GE Aviation Reviews

Updated February 12, 2016
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GE Aviation President and CEO David L. Joyce
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  • Work life balance is what you make it (in 36 reviews)

  • Easy to get lost in large company, harder to stand out (in 17 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Senior IT Program Management Leader"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cincinnati, OH
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cincinnati, OH
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Exciting new opportunities in IT as a result of the Industrial Internet focus for products and internal operations. Great leadership programs that make you extremely attractive externally. Fantastic products and technology!

    Cons

    Crowded career advancement environment at senior levels. Still too much process bureaucracy getting in the way of the much needed fast paced innovation.

    Advice to Management

    Balance the influx of outside talent with longer and mid term internal GE talent. The recent adds in many GE business units have been hit and miss which alienates the loyal and talented workforce that you have invested in already. The bias towards external talent the last 3+ years is resulting in a bunch of consultant types.


  2. "Top place to work!"

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

    I worked at GE Aviation full-time

    Pros

    + Passionate & knowledgeable co-workers + Training & development are huge focus + Flexible work schedule + Fun culture

    Cons

    - Slow-paced - Need to drive better engagement at all levels


  3. "Advanced Lead Engineer"

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    Current Employee - Advanced Lead Engineer in Cincinnati, OH
    Current Employee - Advanced Lead Engineer in Cincinnati, OH
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    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    With GE you will have access to some powerful engineering tools. In addition, you will get to see your designs go through the entire development life and, in certain positions, you will help with the actual hardware.These positions are very technical so, if that's your speed, you will enjoy this company.

    Cons

    They do offer training, but you must work your schedule around it and, often times, the classes you would want as an engineer are only offered in other locations. In addition, GE Aviation still operates in a little of the "we've always done it this way" range of the spectrum which can be frustrating to engineers new to the company.

    Advice to Management

    Pay heed to the development of your engineers. There is a repetitive aspect to the job and that does not suit all people. Through development and shifting responsibilities it would be easy to keep the job fresh and challenging.


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  5. "Design Engineer"

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    Current Employee - OHIO in Cincinnati, OH
    Current Employee - OHIO in Cincinnati, OH
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    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Interesting work, rewards for exceptional performance, yearly raises, culture of learning, flexible work hours

    Cons

    With a company that has been around so long there is a frustrating amount of poorly documented history that has to be dug through in order to substantiate a change to the current hardware. There are also too many project "trackers" looking for updates on projects to report to upper management when that time could be better spent actually helping work on the project.

    Advice to Management

    Chill out on the corporate buzzwords


  6. "Hours"

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    Former Employee - Lead Test Engineer/Project Manager in Huntsville, AL
    Former Employee - Lead Test Engineer/Project Manager in Huntsville, AL
    Recommends

    I worked at GE Aviation (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Excellent compensation and benefits package

    Cons

    Long hours and expectations are extremely high


  7. Helpful (2)

    "Operations Leader"

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

    Pros

    Good salary, opportunity to advance

    Cons

    Long hours, high pressure working environment, performance reviews are not based on meritocracy.

    Advice to Management

    Focus on true career paths for individuals and stick with those development plans and road maps. The revolving door of management and HRM''s tend to start this process over every time the personnel in these roles change.


  8. "transformation with a basis in core beliefs"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
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    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Its nice to see the transformation GE is undertaking to make its mark as a Digital Industrial business. The push for improvement (and focus on simplification) while relying on a set of core beliefs helps create some consistency.

    Cons

    GE is still a middle-aged white man's company, though that model is changing, slowly, for the better. The uniform of blue shirt and khaki pants still reigns supreme.

    Advice to Management

    The energy around the Digital Industrial transformation is admirable but does not penetrate down in the ranks sufficiently to drive rapid change.


  9. "R-19 Prod. Mechanic"

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    Former Employee - R-19 Prod Mechanical in Evendale, OH
    Former Employee - R-19 Prod Mechanical in Evendale, OH
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great opportunities for advancement and career learning

    Cons

    Attitudes of some of the workers

    Advice to Management

    Be more hands on in the day to day operations


  10. "Edison Engineering Development Program"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at GE Aviation full-time

    Pros

    Great company to work for with many benefits available to employees. Driving the industry forward with constant innovation. Opens the door to numerous opportunities within GE.

    Cons

    Large amount of workload for the development program and it can be easy to just become a number at times because of the size of the company.


  11. "Great Place to Work"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    Pros

    Fantastic place to work. Opened up the door for so many possibilities.

    Cons

    Easy to get lost in plant



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