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"Okay experience, but not fantastic."

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Current Intern - ITEP Intern in Cleveland, OH
Current Intern - ITEP Intern in Cleveland, OH
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Positive Outlook
No opinion of CEO

I have been working at GE as an intern (Less than a year)

Pros

Large company (can be pro or con), networking, high expectations, interesting work.

Cons

Large company, unresponsive to change, arrogant staff, "sucking up" required.

Advice to Management

Management needs to be more open to change, way too many legacy systems/processes (both technical and business) that are holding the company back. In addition, politics is too big a part of GE culture. A certain degree of politics can be expected anywhere... But at GE it is cutthroat and you are required to play the game to get ahead. Your work means very little compared to who you know, more so than anywhere else I have ever worked.

Other Employee Reviews for GE

  1. "Not a bad place to work"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Engineer in Louisville, KY
    Current Employee - Engineer in Louisville, KY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great growth and development opportunities
    Great place to learn

    Cons

    Lot of bureaucracy
    Too many leaders not enough expertise

    Advice to Management

    Pay more


  2. "Decent entry-level sales support position, but low pay and high health insurance costs"

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    Current Employee - Distributor Solutions Specialist in Glen Allen, VA
    Current Employee - Distributor Solutions Specialist in Glen Allen, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    GE Lighting seems to be a stable place to work. Many of my coworkers have been here 15 years or more. Managers are very open minded and do not micromanage. Each DSS employee is given a few dozen accounts to manage in a particular region of the country- all lighting distributors, business-to-business sales support - so job is very professional.

    Cons

    Opportunities for advancement at GE Lighting are few and far between - only 5 managers and one field sales rep in the Richmond region. Pay tops out in the $30-$35 K range for this position and is flat salary, no commission. Only high-deductible health plans are offered (premiums are free, but a $3200 yearly deductible for me and my spouse).

    Advice to Management

    Offer some more incentives for merit-based pay. I can't support a family on my salary.

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