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GE Overview

Website www.ge.com
Headquarters Fairfield, CT
Size 10000+ Employees
Founded 1892
Type Company - Public (GE)
Industry Oil, Gas, Energy & Utilities
Revenue $10+ billion (USD) per year
BUILDING - GE is building the world by providing capital, expertise and infrastructure for a global economy. We build appliances, lighting, and other products that help millions of homes, offices, factories and retail around the world work better.

CURING ... More

Mission: GE is the world’s Digital Industrial Company, transforming industry with software-defined machines and solutions that are connected, responsive and predictive. GE is organized around a global exchange of knowledge through which each business shares the same technology, markets ... More

Company Updates

  • GE is No. 8 in Diversity MBA Magazine’s 2015 rankings for 50 Out Front Companies for Diversity Leadership: Best Places for Women & Diverse Managers to Work.GE is also recognized in our Top 10 Best in Class Category for: Recruitment, Succession Planning and Board Diversity. This is a significant recognition that showcases GE’s long-standing commitment to inclusive diversity as a corporate leader.

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    How GE can feel like a start-up! Join us!

    General Electric (GE) this year started to offer what it calls a “permissive approach” to paid time off. Under the company’s new policy, there no longer will be any limit set on the number of vacation, sick and personal days that executives and those in the so-called senior professional band may take. The idea: They can take time when they need it, assuming they’re getting their work done and have gotten their manager’s approval. GE is working on changes that allow employees to ‘bring their best self to work’. The new policy currently affects 30,000 GE employees, or 43% of its s...

GE – Why Work For Us?

At GE, we are building, curing, moving, and power the world. It goes beyond businesses, brands and infrastructure. With several businesses and operations in over 170 countries, GE employees have an unparalleled foundation on which to build their careers, their abilities and their dreams. We offer our employees challenging, rewarding careers in dynamic businesses. Our people are the architects of the future. We sit in the front seat of history.


From the outset, innovation has been part of GE’s DNA. That means being surrounded by bright, interesting people working together on new and exciting projects. It means trying to find new and better ways of doing things. And it means enjoying a career with extraordinary opportunities and enormous potential.

Leadership & Training

We hire exceptional people and invest in their growth. GE has a culture of continuous learning, thoughtfully designed to enable employees to grow their personal capabilities and reach their full potential. We invest in your education, provide access to experienced colleagues and give you the opportunities to work with intelligent, dedicated people, challenge yourself, and grow.

Global Business

We do business in over 160 countries, giving our employees a literal world of experience. Your opportunities at GE are defined, in part, by the emerging needs of our businesses, customers and clients all around the world, because we go where the opportunities take us. A career at GE offers you access to some of the most exciting and dynamic challenges of your lifetime.


Integrity is an essential component of life at GE. It is how we conduct ourselves and how we do business. It is non-negotiable. While some businesses prize results over ethics, we value both. At GE we believe that how you do something is as important as what you do. We provide you with the training and opportunities to enjoy a successful career you can be proud of, now and for the rest of your life.


GE's approach to citizenship is a full-time commitment with the same goals, strategies and accountabilities that drive any other part of our business. GE applies its long-standing spirit of innovation and unique set of capabilities to take on tough challenges in our communities.




GE strives to provide competitive employee benefits packages in the regions and industries in which we have a presence. Our wide range of employee services, retirement, health and other benefit plans are designed to help eligible employees make the best decisions for themselves, their family, and their lifestyle.

GE offers innovative programs to help our eligible employees gain more value from their healthcare benefits. Through HealthAhead, GE has further committed to improve the health of our employees and their families by creating a 'culture of health' which will deliver onsite and on-line programs, education, tools and services. We have also developed a global, industry-leading site certification program that will recognize excellence in worksite health.

We're confident that the benefits programs we offer our employees match our reputation as a world class employer.


GE believes in developing the talent of new employees with programs designed to give in-depth experience and build skills that are crucial to our long-term success. Our heritage is built on continuous learning, which is why we invest more than $1 billion annually in training and education offerings. In addition to the GE Global Learning Program, employees can take advantage of tuition reimbursement benefits to help improve their skills, grow their career, or get a loan to help pay for their family's higher education.


As a global company with operations in more than 100 countries, diversity isn't merely a noble idea — it's the reflection of our business. Every day, GE works to ensure that all employees, no matter where they are located in the world and no matter where they come from, have an opportunity to contribute and succeed.




Edison Engineering Development Program, GE Global Research

“A major factor is GE's reputation for creating the industry's future leaders and their global business.”



Lead Statistical Methods Engineer & Global Quality Manager

“GE has a propensity for finding and retaining extraordinarily talented people. I enjoy working with this caliber 'huge brains' coworker.”



Information Management Program Manager, GE Transportation

“The best thing about working at GE is the caliber of people that I have the pleasure of working with and being challenged by.”



Manager, Organization & Staffing, Corporate

“With things constantly evolving, I thought I could continuously grow as a person both professionally and personally. And I was definitely right.”



Edison Engineering Development Program, GE Healthcare

“It may sound cliché, but I really wanted to work on technology that helps save lives.”



