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GE Reviews

Updated December 18, 2014
Updated December 18, 2014
2,714 Reviews
3.7
2,714 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 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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Employee Reviews

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  1. 4 people found this helpful  

    good

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Engineering in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Engineering in Atlanta, GA

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

    Pros

    great place to learn & grow... huge network

    Cons

    competitive, huge company and can be lost

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Good Internship Deal

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Mechanical Design in Plano, TX
    Former Employee - Mechanical Design in Plano, TX

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

    Pros

    - Great salary + stipends
    - Well integrated with other interns and engineers
    - Great Manager
    - Integrated work across mech. engineering field

    Cons

    - Overestimated work responsibility
    - poor intern mentor-ship and management
    - Insufficient management teaching

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hire an engineer with previous experience in FEM software rather than an intern.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  3.  

    Product mgr

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at GE

    Pros

    Great company, great people, great experience.

    Cons

    My views are not shared by many in the company.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Promote more innovation leaders rather only execution oriented director types.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
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  5.  

    A great place to work, but hard to climb in technology

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Edison Engineering Development Program in Plainville, CT
    Current Employee - Edison Engineering Development Program in Plainville, CT

    I have been working at GE

    Pros

    Great place to work with great people. Great work/life balance. There are some people who do their 40 hours and go home but there are those who chose to do like 70+ hours a week also

    Cons

    It is hard to climb the corporate ladder in engineering.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    This company cares about its employees.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative in Phoenix, AZ
    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative in Phoenix, AZ

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

    Pros

    Excellent benefits, Education benefits are great. Hires people with disabilities and works very hard to make sure employees are properly trained for thier positions.

    Cons

    Difficult to advance within. Low salaries in Phoenix, AZ. Had to work 60 hours every pay period to make ends meet.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Review all employees backgrounds and resume's to make sure you are selecting the best candidates for the position applied, and not making selections based on most popular person.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Passionate and dedicated colleagues that are both extremely intelligent and focused on getting the job done.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Composites Manufacturing Engineer in Baltimore, MD
    Current Employee - Composites Manufacturing Engineer in Baltimore, MD

    I have been working at GE full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Status and company notability.
    Cutting edge technology.
    Great benefits and retirement planning.
    Corporate training repertoire and further education.

    Cons

    Large company and easy to get stuck in day to day activities.
    Many corporate policies in place that can slow down project efforts.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    it's a very diverse company with tons of opportunities for growth

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    the innovation is amazing, no matter what business you're a part of. incredibly smart people making great things happen. employee growth and leadership development is second-to-none. they are very serious about making their employees better at what they do.

    Cons

    it's a huge company, so it can be frustrating to get answers and slow. They also pay on the low side.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Good learning company for profesionals

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at GE

    Pros

    Training, brand, exposure , career progress

    Cons

    Highly centrally controlled, compensation, flexibility, big disrespensy between top management and mid level

  10.  

    Amazing co-op experience

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at GE as an intern (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    My team was great, boss gave us interns really challenging assignments that took us all over the plant.

    Cons

    Culture (mgmt vs hourly) was tough. Can be a bad experience if you don't work hard or your manager doesn't give you challenging assignments.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Good corporate culture

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    GE is good at internal benefits for each employee. There are a multitude of training classes, learning opportunities, and adjacent growth opportunities.

    Cons

    Matrix organization is very difficult to get used to and personally manage. Focus is heavily on the short term and finance drives the company operation. Very committed and aggressive teams but you have to be able to work and thrive in that environment.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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