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"Too large for its own good"

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  • Work/Life Balance
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

Pros

- Option to work at home, but even though this is a supposed employee benefit, it does more for GE since they do not have to pay for office space, etc.

- GE brand name on your resume

- The company has an interesting portfolio of products and services

- Being able to talk to some of the few remaining old timers who worked for GE when it was truly an innovative American company

Cons

- The company is so large that every process is extremely fragmented and bureaucratic. Simple requests or orders must go through multiple levels to be approved.

- Hypocrisy abounds, e.g. you will be questioned as to why you spent an extra $50 on a job but your managers are driving around in brand new company-issued Chevy Volts

- Health and other benefits are extremely poor for such a large, profitable company that does not pay taxes

- Constant divisional name changes leave employees confused

- Employee titles are inflated so that everyone is a "leader" or "specialist" which gives the wrong people an elevated sense of importance

- The common worker and mid-level manager salaries are stifled to support a massive bureaucracy of upper-level management and redundant HR / admin personnel

- Like most large American corporations, there is NO long-term thinking or planning. Every decision is made relative to how it financially benefits the current quarter. If you propose a $1000 expense that will negatively affect the current reporting period but will reap ten times the amount of revenue down the line, they won't do it. If they think you spent an extra penny unnecessarily, they'll crack open your kid's piggy bank to take it back.

Advice to Management

Your GE logo will only get you so far these days. Smart consumers can have their services performed by equally qualified companies for half the price. Your employees are defecting to more forward-thinking companies with better benefits and hours.

Other Employee Reviews for GE

  1. "GE O&G is a quilt of acquisitions... experience will depend a lot on legacy company.""

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Lots of opportunity for movement within company

    Cons

    Pay tends to be slightly under market. Some P&L's have more "red tape" issues than others.

    Advice to Management

    Simplify workflows. Metrics are important, but tracking every tiny detail is affecting performance.


  2. "Diversified cultures and flexible working environments"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Financial Analyst in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Financial Analyst in Houston, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Very diversified global company with people from different backgrounds and cultures; Flexible working from home policy

    Cons

    Glass ceiling, limited career advancement for experienced professionals came outside of the company

    Advice to Management

    Stay focus - align people and process while making changes

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