GE

  www.ge.com
  www.ge.com
Work in HR? Unlock Free Profile

GE Reviews

Updated October 1, 2014
Updated October 1, 2014
2,550 Reviews
3.7
2,550 Reviews
Rating Trends

Recommend to a friend
Approve of CEO
GE Chairman & CEO Jeffrey R. Immelt
Jeffrey R. Immelt
1,027 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Provides ample opportunity for growth in career , work -life balance is encouraged (in 135 reviews)

  • Lots of opportunity to grow your career and continue to take on new challenges (in 56 reviews)


Cons
  • Also most of the people i know who work here don't have much work life balance (in 144 reviews)

  • Can be long hours but if you are good at planning your day, you will be more than fine (in 83 reviews)

More Highlights

Employee Reviews

Sort: Popular Rating Date
  1. 2 people found this helpful  

    Why wouldnt you want to WORK here?

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at GE

    Pros

    Working with a thinking moving company with a lot of room to grow. Pay and beenfits are very competitive for engineers. Safety is priority one on manufacturing and other activies. Owns and develops technology, even has an (albeit small) R&D department.

    Cons

    You can expect to work long hours and it can be a challenging work environment. The training runs by quick so be sure to take mental and physical notes as soon as you start.

  2. 2 people found this helpful  

    Newly acquired by GE however so far so good.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Plant Operations  in  Odessa, TX
    Current Employee - Plant Operations in Odessa, TX

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

    Pros

    Benefits, courses offered for professional growth/management

    Cons

    I.T. is a huge pain.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    A great place for professional development and appreciate that they are such a meritocracy.

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

    I worked at GE

    Pros

    Meritocracy - if you prove you perform, they will give you amazing opportunities.
    Professional development - they provide feedback and continuous development - they are really invested in improving talent.

    Cons

    It can be very difficult to switch function.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  4. We want your feedback – Are these company reviews helpful to you?  Yes | No
  5.  

    It's a great company that hires brilliant people.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Corporate Audit Staff  in  Fairfield, CT
    Current Employee - Corporate Audit Staff in Fairfield, CT

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

    Pros

    The pros are the people, the diversity, and the challenging work.

    Cons

    The cons are sometimes the locations of GE offices aren't in big cities.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Great people

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at GE

    Pros

    Good name recognition, competitive pay

    Cons

    Locations tend to be remote

  7.  

    A lot o real responsibility as a young professional

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

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

    Pros

    Great work life balance.
    A lot of training and development

    Cons

    A lot of beaurocracy. Lack of definition within role.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Good company that loves to reorganize itself frequently.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Services Director
    Current Employee - Services Director

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

    Pros

    GE acquired the company I previously worked for, so there was an adjustment period. The insurance benefits have changed some, and I think are basically average - which is to say better than some companies, worse than some others. But there are other good benefits - like a pension, plenty of Sick, Vacation, Personal and paid vacation time, and flexibility when needed - at least in the GE business where I am.

    Cons

    GE loves to reorganize - It has been 8 years since the acquisition and I have seen 5 reorgs in my business. Reorgs are unsettling for staff, and every time a new leader is introduced, they reorg us to their liking. There has also always been a sense that senior leadership is disconnected and really doesn't even know what they are reorging. Leaders move around from GE business to GE business every few years. Also, it is difficult to move up in the company past a certain point. It seems you have to start out of college in one of the programs, and/or join the Corporate Audit staff, to gain the visibility needed to move up. That can be frustrating for people who joined from an acquisition, and who bought into the GE culture and message very early on. The other thing which tends to add to staff morale issues is how frequently we are pushed to do more with less. Teams are combined and peoples jobs are more than doubled, with no salary increases, meager merit increases, and little acknowledgement. It's demotivating.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Employee engagement and recognition is huge. It's not enough to get on an All-Hands call and tell everyone thanks. And it's worse to get on an All-Hands call and repeatedly praise the same people, frequently sales people, without praising or recognizing the staff that actually keeps your day to day business running. Of course new sales are to be commended, but the work that staff does every day to keep current customer happy and loyal is just as important. The sales cycle can be very long - so repeat revenue from existing customers is also very important. Also, compensate your staff. And when there is a huge disparity between peers, make a salary adjustment to get people's salaries in line. When someone stays with a company for a long time they are often paid less than someone new being hired into the position. What does it say to people who have had loyalty and dedication to a company when a peer leaves the company and comes back 2 years later making much more. It is demotivating and says that GE does not value its tenured staff.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    as an intern, learned a lot

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

    I have been working at GE as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    - learned a lot from the people i interned with
    - good exposure to different departments
    - good thing on resume
    - clear growth patterns

    Cons

    - staff don't seem happy here
    - staff don't have a clear mission as to why they work here

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    - address culture issues so staff are happier

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. 3 people found this helpful  

    Great Place

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sourcing Program Leader  in  Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Sourcing Program Leader in Atlanta, GA

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

    Pros

    GE is a great place to work and you will be surrounded by many peers who are among the elite A-type personality performers. There are tons of opportunities within GE and with it being such a worldy company, the opportunities afforded are almost limitless.

    Cons

    The culture can be a very "sink or swim" mentality, so coming in from the outside can be tough as there is not much guidance or instruction given. They expect you to figure it out. Also, in order to really move up in one's career path, you really need to be open to moving around in terms of location in order to open up your available opportunities.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Awesome company!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Executive Assistant  in  Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Executive Assistant in Dallas, TX

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

    Pros

    Love the culture! Energetic! Appreciative of their employees....great benefit package.

    Cons

    Wish I started with them fresh out of college!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

Worked for GE? Contribute to the Community!

Your response will be removed from the review – this cannot be undone.