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"Great work/life balance"

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Former Intern - GE Appliances Co-op in Louisville, KY
Former Intern - GE Appliances Co-op in Louisville, KY
Recommends
Positive Outlook
No opinion of CEO

I worked at GE as an intern (Less than a year)

Pros

Plenty of project "ownership"
Great balance and understanding of personal needs.
Focused on individual success and what tools you need to get your job done.
Almost didn't feel like work, felt more like a family.
Very little if any resistance from others as far as trying to get things done. Very cooperative working environment.

Cons

Very lean, half the workers are contract workers instead of actual GE employees.

Advice to Management

None, loved my time there and the people are fantastic.

Other Employee Reviews for GE

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    "OMLP Energy Experience"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - OMLP in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - OMLP in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good rotations across businesses. Solid manufacturing and business training. Not as good at sourcing. Excellent opportunity to attain a Masters in Supply Chain from Penn State however there is a 4 year retention agreement requirement. Decent benefits.

    Cons

    The program manager for Energy does play favorites when it comes to deciding OMLP's position and location preferences. The Program Manager is very impersonal. His scope is very large with over 50 direct reports yields minimal if any one on one time or feedback on performance. Cost cutting is a constant struggle that can negatively impact the experience. Salary is non-competitive when compared with Oil & Gas companies, decently paid compared with other energy industries. There is a lot of "who you know" when it comes to getting the next position or getting things signed off on. Highly political environment. Frustrating getting through unnecessary red tape. Some positions lack oversight and accountability. Despite the reputation of Six Sigma at GE, there is a lack of worthwhile and meaningful projects yielding realistic results.


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    "Top pay for talent and company makes a profit regardless"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Lead Software Engineer in Schenectady, NY
    Former Employee - Lead Software Engineer in Schenectady, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    As long as you get your job done, no one bothers you. Loved my co-workers. I was able to work from home as necessary. Many benefits such as 20 sick days a year.

    Cons

    Manager frequently said India engineers would work at half our salary. Had 3 (remote) mangers in a year so no decent review. RIF'd then then offered another position similar responsibilites at 50% previous wages. Lost 401k contribution because I wasn't vested at no fault of my own.

    Advice to Management

    Invest in your talent and retain them. Everyone I talk to has done a stint at GE and gladly left.

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