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GE Reviews

Updated January 29, 2015
Updated January 29, 2015
2,822 Reviews
3.7
2,822 Reviews
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Review Highlights

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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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Fantastic Company

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    World Class team, yearly raises, matching 401k, excellent benefits, discounted purchases

    Cons

    No bonus unless executive, difficult to promote, easy to get lost in the crowd.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Spend more promoting top performers

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Machinist

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    Former Employee - Machinist in Duluth, GA
    Former Employee - Machinist in Duluth, GA

    I worked at GE

    Pros

    Great company to work for!

    Cons

    Company decided to take our jobs away to a foreign country!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Had a great supervisor Dustin Faulkner! Hr is the best as well!

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    great place to work

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at GE

    Pros

    it is a pleasant atmosphere

    Cons

    your day starts really early

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    General Electric

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at GE

    Pros

    I really love the job

    Cons

    I don't have anything to critique on.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  6.  

    Great Company to work for

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at GE

    Pros

    Lots of great thinkers at GE

    Cons

    Work life balance was a struggle sometimes

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  7.  

    ECLP

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - ECLP in Cincinnati, OH
    Current Employee - ECLP in Cincinnati, OH

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

    Pros

    Exposure to leadership, great way to see entire Commercial and Services business

    Cons

    Broad but not deep. Have to ask for more responsibility

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Improve compensation + benefits

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  8.  

    Great place to work ....must make friends

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at GE

    Pros

    I enjoyed working with people from all over the globe, that being said was able to climb thru the ranks.
    Pinch of a good ole boy company.

    Cons

    When older employees retired , they took a wealth of knowledge and company could care less if younger group were up to speed. The push was faster ,cheaper product quality the last concern for some products....

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Good Company but very bureaucratic and slow in decision making

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at GE full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    - A lot of driven colleagues. So I enjoyed the interaction
    - brand recognition across industries that GE plays in
    - Good reputation

    Cons

    - Over hyped middle management and very slow, risk averse decision making
    - Very political in middle management and sr management
    - good old girls (yes they exist) and good old boys (not so many anymore) club. People are promoted based on first impressions and gossips rather than objective results

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Poor nurturing of the talent base that GE is able to hire. I have come to believe that most strong leaders will leave GE at some point because the GE culture promotes those who suck up and step on people below.

    Remove the good old girls, good old APAF, AAF, HF and good old boys culture. If people are being promoted because they are active in some non work related organization, then you don't get the best people leading. And if that's the case, then good people will and should leave. Leaving GE with mediocre talent who have a lot of friends in GE.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  10.  

    Design Intern

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at GE

    Pros

    Easy work, laid back friendly people

    Cons

    boring job and the people were not friendly

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    give interns some real work!

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    development engineer

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at GE

    Pros

    Benefits is good for full time employees

    Cons

    work life balance is difficult and engineers don't get promoted.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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