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GE Reviews

Updated November 20, 2014
Updated November 20, 2014
2,670 Reviews
3.7
2,670 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Provides ample opportunity for growth in career , work -life balance is encouraged (in 141 reviews)

  • Lots of opportunities to advance if you're willing to move around a lot (in 59 reviews)


Cons
  • Also most of the people i know who work here don't have much work life balance (in 147 reviews)

  • Can be long hours but if you are good at planning your day, you will be more than fine (in 86 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1. 2 people found this helpful  

    Big company, can get lost

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Engineer in Schenectady, NY
    Former Employee - Engineer in Schenectady, NY

    I worked at GE full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Reasonable pay for entry level people, potentially a good place if you are just starting out.

    Cons

    Lots of layers of management,
    Lacking accountability in some areas
    They find it difficult to think beyond the next quarter,

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Think more long term

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    The most challenging and dynamic company!

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales Director in Charlotte, NC
    Current Employee - Sales Director in Charlotte, NC

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

    Pros

    GE's commitment to Integrity is second to none. The corporate culture only fosters high caliber people. GE stockpiles talent and you'll work around some of the best people you have ever met. Incredible training programs for entry level and plenty of room for experienced talent who have gotten their education elsewhere.

    Cons

    Big and beauracratic. Can be slow to change but, if you don't like change don't come to work at GE. We change things often, sometimes not for the better.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Trust your feild teams! Don't just talk delagation and empowerment, make it real and penalize those leaders who don't embrace those needed changes. Also, did deep into P&L's who seem to only manage to survive the quarter and won't look outward towards the future of their business units.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Great experience for college students wanting to get a taste of manufacturing.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Advanced Manufacturing Engineer Co-op in Decatur, AL
    Former Employee - Advanced Manufacturing Engineer Co-op in Decatur, AL

    I worked at GE (less than an year)

    Pros

    Great group of engineers to work with. Co-ops are compensated for over-time and treated as full-time salaried engineers and given challenging tasks.

    Cons

    Very fast paced environment. With the role of a manufacturing engineer comes the required work during non-operating hours (weekends & holidays).

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Some tuition-reimbursement would be nice. Other than that, great program!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA

    I worked at GE full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Excellent company, bright employees.
    Company is focussed on growing their employees and taking care of them

    Cons

    No work life balance
    Medical benefits are not upto the mark

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Better compensation, better medical benefits

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  6.  

    Challenging and good experience. Good people.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Co-Op in San German, PR
    Current Employee - Co-Op in San German, PR

    I have been working at GE as an intern

    Pros

    I call GE the school for engineers students. You will learn about everything in just a couple of months. From the Plant manager to your supervisor are able to teach you, you just need to ask. It is a good company for long term career development and growth.

    Cons

    Regular Work-life balance, poor facilities (no gym, cafeteria is small, etc.), salary is low, stressful job, regular benefits, long work hours

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Good Management

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Intern

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at GE as an intern

    Pros

    Good Salary and work life balance

    Cons

    Very slow to get changes to be done.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    great place. There is a clinic inside company!!

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at GE

    Pros

    perfect place, very diverse, very large

    Cons

    A little bit far from downtown

  9.  

    Contract Recruiter

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Recruiter in Princeton Junction, NJ
    Former Employee - Recruiter in Princeton Junction, NJ

    I worked at GE full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Best corporation to learn the fine art of recruiting from. Numerous best practices which enhanced my career. Given a lot of autonomy to work with hiring manager and influence hiring decisions. Value the recruiting function which in other Fortune 500 corporations is not always the case.

    Cons

    Hiring "hi-potential" leaders is a serious challenge. Everyone needs to be a hi-pot.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Constant fast pace is at times hard to keep up. Need to have fun once in awhile.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10. 2 people found this helpful  

    Opportunities to move around in large corp.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Engineer in Schenectady, NY
    Current Employee - Senior Engineer in Schenectady, NY

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

    Pros

    Good for experience in the large corporation realm. GE tends to like mobility so perfect if you only want to gain experience in various products. You also will have opportunities to recommend many improvements. GE has the money to spend to try new equipment and processes.

    Cons

    GE has cut many of the former benefits. Newcomers will have fewer and fewer benefits, from pensions to healthcare in retirement to vacation time. Their IT department is poor, so you can expect to be using old and clunky software, generally not the latest/greatest.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Value those who stay to learn expertise, not just those who move around. Need medical for retirees.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Position

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Operation Research in Detroit, MI
    Former Employee - Operation Research in Detroit, MI

    I worked at GE full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Great people to work with

    Cons

    Not many things that I can think of right now

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