

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