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GE Reviews

Updated September 19, 2014
Updated September 19, 2014
2,521 Reviews
3.7
2,521 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. 1 person found this helpful  

    Opportunity to grow your career

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Director of Software Engineering  in  San Ramon, CA
    Current Employee - Director of Software Engineering in San Ramon, CA

    I have been working at GE full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Great company to learn and grow your career. GE is a Fortune 6 company and builds infrastructures of the world. You will be working on really interesting problems in the industrial space. You will meet the best and the brightest. You will be given the support you will need to succeed.

    Cons

    Has over 300,000 employees and it feel like it. There is a large amount of bureaucracy. Almost 50% of your work time is spent working thru GE processes.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Work more like a start up. Take chances. Thin out rigor and internal processes which are "thick and heavy".

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    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
  3.  

    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
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  5.  

    GE Capital IT

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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
  6.  

    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
  7.  

    Great Company!

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at GE

    Pros

    GE has great values and cultures

    Cons

    There are definitely days where you work long hours

  8.  

    Fun and challenging, with a great work environment .

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - QA Engineer  in  Louisville, KY
    Former Employee - QA Engineer in Louisville, KY

    I worked at GE full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Great leadership roles that provides a great work environment. Great place to move your career to the next level.

    Cons

    May take a while to move your career up.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    hate to say this but, could be a little more strict, very little accountability.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Coating operator

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Coating Operator  in  Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Coating Operator in Houston, TX

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

    Pros

    Great job, excellent pay and benefits, happy work environment.

    Cons

    closed the shop moved it to Brazil

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Great group of people to work with

  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great Company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Lead Project Manager  in  Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Lead Project Manager in Houston, TX

    I worked at GE full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    great for company values and culture. a unique place for professional development and growth

    Cons

    Long working hours, but tipically flexible

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Tried but lost

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Lead Design Engineer  in  Louisville, KY
    Current Employee - Lead Design Engineer in Louisville, KY

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

    Pros

    GE level benefits and payment
    Proud employee

    Cons

    Lost know-hows of manufacturing and technology
    Losing in competition

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Admit the capability

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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