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GE Reviews

Updated October 18, 2014
Updated October 18, 2014
2,604 Reviews
3.7
2,604 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Provides ample opportunity for growth in career , work -life balance is encouraged (in 139 reviews)

  • Lots of opportunities to advance if you're willing to move around a lot (in 57 reviews)


Cons
  • Also most of the people i know who work here don't have much work life balance (in 146 reviews)

  • Can be long hours but if you are good at planning your day, you will be more than fine (in 86 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1. 2 people found this helpful  

    Great company if you can stomach the size

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Commercial Finance Analyst in Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Commercial Finance Analyst in Boston, MA

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

    Pros

    GE offers entry level training programs in a variety of fields that provide you with an unparalleled early-career experience, and has well-defined tracks through the company for at least several years. You'll learn a lot, do a lot, and probably move a lot (hopefully for you that's a pro ... if not, shift it to the con section in your checklist!).

    Cons

    There are about as many employees working for GE as there are people living in the country of Iceland - 300,000+. That's one heck of a bureaucratic machine to deal with, and GE often suffers for it. Trying to change the direction of even a very small business unit can feel like trying to steer a cruise ship with a rudder the size of a credit card: you better be very patient, and not expect to radically overhaul anything. Additionally, GE's favorite technique for making quarterly numbers is to freeze travel and freeze hiring, so departments are chronically understaffed and unable to meet face to face with key stakeholders who may not be colocated with you.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Work experience in GE.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Manufacturing Engineer in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Manufacturing Engineer in Chicago, IL

    I have been working at GE full-time

    Pros

    Good company values, training, flexible. , dynamic environment, problem solving

    Cons

    less training period, dint find much cons

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Excellent !

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Engineering Manager in Schenectady, NY
    Current Employee - Engineering Manager in Schenectady, NY

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

    Pros

    GE has one of the best training in the areas of personal growth.

    Cons

    One has to be good at multi-tasking.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep doing a great job!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Decent

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at GE

    Pros

    Great place for growth at the company

    Cons

    There are Hierarchic systems at GE

  6.  

    I loved this company!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at GE as an intern

    Pros

    I loved how open every one was and how helpful the senior employees were to fresh faces.

    Cons

    Where i worked was on the manufacturing side so unless you don't mind a cold more dreary atmosphere then this is the place for you!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Great experience

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Manager
    Former Employee - Manager

    I worked at GE full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Our work environment was very casual and worker friendly.

    Cons

    No bonus in our business unit. Our business unit was behind relative to world class manufacturing strategies.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Great opportunity - awesome learning experiences and training once reach right level

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Business Relationship Manager in Boca Raton, FL
    Former Employee - Business Relationship Manager in Boca Raton, FL

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

    Pros

    Peers are almost always great people and a joy to work with. Most managers truly care about their employees.

    Cons

    Upper management keeps much close to the vest hampering the ability for orgs to achieve common goals. Politics and constant org changes exist as would be expected in any large organization but it is manageable.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Trust other organizations and their staff - care about the careers of others besides yourself and direct reports.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Great Experience, unsure of direction

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Direct Sales Co-Op in Louisville, KY
    Current Employee - Direct Sales Co-Op in Louisville, KY

    I have been working at GE as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    Great Work culture
    Very flexible with schedule
    In the beginning-Provides a challenge and a lot of opportunity to learn with a very patient and understanding sales team
    Excellent opportunity for advancement, relocation, etc.

    Cons

    Very Monotonous after the initial learning curve
    Only allow 19 hours of work during school (makes it difficult to pay for bills, food, and school)

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep employees more in the loop when you are planning to sell the company.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Very good experience

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at GE

    Pros

    Very friendly people, good environment

    Cons

    Too busy, don't compensate for after-hour work

  11.  

    General Electric

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Information Architect in Detroit, MI
    Former Employee - Information Architect in Detroit, MI

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

    Pros

    Opportunities abound for those who are willing to work hard.

    Cons

    Hard to get ahead as there is so many smart and qualified people. It is very hard to stand out.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to your people. They know more than you think.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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