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GE Aviation Cincinnati Reviews

Updated September 16, 2017
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  1. Helpful (12)

    "Not much left for US Engineers due to global shift. Penny pinching and constant threat of layoffs."

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    Current Employee - Senior Engineer in Cincinnati, OH
    Current Employee - Senior Engineer in Cincinnati, OH
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good training, pay is competitive, education opportunities are plentiful. The EEDP program offers a masters with no commitment. Cutting edge tech.

    Cons

     The business has focused on short term gain.  All they care about is the stock price yet have no idea how to increase it.  When a company buys 50 billion of its stock back yet leaves its pension 33 billion under funded and the stock doesn't move that should tell you something. 

    I've been in multiple all-hands and the threat of layoffs is brought up every time seemingly like a scare tactic.

    Meanwhile,  apparently GE Aviation has been having record profits and sales.

    US Engineering has been forced over the last few years to train global engineers to do their jobs. Now, there are few jobs left for design engineers in the US outside military programs.

    Leading by fear and miss- managing our pensions is going to drive every good employee out of the company. 

    Advice to Management

    Stop pinching pennies. When you tell your employees that we can't afford pens and pencils yet brag about record profits it destroys morale and productivity.

    Also, stop outsourcing all the us engineering to other countries. They do not perform the same quality of work and work at half the speed.  Read, penny wise pound foolish


  2. Helpful (6)

    "Know what you are getting into"

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    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. Helpful (2)

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

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    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.


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Design Engineer"

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    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


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Machinist"

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    Current Employee - Machinist in Springdale, OH
    Current Employee - Machinist in Springdale, OH
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Steady work. Don't usually have to worry about lay offs.

    Cons

    Inexperienced managers, incompetent young HR personnel.

    Advice to Management

    Get a handle on all of the lazy people that you have sucking all the profit out of the business.


  6. "Methods Planner"

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    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...


  7. Helpful (7)

    "Design Engineering at GE"

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    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.

  8. "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


  9. "Mechanical Engineering Internship at GE Aviation"

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    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.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Lead Engineer"

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    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.


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