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GE Reviews

Updated September 19, 2014
Updated September 19, 2014
2,511 Reviews
3.7
2,511 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 123 reviews)

  • Lots of opportunities to advance if you're willing to move around a lot (in 55 reviews)


Cons
  • Also most of the people i know who work here don't have much work life balance (in 132 reviews)

  • Can be long hours but if you are good at planning your day, you will be more than fine (in 76 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1. 2 people found this helpful  

    An Entire Career in one place

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

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

    Pros

    If you like to challenge yourself working on fascinating problems that matter, this is the place for you. GE is loaded with some of the best and brightest minds in the world. Here you can champion an idea and take it all the way to market if you wish, or become a world expert in the area of your choosing. Be prepared to work hard, this is an aggressive "type A" workplace, and you will reap the benefits if you can hang with the pack.

    Cons

    The culture can be a bit conceded and entitled (We are GE, look how great we are, people love us for our name). With all the great things, GE is a large company and weighs "risk" very seriously; this can make the company feel slow and bureaucratic, but if you understand the machine you are working in, the behavior makes sense.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the good work, you don't stay one of America's top companies for decades without knowing what you are doing. The corporate education programs are the best I have ever seen... Keep making them available to all employees. Lastly, remember who you are, make sure the corporate strategies work for the market you are in by listening to the experts in those businesses.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 2 people found this helpful  

    Great Place

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    • 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
  3.  

    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.

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  5.  

    GE Software Center of Excellence

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

    I have been working at GE full-time

    Pros

    As a corporation, GE treats its employees very well.
    Benefits are good.
    Training is kind of bogus. Very corporate, not that useful.
    They really want their employees to succeed and support that where they can, however, it's manager by manager, as it is in all places.
    People seem very happy here. On occasions people work evenings and weekends, but there is generally good work life balance.

    Cons

    There are not a lot of different positions at the center. It's mostly engineers and UX people.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Center could be more organized. People are moved around from project to project without being asked on a frequent basis.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Good Company to work for

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Leader  in  Albany, NY
    Former Employee - Leader in Albany, NY

    I worked at GE full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Big company with great opportunities for advancement, strong benefits and pay, and good management. Always a challenge if you want to take it. Great place to start right out of college. Company has excellent training programs.

    Cons

    There is lots of competition for management positions, so need to really work hard to stand out. Can easily get engulfed in GE family and loose contact with outsider.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    GE Review

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at GE

    Pros

    Strong company with room for advancement

    Cons

    Lack of expertise in many job functions

  8.  

    Good experience and good place to work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - IT Project Manager  in  Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - IT Project Manager in Atlanta, GA

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

    Pros

    Very mature infrastructure. Industry leader in many market segments. Reasonable opportunity for growth. Good but not very good salary.

    Cons

    No stock options. Career growth depends on willingness to switch jobs which often means moving to a different organization and geographic location.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Commercial Leadership Program Intern

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Commercial Leadership Program Intern  in  Milwaukee, WI
    Former Employee - Commercial Leadership Program Intern in Milwaukee, WI

    I worked at GE as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    the projects you are assigned are like none other. I have gained so much experience in marketing and project management in general.

    Cons

    Big company. Need to work on being "One GE." There is disconnect between the businesses.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Better explanation of what exactly the role exactly entails and what our responsibilities will be.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    GE Capital IT

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - IT Manager
    Current Employee - IT Manager

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

    Pros

    Biggest positive is the depth of tools and processes used by IT staff

    Cons

    Depth of tools may also be biggest weakness, as when there are 'challenges', must verify with tools and processes not normally part of SDLC - that takes time.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Trust your staff to 'Simplify' without getting rid of people

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    It has been an amazing learning experience

    • 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

    Pros

    compensation, good learning experience, training, change is constant

    Cons

    Very competitive culture, long hours, change is constant

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    none

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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