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GE Aviation Cincinnati Reviews

Updated January 10, 2018
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GE Aviation President and CEO David L. Joyce
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Pros
  • Great flexibility and work/life balance (in 45 reviews)

  • Great company with lots of opportunities in different industries (in 21 reviews)

Cons
  • Work/life balance can go for a toss in few teams, while it is great for few others (in 58 reviews)

  • Can get lost in the large company (in 29 reviews)

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  1. "Great company to work for"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Project Manager in Cincinnati, OH
    Current Employee - Senior Project Manager in Cincinnati, OH
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great flexibility and work/life balance. A lot of support to learn and get the best of your role. Great opportunities for growth within the company.

    Cons

    Budget cuts have reduced perks such as travel, rewards and recognition, etc,

    Advice to Management

    Listen more to employees' insights


  2. "My current role as a design engineer has a great mix of detail design, leadership of my support team, and project mgmt."

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Design Engineering in Cincinnati, OH
    Current Employee - Design Engineering in Cincinnati, OH
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    The technical challenges here are endless and I learn so much from the more senior engineers.

    Cons

    Schedules/ budgets can be tight, and there is a lot of responsibility placed on every engineer.

    Advice to Management

    Succession planning has been lacking

  3. "Best of the GE businesses"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Project Manager in Cincinnati, OH
    Current Employee - Senior Project Manager in Cincinnati, OH
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great company with a long history of success and strong financial performance. Senior leadership is impressive and the business has diversified revenue streams. Continued investment in technology to maintain strong standing in market with differentiated products.

    Cons

    Short term thinking to meet financial targets is rife throughout business. Planning beyond 2 years is almost unheard of and no one stays in a job longer than 2-3 years. Continuous movement of people leads to breakdowns in processes and a lack of systemic change when it's needed.

    Advice to Management

    Continue investing in technology and good talent. Consider longer term metrics and a willingness to invest in the future with some incurred cost today.


  4. "Good Pay"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Intern - Mechanical Engineering Co-Op in Cincinnati, OH
    Current Intern - Mechanical Engineering Co-Op in Cincinnati, OH

    I have been working at GE Aviation as an intern (More than a year)

    Pros

    Good pay for intern,
    Large Company
    Can get meaningful and beneficial work

    Cons

    Can get lost in the large company
    May not get a lot of work
    Raises are hard unless you are willing to move a lot
    Direct Hires are getting more rare


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Great Place to work"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Cincinnati, OH
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Cincinnati, OH

    Pros

    Great pay and exciting product

    Cons

    Large company and sometimes hard to get promoted

    Advice to Management

    None


  6. "Senior Human Resources Manager"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Human Resources Manager in Cincinnati, OH
    Current Employee - Senior Human Resources Manager in Cincinnati, OH
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Challenging roles, focus on talent development, opportunities for growth and advancement.

    Cons

    Mobility expectations, strong talent pipeline creates competitive promotion landscape.


  7. "Infra engineering intern/co-op"

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    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern in Cincinnati, OH
    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern in Cincinnati, OH
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at GE Aviation as an intern (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Lots opportunities to see different sides of the business.

    Cons

    Assignments are not meaningful to major.

    Advice to Management

    Give interns more meaningful work. Speed up the on boarding process.

  8. Helpful (3)

    "Blah. Meh. Sheesh."

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    Current Employee - Senior Data Analyst in Cincinnati, OH
    Current Employee - Senior Data Analyst in Cincinnati, OH
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at GE Aviation full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good pay, looks good on the resume, permissive time off, community involvement, important for national security and economy. Many people seem to be very happy working here.

    Cons

    Such a frustrating and disappointing experience working here. I thought I was making a lateral movement by coming to GE but it has ended up being a big step down and away. Down from the level of authority and influence and fulfillment that I had at my previous company, and away from the career path that I want. The job I was hired to do bears little resemblance to the job I perform. There is a major cultural divide between younger people and leadership who are focused on progress, and older generations who just want to be left alone until they retire. An incredible amount of effort is required to do simple things. More red tape than you might realize.

    Advice to Management

    Good luck. I have no idea what I would do if I were you guys. All of the managers I work with are wonderful people who are doing the very best they can.


  9. Helpful (5)

    "Design Engineer"

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    Current Employee - Senior Design Engineer in Cincinnati, OH
    Current Employee - Senior Design Engineer in Cincinnati, OH
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at GE Aviation full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Interesting, technically-challenging work, great engineering development program (EEDP), diverse amount of engineering work available

    Cons

    Too many organizations to get things done in efficient way, the leadership team does not reward technical depth (only way to get promoted in a timely fashion is to move jobs), HR managers control the promotions and are not involved in day-to-day engineering activities what-so-ever (I met my HR-manager for the first time while asking him for a promotion, to which he promptly said "No").


  10. "Manufacturing and Customer Support Intern"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Intern - Intern in Cincinnati, OH
    Former Intern - Intern in Cincinnati, OH
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at GE Aviation as an intern (More than a year)

    Pros

    Friendly people who are very willing to help a person learn more if you just ask.

    Cons

    Company is so large that even customer support or management jobs can start to feel like an assembly line where you are responsible for solving the same problems day-in day-out. Really really poor IT support and a system that requires you to request access to nearly every business tool that you might want to consider using. The cost-cutting measures currently being implement seem unbalanced and unhelpful; manufacturing would buy employees lunch almost once a week but in engineering/support it was a rare occurrence. It sometimes seemed that cost-cutting was going ahead of the customer's needs.


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