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"Looks great on your resume"

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  • Senior Management
Former Employee - Communications Specialist
Former Employee - Communications Specialist
Recommends
No opinion of CEO

Pros

Good benefits, global company, generally smart people work there, lots of opportunity if you are willing to move and be flexible. Good opportunities for training and personal development. Good recognition of brand and company and adds lots of credibility to your resume.

Cons

Work-life balance can be difficult, lots of bureaucracy, type-A personality dominates. Sometimes it can seem as if certain people are "chosen" to be successful and are then coddled and promoted regardless of their performance.

Advice to Management

Sometimes too much emphasis is placed on processes and not on results.

Other Employee Reviews for GE

  1. "Global company needs philosophy adjustments"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Engineer in Erie, PA
    Current Employee - Engineer in Erie, PA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Many advancement avenues, availability of professional advancement training, solid financial position. Opportunity to move on, career wise, to other GE business units. International presence gives careers in GE the oportunity to take on work assigments all over the World.

    Cons

    Bureaucracy, very little training for new hires, sink -or-swim placement. The 6 sigma cost containment methodology is applied far too aggressively to its employees, resulting in a widespread loss of morale that makes keeping talented individuals in GE harder. This is evidenced by few employees that remain more than 1 year at my site, the extensive unfilled positions, and the increase numbers of temporary contractors, that probably cost more to keep than regular employees

    Advice to Management

    Improve new employee induction and mentoring to speed up learning curve. Revise salary scales to reflect the same market conditions that provoke the current exodus.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "GE is not me"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Lead Engineer in Louisville, KY
    Former Employee - Lead Engineer in Louisville, KY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    The benefits were excellent - co-pays and deductibles were very low, lots of resources available, even on-site
    Learn GE management style and culture - no business background or advanced education is required to move between roles or as a pre-requisite for advancement

    Cons

    Most technology employees are basically managers of some sort - there was little if any opportunity to apply knowledge in your given field of expertise, most daily tasks were project-management related. All design-related tasks were performed by overseas contractors
    Does not value technical expertise - see above
    No creativity or innovation - products seen by management as not worthy of investment

    Advice to Management

    Get back to basics
    Get away from 'fast follower' mentality
    Get away from the ghost of Jack Welch - management style is outdated
    Eliminate politics and favoritism from performance evaluation
    Reward results, not style and presentation

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