GE Reviews

Updated March 31, 2015
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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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  1. GE is a good place to work with lots of opportunity and good benefits

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    Current Employee - Maintenance in Louisville, KY
    Current Employee - Maintenance in Louisville, KY

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

    Pros

    good work environment, benefits and pay

    Cons

    Unsure of future with sale to Electrolux

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  2. 1 person found this helpful

    Planner/Buyer

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at GE

    Pros

    GE has great benefits and there is so much opportunity to advance or relocate. You have access to so many difference culture's and meet people.

    Cons

    The management where I worked had no clue how to manage and it was family oriented. Only family or people who are in the "click" got promoted amd received decent raises.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Make sure the people who are being promoted are qualified for the job. Have a standard position description allowing fewer modifications so jobs cannot be modified to fit a certain individual just be they are friends or family.

  3. 3 people found this helpful

    Great Company for Leadership

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Detroit, MI
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Detroit, MI

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

    Pros

    Highly Competitive and results oriented. Company trying to focus on innovation and new HR approaches for performance evaluation.

    Cons

    Have to be on top of your trade all the time. You go down on ratings if you even take a bit of a breather

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5. Good financial development opportunities

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    Current Employee - Operations Finance Leader
    Current Employee - Operations Finance Leader

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

    Pros

    Keen focus on development of employees, fast paced work environment, financial focus to management

    Cons

    Long hours, many layers of management and reporting due to the dual Corporate & Business structure, may require relocation in order to advance

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    In poor business environments, GE seems very quick to cut any benefits - no raises, low bonuses, no internal travel. While some of this is necessary, the inequalities between P&Ls (even within the same Tier 1) may be very demotivating

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  6. Great Company

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    Former Intern - Intern in Detroit, MI
    Former Intern - Intern in Detroit, MI

    I worked at GE as an intern (less than a year)

    Pros

    Very smart people, great work

    Cons

    There are no cons for this employer

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. Best company for the starting engineers. Good work environment.

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    Former Intern - Mechanical Engineer in Houston, TX
    Former Intern - Mechanical Engineer in Houston, TX

    I worked at GE as an intern (less than a year)

    Pros

    Great work environment, young engineers and lots of leadership roles.

    Cons

    Long work hours sometimes depending on the industry

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay should be competitive

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    GE Response

    Mar 26, 2015Recruiting Coordinator/ Talent Recruitment Social Media/ Event Planning

    Thank you for your response. We appreciate platforms like Glassdoor to help us make GE better.

  8. I Look forward to working with this company again.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at GE

    Pros

    Great company (people) to work for.

    Cons

    Travel away from home to work with them.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    GE Response

    Mar 26, 2015Recruiting Coordinator/ Talent Recruitment Social Media/ Event Planning

    Thank you for your response. We appreciate platforms like Glassdoor to help us make GE better.

  9. Quality Engineer

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at GE

    Pros

    Very large company with many opportunities

    Cons

    Can easily get lost in this huge company.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful

    Challenging, but great place to work

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    Current Employee - Buyer in Waukesha, WI
    Current Employee - Buyer in Waukesha, WI

    I have been working at GE

    Pros

    You will be pushed to be better than even you could have expected yourself to be. I am constantly challenged and surrounded by incredibly intelligent people which helps motivate me to win.

    Cons

    They will beat you up and put a drain on your life if you let them. Your goals are often set high to inspire you to achieve more, but sometimes are ultimately tough to reach.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    In my experience GE seemed to try to run before it could walk on certain things. In my role in particular we would tackle a project without the proper infrastructure in place to efficiently tackle it and deliverables were often set high. My suggestion would be to recognize that delivering and developing are different and must be done individually. Don't ask me to eat an elephant without atleast giving me a fork.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    GE Response

    Mar 26, 2015Recruiting Coordinator/ Talent Recruitment Social Media/ Event Planning

    Thank you for your transparent feedback! We appreciate your response and will certainly include your feedback and advice in looking at ways to improve our company. Thanks!

  11. Great summer internship experience

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    Former Intern - EID Intern in Billerica, MA
    Former Intern - EID Intern in Billerica, MA

    I worked at GE as an intern (less than a year)

    Pros

    Lots of solid experience in product design and development and collaboration with engineering teams throughout the company. Culture is relaxed and friendly, definitely good work/life balance. Younger employees and managers spent a lot of time with the interns/co-ops and we definitely felt welcome and valued. Networking and future career opportunities were excellent. Managers were approachable and helpful with all areas of work and especially with career advice at GE. Office/manufacturing space is beautiful and in a great location outside Boston.

    Cons

    The work isn't very challenging, but it is difficult to get needed info and resources from other employees and branches of the company as an intern. Did not get many meaningful experiences in labs despite goals laid out at beginning of internship. Most work was done with CAD software.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't be afraid to expect more of interns. I feel like managers were hesitant to give us too much work or responsibility. Most interns will value challenges and high expectations in the future.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    GE Response

    Mar 26, 2015Recruiting Coordinator/ Talent Recruitment Social Media/ Event Planning

    Thank you for your feedback on this site. We know we always have room for improvement at GE. Transparent reviews and feedback like this will help us to continue to improve. We appreciate your pros ... More

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