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GE Aviation Reviews

Updated August 14, 2018
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  • "Great flexibility and work/life balance" (in 51 reviews)

  • "Good Pay Good Coworkers Average benefits Decent 401K plan" (in 49 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review

    "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. "Purpose-driven People"

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    Current Employee - Communications Director in Cincinnati, OH
    Current Employee - Communications Director in Cincinnati, OH
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Working with super smart, passionate and purpose-driven individuals
    Products and technology that impact the world
    Investment in people - training, feedback, opportunities for growth

    Cons

    Bureaucracy ... like any large company, a constant battle with simplifying process and avoiding unnecessary approvals, steps and workflows.

    Advice to Management

    Encourage and reward collaboration; break down silos.

  3. "Amazing Company and Culture"

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    Current Employee - Data Engineer in Cincinnati, OH
    Current Employee - Data Engineer in Cincinnati, OH
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    - This company really empowers it employees to take on new challenges and try innovative ideas.
    - I found the culture very accepting and encouraging towards new employees.
    - Amazing understanding of work/life balance. Unlimited vacation and flexible work hours empower employees to find the right balance.

    Cons

    The unlimited vacation policy can be a bit unnerving for those who need clearly defined vacation and work hours.

    Advice to Management

    Keep focusing on your employees, they are a great investment.


  4. "Interesting projects"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Lynn, MA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Lynn, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Given lots of responsibility/ownership of interesting projects

    Cons

    The engineering team has insufficient number employees for the current workload.


  5. "GE Aviation Co-op"

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    Current Employee - GE Aviation Co-Op in West Jefferson, NC
    Current Employee - GE Aviation Co-Op in West Jefferson, NC
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    World class experience in manufacturing

    Cons

    Can sometimes be in an area in the middle of nowhere


  6. "Manufacturing Systems Engineer"

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    Current Employee - Manufacturing Systems Engineer in Batesville, MS
    Current Employee - Manufacturing Systems Engineer in Batesville, MS
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Pay is competitive, vacation policy, freedom of creativity in my role, enthusiastic staff

    Cons

    Sometimes, managerial short sightedness driven by cost savings cripples great ideas. Pay raise scale should be increased, a normal Max of 3% doesn't cover some cost of living increases. Teaming with no coaches?

    Advice to Management

    Be respectful of your floor workers enough to kick their butts if they need it, stop coddling, if a better idea for a process comes in, enforce it. Traditional hierarchy still works fine, think about utilizing it.


  7. "Good employer while it lasted"

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    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Portland, OR
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Portland, OR
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    I really had a good time working at GE Aviation while I was there. The vacation policy was great when I started, and even better for me when I ended. My managers were great, and my co-workers were easy going.

    Cons

    Salary didn't ever rise like it should have. Small raises, but other perks kept me there.

  8. "GE Aviation"

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    Current Employee - Lead Customer Order & Fulfillment Specialist in Evendale, OH
    Current Employee - Lead Customer Order & Fulfillment Specialist in Evendale, OH
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at GE Aviation full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    The customers and products are definitely a positive of working for GE Aviation. Love the support for the military and veterans at this company.

    Cons

    With the companies massive size, it can be easy to feel very small, and possibly forgotten about.

    Advice to Management

    Mentor and coach your people. There is no set career path at GE, so be willing to provide guidance and sponsorship for your talented employees.


  9. "Decent place to launch a career"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at GE Aviation full-time

    Pros

    Great place to build technical depth in Aviation, get to meet some great people. Unique opportunity to embrace complex technology.

    Cons

    Bureaucracy is huge barrier to innovation, many people seem to be "running out the clock" later in their careers, lack of openness to embracing external ideas, facilities are outdated.


  10. "Average Company"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at GE Aviation full-time

    Pros

    Great for resume experience, other companies like to recruit from GE

    Cons

    Non-competitive salary and poor leadership


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