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"Excellent career opportunities in a solid company hindered by bureucracy and sloppy acquisition assimilation."

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Current Employee - Mechanical Engineer in Houston, TX
Current Employee - Mechanical Engineer in Houston, TX
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Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

I have been working at GE Oil & Gas full-time (More than 5 years)

Pros

Excellent career, training, and networking possibilities. GE is a huge and powerful company and as such provides their staff with plenty of resources to complete their jobs. As an employee, you can be confident that your company will still be around tomorrow. Capital expenditures are not a limitation to technology or efficiency advancements.

Cons

Being a huge company, it is weighed down by internal barriers to completing day to day tasks. IT support and purchasing apparently benefit from economies of scale but it is very frustrating when it takes days for someone to address a computer problem and days to purchase something that I could drive to the store and have in fifteen minutes. Also, being a company founded on acquisitions, there are many growing pains as companies are combined, assimilated, reorganized, etc.

Advice to Management

Continue with the simplification initiatives. This should be your primary goal. Mundane processes absolutely kill productivity and cripple projects. Sometimes it feels like working against the company to complete mundane tasks. Focus on making the daily things like IT and purchasing easier so we can focus on executing projects and improving our products and execution.

Other Employee Reviews for GE Oil & Gas

  1. "Marketing Communications Specialist"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Marketing Communications Specialist in Oklahoma City, OK
    Current Employee - Marketing Communications Specialist in Oklahoma City, OK
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at GE Oil & Gas full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great people, exciting company, and a lot of growth in other areas of the company.

    Cons

    A lot of counterproductive meetings


  2. "Company lacked focus at times which caused project execution and customer service issues."

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Overland Park, KS
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Overland Park, KS
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at GE Oil & Gas full-time

    Pros

    Skilled co-workers, small teams, free coffee, direct reports were kind

    Cons

    Unwilling to take risks to improve business, completely focused on bottom line to detriment of front-line workers, demanding and unwilling to adequately support front-line workers.

    Advice to Management

    Understand the fluctuations of the market, and realize that demanding more effort and less headcount has diminishing returns.


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