GE Transportation Reviews

Updated March 28, 2015
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GE Transportation Senior Vice President and President and Chief Executive Officer Russell T. Stokes
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28 Ratings

Pros
  • work-life balance, very flexible, competitive salaries (in 6 reviews)

  • Great people, supportive, lots of activities for the interns, everybody is eager to help out (in 9 reviews)

Cons
  • Too much work load & work pressure , Need to struggle to have work life balance (in 14 reviews)

  • Often employees work long hours and efforts go unnoticed (in 6 reviews)

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  1. Summer intern for mechanical engineering

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    Former Intern - Internship in Erie, PA
    Former Intern - Internship in Erie, PA

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

    Pros

    Very nice people, opportunities for professional development if they are sought.

    Cons

    Disorganized at times, much of the intern work is just busy work

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Give intern

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. GE Transportation - ITS - Melbourne, FL

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    Current Employee - Engineering in Melbourne, FL
    Current Employee - Engineering in Melbourne, FL

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

    Pros

    Technically challenging opportunities, advantages of working for a big company including career moves within other businesses.

    Cons

    One would have to consider carefully before accepting to take on challenges. Your responsibilities may increase significantly in short time and you would be expected to work and perform at much higher capacity compared to your pay band and salary for a long time. The company is very slow matching compensation for the contribution. Benefits significantly reduces since I started working.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Compensate your employees fairly matching the industry standards.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3. Great experience, good pay, no benefits and can only last a year at a time.

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    Current Contractor - Validation Engineer Contractor in Melbourne, FL
    Current Contractor - Validation Engineer Contractor in Melbourne, FL

    I have been working at GE Transportation as a contractor (more than a year)

    Pros

    If you need something now and has decent pay, then this is a good job for that. GE Transportation hires many contractors and as one of them you get to come in and touch a lot of their equipment. It is a great place to work at while you look for a permanent position. Maybe even with them if you take the time to go a little beyond what they are asking.

    Cons

    It is a contract position. Meaning it is either side can say I am done rather abruptly. Luckily for them, Trains and the equipment to support trains is in growing demand. This translates to keeping the contract going for the maximum duration. Which for this type of contractor is one 12 month span. A which point a 3 month breather has to be taken and then can come back for one more 12 month period. No Holiday pay, No time off, No benefits, and spotty on overtime pay but this is a contract gig. That is why it pays $45 an hour.

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  5. Program Manager

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    Former Employee - Program Manager in Erie, PA
    Former Employee - Program Manager in Erie, PA

    I worked at GE Transportation

    Pros

    Challenging, Face Paced, excellent training programs

    Cons

    Work Life Balance is not a priority

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Value your People Assests

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6. Little opportunity but great money

    Former Employee - Customer Support Intern in Jacksonville, FL
    Former Employee - Customer Support Intern in Jacksonville, FL

    I worked at GE Transportation

    Pros

    - Great money and benefits, especially for part-time
    - Not micro-managed
    - Pretty good office environment

    Cons

    - Corporate environment not as fun before merger
    - Higher expectations of new supervisors
    - Tons of training, ethics, and office behavior tutorials and videos

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    - Lighten up, toots!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. Challenging, fast-paced environment.

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    Former Employee - Project Manager in Erie, PA
    Former Employee - Project Manager in Erie, PA

    I worked at GE Transportation

    Pros

    People are good to work with and the environment is challenging and fast-paced. Lots of work to accomplish, clarity in role expectations.

    Cons

    Sometimes work / life balance can be a challenge and things can get overwhelming. Need to make progress quickly.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Focus on employees

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8. Dynamic Environment

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    Former Contractor - Program and Logistics Coordinator for TFR South Africa in Erie, PA
    Former Contractor - Program and Logistics Coordinator for TFR South Africa in Erie, PA

    I worked at GE Transportation as a contractor (more than a year)

    Pros

    The work is interesting and challenging. There were many departmental "cross-overs" allowing for a broad range of interaction with other departments and individuals. Gained much "new" experience with elements such as, GE Global Finance, contract proposals, Oracle system.

    Cons

    Downside is that there is a difficult time trying to get in. Direct hire positions seem to be hard to come by. Contract positions are ok , but they provide limited time for additional training and last only 12 months and once you have been a contract employee twice, you cannot go back. Additionally, in my case, my first contract was for a position they created because they needed to take the load off 4 other personnel and after a successful 12 months and was even put in for a 3 month extension, I was let go and have no idea if they ever hired anyone else to fill my job. It was disappointing because I owned Program and Logistics Coordinator for South Africa, I cleaned it up and streamlined it and eventually GE won a large 400 Locomotive contract to TFR South Africa which would have meant at least 8 years of work for me in that position.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I think management needs to take a more careful look at the efforts and contributions of "contract" workers and assess more accurately their continued need as a full time GETS employee. Once I was gone, they either had to start all over again with someone else, or re-distribute the work back to the 4 other people who were doing it before. That seems highly in-efficient to me.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9. Excellent company

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    Former Intern - Software Engineer Intern in Erie, PA
    Former Intern - Software Engineer Intern in Erie, PA

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

    Pros

    - Good pay.
    - Opportunity to meet many different employees/managers across the business.
    - Leadership programs & training to build career.

    Cons

    Some positions don't provide you with challenging work.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Make sure all of your employees are involved and feel valued. My first internship wasn't enjoyable or educational because the work was easy and I didn't feel like I was contributing anything valuable to the company. However, my second internship was enjoyable and valuable because I felt like I made significant contributions and I had the opportunity to learn about the business and meet senior management.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  10. Summer Intern

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at GE Transportation

    Pros

    Fast paced work environment. Learn a lot very quickly, sink or swim mentality.

    Cons

    Little to no training, must be very independent to get things done. Little power to finish projects.

  11. Drive Control FPGA Engineer

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    Current Employee - Drive Control FPGA Engineer in Erie, PA
    Current Employee - Drive Control FPGA Engineer in Erie, PA

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

    Pros

    You can learn some design that you can not learn in other company, since GE have contract with big companies.

    Cons

    You should on your own, or you will be left behind. Not so much communication between coworks.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Big company, everyone in GE should consider themselves as lead

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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