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"The grass isn't greener here"

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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.

Other Employee Reviews for GE

  1. Helpful (1)

    "Very smart people but the politics will kill you."

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    Current Employee - Business Development Manager in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Business Development Manager in Atlanta, GA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Very smart people but not the most innovative. Plenty of opportunities to learn. Being part of the GE family.

    Cons

    Older management and workers (engineers) slowing down the business. Communication between P&Ls happens at the top level or by chance. Food in the Atlanta and Schenectady campus is expensive and worse than prison food. Schenectady is a very depressing place to work.

    Advice to Management

    Need better communication with the P&L's.


  2. "Great place for leadership development!"

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    Former Employee - IMLP in Shelton, CT
    Former Employee - IMLP in Shelton, CT
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    GE produces leaders. The best thing you can ever get out of GE is the training they offer. GE is dedicated to making the best leaders possible. I would strongly recommend their leadership programs from FMP, OMLP to IMLP. All great starting places for recent college grads.

    Cons

    People are addicted to their work. Everyone is very hard working but unfortunately, not the place for people who enjoy work/life balance.

    Advice to Management

    GE tries to go into every business that is profitable at that time. It is a conglomerate of many industries, from NBC media to Financial services to making turbine engines and so on. I think GE needs to stick to few core businesses that are highly profitable and concentrate on expanding them.

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