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GE Capital Reviews

Updated March 18, 2019
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Pros
  • "Culture, work/life balance, learning environment" (in 155 reviews)

  • "Benefits are Excellent, Relaxed Work Environment" (in 75 reviews)

Cons
  • "Pivoting was a key word so changes would take place and would need to get executed leaving little work/life balance when they happened" (in 59 reviews)

  • "Long hours, very detailed projects" (in 26 reviews)

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  1. "Can't say enough good things"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at GE Capital full-time

    Pros

    Great talent
    Innovative company
    Excellent management
    Smaller teams make it feel like a smaller company
    Does right by employees when it can
    Results oriented - if you don't actually accomplish anything it doesn't matter if you worked 12 hours per day. Great place for those who are efficient.
    Gives recognition and rewards often (when deserved)
    Competitive wages
    Successfully brought back many previously offshore positions with great success
    Thomas Edison created this company

    Cons

    The industrials are jealous of capital
    GE sold off most of GE Capital
    Many upper managers are able to get quick accomplishments and then move on before the cracks in appear
    Terrible cost cutting before the bad news broke, now even worse
    Many employees don't feel anything about the history and legacy. They are there for a paycheck and that's it
    Many reorganizations in my time there

    Advice to Management

    Stop share buybacks and paying out special dividends that have destroyed the balance sheets. Bring the fast pace of GE Capital's projects to the industrials. Keep taking care of employees and don't start offshoring again or it will only get worse.


  2. "Once a good company"

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    Former Employee - Manager in Stamford, CT
    Former Employee - Manager in Stamford, CT

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

    Pros

    Plenty of opportunities. Pay is decent.

    Cons

    Lots of politics amongst different organizations.

  3. "Hard to focus with all the layoffs"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Operations Specialist in Hartford, CT
    Former Employee - Operations Specialist in Hartford, CT
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Co-workers, Work/Life balance, Salary, Team building events

    Cons

    Feeling the company has no idea what their doing. Stock price is poor. Poor leadership - insurance calculation blunder for GE Capital business cost billions. A 10 year old could have seen that coming.. Forced layoffs of hundreds of people. Is the pension even going to survive? Seems to be a movement to layoff anyone over 40 years old.


  4. "Former employee"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Technical Solutions Engineer
    Former Employee - Technical Solutions Engineer
    Recommends

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

    Pros

    Great company, good people, fast paced environment.

    Cons

    Nothing that deserves much attention to list it here.


  5. "Sinking ship"

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    Former Employee - Manager
    Former Employee - Manager

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

    Pros

    Some good people to work with but sadly all left, a lot only good at politics trying desperately to hold on to their jobs on the sinking ship

    Cons

    Leadership made a lot of wrong decisions over the years which cost billions and ruined a once-great company

    Advice to Management

    Still room to cut redundancy


  6. "Senior Director"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at GE Capital full-time

    Pros

    The company has superior support for innovation, employee advancement and overall success for the individual. However, it is an organization that expects self-motivation and accountability as well as leaders who are doers

    Cons

    Very large organization thus challenging to be a new employee trying to navigate the many different departments, processes, and procedures.

    Advice to Management

    Stays supportive of your employees


  7. "Was a good run"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Business Analyst
    Current Employee - Business Analyst
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Work life family balance. Ability to provide input on processes and projects.

    Cons

    Business sold. Annual increases are minimal. Finding salary for my experience was low.

  8. "Good people in general"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good culture and good people in general

    Cons

    Sometimes if you get a bad micro-manager, it could turn your life into hell...


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Director"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Norwalk, CT
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Norwalk, CT
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great company, too bad discontinued its financial services

    Cons

    top heavy, upward mobility tough


  10. "Nice place to work"

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    Former Employee - Analyst in Stamford, CT
    Former Employee - Analyst in Stamford, CT
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    - Good smart people
    - positive environment

    Cons

    - at times felt too bureaucratic and locked in it's policies
    - work is often silo'd- not a lot of flexibility to try new things
    - not entrpeneurial

    Advice to Management

    Find ways to allow people to try new roles, take on new responsibilities without it being so locked down in policies & procedures