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GE Reviews

Updated September 18, 2014
Updated September 18, 2014
2,502 Reviews
3.7
2,502 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.  

    Awesome company with very driven employees and opportunities to excel.

    Former Employee - Marketing Analyst  in  Kansas City, KS
    Former Employee - Marketing Analyst in Kansas City, KS

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

    Pros

    Good pay. Good colleagues. Good training. Good benefits

    Cons

    The expectations are very high. You have to work hard every day at everything you do. You do have to be careful to not loose your work life balance.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Work life balance is easy to loose...sadly

  2.  

    Good experience

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

    I worked at GE

    Pros

    Good benefits, facilities, HR, and professional mobility. New job every 3 years.

    Cons

    Old boys club, rigid culture, lots of people drinking GE Kool-aid

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    GE is a good place to gain experience that you will be rewarded for elsewhere.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Wind Turbine Technician  in  Idaho Falls, ID
    Former Employee - Wind Turbine Technician in Idaho Falls, ID

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

    Pros

    Very safety orientented. Pay was better than many in the industry. Benefits were good (health, dental, 401k, etc)

    Cons

    Promotion / hiring practices inconsistent with stated corporate policies and values. Limited advancement opportunity for experienced employees.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Weed out the underperformers in the technical and management roles in order to create a safer and more consistent work environment where the hard working and passionate can thrive.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Great place to work

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

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

    Pros

    GE has enormous growth potential for anyone who has innovative ideas for growth and simplification. Flexible work arrangements are available if approved by your manager.

    Cons

    In some cases depending on the project longer hours may be required of course you do have the ability to log on from home if you are a parent of younger children.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Good company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Lead Scientist  in  Niskayuna, NY
    Former Employee - Lead Scientist in Niskayuna, NY

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

    Pros

    State of the art technologies. diversity, many talented people

    Cons

    too big. sometime bureaucratic. total compensation seems a little bit of low.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Great company, excellent work environment

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Financial Analyst  in  Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Senior Financial Analyst in Atlanta, GA

    I worked at GE full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Benefits are great! Career development

    Cons

    People don't change jobs, they change managers.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Never forget to constantly give those hard working employees a pat on the back

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Mechanical Engineer

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Mechanical Engineer  in  Niskayuna, NY
    Former Employee - Mechanical Engineer in Niskayuna, NY

    I worked at GE full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Very smart people. Beautiful campus and high tech equipment. Cutting edge research.
    I learned a lot during my time at GRC.

    Cons

    My manager's expectations were not clear. There is a lot of people protective/defensive about what they do. They don't want to let things go. There was limited growth opportunity where I worked.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    clarity and honesty.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Great place to work

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Recruiter  in  Cincinnati, OH
    Current Employee - Senior Recruiter in Cincinnati, OH

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

    Pros

    Collaborative approach, diversity and strong leadership

    Cons

    Building I worked in was filled with mold. Always stayed sick

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10.  

    Outstanding people and company

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at GE

    Pros

    Great training and people
    Good pay and benefits
    Working for an american icon with tradition in the usa and locally

    Cons

    Too structured and slow to respond sometimes
    Not as entrepreneurial as advertised

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue to share vision and communicate weekly updates. Video interviews very helpful
    Walk the talk.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Multi Technology learning

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Computer Programmer
    Current Employee - Computer Programmer

    I have been working at GE as a contractor for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Will get to know new technologies soon. Will gain good functional and business knowledge.
    I am a contractor so not sure about the benefits and all

    Cons

    High pressure
    Less work life balance

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Nothing

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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