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"Great place to start your career. Tradeoffs - pay and extreme workload demands."

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  • Work/Life Balance
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Marketing in Houston, TX
Current Employee - Marketing in Houston, TX
Approves of CEO

Pros

Personal growth and development. No shortage of opportunities to "stretch" yourself. The organization is so leanly staffed, that you get an opportunity to participate in everything.

Cons

It's a machine. Extremely short-term, financial focus. The work/life balance seem to only apply to select groups, for PR purposes. In reality, too much "life" focus will leave you behind, or out. Haven't seen less than 50 hrs/week in years. "pay at the 50% of market,"

Advice to Management

Reconsider a 4% "effect on payroll," per year. In the US, food and energy prices are up over 10% and 30% this year alone, respectively. Putting us way behind the marketplace.

Other Employee Reviews for GE

  1. "Great place to work if you have the skills"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Risk Manager in Danbury, CT
    Current Employee - Risk Manager in Danbury, CT
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great opportunity to advance and learn

    Cons

    Long hours and travel depending on job

    Advice to Management

    Be clear on what you're looking for.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "The grass isn't greener here"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Vice President in Stamford, CT
    Former Employee - Vice President in Stamford, CT
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    There is a lot of opportunity to learn a variety of roles. They offer many leadership development programs - some good, some so-so. If you can identify a good one, you should take advantage - they are resume builders. Benefits are good, too. Also, opening up the braintrust of a world - literally - of folks is very interesting.

    Cons

    If you want to move up, you need to move to less-than-desirable parts of the country. There can be too much analysis around projects - and someone is always quick to launch an unnecessary six sigma initiative around something. If you want to increase your pay, you need to jump to different business units. There's also a huge good old boy network - many people are still in positions that should have been eliminated some time ago.

    Advice to Management

    Be authentic. You reduce workforce on a schedule - all the other efforts to show you 'care' are fake. For example - having business leaders participate on company-wide SameTime (proprietary instant messaging) sessions is great - I wonder how people would feel if they knew you had communicators prescreening and scripting answers? Posters and groups and newsletters is phony when the leaders view staff as numbers rather than individuals.

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