GE Reviews

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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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  1. very excellant job

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at GE full-time

    Pros

    always work and with good people

    Cons

    at time no benefits or time off with pay

    Advice to Management

    no advice

  2. Great leadership experience

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at GE

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    World class leadership development. High levels or responsibility. Ability to network across the GE businesses. Involvement with affinity groups is highly encouraged.

    Cons

    The key to GE's ability to survive for over 130 years is constant reorganization of business units. This can be challenging for employees.

  3. Process Engineer

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    Former Employee - Advanced Process Engineer in Fairfield, CT
    Former Employee - Advanced Process Engineer in Fairfield, CT

    I worked at GE (More than 3 years)

    Approves of CEO
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great company with great benefit program

    Cons

    Manufacturing facilities STAFF tend to disregard Global company policies.

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    Great global experience and challenges

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Human Resources Manager in Fairfield, CT
    Current Employee - Human Resources Manager in Fairfield, CT

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The people, both leaders and technology experts, really make this a great place to learn and solve. People are willing to share and support each other, and I've made a lot of friends here. The technology and innovation are exciting and it all goes toward solving major issues in energy, healthcare and transportation around the world.

    Cons

    It is a big, far-reaching company, so there are some extremes at the edges. Don't believe anyone who says "always" or "never" here... that probably only means that they have limited .experience or view of the variety at this dynamic company. There are more and more acquisitions that don't yet benefit from the rest of GE

    Advice to Management

    Share more about how GE is solving some of the world's toughest challenges....we are purpose-driven yet don't talk about it enough. Those of us who work here learn about the lives saved or the advances to create reliable, affordable and even sustainable energy....but that doesn't seem to be shared much.

  6. Great Company to work for

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Financial Analyst in Plainville, CT
    Current Employee - Senior Financial Analyst in Plainville, CT

    I have been working at GE

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    o Growth opportunities unlimited
    o Challenges lead to learning

    Cons

    o Work versus Home life balance is difficult

  7. Finance

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at GE

    Pros

    Great team environment and collaborative work force

    Cons

    Slow moving and not fast career growth

  8. Cloud Architect

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    Current Employee - Cloud Architect in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Cloud Architect in Atlanta, GA

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Innovation, leadership, progressive, culture, vision, diversity, compensation, benefits, technologies, people and size. It's one of the world's best companies.

    Cons

    There aren't any. GE is one the leading companies around the world in many different industries. The strive for perfection and achieve excellence.

    Advice to Management

    Extremely impresses with the company GE is today and proud to be a part of the future of the company. I would recommend working here to all my friends.

  9. High Paying, Manic Employer.

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - IT Program Manager in Cincinnati, OH
    Current Employee - IT Program Manager in Cincinnati, OH

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

    Positive Outlook
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Pay and benefits - is really top notch. Retirement match is a little on the low side but GE makes up for it with lump sum contributions based on seniority.

    With the so called "bands" - the salary ranges are quite broad - giving potential to grow salary over time without having to make a jump in seniority.

    Smart people who generally are very high performing.

    Cons

    Matrix leadership and org structure - constant re-organization, revolving door of senior leaders, very short term/quantified focus on results. A culture of optimism that incentivizes hiding problems.

    Advice to Management

    The company is on a road towards simplification - GE is a very complex company. Simplification is the culture is as much of a challenge as simplifying processes, procedures and policies. GE attracts a fairly detail oriented task based thinker. There is a lot of confusing "activity" for progress.

  10. Great Company

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

    I have been working at GE

    Pros

    Lots of upside in a quality company with lots of training. Benefits are excellent 401K match top notch.

    Cons

    Lots of travel and time away from home. Expenses are only paid monthly. Some travel over the weekend on short notice. Late nights working client dinners.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work

  11. Product Sales Specialist - MR

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Product Sales Specialist - MR in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Product Sales Specialist - MR in San Francisco, CA

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Great Benefits for employee's
    Pay is good

    Cons

    401 K match is low

    Advice to Management

    Great management and people to work for

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