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"Good career opportunities but serious old school culture"

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  • Work/Life Balance
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

Pros

Good access to training and conferences
Offer industry-competitive salary
Good access to tools and resources including video conferencing and software

Cons

Projects and processes bogged down by old school bureaucracy
Difficult process changes
Lack of focus on design-oriented culture
People in roles they are not qualified for in training or experience

Other Employee Reviews for GE

  1. Helpful (1)

    "Good people and good work"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Lead Engineer in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Lead Engineer in Atlanta, GA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    There is seemingly a system or workflow for everything. GE really does work hard to structure the teams to reduce conflict of interest and relieve the potential for politics.

    Cons

    There is seemingly a system or workflow for everything. It can be very bureaucratic, and many managers will want to see six sigma methods applied even when it isn't appropriate, like treating software defects the same as manufacturing defects.

    Advice to Management

    Develop or hire some technical managers, there are far too many layers of useless management even after the de-layering.


  2. "Bay Area Sweat Shop"

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

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

    Pros

    Free lunch on Fri. Can't find any other compelling pros that gives GE an edge over other companies.

    Cons

    Salary is not with par to other companies in Bay Area. Too much favoritism from Sr. management in the Platform team. You work overtime almost every other day and you are not allowed to report that time. If you bring this up with the mgr, the response is that you are expected to share other's work load.

    Advice to Management

    Be fair to everyone and hire more people when you know there is a lot of work. Compensate people for working overtime. And when people with designated responsibilities are willing to take up more responsibilities, make sure they do their original responsibilities along with the newly accepted work. Don't expect some one else to pick up their slack on the original responsibilities.


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