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GE Aviation Reviews

Updated December 9, 2018
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  • "No work-life balance for some projects" (in 64 reviews)

  • "Very large company, hard to make a visible impact" (in 32 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review

    Helpful (6)

    "Amazing place to work! Best career choice possible"

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    Current Employee - Assembly and Test Technician in Lafayette, IN
    Current Employee - Assembly and Test Technician in Lafayette, IN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Able to work independently. Hands on in nearly all decisions of facility. Flat organization = fair to all (no seniority preference). Able to learn as much as you want about any area of the business. LOTS of room for growth in this position OR to any other position within GE. LOTS of opportunity to be trained in many facets of the industry. FANTASTIC benefits (best I've seen outside the military) such as amazing health, vision, and dental insurance, tuition reimbursement to go back to school, 401K match up to 4% PLUS an additional 3% given by GE, 2 weeks paid vacation per year, 1 month paid sick time per year, approx. 13 paid holidays per year, 1 week paid personal business time per year, MANY other ancillary benefits such as discounts on endless products from hotels to ipads, help with daycare costs, and much more. Full flexible schedule. Team environment. Plenty of overtime. Great pay. Very accessible advancement.

    Cons

    None. There really are no downsides.

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you're doing. The probationary period is completely normal compared to any other company.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Great Place"

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    Former Employee - Intern - Hourly in Evendale, OH
    Former Employee - Intern - Hourly in Evendale, OH
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at GE Aviation (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Fast-paced, dynamic workplace. Has a start-up cultural feel with the security of enterprise infrastructure.

    Cons

    Extroverted culture can be draining for those who may not identify the same way.

  3. "Great place to work"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    I have been working at GE Aviation full-time

    Pros

    Compensation and benefits to start off with are comparable. Many opportunities to advance career.

    Cons

    Some of GE's different sites have different pay scales within the same region.


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Really great place to intern, not hiring much full time"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at GE Aviation full-time

    Pros

    Incredible opportunity to work on projects that will be in use within the company for years
    Ability to intern at a different location each rotation and learn different parts of the business

    Cons

    They are not taking very many interns full time after graduation. My managers were shocked that I did not get a full-time offer after my last rotation (they aren't in control of it). They told me that with where the company is at right now, they can't take anyone on into design positions outside of the Edison program.

    Advice to Management

    Be more realistic about hiring chances. I appreciate the experience gained from GE and was excited to work for the company. I feel like I was baited and switched though, since the opportunities for interns to transition to full-time work after graduation are incredibly overstated. Outside of Edison, OMLP, and other programs (which are hiring significantly less than they have in the past) there are very few ways to enter the company right now.


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Great place to work, with the occasional exception."

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    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Austin, TX
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Overall, the work place environment is very nice. GE has been generous with providing lunches and beverages. Almost everyone conducts themselves in a very professional manner. Peers are very capable and knowledgeable. Outside of current immediate leadership, it appears to be a great place to work.

    Cons

    A lack of vetting junior level manager assignments. And a lack of post-supervision / training of those appointments. In a company as large as GE, the occasional sociopath can rise to a role they neither have the temperament or qualifications for. GE seems to have a hard time policing those intent on running their own isolated sweat-shop. While I feel this is the exception and not the norm. But there are some little dictators that have not embraced the corporate work/life balance philosophy and feel 12 hour work days should be the norm as it is in their native country. Additionally, the Director of Software Development appears to be vacant and unfilled.

    Advice to Management

    Mid-level management needs to become more involved in some of the day-to-day activities of their subordinate organizations.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Good working environment, but you are just a number"

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    Former Employee - Senior Technical Project Manager in Cincinnati, OH
    Former Employee - Senior Technical Project Manager in Cincinnati, OH
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good company perks, corporate lifestyle and you get to work with very talented people.

    Cons

    Company is less flexible on work from home arrangements than they used to be and due to a lot of costs being cut, it limits your ability to push meaningful change

    Advice to Management

    Trust and know your employees better.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Filled with Type-A People"

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    Former Employee - Edison Engineering Development Program in Cincinnati, OH
    Former Employee - Edison Engineering Development Program in Cincinnati, OH
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at GE Aviation full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    -nice benefits
    -structured positions
    -filled with different jobs

    Cons

    -filled with competitive people
    -very slow business
    -not for millennials
    -so much success theatre

  8. "Technician"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at GE Aviation full-time

    Pros

    Great place to work! Self directed workforce!

    Cons

    None that I can think of


  9. "Good pay"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at GE Aviation full-time

    Pros

    Pays amazing and job is very basic and simple. Very low stress.

    Cons

    No consistency in the department


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Lacking innovation"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at GE Aviation full-time

    Pros

    Good work life balance, good managers

    Cons

    Seems like people are eager to latch onto the new buzzy project that has exposure and visibility, only a few areas actually innovate, lots of dull work on legacy products, you either specialize in an area and plateau or you become a manager and try to navigate the politics