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GE Aviation Reviews

Updated April 23, 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. "Great Company"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Financial Analyst in Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Senior Financial Analyst in Dallas, TX
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Having the ability to work across multiple roles
    Wonderful professional development
    Terrific HR

    Cons

    Have to be mobile makes it difficult to put roots down


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Mixed"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Lead Engineer/Technologist in Evendale, OH
    Former Employee - Lead Engineer/Technologist in Evendale, OH
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at GE Aviation (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Interesting work. Smart people. Some level of flexibility.

    Cons

    Expectations very high and unsustainable.
    Culture of top tier importance only.

    Advice to Management

    Focus on employee satisfaction and hold executives accountable.


  3. Helpful (3)

    "Lead Engineer"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cincinnati, OH
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cincinnati, OH
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at GE Aviation full-time

    Pros

    If you are willing to sacrifice home life you can travel and move from job to job every year.

    Cons

    Company too big and too many generic processes that are applied across all businesses. Nothing meaningful can get done in a useful timeframe.
    Stock price reflects the lack of direction. It is attempting to call itself a Digital Company in order to attract younger engineers, but there is nothing digital about the company except the computer systems used to control equipment they manufacture.

    Advice to Management

    Break up the company.


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  5. "Section Manager"

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

    I worked at GE Aviation full-time

    Pros

    Opportunities unlimited for the career minded! Pay for performance is the norm. Unlimited training opportunities. Only limitation is your own skills and motivation.

    Cons

    Lots of competition. Too much politics. Because of all the opportunities, a lot of managers have progressed that should never have made it.

    Advice to Management

    Screen your candidates better and measure their results before they are eligible for promotion. If you have one not performing, remove the individual swiftly.


  6. "CMLP"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Contracts Management Leadership Program in Cincinnati, OH
    Former Employee - Contracts Management Leadership Program in Cincinnati, OH

    I worked at GE Aviation (More than a year)

    Pros

    Network building opportunities are great. If you get in good with management, then you are often assisted in pursuing personal goals in the company.

    Cons

    Different CMLPs get different treatments / opportunities, and not much is done to standardize the program.

    Advice to Management

    standardize the program.


  7. "Lead Quality Techniciana"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Lead Quality Tech in West Chester, OH
    Former Employee - Lead Quality Tech in West Chester, OH
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great Benefits, Great working environment, fast-paced

    Cons

    Little opportunity for upward growth, a lot of red-tape and corporate policies.

    Advice to Management

    Help foster careers upward.


  8. "Configuration Management in Manufacturing"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Configuration Lead Specialist in Lynn, MA
    Former Employee - Configuration Lead Specialist in Lynn, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great experience working in a manufacturing and development environment. Overall, a very good company to work for. The company provided the 400+ employees who were laid off a very generous severance package. Our team had a monthly off-site events to promote comradery.

    Cons

    Senior leadership made some gross errors in negotiating a deal that allowed an investor to back out of a $400M deal. Leadership committed these funds and then had to find ways to make up this shortfall. As a result 400+ employees lost their jobs. I left the government contractor sector (and my high level security clearance) because GE told me that they had at least 10 years of work to keep the programs busy. My security clearance has lapsed and I cannot compete for these jobs any longer.

    Advice to Management

    Please make better business decisions when it comes to funding projects.


  9. Helpful (4)

    "GE Aviation Engineering"

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

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

    Pros

    Big, you can hide if that is your desire. If you desire a traditional management position, i.e. 1960s, this is a good place.

    Cons

    Experience of most engineers at GE is limited to very specific areas with little understanding of end customer requirements. They tend to be inflexible with little value to outside markets.

    Warning! If you are planning to come into GE from the outside, don't! It does not matter if you are a world authority, you will be ignored.

    GE does not invent, they buy. They tend to be 20 years behind the industry and are extremely risk adverse. This serves the commercial aircraft market well, but inhibits competition in noncommercial aviation markets.

    Advice to Management

    Lean out the management ranks, and get some outside blood in there. Learn to balance risks and abandon the atmosphere of threats and insecurity for the engineering work force. No one currently manufactures steam locomotives!

    Quit moving all of the engineering jobs out of country. It just costs you more, and all of the state side engineers are tired of fixing the junk constantly generated.

    If you truly desire a "fastworks" environment, then move out of Ohio. It's an attitude and life style, and is not supported by the traditional culture in the company or community.


  10. "Assembly Tech"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Assembly Technician in Indianapolis, IN
    Former Employee - Assembly Technician in Indianapolis, IN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    OK pay. Good health & 401k benefits. Great education benefits. Flexible work schedule. Easy to move into other work areas.

    Cons

    More than half of people I hired on with did not make it through the harsh 90 probation. Too many unnecessary meetings. Alcohol served at company events.

    Advice to Management

    Put an end to drinking at company/teaming events.


  11. "Review of GE Aviation"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Test Engineer in Lynn, MA
    Current Employee - Test Engineer in Lynn, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The people who work at the company are great, the vast majority are willing to take the time out of their day to help you out and provide thorough explanations. The other main reason for working here is to be exposed, and to work on, some of the most advanced aircraft engines in the world.

    Cons

    In supply chain, poor management is rampant, and dealing with the work environment that is inherent to having a unionized workforce that is not controlled can be difficult.

    Advice to Management

    Work to improve union-management relations, and ensure communication channels with you employees are open


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