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"Trying a new Entrepreneurial culture"

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Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

I have been working at GE full-time (More than 10 years)

Pros

-Big company that provides infrastructure globally (water, power, healthcare, transportation, finance)
-Meritocracy: Best people rise
-Constant feedback: Provides regular feedback (often tough)

Cons

-Slow to change: lots of process
-Bureaucratic with senior roles going to central staffers rather than those driving business results
-Risk averse

Advice to Management

Drive an entrepreneurial spirit, Reward people who follow-through on implementing their ideas rather than those who move every 2 years after making change

Other Employee Reviews for GE

  1. "GE is a great company that treats interns like employees."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Great benefits, interesting work, global company

    Cons

    Can sometimes get lost in the shuffle


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Great name... mediocre organization"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Product Manager
    Current Employee - Product Manager
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at GE full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Large organization with opportunities to move. Good place to hide for a career as long as you have decent performance appraisals.

    Cons

    Politically correct environment which is heavy on bureaucracy and work flows. Constant talk of "simplification" but have not seen anything other than lip service. Abundant job hopping, especially in management ...which is encouraged for growth (best route within the company) but horrible for business continuity. Matrix Organization intended to cause creative stress, but should be renamed to Siloed Fiefdom Organization to reflect reality. Also, bonus structure tied to unrealistic goals (20% increase in revenue for 2013? Really? Pure fantasy. For the record, we are down to plan by about 10%.... well outside of the bonus range unless you are in the Executive Band [EB]).

    Advice to Management

    Follow through... make the process more simple, but restructure matrix so one manager has some control and is able to set direction instead of hoping the collective does not have key individuals worried more about their career advancement as opposed to the organizational needs,

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