GE Reviews

Updated July 4, 2015
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GE Chairman & CEO Jeffrey R. Immelt
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Pros
  • Very supportive of work life balance (in 142 reviews)

  • Lots of opportunities in different countries (in 60 reviews)

Cons
  • Work / life balance leaves something to be desired (in 152 reviews)

  • Long hours hence limited work/life balance (in 87 reviews)

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  1. General Review

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

    I worked at GE full-time

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Challenging roles; freedom to act

    Cons

    Tough work/life balance culture, especially for leadership positions

    Advice to Management

    Learn to appreciate and recognize; not simply push to deliver.


  2. GE is a great place to start out

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Electrical Engineer in Cleveland, OH
    Current Employee - Electrical Engineer in Cleveland, OH

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Training opportunities, flexible schedules, travel opportunities, reasonable salary for area, exciting projects to work on. You will work with great people for the most part.

    Cons

    As with most large companies, frustrating bureaucracy slows down / inhibits work. Lots of office politics... more so recently than in the past.

    Advice to Management

    Become better at determining which products are truly important to the market. Many projects fall short of being what they could be, due to lack of funding, lack of staffing, and lack of proper leadership.


  3. Top notch

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Lean Leader in San Antonio, TX
    Current Employee - Lean Leader in San Antonio, TX

    I have been working at GE full-time

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    GE is a top notch employer. From Jeffrey R. Immelt
    in down. I've never worked anywhere that safety is of such a high priority.

    Cons

    I have nothing to put in the cons section. You'll not find as fine a organization to work for.

    Advice to Management

    Stay the course. Stick with investing in your most valuable asset - those you employ.


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  5. Great Company

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Diego, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Diego, CA

    I worked at GE

    Pros

    This is still a great company to work for and progress in spite of changes. I would love to work there again.

    Cons

    As with other companies, change will force management to make decisions that are not favorable for all employees. No specific issues with the company.


  6. Very Positive

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - EHS Specialist in Greenville, SC
    Current Employee - EHS Specialist in Greenville, SC

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Lot of advancement opportunities if you are mobile. Many good managers as GE knows how to develop talent. Stable company that has been around for MANY years.

    Cons

    Some beuracracy and politics, but that comes with any company.

    Advice to Management

    Keep on this course. This is a great company to work for and I have had a very positive experience so far!


  7. Amazing training

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

    I worked at GE

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Great training programs and a great place to gain experience at the beginning of one's career. Surrounding by very smart, accomplished people.

    Cons

    It's a large company and can feel very large company. If you want to build a long career at the company, while also advancing your career forward, can require moving your family time and time again, possibly all over the world.

    Advice to Management

    No advice. I think they've done a really great job of bringing more focus and cohesion to their portfolio, especially by selling NBC Universal in 2011 and GE Capital in 2015.


  8. Operations

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

    I have been working at GE full-time

    Pros

    Great pay and benefits. Plenty of global opportunities. Many very smart people work at GE. Great place to learn.

    Cons

    Some roles have long hours. Expectations can be based on unrealistic demands of corporate (not exclusive to GE).


  9. Customer Program Quality Leader

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Customer Program Manager in Lynn, MA
    Current Employee - Customer Program Manager in Lynn, MA

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Excellent Intern Programs, many renowned Colleges & Universities

    Cons

    Benefits have withered. Seem to be going downward

    Advice to Management

    N/A


  10. Corporate Audit Staff Associate

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

    I have been working at GE full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Constant development and feedback, fast-track program, traveling, visibility, exposure to multipl GE businesses, highly motivated and diverse group of people

    Cons

    Work/life balance can be hard at times, but manageable.


  11. Team Leader GE

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Team Leader in Plainville, CT
    Current Employee - Team Leader in Plainville, CT

    I have been working at GE full-time (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Company culture, resources, good environment

    Cons

    Focus is always on money for the management, leads to difficulty maintaining quality.

    Advice to Management

    Either money or quality comes first, not both.



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