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GE Aviation Cincinnati Reviews

Updated February 17, 2017
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Pros
  • Lots of opportunities to contribute (in 31 reviews)

  • Generally an excellent work life balance, especially considering the new vacation policy (in 31 reviews)

Cons
  • Work-life balance can be difficult to manage are times (in 44 reviews)

  • Very large company so sometimes things move slowly (in 25 reviews)

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  1. "GE Early Identification Program"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Intern - GE Aviation Co-Op in Cincinnati, OH
    Current Intern - GE Aviation Co-Op in Cincinnati, OH
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great culture, great learning environment, flexible work hours, and great pay. There are many opportunities for career and personal growth at GE.

    Cons

    Some red tape with upper management but very manageable. I can't say many negative things about GE. The opportunities here are endless.

    Advice to Management

    Continue being innovative in the internship program. It has grown leaps and bounds since I first started interning at GE.


  2. "Great experience"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Intern - Engineering Co-Op in Cincinnati, OH
    Former Intern - Engineering Co-Op in Cincinnati, OH
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    -Fast-paced, highly technical environment
    -Exciting and innovative technologies
    -I thought the pay was competitive and the monthly living stipend ($600) is excellent

    Cons

    -Work-life balance, especially for full-time employees
    -Corporate bureaucracy
    -Union environment can make things very difficult to get done
    -Some engineers are unwilling to help or give projects to interns


  3. "DTLP Intern"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Intern - Digital Technologies Leadership Program in Cincinnati, OH
    Former Intern - Digital Technologies Leadership Program in Cincinnati, OH
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    - Lots of other interns to get to know
    - Lots of cool projects being worked on in software development
    - Some exposure to leadership
    - Intern events throughout the rotation

    Cons

    - Some assignments are better than others
    - Lots of processes take a long time
    - Technology almost never works on Day 1
    - Too difficult to stand out because of the number of people
    - Some political things (natural in a large business)


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  5. "Engineering Intern"

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

    Pros

    GE Aviation has a lot of good things about it. The people I worked with were all very helpful, I had a great work environment, and most of the tasks I worked on were really cool. This company is a great place for people who love jet engines and cool things like that. I especially loved the location I was at because I got to see the individual components that went into the engines that GE made.

    Cons

    So much red tape. If you are dealing with any kind of databases, uncommon software, or similar things, be prepared to wait a very long time to gain access. Most of the software practices are out of date, but they are changing. It will just take a long time for them to change because there are so many older workers who are stuck in the old ways.


  6. "Front end - sales, business development, product management"

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

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

    Pros

    Flexible work at most sites. A lot managers will let you work from home, or have flexible hours, if necessary. Education benefits are top notch. Corporate training can be good, but is often stale and equates to "drinking the kool-aid".

    Cons

    Everything else. Finance rolls the roost, and have zero passion for aviation. HR is a close second. I'm all about being a profitable and stable company, that validates risk, but having passion in aviation when you work for a premier Aerospace company is essential in my mind. Management talks a good game, but it's clear they are all just looking for the next promotion. Posturing, read as self-promotion, is more important than actually doing a good job. Just look at the stock price under Immelt - pretty much the company he has laid out under him reflects....stagnant and under-performing. Now we're a "digital" company, 5 years behind the 8 ball. Classic instance of "too big to fail".

    Bottom line - if you prefer politicking over being recognized for doing a great job, and over working with passionate people, then this is your place.

    Advice to Management

    Overhaul. Major overhaul.


  7. "Engineer at GE"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Mechanical Design Engineer in Cincinnati, OH
    Current Employee - Mechanical Design Engineer in Cincinnati, OH
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    High technology environment and technical depth.
    Team work driven and lots of mentoring.
    Flexible work time environment.
    Lots of community service, networking and social opportunities

    Cons

    Productivity is pushed to the limits every week with no overtime. Every hour needs to be vouchers whether is paid or not. Salaries are relatively not competitive when compared to similar sized companies because they are based on previous methodology of being able to voucher overtime. There is no good way to measure your performance against other emplogees.


  8. "Para tener éxito mejor aprende a hablar español"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Lead Engineer/Technologist in Liberty Township, OH
    Former Employee - Lead Engineer/Technologist in Liberty Township, OH
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at GE Aviation (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    A good place to start a career...

    Cons

    ...not so good when joining as an experienced professional.


  9. "Pros and Cons"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Lead Engineer/Technologist in Cincinnati, OH
    Former Employee - Lead Engineer/Technologist in Cincinnati, OH
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Exciting technology, smart people, pays very well

    Cons

    Very political, frequent reorganizations, slow and entrenched bureacratic processes, prescribed "GE Beliefs"

    Advice to Management

    Stop constantly reorganizing the company


  10. "Infra Engineering Co-op/Intern"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Intern - Infra Engineering Co-Op/ in Cincinnati, OH
    Current Intern - Infra Engineering Co-Op/ in Cincinnati, OH
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    During my time at GE Aviation I have been shown great support, endless opportunities to learn and grow, and an overall wonderful experience

    Cons

    GE Aviation is a considerably large company, therefore lots of ambiguous bureaucratic hoops to jump through to sometimes get things done

    Advice to Management

    Continue to be a positive source of support and encouragement, remain helpful and resourceful when needed


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    "Business Operations"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Business Oper in Cincinnati, OH
    Current Employee - Business Oper in Cincinnati, OH
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Challenging & stimulatingwork environment, incredibly intelligent colleagues, fascinating industry

    Cons

    Sometimes still an old boys club, but the younger demographic is starting to influence the culture a bit more. Still have some old-school managers and managerial styles, especially in engineering.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to adapt to more flexible style, moving forward with the commercial culture has been great, engineering slow to join in and there's still opportunity there to grow.



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