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"Very easy to get pigeon holed into one job and get stuck there if you don't play the game."

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Current Employee - Engineering Designer in Cincinnati, OH
Current Employee - Engineering Designer in Cincinnati, OH
Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

I have been working at GE Aviation full-time (More than a year)

Pros

-Biggest company in the world, lots of potential for advancement
-After hours classes, development opportunities

Cons

-You have to be good at playing the corporate game to advance, doing your job well doesn't matter as much as drinking the kool-aid.
-Developing yourself with offered courses / development programs is great but doesn't guarantee you will get noticed or even acknowledged.
-work is very structured, little room for innovation (imagination at work, yea right). tasks become repetitive and monotonous and soul crushing.

Advice to Management

Treat employees like people and not a metric on a sheet of paper. Cut the 9-blocker horseshit, when everyone in your group is performing at a top level, you can afford to reward all of them. Don't be a coward.

Other Employee Reviews for GE Aviation

  1. Helpful (6)

    "Front-row seat to engine development"

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    Current Employee - Lead Engineer in Cincinnati, OH
    Current Employee - Lead Engineer in Cincinnati, OH
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The product couldn't be more challenging and exciting, and the singular industry goal of relentlessly improving fuel economy adds a feel-good factor for someone with a disposition toward environmental stewardship (if we're all gonna fly and burn up all this fuel, lets optimize the machine). I've never worked with so many people who are uninterruptedly driven and goal-focused. The people I've worked with have broad technical aptitude (but my impression is that this has come at the expense of depth in the last decade or two). My work has been interesting, and my direct management has allowed me the space to really learn something, and work toward the basic understanding necessary to build the path from technical problem identification, to physical understanding, to prediction and solution. It's been fun.

    Cons

    There is a buzzword and initialism culture, which makes it difficult to understand one another. At first, I thought that I was the only one who couldn't understand what most people here mean half the time, but I've come to realize that this is pervasive. Imprecise language plagues this place and makes technical misunderstandings common. For someone whose work requires a lab bench and some lab equipment, the facilities can be painfully lacking and often so poorly maintained that its not feasible to do routine lab work (at least not well). There is a culture among many important people (i.e. not my immediate management, but those who hold the purse strings) that, through their attitude and through funding decisions, disrespects science and physical understanding, but wishfully wants the technical progress that enables anyhow. This sets the conditions for a sometimes slow, painful, and expensive learning process through trial and error, while deeper more broadly-applicable lessons could have been learned with a more deliberate front-end program aimed at understanding. Finally, don't assume management will necessarily allow you to pursue another opportunity within GE, even if that advances your career in the direction you want, and even if that other organization is inviting you to apply. The business can be greedy.

    Advice to Management

    Technology development through brute-force is not always the most useful path.


  2. "Quality Engineer"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at GE Aviation full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Compensation and Benefits are Good..

    Cons

    Some Operational Leaders needs more people skills...

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