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GE Albany Reviews

Updated June 22, 2017
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  • Could work on emphasizing work-life balance more by encouraging use of vacation time (in 291 reviews)

  • Long hours in some cases completing repetitive non value added work (in 155 reviews)

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  1. "Software Engineer - Front End"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Schenectady, NY
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Schenectady, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at GE full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    -Great Health Benefits
    -Work with progress stack

    Cons

    -Its located in Schenectady, NY
    -Not paid enough
    -Culture could be cooler

    Advice to Management

    Open offices in areas that are more attractive to talented programmers.


  2. "Good Company"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Operations Leader in Schenectady, NY
    Former Employee - Operations Leader in Schenectady, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at GE (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great Company to gain additional experience. They will offer you training and leadership courses.

    Cons

    Large Bureaucracy at times.

    Advice to Management

    Continue hiring quality people.

  3. "HR"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Contractor - Senior Recruiter in Albany, NY
    Current Contractor - Senior Recruiter in Albany, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at GE as a contractor (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Proactive, Progressive, Persistent, Value-focused, High integrity

    Cons

    Large, heavily matrixed culture makes it sometimes difficult to disseminate information and communication

    Advice to Management

    Seek input and feedback from all levels of employees


  4. "Poor leadership"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Technical Operations Leader in Niskayuna, NY
    Current Employee - Technical Operations Leader in Niskayuna, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at GE full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Used to be a great place to work - especially early in your career - project leaders given a lot of visibility. Projects challenging and the caliber of the employees was very high

    Cons

    No long term strategy, leadership at the very top no longer values/understands what it takes to conduct quality research. GE is not effective at commercializing new technology.

    Advice to Management

    New leadership is needed. Work on R&D strategy and making internal technology transfer from GRC to GE businesses successful - this will make GRC more impactful to the GE businesses


  5. "GE Industrial"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Schenectady, NY
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Schenectady, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at GE full-time

    Pros

    Collaborative Working Environment, team building

    Cons

    Challenging to get your arms around the entire function


  6. "field tech"

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    Former Contractor - Field Technician in Albany, NY
    Former Contractor - Field Technician in Albany, NY

    I worked at GE as a contractor (Less than a year)

    Pros

    great environment friendly people.

    Cons

    spacing of the work area.

    Advice to Management

    more available space


  7. Helpful (2)

    "Senior Mecahnical Engineer"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Niskayuna, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Niskayuna, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at GE full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Interesting technical problems. For the area the compensation is good although it is stagnating.

    Cons

    Too much politics and lack of transparency. Your position could be eliminated at any time even if your performance is excellent.

    Advice to Management

    Truly Care about the people that have the technical know-how. Do not just try to create the appearance you care. Your employees can see the difference.

  8. "GE"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Business Development Manager in Schenectady, NY
    Current Employee - Business Development Manager in Schenectady, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at GE full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Many and varied opportunities within the same company; excellent functional, management and leadership training available within the company, exciting programs and ability to make a different.

    Cons

    As with many publicly traded companies, can get overly focused on quarterly or end of year financially reported results.

    Advice to Management

    Maintain balance between long term growth and near term results.


  9. "Project Manager"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Projec Anagr in Schenectady, NY
    Current Employee - Projec Anagr in Schenectady, NY

    I have been working at GE full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Bright People, Great Culture, Many Learning Opportunities.

    Cons

    Hard to get through layers, always seem to be restructuring


  10. "Engineer"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Manufacturing Manager in Schenectady, NY
    Former Employee - Manufacturing Manager in Schenectady, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at GE full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great benefits. Great pay. GE cherishes diversity in the workforce. Many different internal team formation "clubs" to join. Many locations.

    Cons

    They don't have a talent evaluation model meaning they don't know who they really have. "sound bites" (what people say about you) are a mode of HR and Managers evaluating you vs. the real impact that you bring. Before you have even written your own evaluation, you are ALREADY evaluated based on "the who says what about you" model. Six Sigma is no longer utilized. Projects associated with six sigma once allowed personnel to shine. Limited technical career path in manufacturing.

    Advice to Management

    Bring six sigma back. Come up with the appropriate talent evaluation model.


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