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GE Reviews

Updated December 21, 2014
Updated December 21, 2014
2,724 Reviews
3.7
2,724 Reviews
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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.  

    Cutting edge technology research, excellent working environment

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

    I have been working at GE

    Pros

    Flexible work schedule, decent benefits, exciting work

    Cons

    Reserved work culture, don't drink the kool aid

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    IT Leader

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Ton of opportunities to grow

    Cons

    Recent past, corporate leadership is filled with people outside of IT.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Value functional expertise.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Good Company

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Applications Architect in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Applications Architect in Chicago, IL

    I worked at GE

    Pros

    great company to work with. Good Culture

    Cons

    Growth is really competitive hence less opportunity to grow vertical

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Focus on personal Growth of employee

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    General Electric

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

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

    Pros

    Career opportunities abound in a wide range of industries, functions, and locations. Experience is valued over education on many promotional opportunities. Tremendous opportunity for growth.

    Cons

    Highly stressful culture. Salary competitiveness is mixed. Work life balance becomes more difficult as job responsibilities increase - do more with less.

  6.  

    Good Internship Deal

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • 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
  7.  

    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
  8.  

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

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • 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
  9.  

    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
  10.  

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

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • 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
  11.  

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

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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

    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

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