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"Bureaucratic Nightmares Abound, Business is Obsessed with Cost and Risk Reduction"

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Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Schenectady, NY
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Schenectady, NY
Doesn't Recommend
Disapproves of CEO

Pros

Generally, GE is impressive on a resume and people who know it from earlier decades have a surprising reverence for the few remaining US employees.

Cons

Bureaucratic nightmares entangle in every possible task. At the present, upper management seems obsessed with cost and risk reduction as the only way to improve the company. All meaningful benefits have been stripped from employees (health, retirement, anything left is so limited as to be functionally useless).

Advice to Management

Give back the benefits from five years ago, or give us pay increases to offset most of the tens of thousands you saved (and we now shoulder) by taking them away.

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  1. Helpful (2)

    "Manager Training Company"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    GE is one of the best places to get manager training. They have well developed processes even if they don't necessarily get used. Their Six Sigma and IMLP training pays off in the real world

    Cons

    Hyper aggressive cost based culture. As much as it can build people up, it will also tear people down and a lot of fast risers will often get "boiled" if they stay too long.

    Also the company is so large that one side may not know what the other side is doing.
    Also GE tends to hire a lot of seasoned workers from other companies such as AT&T. This will have an influence on management which can create a hostile work environment.

    Advice to Management

    Keep on auditing your processes. Also, your ombudsman program is a sham.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Turbulent work environment"

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    • Comp & Benefits
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Challenge work that allows you to stretch your current abilities.
    Fun industry to be in.

    Cons

    Extensive means you spend a lot of non-productive time just trying to figure out who does what.
    Understaffed means everyone has to put in extra hours to get things accomplished... regularly working late nights, early mornings and weekends.

    Advice to Management

    Please hire more people, quickly.

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