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  1. Best place to work for the first 5 years of your career

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Operations Leader in Bradenton, FL
    Current Employee - Operations Leader in Bradenton, FL

    I have been working at GE

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    GE holds true to it's reputation as a leadership development factory with world class training and plenty of opportunity to challenge and grow your management skills. It remains a steadily growing business even in a tough economy.

    Cons

    GE talks the talk about work-life balance but the truth is to truely advance in the company it takes making work #1 in your life. It takes the combination of a special person dedicating 80+ hour work weeks and relocating every few years to move up quickly. High stress environment with little reward recognition. "Pats on the back" for a good job are few and far between.

    Advice to Management

    More reward & recognition, sites continually shoot themselves in the foot trying to handle quarter management, and need to do a better job of listening

  2. Helpful (1)

    Extremely strong potential...now time to deliver.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
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    Current Employee - Engineer in Bradenton, FL
    Current Employee - Engineer in Bradenton, FL

    I have been working at GE

    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    GE Security shows an amazing amount of promise. It has strong acquisitions in video (VisioWave), access (Casi-Rusco), and fire (Edwards), and is finally making great strides to incorporate them all into an integrated security platform. If realized correctly, this surely will be a big player in the security industry. Dean Seavers shows great vision in leading the company in a growth-oriented direction. The company prides itself on compliance on all legal levels both in the US and worldwide.

    Cons

    General Electric is a company full of processes to ensure quality control and compliance at all levels. While most of these are extremely valuable and must be maintained, at times the bureaucratic nature of the organization prevents it from making quick navigational strides in order to compete with the smaller, leaner security players in the market.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to focus on integration, as this is the direction the market is taking, and spend less time on so-called "boxed solutions". While distribution will continue to be a strong market, the bigger wins can be realized with the larger, integrated projects.

  3. Entrepreneurial aspirations with a conglomerate wallet (and bureaucracy)

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Bradenton, FL
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Bradenton, FL

    I have been working at GE

    Approves of CEO
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Colleagues are phenomenal to work & socialize with. The business retains strong corporate/parent sponsorship despite continual challenges to deliver against expectations. Great opportunities for career development while executing in a difficult environment.

    Cons

    The company continues to struggle for a coherent market identity due to it's legacy of acquisitions; after 5 years of integration attempts only recently have the silos started to melt and "GE" penetration taken effect. There is constant leadership turnover as the heritage managers start to fade and the GE-fed talent moves across the corporate umbrella.

    Advice to Management

    Dean Seavers is the most promising senior executive over the 5 years. The external focus revival is adequate, but deep seeded internal department barriers need to be removed.

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  5. Good Company to start your career

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Product Manager in Bradenton, FL
    Current Employee - Product Manager in Bradenton, FL

    I have been working at GE

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good to start your career and move on. You career opportunities are based in who you know and not in your performance.

    Cons

    Structure is not there, they take to long to decide anything, and there is no clear message on where the company is going, and at first sign of trouble they take on head count.

    Advice to Management

    The most important asset in the company is their employees, so invest on them and make them feel that they have a place where they can work with confidence.

  6. Struggling with it's acquisition

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Marketing Communications Manager in Bradenton, FL
    Current Employee - Marketing Communications Manager in Bradenton, FL

    I have been working at GE

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great reputation on the outside means job opportunities should be good. Pushes employees to excel - they will take as much as you give, but you are generally rewarded. Great opportunities for growth (if in the right division).

    Cons

    Growth is dependent on your division. Bigger divisions are very political. Security is struggling to integrate acquisitions and is laying people off. Strategy reviews are more about plugging in numbers, so big thinking is minimal.

    Advice to Management

    Be clearer on strategy and engage those below. Don't do broad brush layoffs ... put resources where needed by pulling from areas where they aren't needed.

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