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"Decent company to work for!"

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  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Electrical Engineer in Niskayuna, NY
Current Employee - Electrical Engineer in Niskayuna, NY
Recommends
Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO

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

Pros

Many different projects, wide spectrum of people (with diverse scientific backgrounds), connection between research center and GE businesses

Cons

Sometimes technical depth is missing, projects are on annual cycles, poor continuity of projects, politics like in every large company

Advice to Management

focus more on technical advancement and innovation than on EHS

Other Employee Reviews for GE

  1. Helpful (3)

    "So far, GE Software has given me unbelievable support, recognition and opportunities for growth."

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Director in San Ramon, CA
    Current Employee - Director in San Ramon, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    - Market-competitive compensation
    - Smart, team-oriented and supportive colleagues
    - Commitment to excellence and to GE Values

    Cons

    - Commute to San Ramon is unpleasant, for most tech professionals
    - Open work space approach works well for developers and engineers, but is disastrous for Marketing, HR, Finance. Difficult to impossible to hold effective meetings (even by phone) or to do any sort of critical or abstract thinking

    Advice to Management

    - Consider the best of Silicon Valley approaches to improve location challenge
    1) Satellite offices
    2) Work from home flexibility
    3) Company shuttles

    - Ditto with open work space challenge -- build offices for your top talent.


  2. "Good place to work if you can handle the bureaucracy."

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Electrical Engineer in Minden, NV
    Current Employee - Electrical Engineer in Minden, NV
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at GE full-time

    Pros

    The culture is very relaxed, the business is very profitable, and the people are generally all around good and smart people. Work/Life balance usually has a pretty high priority.

    Cons

    The salaries are just average, annual raises are typically small (average less than 3%), lots of bureaucracy within the GE matrix organization. Upper management sometimes also has a habit of selling products that don't exist, which creates a strain on the engineering teams.

    Advice to Management

    It would be better if the upper management rewarded employees for hard work. Especially when a particular business (such as Bently Nevada) is very profitable.


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