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Updated December 11, 2017
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Pros
  • Very good job for work/life balance (in 145 reviews)

  • They offer employees a healthy work environment at market wages (in 70 reviews)

Cons
  • High performers generally have poor work-life balance (in 53 reviews)

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

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  1. "Excellent management - shame about global decision"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bristol, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bristol, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at GE Capital full-time

    Pros

    Fantastic leadership team.
    Clear goals and objectives.
    Transparent communication during a period of significant downsizing.
    Real attempt to maintain team morale and connections.

    Cons

    Global decision by GE to sell / close GE Capital has led to the UK business being sold / put into run off.
    The Bristol team where I worked is now significantly smaller and will have limited opportunities going forward.

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you are doing to focus on remaining employees to help maintain morale and focus. Team spirit is essential at this point!


  2. "Great Culture and Great Company to work for"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great people and dynamic environment with lot of prospect to grow within the company

    Cons

    unfortunately the company is undergoing a major divestiture program which made many employees redundant

  3. "As good as it gets"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at GE Capital full-time

    Pros

    Great culture and ethos around customers. Cares about employees

    Cons

    Will never be more than a support to the Industrials apart from GECAS. It's a secondary priority in GE now, the hey day has gone.


  4. "Really good company to work for"

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    Former Employee - Sales Support in Bristol, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Sales Support in Bristol, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Friendly working environment, great people, great benefits, generous bonus

    Cons

    Work hours primitive, very limited promotion opportunities, job security not great

    Advice to Management

    Consider internal applicants for jobs before going elsewhere...


  5. "Learning & Development Intern"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Intern - Anonymous Intern in Manchester, England (UK)
    Current Intern - Anonymous Intern in Manchester, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at GE Capital as an intern

    Pros

    -Great office culture
    -Outstanding support from managers
    -Great exposure to senior management
    -Opportunities for developing personal career related skills beneficial unconditionally in the future
    -Work/Life balance
    -Other interns

    Cons

    -At this moment in time the company doesn't appear to have any definite structure for ex-interns to return to the business with ease. Whilst former interns have returned into full time roles they have 'found their own way back', rather than having a structured talent pipeline.

    Advice to Management

    Invest in a strategy of retaining interns, and bringing them back to the business after their penultimate year at uni, so when they graduate they return. IE - Offer jobs on internship exit, 1 year in advance - based on their performance on internship.


  6. "Uncertain times"

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    Current Employee - Xxxx in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Xxxx in London, England (UK)
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good people, work life balance good

    Cons

    Uncertainty, speed of change, location


  7. "Great place to work"

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    Former Employee - IT Project Manager in Hammersmith, England (UK)
    Former Employee - IT Project Manager in Hammersmith, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    The people were great, and the company ethos was also fantastic

    Cons

    It can be at times a bit corporate

  8. "Best company to work"

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    Current Employee - Financial Analyst in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Financial Analyst in London, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great atmosphere, flexible, a lot of benefits

    Cons

    overtime during peaks, reducing business


  9. "All change at GE Capital"

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    Former Employee - Accountant in Bristol, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Accountant in Bristol, England (UK)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at GE Capital (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    At GE Capital there has been constant change so you never get bored

    Cons

    It is downsizing to focus on a smaller business area


  10. "Working for GE"

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    Former Employee - Litigator in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Litigator in London, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    They have the best in house training. Very good management. Good pay.

    Cons

    Never did find a downside while I was there.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work.


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