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Updated April 26, 2017
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  • Work/Life Balance (phone always ringing, 10 hour days are expected 5 days a week) (in 45 reviews)

  • It is a large company so at times the bureaucracy can be frustrating (in 25 reviews)

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  1. "Aviation Systems"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Grand Rapids, MI
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Grand Rapids, MI
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Mobility (both in location and job), interesting work, decent wage, nice people, allows flexible schedule and working from home, travel if desired

    Cons

    People are not held accountable, constant management changes, shoot from the hip mentality (management), too much red tape and bureaucracy

    Advice to Management

    Talk to your people at all levels.


  2. "Good Job but Questionable Management and Direction"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Product Development Engineer in Grand Rapids, MI
    Current Employee - Product Development Engineer in Grand Rapids, MI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    It is a great place to start out and learn some techniques in engineering but runs out quickly. Good work life balance until there is a fire drill.

    Cons

    The products are old and there does not appear to be any sign of upside potential in the near future. Very few new opps. The upper management is comprised of the Old Guard when it was Smith's Aerospace and hold overs from Honeywell. GE purchased them about ten years ago. There were some changes at the top but all us worker bees see it mostly as the same, your either a friend from Honeywell or old Smiths upper tier. Other folks get moved up the ladder because of friends when there are more qualified people. For anything new that comes in, it's the same group of people that work it and nobody else has a shot. Definitely see a good ole boys network. Constant rumors of reductions or reorgs taking place. The place is falling apart and anymore drastic changes are going to make up peoples mind to leave. It may be too late already. Is HR ok with this? Do they or GE HQ even know? HR is constantly talked about and is seen as weak with no leadership. There appears to be no involvement with them and management calls all the shots. The attitude of the work force is at an all time low. Don't expect big raises. It's too bad......

    Advice to Management

    You should try and listen to your people that actually do the work. Be honest with the workforce all the time and not wait for a crisis or an all hands meeting. Stop gaming the workers.


  3. "Methods Planner"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Methods Planner in Cincinnati, OH
    Current Employee - Methods Planner in Cincinnati, OH
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good Benefits
    Good Training
    Support Tuition for Master's Program only
    Flexible schedule for vacation
    and more...

    Cons

    No window
    Office look like stable....
    Air Conditioning malfunction....too hot
    very few cons...


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  5. "Interesting work"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Lead Test Specialist in Evendale, OH
    Current Employee - Lead Test Specialist in Evendale, OH
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Time off, Decent pay, Flexible hours

    Cons

    Small Raises, Constantly changing priorities.

    Advice to Management

    Shift the employee model from one that rewards constant role movement to one that also rewards individuals who stick to a specific role and become a domain expert.


  6. "Great company!"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Advanced Lead Engineer in Grand Rapids, MI
    Former Employee - Advanced Lead Engineer in Grand Rapids, MI
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    There was a lot of good on the job training opportunities to keep skills up to date and learn new skills.

    Cons

    There was excessive corporate mandated training.


  7. "Advanced Machinist"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Machinist Level I in Asheville, NC
    Current Employee - Machinist Level I in Asheville, NC
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at GE Aviation full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Pay, work can be challenging at times

    Cons

    Plant Leaders are on a 2-3 year rotation. Each has a different vision.

    Advice to Management

    Implement teaming and lean manufacturing and stop giving lip service to that vision. Only time it is mentioned is when someone from corporate pays a visit and the dog and pony show is put on. I doubt anyone is fooled except those putting on the show


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    "Aviation System"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Former Employee - Engineering Project Manager in Grand Rapids, MI
    Former Employee - Engineering Project Manager in Grand Rapids, MI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at GE Aviation (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Flexible work hour, Great coworkers

    Cons

    limited new opportunities in Aviation System


  9. "Edison Design Engineer"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Design Engineer in Lynn, MA
    Current Employee - Design Engineer in Lynn, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The company has great leadership program opportunities for people who want to fast track their career. They have a good work-life balance and they have good benefits.

    Cons

    Raises are small. Sites with unions prevent engineers from being hands on. Executives aren't always honest about their plans for the company, for example - unexpected layoffs.


  10. "Systems Engineer"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Manhattan, KS
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Manhattan, KS
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    The people are fun for the most part. They used to do a ton of team building and volunteering together which was amazing. The work itself is pretty easy and there are lots of people that are willing to help you learn and get better.

    Cons

    The software team has some egos that you will have to navigate. The leadership tends to pick favorites which ends up being divisive. Don't expect good raises.


  11. "PA"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Batesville, MS
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Batesville, MS
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Good paying, good benefits, easy work.

    Cons

    No phones on the floor. Management not very good.

    Advice to Management

    Hold people accountable and lead by example with integrity and honesty.


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