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GE Aviation Reviews

Updated April 16, 2018
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  • High stress atmosphere which makes work life balance hard (in 61 reviews)

  • Can get lost in the large company (in 30 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (2)

    "Step child"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Duarte, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Duarte, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good vacation and sick days benefits.

    Cons

    If you are not from the mother ship you are not part of them.

    Advice to Management

    OMLP or leadership program is abusive of power.


  2. "Technician"

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    Current Employee - Technician in Lafayette, IN
    Current Employee - Technician in Lafayette, IN

    I have been working at GE Aviation full-time

    Pros

    Great flexibility. NOT a normal job where there are a bunch of managers and shift supervisors making decisions for everyone. Teams control themselves and everyone has an equal voice. Good pay and benefits. Good environment. This is a job that you retire from

    Cons

    Always work to be done

  3. Helpful (1)

    "HR at GE Aviation"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at GE Aviation full-time

    Pros

    Great caliber of people, ability to be creative

    Cons

    Slow salary growth and benefits reductions


  4. Helpful (1)

    "OK"

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    Current Employee - Lead Production Quality Specialist in Cincinnati, OH
    Current Employee - Lead Production Quality Specialist in Cincinnati, OH
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Plenty of opportunity to excel. Steady work.

    Cons

    Outdated policy. Quantity before Quality.

    Advice to Management

    -Stop the use of band aids, fix the root causes.


  5. Helpful (2)

    "Mixed Feelings"

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    Current Employee - Human Resources Manager in Evendale, OH
    Current Employee - Human Resources Manager in Evendale, OH
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    This is a great place for people who are driven and willing to work a lot of hours. Opportunities are always available for people who hustle and get stuff done.

    The work is challenging and co-workers are bright, hard working people.

    Permissive time off - no set vacation, you take time off as you need it; the company is pretty flexible and no one is watching how much time you take off (although they do track permissive time taken in the aggregate)

    For HR, you have opportunities to add real value. People don't always like HR but HR means something at GE - the function has a seat at the table.

    Cons

    You're competing with employees who work a lot of hours and get more stuff done than average. The star performers are individuals who struggle to say no and contribute to a culture of over-committing.

    The HR function is very much centered on projects versus employee support (although if it came to light that you were a terrible HRM, it wouldn't be viewed favorably). There's a bias for getting stuff done, even if it doesn't necessarily add value.

    Very political. There's a huge emphasis "building your network;" promotions and opportunities often are reflective of who you know and if people in your network are part of the in-crowd.

    The company is flexible with time off as long as you get your work done; problem is that you have 60 hours worth of work to complete. I'm paid $40/hour but factor in 20 hours of overtime and I'm earning just under $30/hour. Not worth it.


  6. "Assembly & Test Tech."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at GE Aviation full-time

    Pros

    Very flexible environment and lots of ways to move up within the company.

    Cons

    Outside of your building you are a number to the higher ups.


  7. "USED to be a great place to work"

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    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Grand Rapids, MI
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Grand Rapids, MI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at GE Aviation full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Set your hours. Pay is OK. Bennies are great.

    Cons

    Horrible atmosphere there now, Let go hundreds of people because its SLOW! People come to work now, keep their heads down and say nothing. Department I used to work in went from 50 people to 12 in 5 yrs!
    Micro-managed to death there!

    Advice to Management

    Tell corporate to LAY OFF so you can stop micro-managing your people. There is a mass-exodus for a reason!

  8. "Been here 5 years and i love it"

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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

    The empowerment they give you

    Cons

    I have nothing bad to say, overall great company!

    Advice to Management

    Take care of the good employees.


  9. Helpful (1)

    ""Never Leaving""

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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

    -Unlimited knowledge to gain.
    -Diverse workforce.
    -Teaming is different for most, but best way for accountability and effective operation.
    -One big family.
    -Love to come to work everyday.
    -Many perks both financially and work environment.
    -Horizontal management structure due to "teaming" environment.
    -Promotion structure is fair and works.
    -90 day probation period is great to determine if individuals are quality.
    -Paternity leave.
    -Very flexible schedules.
    -Taking pride in where you work, because very few people get do do what you do.

    Cons

    -Stressful interview process and then a strict 90 day probation period (great when your on the other side)
    -Quality of some applicants.
    -Sometimes if feels like you waste effort and time when you know someone is not qualified to make it past their probation period.

    Advice to Management

    Create more facilities like this, it is the most effective work environment and group of individuals I have ever worked with.


  10. "Great place for Male Military Alumni"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at GE Aviation full-time

    Pros

    Excellent place to work if you are process focused and male.

    Cons

    Very military like culture. Not a place where female employees will thrive. Just look at their CEO and leadership team.

    Advice to Management

    You get what you measure and reward. Start measuring diversity and reward diversity.


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