GE Reviews

Updated July 5, 2015
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GE Chairman & CEO Jeffrey R. Immelt
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Pros
  • Very supportive of work life balance (in 142 reviews)

  • Lots of opportunities in different countries (in 60 reviews)

Cons
  • Work / life balance leaves something to be desired (in 152 reviews)

  • Long hours hence limited work/life balance (in 87 reviews)

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  1. Senior Management

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Stamford, CT
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Stamford, CT

    I have been working at GE

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    GE is one of the best employers in the world.

    Cons

    Very demanding - but helps you to learn how successful one can be.

    Advice to Management

    Keep pushing


  2. Ok to start a career with

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Stamford, CT
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Stamford, CT

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Promote health with on site gym

    Cons

    HR has more say on comps than hiring manager

    Advice to Management

    leverage people's talents more


  3. Enterprise Data Architecture and Strategy wih Program managment expertise

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Big Data Architect, Program Manager in Stamford, CT
    Current Employee - Big Data Architect, Program Manager in Stamford, CT

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

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great Company with great culture, employees are much valued, good benefits, world class training facility, leadership exposure etc.,

    Cons

    Too much of outsourcing, No hands on technical experience is available to most of the employee force in IT, too rigid processes

    Advice to Management

    Hire talented technical expertise and promote people who deliver


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  5. Helpful (1)

    i joined GE as an Financial Management Program trainee. After graduation, i was enrolled in another program called CAS.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - CAS Associate in Stamford, CT
    Current Employee - CAS Associate in Stamford, CT

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good learning opportunity, rotational nature of the job enables exposure to various industries and functions, intelligent people.

    Cons

    Hierarchy exist in big companies. sometimes the location is not 100% ideal. need high degree of flexibility in terms of the job location and hour

    Advice to Management

    More cross-functional job opportunities. More global job opportunities to people with different background.


  6. Helpful (1)

    Great company to grow in

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Stamford, CT
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Stamford, CT

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Lots of opportunities to learn how to become an effective manager and influential leader. Freedom to steer your own career. Learning opportunities and entry-level and experienced leadership programs are world-class.

    Cons

    Compensation is not tied to to geography putting people living in high-wage parts of the country at a steep disadvantage to their peers. Raises are very small each year in order to keep up with inflation rather than actual value to the company. This is usually the opposite at upper bands.

    Advice to Management

    Develop a distinguishable pay scale and equity bonuses like other peer companies so employees feel an incentive to go above and beyond.


  7. Helpful (1)

    Opportunities as long as you willing to relocate

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - IT Leader in Stamford, CT
    Current Employee - IT Leader in Stamford, CT

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Invests in its employees who are in the right business or growth area, great training program. Many opportunities to explore as long as you're willing to relocate. Many supportive colleagues, great network of professionals.

    Cons

    Health benefits declined over the years. Raises are mediocre.

    Advice to Management

    One size fits all stifles creativity.


  8. Safe, but boring

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Intern - FMP Intern in Stamford, CT
    Former Intern - FMP Intern in Stamford, CT

    I worked at GE as an intern (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Established company Friendly work environment, first name basis culture Career mobility and growth opportunities Development and rotational programs

    Cons

    No clear goal Bureaucratic Slow Few forward thinking initiatives apparent in culture/workplace


  9. Helpful (2)

    Good experience

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Contractor - Senior Consultant in Stamford, CT
    Former Contractor - Senior Consultant in Stamford, CT

    I worked at GE as a contractor (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great brand and reputation. Excellent training programs. High quality people throughout the organization. Even if GE is not for you long-term, it's a great stepping stone to other opportunities.

    Cons

    Bureaucracy, which would be virtually unavoidable in a company of this size. GE handles it pretty well though, all things considered.

    Advice to Management

    Junior employees are eager to make a meaningful contribution and would benefit from more opportunities to do so.

    GE Response

    Jul 26, 2014 – Recruitment Marketing Leader

    Thank you so much for your review. Very sound advice! We value this platform to show transparent feedback and help us to always improve.


  10. Not a good place to work for

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Finance Manager in Stamford, CT
    Former Employee - Finance Manager in Stamford, CT

    I worked at GE full-time (More than 3 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Salary above industry average. Moving around different functions may be easier given the size of the company.

    Cons

    Nepotism, backstabbing, and discrimination ran rampant in the GE division I worked. Management is blatant about "company over family" philosophy. You have to be a "GE guy" otherwise you are out. The stock price was $50 fifteen years ago and now is $25, which truly reflects the direction of the company, going downward.

    Advice to Management

    Find a job outside GE and you may find good life after GE as I did.


  11. well organised and structured

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Contractor - Senior Consultant in Stamford, CT
    Former Contractor - Senior Consultant in Stamford, CT

    I worked at GE as a contractor (More than a year)

    Pros

    good learning at every steps

    Cons

    I am contractor not a full time

    GE Response

    Jul 26, 2014 – Recruitment Marketing Leader

    Thank you for your review. We value platforms like this where we can have transparent feedback to improve GE event more.



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