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"Large, diverse business. Locomotives to advanced control systems."

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Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Melbourne, FL
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Melbourne, FL
Recommends
No opinion of CEO

Pros

Great people, very experienced local leadership and engineering staff. Market leading technology and GE brand makes this a stable business. Small customer base allows for intimate technical and commercial interaction.

Cons

The railroad business is very risk averse and new technologies are shunned until proven successful. Internal battles for company funding and staffing for engineering development are brutal.

Advice to Management

CAT's purchase of EMD will create a new competitive environment. We need to respond with more technology investment to keep the edge.

Other Employee Reviews for GE Transportation

  1. Helpful (4)

    "Very Stressful work environment"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Erie, PA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Erie, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    The GE name on your resume.
    Own a product or process from beginning to end.

    Cons

    Lots of politics.Absolutely no training provided. Past due jobs get assigned to you. Random assignments thrown at you and are asked to figure it out at your own. No structure to the learning process. This way learning is severely affected. No guidance or support or mentoring provided to new employees. Multiple people watching over your shoulder and you are doing the job all by yourself. Constant pressuring to complete jobs by deadline (even past due jobs), doesn't matter even if there is a learning curve. People in charge don't want to listen or hear what the actual problems / issues are. They just want the job done. Extremely bureaucratic and chaotic. Disorderly and lots of confusion. Highly understaffed.

    Advice to Management

    Acknowledge the fact that people at the bottom of the career ladder do make a difference. Their effort does make a contribution to the company bottom line. A slight praise or a 'Thank you' could probably help in renewed motivation to keep performing.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Good Campus to Start in GE, but......."

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Erie, PA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Erie, PA
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    - Good if you just graduated from College
    - Training opportunities
    - Diversity awareness
    - Small headquarters. Therefore, high probability of upper managment exposure
    - Most of the managers understand the concept of Work–life balance
    - Healthy Leaving awarness and program
    - Erie is safe, cheap and friendly

    Cons

    - A lot of people get good jobs because they are good seller of themselves, not exactly good performances (Networking)
    - Few good Human Resources Managers
    - IT support is almost null
    - Poor Health Insurance
    - In most of the cases, Company prefers to lose people than let them go with another GE Business (easier to move if are in an upper management level position)

    Advice to Management

    Changes are good, but first you need to fix old processes before to start a new one. Need to analyze better the side effect/long term impact of big projects that look good in numbers ($).


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