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GE Aviation Cincinnati Reviews

Updated May 15, 2017
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  • The work/life balance can be a little tough (in 47 reviews)

  • It is a large company so at times the bureaucracy can be frustrating (in 25 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Continually challenged with new opportunities while being introduced to new solution techniques."

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

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

    Pros

    The product, the teams, the integrity of the business are first class. New opportunities exist daily to advance skill sets setting all engineering apart from other businesses engineering departments.

    Cons

    Due to the level of customer service inherent in the product it can be difficult to separate work and personal life balance.


  2. Helpful (4)

    "Know what you are getting into"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cincinnati, OH
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cincinnati, OH
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Professional atmosphere with a slightly below average diversity mixture. GE Aviation is a large enough company that you can change professions without ever leaving the company.

    Cons

    If you don't begin your career at GE, the opportunity for advancement is minimal. GE tends to select future leaders right out of collage and then grooms them for advancement.

    Advice to Management

    Hire more outside talent and let them bring in new ideas. It's not as scary as it sounds.


  3. "Design Engineer"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cincinnati, OH
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cincinnati, OH
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at GE Aviation full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Challenging and interesting work, flexible schedule, great co-workers

    Cons

    Large bias on new graduate rotational program vs individuals who have already obtained a masters. Constant management changes. Very small raises. Very very hard to get promotions.

    Advice to Management

    Stop holding out on promotions or the good and dedicated engineers will keep leaving for better opportunities


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  5. "Methods Planner"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Methods Planner in Cincinnati, OH
    Current Employee - Methods Planner in Cincinnati, OH
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good Benefits
    Good Training
    Support Tuition for Master's Program only
    Flexible schedule for vacation
    and more...

    Cons

    No window
    Office look like stable....
    Air Conditioning malfunction....too hot
    very few cons...


  6. Helpful (4)

    "Design Engineering at GE"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Design Engineer in Cincinnati, OH
    Former Employee - Design Engineer in Cincinnati, OH
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at GE Aviation full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Amazing technology and problem solving. The opportunity to work with some of the most brilliant people I've ever met. Freedom and hands-off management.

    Cons

    Recent budget cuts (under new VP) destroying the company. No money to test or develop new technology. Sustaining engineering being sent overseas. Recently no overtime, and after layoffs everyone is overworked and underpaid. They took all the fun out of it - it was my dream job, as well as others, and many of the best engineers have left or want to leave.

    Advice to Management

    Stand up to higher-ups.


  7. "Intern"

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    Former Employee - Intern in Cincinnati, OH
    Former Employee - Intern in Cincinnati, OH

    I worked at GE Aviation (More than a year)

    Pros

    Lots of mentorship opportunities were offered

    Cons

    Long hours were expected for interns


  8. "Mechanical Engineering Internship at GE Aviation"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Intern - Mechanical Engineering Co-Op in Cincinnati, OH
    Former Intern - Mechanical Engineering Co-Op in Cincinnati, OH
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Worked with a lot of great people, both interns and full time employees. Were given real responsibility on many projects which we were fully responsible for.

    Cons

    While the work that we did have was meaningful and interesting, there were always large periods of time where there was not enough work for all the interns, which was terrible to deal with.

    Advice to Management

    Make sure that there is a legitimate need for an intern before hiring them, since otherwise both the company and the intern will not be getting the full benefit from the internship that they should be.


  9. "Lead Engineer"

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

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

    Pros

    Generally an excellent work life balance, especially considering the new vacation policy. I have had mostly good managers in the five years I've been here.

    Cons

    Pay is mediocre for the work we do. Yearly raises are typically in the 2-3% range, with 3% being for the very top performers. I do not feel adequately compensated compared to engineers in other fields in the same region.


  10. Helpful (3)

    "Lead Engineer"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cincinnati, OH
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cincinnati, OH
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at GE Aviation full-time

    Pros

    If you are willing to sacrifice home life you can travel and move from job to job every year.

    Cons

    Company too big and too many generic processes that are applied across all businesses. Nothing meaningful can get done in a useful timeframe.
    Stock price reflects the lack of direction. It is attempting to call itself a Digital Company in order to attract younger engineers, but there is nothing digital about the company except the computer systems used to control equipment they manufacture.

    Advice to Management

    Break up the company.


  11. "CMLP"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Contracts Management Leadership Program in Cincinnati, OH
    Former Employee - Contracts Management Leadership Program in Cincinnati, OH

    I worked at GE Aviation (More than a year)

    Pros

    Network building opportunities are great. If you get in good with management, then you are often assisted in pursuing personal goals in the company.

    Cons

    Different CMLPs get different treatments / opportunities, and not much is done to standardize the program.

    Advice to Management

    standardize the program.


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