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"Pros and Cons of working at GE Capital?"

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  • Senior Management
Former Employee - Risk Analyst in Philadelphia, PA
Former Employee - Risk Analyst in Philadelphia, PA
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Pros

It's a leader in multiple industries, and if you start your career out of school with GE the brand name alone can open up many doors when you eventually leave. The training they provide is first class and that is recognized in the industry. In addition, individuals are often given large amounts of responsibility early on in their careers.

Cons

It is a very large and bureaucratic organization that is difficult to advance in unless you are very willing to move to different geographic locations frequently.

Advice to Management

Sr. Management officers at GE businesses are given the authority to run their businesses their own way, however, irrational decisions are often times made due to pressures from above related to meeting corporate demands or goals. Management could do better at standing up to corporate and defending their ideals regarding how to run their business units.

Other Employee Reviews for GE

  1. "GE- Early growth opportunites"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Program Manager in Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Program Manager in Dallas, TX
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    I think the best reason to work for GE are the training and risk taking opportunities as well as the talented senior managers. GE is continuously putting its managers through some form of training- whether it be in basic management skills, quality (Six Sigma/LEAN), Finance, or Innovation. All this training drives a group of leaders and up and coming leaders who all speak a shared language. Risk/Reward opportunities are encouraged early in careers at levels that wouldn't be allowed in other companies. These risk opportunities are successful because, thanks to all of the training, every risk opportunity must have a full and easily executable mitigation plan. And finally, I've get to meet an inept senior manager. While I might not agree with their philosophy or a specific action, they are always well thought out and with positive intent.

    Cons

    The downsides are exceptionally long hours and relatively low pay. The GE risk/reward culture drives the long hours as well as relatively untenured employees having "bigger jobs" than they would at other companies. This means that their average pay is lower than those with the same role in other companies, but in those other companies it would have taken them longer to be allowed to perform the same duties.

    Advice to Management

    I would tell the Senior Managers that three pre-meetings for the pre-meeting with the VP is excessive, particularly is an 80 page powerpoint deck is required for each.


  2. "Find ways to succeed and not fail."

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    Current Employee - Manager in Louisville, KY
    Current Employee - Manager in Louisville, KY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    GE Consumer and Industrial is a well managed company. Recently effort to disposition appliance business and difficult economic climate has reduced the employee morale and advancement opportunities.

    Cons

    Merit increases are floated out 13 - 18 months and average to slightly above average.

    Advice to Management

    Communicate with all levels and functions in the business. Improve efficiency and reduce base cost, but start trying to find more ways to grow the business to limit the impact employee lives.

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