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GE Reviews in Waukesha, WI

Updated December 7, 2014
Updated December 7, 2014
2,724 Reviews
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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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  1.  

    GE review

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Supplier Quality Engineer in Waukesha, WI
    Current Employee - Supplier Quality Engineer in Waukesha, WI

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

    Pros

    Pleasant people to work with, great ethics, strong leadership,

    Cons

    I wish they would have accepted applications from the contractors.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    EEDP Intern

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - EEDP in Waukesha, WI
    Former Employee - EEDP in Waukesha, WI

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

    Pros

    Surrounded by very intelligent professionals.

    Cons

    Subpar pay. Uncaring boss. Didn't allow overtime for the interns.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Allow overtime.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  3.  

    GE Healthcare

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Supply Chain in Waukesha, WI
    Current Employee - Supply Chain in Waukesha, WI

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

    Pros

    GE is very fast paced and exciting with great company benefits and quirks if you do your job and show promise. GE gives freedom for growth and self development.

    Cons

    Work life balance is challenging and if you don't "fit in" or play the "office politics" your career can go from one of extreme satisfaction to one of chaos and heartache. Although improvement includes challenging "the norm" at times, if doing so involves the wrong individual in authority, your future within the company is grim.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Consider corresponding with the supply chain employees Middle management does not endorse. Their favorites do as they do, thus the reason they are acknowledged. Communicate with the one or two who do not appear successful as they are the ones challenging the norm with out of the box thinking and those employees are actually key in the new leadership and will be needed to take back our position as the number one company globally.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    Long term plus and minus

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Engineer in Waukesha, WI
    Current Employee - Engineer in Waukesha, WI

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

    Pros

    Money is ok, work environment got much better over the years in some departments, others not at all. There are some very talented technical people here, but spend too much of there time on GE imposed bureaucracy.

    Cons

    Never know when the winds off layoff will blow your way. GE as a corporation is fickle and will remove large chunks of a business oversees at enormous cost. I guess the tax savings are worth it. GE is declining in the healthcare industry and will probably be out of any US based manufacturing in less than 10 years.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    N/A

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6.  

    Challenging & rewarding...IF...you have the right manager

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sourcing in Waukesha, WI
    Current Employee - Sourcing in Waukesha, WI

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

    Pros

    Vast array of opportunities for advancement.

    Cons

    If you get the wrong (incompetent) manager, you'll go nowhere fast until they leave the company (most of them do eventually leave)

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Trust your individual contributors more than the managers on your staff

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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    Lead Embedded Software Engineer

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Embedded Software Engineer in Waukesha, WI
    Current Employee - Embedded Software Engineer in Waukesha, WI

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

    Pros

    Very complex system, learning experience, good financial backup, benefits, reputation

    Cons

    no life but all work, technically weak managers who are just bosses not leaders
    very tight deadlines, salaries

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Stressful for less

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Electrical Engineer in Waukesha, WI
    Current Employee - Electrical Engineer in Waukesha, WI

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

    Pros

    Interesting technologies to work with and most of the lower level people are very nice

    Cons

    The upper level management is consumed with themselves and are on a never ending quest to take more for themselves. The company pits worker against each other and lay off the losers

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Try training your employees. If they know how to use the software they'll most likely be able to use it correctly

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9.  

    Top talent with an aggressive culture for success

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Waukesha, WI
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Waukesha, WI

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

    Pros

    Enigneers and team members work very hard to get the job done. The organization spends a great deal in team building.

    Cons

    There are a lot of office politics and you do have to cover your backside often.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Finanace Driven Company

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Marketing Manager in Waukesha, WI
    Former Employee - Marketing Manager in Waukesha, WI

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

    Pros

    If you are in finance or can are an effective commercial sales person, this is the company for you.

    Cons

    Not so great, if you are in different functions or struggling business (i.e. healthcare). Layoffs are very common.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    N/A

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    an okay company with great people

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Waukesha, WI
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Waukesha, WI

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

    Pros

    * co-workers are generally great people with a good work ethic
    * with persistence making change can happen

    Cons

    * way to process heavy
    * decisions take too long to make
    * highly risk averse
    * organizational structure is getting deeper

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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