GE Transportation

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GE Transportation Reviews

Updated September 21, 2014
Updated September 21, 2014
145 Reviews
3.5
145 Reviews
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GE Transportation Senior Vice President and President and Chief Executive Officer Russell T. Stokes
Russell T. Stokes
13 Ratings

Review Highlights

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 12 reviews)

  • Long hours where no matter what you put in isn't enough (in 5 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Great place for leadership development

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at GE Transportation

    Pros

    Ability to make decisions at entry-level, flexible work schedules if needed

    Cons

    Locations available, work life balance skewed

  2.  

    A great company with great benefits

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Market Analyst  in  Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Market Analyst in Atlanta, GA

    I have been working at GE Transportation full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    They take great care of their employees offering very good benefits and lots of great opportunities across a large array of businesses and job functions

    Cons

    As like all large companies can take time to make changes happen

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Great company working to shed big company burdens

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Global Commercial Finance Leader  in  Denver, CO
    Former Employee - Global Commercial Finance Leader in Denver, CO

    I worked at GE Transportation full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Opportunity to work with incredibly smart people, some of the world's best leaders and sell arguably the best products in the industry.

    Cons

    While they're working to improve upon this, the company continues to struggle with bureaucracy, slow customer response times and other a litany of non-value add requirements.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    In order to maintain continuity, some leaders are hesitant to promote or allow high achieving employees to explore other roles within the company. This hurts both the company and the employee as it often results in the employee leaving the company.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Dreary workplace, talented engineers, international coworkers, low pay, bureaucratic managment

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    Former Employee - Contract Engineer  in  Lawrence Park, Erie, PA
    Former Employee - Contract Engineer in Lawrence Park, Erie, PA

    I worked at GE Transportation as a contractor for less than a year

    Pros

    GE on resume. Young, energetic new grads and interns. Sharp engineers. You can get just about any software you'll ever need to do your job.

    Cons

    Campus in Erie is old and decrepit. Offices desperately need remodeling. Pay is low vs. comparable positions elsewhere, Drafting methods are outdated. You can't pick your draftsman or do your own drafting. Union drafting department and manufacturing. Campus is so big you often have to use your own car to get around.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    If you plan to stay in Erie then fix the place up! Increase your contractor rates. Adhere to some industry drafting standard like ASME Y14.100.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    it was a great experience

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - EHS Intern  in  Grove City, PA
    Current Employee - EHS Intern in Grove City, PA

    I have been working at GE Transportation as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    I love working with the hourly workers

    Cons

    I didnt find anything worng

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    If you like your job you will be very happy

  7.  

    Great developmental experience!

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Erie, PA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Erie, PA

    I have been working at GE Transportation full-time

    Pros

    Challenging, fast paces work environment. Lots of support.

    Cons

    Ambiguity, must be willing to ask questions and learn.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Great Place to Work!

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - EHS  in  Warrensburg, MO
    Former Employee - EHS in Warrensburg, MO

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

    Pros

    Great work environment! Safety is a stop priority!

    Cons

    I have no cons for this company

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the good work.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Fragmenting the business structure in Erie.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at GE Transportation full-time

    Pros

    Great job experience working with the few remaining senior engineers. Pay is good for the area.

    Cons

    There are a ton of job opportunities at GETS if you happen to live in Bangalore India. Retaining young talent at the Erie plant seems to no longer be a consideration. The current staff in Erie now devotes most I their time holding the hand of the team overseas because there is a "they cannot be allowed to fail" directive from engineering management. Senior engineers and senior mfg managers are retiring in droves and there is a huge gap in service experience looming in their absence. Rest assured though as these spots will all be filled overseas as this valuable knowledge that is being lost is obviously easily replaced, or so it seems.
    Executives have split for Chicago to distance themselves from the union work force and a new mfg facility in Fort Worth TX has given them the leverage they need to slowly dismember the 506.
    Stressful place to be when you're wedged in the middle someplace.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Place some value on the in house experience especially with the young talented engineers who are willing to stick around in a city like Erie Pa. Keep engineering in Erie. Then if the 506 leadership would pull their heads out of the sand and be a little more flexible GETS in Erie could once again be the place everyone wants to work.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Enormous business

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

    I have been working at GE Transportation as a contractor

    Pros

    Good technical experience, amiable management

    Cons

    Little opportunity for advancement, very little external hiring, massive business with poor individual visibility or impact

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Excellent Opportunity for Internships

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Signal Engineer/Coop
    Former Employee - Signal Engineer/Coop

    I worked at GE Transportation full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    GE Transportation offers a great work environment. The people are friendly and make a great team. They had a good mentorship program which had you reporting to a single engineer to learn and obtain work projects that could easily build up your skills. The life-work balance was excellent..

    Cons

    Some of the tasks could become repetitive and you could get yourself pigeon-holed into only doing a certain type of task if you don't actively seek out new challenges and responsibilities.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Create a better training/indoc process and materials.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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