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Updated August 9, 2017
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  • Could work on emphasizing work-life balance more by encouraging use of vacation time (in 299 reviews)

  • Long hours lead to a bad work-life balance (in 156 reviews)

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  1. "Good job that can be even better"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    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 full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great products and challenges that keep you thinking

    Cons

    Old habits that won't go away and lack of trust


  2. "Great company, great benefits, but not very personal."

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Technical Trainer in Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Technical Trainer in Boston, MA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Large company with a highly respected reputation.
    Great benefits, (the only defined benefit pension plan I've ever had).

    Cons

    Very self service when it comes to HR, training and other support functions.
    Too impersonal.

    GE Response

    Jun 29, 2017 – Global Employment Brand Leader

    Great review! We continue to work hard at being a personal company. It is hard being a big company but that is no excuse. We really value reviews like this to help us always continue to get better!

  3. "IP Analyst"

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    Former Employee - Consultant (IP Analyst) in Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Consultant (IP Analyst) in Boston, MA

    I worked at GE (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good learning experience.
    Good work culture.

    Cons

    None that I can think of.


  4. "Customer Service"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Billerica, MA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Billerica, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at GE (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Kept Me Busy for a few months

    Cons

    Worst most negative and poorly run department

    Advice to Management

    They should prepare when integrating a new software, especially there customers


  5. "CNC Machinist"

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    Former Employee - CNC Machinist in Avon, MA
    Former Employee - CNC Machinist in Avon, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at GE (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Close to home,great salary

    Cons

    plant closed moved manufacturing to Jacksonville,Fl


  6. "Financial analyst"

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

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

    Pros

    Great teamwork. GE management knows how to win in the various industries they operate in. The culture is fantastic, which makes for a successful work environment.

    Cons

    Large company which welcomes bureaucracy. It could be difficult for ambitious and gifted employees to climb the ladder as quickly as they would like to.

    Advice to Management

    Keep setting your teams up for success by making good decisions. Keep striving to make GE a great place to work and a company that we can all be proud of.


  7. "Talent Acquisition"

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    Current Employee - Employee in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Employee in Boston, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Flexibility for staff in offices

    Cons

    Political turmoil within business and management

    Advice to Management

    Better lines of communication
    Actual investment in staff

  8. "Great place for lifers"

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    Current Employee - GE FMP in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - GE FMP in Boston, MA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great training and experience. Clear path to climb if you want to stay with the company. Awesome networking ops and exposure to senior employees. Positions you well for some exit ops.

    Cons

    Do not pay for business school (and there are rumors of managers writing bad letters of recommendation). Want you to stay for life. Pretty long hours/low pay vs other finance gigs. Hard to advance without doing corporate audit staff. Heavily accounting based -- forget banking or anything close to it.

    Advice to Management

    Millennials don't want to feel trapped in once place or that they aren't marketable to the outside world. Provide tuition reimbursement plans with strings attached. Raise the salary if you want to recruit at elite schools. Base pay is below average for what some T50 school's avg Econ/finance majors earn after graduation. Claims of prestige aren't the same as actual dollars.


  9. Helpful (2)

    "10 years and counting"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    A wide range of extraordinarily intelligent people
    Terrific infrastructure
    Global reach
    Some areas are great to work with and for
    Genuinely committed to diversity of gender, ethnicity, veteran status, sexual orientation, etc.

    Cons

    Many executives are in their roles short term just to cut a notch on their belt - it's brutal on the teams who sincerely believe in the company and projects
    Over-the-top bad behaviors by senior management is allowed
    Infighting and fiefdom building
    Major overtime required to hit deadlines - often for months on end

    Advice to Management

    HR must address behavioral issues


  10. "Applications Manager"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at GE full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Learned new and different things everyday

    Cons

    Meat grinder extremely high expectations


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