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GE Capital New Orleans Reviews

Updated January 28, 2017
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Pros
  • Great work life balance - working with GE for more than 10 years (in 135 reviews)

  • They offer employees a healthy work environment at market wages (in 64 reviews)

Cons
  • work/life balance was non existent for me (in 51 reviews)

  • Tremendous downsizing due to senior management failure to deal with new regulations (in 27 reviews)

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  1. "Security - global access control for our Identity & access management program"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Director - Cyber Security, Global Access Control in New Orleans, LA
    Current Employee - Director - Cyber Security, Global Access Control in New Orleans, LA
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Global, centralized and automated vision for access management across IT

    Cons

    Large enterprise, multiple solutions instead of one, redundancy in headcount


  2. "Great Job!"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Former Employee - Software Engineer Apprentice in New Orleans, LA
    Former Employee - Software Engineer Apprentice in New Orleans, LA
    Recommends

    I worked at GE Capital (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Ability to learn new material
    Community
    Agile
    Good management

    Cons

    It didn't last long enough!


  3. "Team Lead"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - IT Team Leader in New Orleans, LA
    Former Employee - IT Team Leader in New Orleans, LA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at GE Capital full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    There is a wealth of knowledge and networking to be attained working for GE. The people are all knowledgeable and most are friendly and helpful.

    Cons

    There are definite biases, though they may not be intentional. Working with upper managers is difficult because they do not have time to manage their employees due to the current structure. Reviews are given from hear-say than from customer feedback or having 1 on 1 with manager. The problems that exist should be discussed with employees prior to review time.

    Advice to Management

    Pay attention to all of your employees, not simply the ones you have in your click. Honest communication is important for the entire organization to grow. Diversity is a big selling point of GE. It should be practiced more.


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  5. "Software Engineer Apprentice"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Software Engineer Apprentice in New Orleans, LA
    Former Employee - Software Engineer Apprentice in New Orleans, LA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Laid back, work hard play hard vibe. Great pay and free perks.

    Cons

    Some projects were boring, but you can't always like every project.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work.


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    "Information Security Project Manager"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Information Security Manager in New Orleans, LA
    Current Employee - Information Security Manager in New Orleans, LA
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    Good benefits and 401k, other smaller perks make the package worthwhile. Culture of sharing ideas. Alos allows some telecommuting (can vary based on your manager).

    Cons

    Decision making from management is cumbersome and hinders employees from developing further.

    Advice to Management

    List to your employees and offer defined training programs. Fund professional certifications for your employees as this is how we stay current with technology.


  7. "Frustration and lack of vision"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Systems Engineer in New Orleans, LA
    Former Employee - Systems Engineer in New Orleans, LA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at GE Capital full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    The pay was above average for our area and the benefits were above average as well. The location was ideal for those that like fast paced downtown life. There was always something to do after work which made it a great place to be during spring time/festival season. Getting involved with community volunteer initiatives was fantastic and rewarding. (See note in Cons) Available options to learn with the amount of vendors and "toys" were plentiful. The people there REALLY tried to make it a great place to work.

    Cons

    Offsite downtown parking could be a nightmare and "the inner circle" were always allowed to park in the building. Two blocks in the rain can be quite annoying. Two blocks when it got dark early could also be scary... The expectation that you would volunteer was unwelcome. Management from up North didn't help anyone grow their career unless you were "picked" to join the inner circle. Hearing, "We've always done it this way." is a sure sign the legacy folks like the status quo. They have lost a tremendous amount of people through the frustration of a missing vision that all can buy into and go attack. The lack of communication here is a huge bottle neck as well.

    Advice to Management

    Lack of a vision, leadership and mentoring were the biggest issues I had. The amount of uncertainty and confusion on what my job role was after a re-organization of the group I worked in was mind blowing. Confusion and chaos ensued. No one really knew who was responsible for what. Advice, curb the constant search for something new to work for those feather in the cap moments and finish working on a project/application deployment that will help release the teams from mundane work. Listen to employees in a forum setting at least yearly and ensure that it isn't just a moan and groan session, come away with the issues and then options to address those issues from the employees. Make them own it too. Overall, less grandstanding with promises of making it better, be proactive in figuring out what the employees struggle with day in and day out.


  8. "I can't believe I get paid to work here"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New Orleans, LA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New Orleans, LA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at GE Capital (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Fun working environment, very friendly. Free fruit and drinks, beautiful office! Best benefits ever.

    Cons

    Parking downtown is a bit of a challenge. Workspace is open table, not everyone gets a desk.

    Advice to Management

    Keep cultivating inclusion! The work environment and office culture is outstanding!


  9. "Amazing Internship Experience"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Intern - Software Developer Intern in New Orleans, LA
    Former Intern - Software Developer Intern in New Orleans, LA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at GE Capital as an intern (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Company is very supportive of interns, you can work under several professionals within your COE, company buys you whatever books or software you need to become a better developer, access to amazing amount of GE resources and conferences.

    Cons

    Worse pay than is expected of someone with the talent to be accepted in a GE internship.


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