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"Rewarding, challenging and a very unique experience"

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Former Employee - Team Leader in Overland Park, KS
Former Employee - Team Leader in Overland Park, KS
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Approves of CEO

Pros

Training, communication skills, hire the best, leadership skill development, many opportunities to advance if so willing

Cons

Retire too many too early, cutthroat culture,

Advice to Management

Keep leaders in place for more than 18 months, stop moving the generalists around from one business to another.

Other Employee Reviews for GE

  1. Helpful (3)

    "Too bureaucratic"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Atlanta, GA
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Money and benefits were good. There is a lot of room for promotion if you're willing to play the politics.

    Cons

    Watch your back. People working for General Electric are way too competitive. If you want to get promoted you have to be on your game at all times.

    Advice to Management

    Relax the business etiquette so that employees feel more comfortable. Offering a BBQ every once in a while doesn't make up for the fact that the people working for you are miserable.


  2. Helpful (4)

    "My experience at GE has been very challegning and work life balance is an issue."

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Applications Engineer in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Applications Engineer in Houston, TX
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    GE is so large and well respected that even if you decide it's not for you and you leave after a few years, others will be impressed with your experience there based on the reputation of the company. There are many, many jobs available within the company so you could potentially make it your place to grow throughout your career.

    Cons

    Though the company claims to promote work life balance, it's understood that you're expected not to be a "9-5'er". Any significant advancement requires working a lot of unpaid overtime. Only those who devote almost all of their waking hours to the company have real chances of "success".

    Advice to Management

    I think managers could do a much better job of managing resources, meaning trianing employees properly instead of the sink or swin methodology and not having one person do the job of 3.

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