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GE Reviews

Updated December 21, 2014
Updated December 21, 2014
2,725 Reviews
3.7
2,725 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 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.  

    Wind Technician

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    Current Employee - Wind Technician in Windfall, IN
    Current Employee - Wind Technician in Windfall, IN

    I have been working at GE full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Good pay and benefits. GE takes great care of their employees.

    Cons

    Challenges in the wind field are few but one would be the wear and tear on your body.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    FMP intern

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    Former Employee - Financial Management Program in Fairfield, CT
    Former Employee - Financial Management Program in Fairfield, CT

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

    Pros

    Great people, amazing culture that makes you want to come to work everyday.

    Cons

    the pay is under market

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    higher the right people that do the work not those that does things outside of the job

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Great place to work

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Manager in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Senior Manager in Chicago, IL

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

    Pros

    -It is a leadership factory. They really believe in investing in people. I joined 15 years back as a smart analyst and they made a leader out of me.
    -People are great. For a company of this size, not a lot of politics. People may leave GE because their career aspirations are not met. But I have met no one who has bad things to say about the culture.

    Cons

    GE Capital is shrinking. Hence opportunities for vertical mobility are practically non-existent. That is why i am looking out.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    It is a great company. Just keep fighting the bureaucracy that inevitably creeps in. Too many people stopping line managers from doing their work. Send real business focused people to enabling functions like compliance and sourcing who are holding up speed.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Leadership lacking.

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    Current Employee - Field Service Representative
    Current Employee - Field Service Representative

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

    Pros

    Good brand name. The job comes with a company car. Working from home is a perk. Customers are fun to meet with.

    Cons

    Has had annual layoffs the last 5+ years. No opportunity for career advancement. College degree required but starting salary is in the low $30's. Benefits continually being eroded. Cost of living raises in the 1-2% range annually. Management promotion offer was actually less pay than current position. Leadership uses fear as motivational tool. Middle management positions have often been cut/renamed/relocated in the past 5+ years.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Compensate employees better. Value quality employees. Make management decisions based on sound business principles, not personal favorites.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  6.  

    Good company

    Current Employee - Line Operator in Louisville, KY
    Current Employee - Line Operator in Louisville, KY

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

    Pros

    great pay and good benefits

    Cons

    Company might be up for sale

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    I was a member of EH&S team that audited periodic areas for safety issues

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    Former Employee - Warehouse Associate Second Shift in Exeter, NH
    Former Employee - Warehouse Associate Second Shift in Exeter, NH

    I worked at GE full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Wide based experience Power Plant equipment Systems sea water, hydraulics, coolers

    Cons

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    an Repairs on with tools mechanical/ electrical/ controls/ with Talent & Safety

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Confined space teams, fall protection, and other Safety teams.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    good company

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    Former Employee - R&D Intern in New York, NY
    Former Employee - R&D Intern in New York, NY

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

    Pros

    salary is good and work is interesting.

    Cons

    pressure is high and location is not quite good.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    FMP

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at GE full-time

    Pros

    great training, good exposure, rotational program

    Cons

    hours not good, compensation is not decent at all

    Recommends
  10.  

    Terrible management and you are considered just a number

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    Former Employee - Biomedical Tech in Reno, NV
    Former Employee - Biomedical Tech in Reno, NV

    I worked at GE full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    I cant think of one. Every thing you would think would be a pro, large company and ample job opportunities, doesn't exist.

    Cons

    They treat you as a number and that no matter what you are replaceable. They don't care about the customers at all let alone employees. No training available due to "lack of funds". Every year somebody has to be unsatisfactory and somebody has to lose out even if they were recommended for promotion. Management rotates so much that I had 6 district managers in 4 years.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Invest in employees and you will retain more customers and have better retention rates.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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    Manufacturing Engineer

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    Current Employee - Manufacturing Engineer in Bangor, ME
    Current Employee - Manufacturing Engineer in Bangor, ME

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

    Pros

    Great people to work with, office culture is good, time-off policies are reasonable, a lot of areas to excel in/ show personal growth

    Cons

    No advancement, do not recognize achievements, company does not give back, pay is low for the amount of time you put in.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    more promotions

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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