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"Great learning experience"

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  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Intern - Consumer Marketing Co-op in Cleveland, OH
Current Intern - Consumer Marketing Co-op in Cleveland, OH
Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

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

Pros

Great training opportunities
Gave interns a lot of responsibility
Opportunities to interact with higher-ups
Project-based assignments
Great benefits

I worked as a co-op at GE Lighting in Cleveland and it was an amazing experience overall. The learning curve was exponential as managers really challenged all co-ops on all levels. I developed my multi-tasking skills, communication skills, Excel skills, negotiation skills, and more. All the managers had an open door policy and were always open to helping out in any way. We even had opportunities to communicate directly with the CEO and CMO.

Cons

Lots of bureaucracy (lots of red tape to go around when trying to execute projects)

Other Employee Reviews for GE

  1. "tremendous potential, poor execution"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Regional Sales Manager in North Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Regional Sales Manager in North Atlanta, GA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Size of company, talent of teams, some truly great employees. Good communication from executive leadership

    Cons

    Size of company, myopic focus to lose track of big picture by many.


  2. Helpful (2)

    "Top Heavy"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Salem, VA
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Salem, VA
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at GE full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    If you are not a manager, you can get work experience but don't stay.

    Cons

    A manager of 10 hourly employees earns more than an engineer with MS degree. Bonuses for the management are based on them achieving goals sent down from on high. The corporate philosophy places almost all their emphasis on meeting the quarterly financial projections ("numbers"). Goals are often unrealistic so when they are not met, then those doing the actual work in the group must be rated low ("C"). As a result, many engineers do not get pay increases but of course the managers still do and get their bonuses. The Six Sigma quality program was used to take cost out of the business instead of increase work quality. When the economy is bad the management uses it as an excuse to freeze pay and make layoffs instead of figuring out ways to sell more. Etc...

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