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Updated Jun 20, 2021

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3.6
68%
Recommend to a Friend
77%
Approve of CEO
GE Aviation President and CEO John S. Slattery
John S. Slattery
139 Ratings
Pros
  • "Work/life balance is very easy to manage(in 97 reviews)

  • "Very welcoming work environment(in 93 reviews)

  • Cons
  • "Very large company with many non-integrated systems(in 39 reviews)

  • "Long hours sometimes but what job doesn't have that(in 35 reviews)

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    1. 5.0
      Current Employee

      Great People

      May 17, 2021 - Staff Software Engineer in Cincinnati, OH
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Flexible, helpful, room for growth,

      Cons

      Pay, health benefits, slower moving projects

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    2. 4.0
      Current Employee, more than 5 years

      Mixed Experience

      Mar 25, 2021 - Field Service Engineer 
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
      Business Outlook

      Pros

      In my experience, the commercial field service organization at GE has been very highly regarded. FSE's are typically empowered to make their own decisions and make significant impact at their respective customers. There is often ample opportunity for exposure both at the customer and internally. The role typically returns what one puts in in terms of time and effort.

      Cons

      The listed pros generally come with a caveat: It's all about who you know. The company is making an effort of late to break these old habits, but this culture of making the right impression to the right person in the right place at the right time in order to be successful is still rampant. You may get lucky; you may not. It's unfortunate because there's a considerable amount of talent at GE, and the products are dynamic, varied and broadly utilized all over the world.

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    3. 2.0
      Former Employee

      A place to work, not make friends

      Jun 20, 2021 - Specialist in Dayton, OH
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
      Business Outlook

      Pros

      Good benefits, quarterly performance bonus, reasonably clean environment

      Cons

      very competitive internally, skill will not advance you, it is truly a not what you know but who you know environment

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    4. 5.0
      Current Employee

      good place

      Jun 15, 2021 - Advance Lead Engineer 
      Recommend
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      Business Outlook

      Pros

      - cares about employee - equal opportunity

      Cons

      - lays out people when things go wrong.

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    5. 4.0
      Former Employee, more than 5 years

      Great People, Wonderful Career Opportunities

      May 20, 2021 - Lead Engineer in Cincinnati, OH
      Recommend
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      Pros

      GE has traditionally done a good job at hiring very high caliber people over the last few decades. The vast majority of the people you encounter here are very intelligent, highly competent, excellent team players, and fun to be around. Growth and development opportunities are abundant, but you can't be shy about asking for them if you want them. GE's also at the forefront of some exciting new technologies, like additive manufacturing. Direct/line management quality varies, but is overall good, and supportive of great work-life balance. If you look around within the company, you'll find some pretty amazing people to work for who will challenge you and help you grow your career the way you want to. The Edison Engineering Development Program is world-class and I would whole-heartedly recommend it to any young engineer with big aspirations looking for their first job out of college to launch their career. This program is one of the best things about GE, and I'm so grateful I had the opportunity to be a part of it.

      Cons

      In some parts of the company there is a disconnect and lack of communication between top-level management and what's going on at the individual level. There is a culture of being nice to one another and treating everyone with mutual respect, but sometimes this has led to senior leaders hearing what they want to hear and not what they need to hear from their direct reports. In the last few years the company has become increasingly short-term focused in order to stabilize its bottom line due to issues which can be traced all they way back to the 2008 financial crisis, and certain investment decisions which have been made since. While this is necessary it has also led to underfunding or under-resourcing new ventures, innovation and R&D efforts in some of the businesses. In combination with this, COVID has had a strong negative impact on the commercial aviation industry as a whole and this has resulted in significant down-sizing. I expect to see a correction over the next few years as we come out of this pandemic and things return to normal. There has been a lot of upper-level management change in the last few years, and hopefully the new leadership will help to right the ship and put the company back on a growth trajectory.

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    6. 4.0
      Current Employee, more than 1 year

      Great Culture

      Jun 11, 2021 - Leadership Program in Cincinnati, OH
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Fantastic culture where people always make time to help you and develop you when you seek out assistance.

      Cons

      Matrix organization structure makes getting decisions done or employee empowerment a bit clunky.

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    7. 4.0
      Current Employee

      Great teams, interesting projects

      Jun 7, 2021 - Engineer 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Great teams, interesting projects, lots of opportunities to learn and expand your skills

      Cons

      Work life balance depends on which team you work on

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    8. 3.0
      Current Employee

      Committed to talent development, so-so benefits, below average pay

      Apr 5, 2021 - Software Engineer in Grand Rapids, MI
      Recommend
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      Business Outlook

      Pros

      Full of great people, interesting work, committed to integrity & safety in their products. Fantastic, absolutely first-class flex-time policy, and post-pandemic they will probably be much more open to remote work. Permissive time is probably a great deal for those at the beginning of their careers. Awesome leadership program for new college grads, and a strong commitment to developing talent at all levels.

      Cons

      Health benefits are expensive and have high out of pocket cost. Cost for health benefits goes up with pay, taking some of the joy out of advancements. Permissive ('unlimited') time off has led to a culture where many people don't actually take much time off (even when sick), and is a bad deal for more experienced employees (in practice, you will get less time off than an experienced employee would under the earned approach). Pay is below average.

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    9. 4.0
      Current Employee

      Tough but rewarding

      Jun 9, 2021 - Project Manager in Grand Rapids, MI
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Great people People Rewarding work Bonus structure

      Cons

      Poor benefits Long hours Always on call Layoffs

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    10. 4.0
      Current Employee, more than 3 years

      Life at GE

      Jun 1, 2021 - Assembly Technician 
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
      Business Outlook

      Pros

      Flexible Work schedule and great benefits

      Cons

      Limited career progression capabilities as a technician

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