MRP/buyer, GE Energy

“I decided to join GE because it is a large, multinational company with excellent leadership programs, its diversity of products, and numerous career opportunities.”



Zone Operations Manager

“Having full P&L responsibility for multiple sites being empowered to make strategic business decisions.”



Sales Account Manager

“The most fascinating thing about working in GE is that it offers a broad spectrum of opportunities across the globe.”



Lead Software Engineer, GE Transportation

“Innovation. I read the GE caption “Imagination at Work” from one of the forwarded emails from my friends in my undergrad, it made me to aspire to be part of GE one day.”



GE is one of the largest manufacturers of major appliances in the world, producing Monogram®, GE Profile™ and many more brands. Discover how GE appliances deliver their remarkable efficiency.


GE is the world's leading provider of aviation services and the leading producer of jet engines. We supply the world with engines for commercial, corporate, military and marine industries.

Consumer Electronics

Built with reliability and usability in mind, GE products use the best of technology making life easier every room of the house.

Customer Training

GE is a global provider of training services for all GE businesses around the world. Our training packages include a complete range of content from business specific to leadership & education, leveraging our 50 plus years of experience and the latest available technologies.

Electrical Distribution

GE provides a wide assortment of integrated equipment and systems to ensure safe and reliable power delivery. Electrical distribution and control solutions manage power in a variety of residential, commercial and industrial applications.


GE electrifies the world by providing energy products and services to more than 120 countries. With our coal, oil, natural gas, nuclear energy, water and wind technologies we can deliver solid productivity returns and significant environmental benefits.

Finance – Business

GE Commercial Finance serves clients in over 35 countries by providing loans, operating leases, financing programs, commercial insurance and equipment leasing to help global business grow.


GE provides medical technologies and services that are shaping a new age of patient care. From medical imaging and information technologies to diagnostics and drug discovery, we help clinicians around the world re-imagine new ways to help their patients live longer fuller lives.


Since the day Thomas Edison discovered a better filament for the incandescent lamp, GE has been lighting up the world. 128 years later, we still provide a range of innovative products for consumer, commercial and industrial markets.

Oil & Gas

GE provides global technology-based products, services and complete solutions to the oil and gas industry.


GE is the leading supplier to the world's railroads, pioneering locomotive and railroad management technologies that are economically advantageous and ecologically sound.

Software & Services

GE is a global provider of software, hardware, services, and expertise in manufacturing; remote monitoring and diagnostics; and customer vertical solutions.


For over 100 years, GE has been a leading global supplier of water treatment, wastewater treatment and efficient process systems solutions.

Workforce Diversity

GE is committed to employing a diverse workforce of the best minds in the world; take a look at the metrics of our workforce diversity.


African American Forum

The AAF provides employees with mentors, seminars, networking, and career discussion. The forum also contributes to the development of local African American communities.

Asian Pacific American Forum

The APAF supports the Asian Pacific American community with a career development network while promoting broader awareness of differences in Asian and American cultures.

Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender & Ally Alliance

GE's commitment to the Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, and Transgender communities is supported by the GLBTA Forum, as well as our offering of benefits for domestic partners.

Hispanic Forum

The Hispanic Forum supports coaching, mentoring, role modeling and the recruitment of Hispanic talent. It also reaches out to Hispanic communities with service and corporate sponsorships.

Veterans Network

The GE Veterans Network is a community of employees that provides support for the recruitment, transition and career development of military veterans at GE.

Women's Network

The rapidly growing Women's Network supports the professional development of women around the world by sharing the wisdom of successful women role models.

GE Reviews

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    Good Company - Highly Ethical

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Engineer in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Engineer in New York, NY
    Positive Outlook
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    I worked at GE full-time (More than 10 years)


    This company had an incredibly robust compliance program. It makes employees very comfortable to work in an ethical environment. Also very big on community service and volunteerism. You don't hear much about these two attributes but really make GE a nice place to work. Sure there is hard work and even some office politics ( although not as much as I have seen in other companies) but working in an ethical place that values employee involvement to help others is really a nice environment.


    This is not the place for people who don't want to give 100% to the job. Internal competitiveness is strong. You can't hide or coast.

    Advice to Management

    Keep paying and promoting for performance. That is the way to attract and keep the best people.

GE Interviews

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    Intern Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview


    I applied through college or university. The process took 2 days. I interviewed at GE.


    Talked to a recruiter through my university's career fair, then had an interview with them the day after. Interview was pretty casual and laid-back; the questions were exclusively behavioral, almost all of them starting with a "Tell me about a time where..." prompt. The interviewer was quite laid-back, although he didn't work in the same field that I was applying for, so he couldn't really tell me that much about what I would be doing as an intern.

    Interview Questions

    • Tell me about a time when you had to deal with a difficult team member.   Answer Question

GE Awards & Accolades

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  • Fortune 500 (#8), Fortune, 2015
  • World’s Most Admired Companies, Fortune, 2014
  • The World’s Most Ethical Companies, Ethisphere, 2014
  • Best Companies for Leaders, Chief Executive Magazine, 2014
  • Leadership 500 Excellence Awards, HRdotcom, 2014
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