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"Not nearly as good as it looks from the outside."

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Former Employee - Chemist in Niskayuna, NY
Former Employee - Chemist in Niskayuna, NY
Doesn't Recommend
Disapproves of CEO

Pros

It's a big company and it looks good on your resume.
Lots of cool projects to work on.

Cons

Lots of politics. Lots of hierarchy. They do a terrible job retaining top talent. They layed off a bunch of really bright employees and kept the yes folks. It's no wonder the business has to grow overseas. The engineering is okay. The science is really subpar. The creative folks are not encouraged to be creative. GE's greatest strengths are its name and its marketing, because people still view it as the great American company. It's become a me-too company. Lots of acquisitions. Organic growth is non-existent. The So-called global research centers are a technological farce at best these days.

Lots of projects, but they get canned all the time. The R&D is terrible because it's at the mercy of the businesses.

Advice to Management

Retain better talent. You're letting go of some of your top employees either through attrition, poor reward systems or layoffs and keeping the yes folks. The stock price is slowly going back up but that's due to international growth.

Other Employee Reviews for GE

  1. "great experience"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Louisville, KY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Louisville, KY
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    - great leaders and managers to guide you

    Cons

    -stressful enviroment sometimes because of the union

    Advice to Management

    i think its great!!


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Average"

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Salem, VA
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Salem, VA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    People are nice. Managers are friendly.

    Cons

    Management seemed distance and do not understand the technical work and challenges that engineers face.
    Too much segregation.

    Advice to Management

    Need to have strong technical leaders in each project.

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