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GE Energy Connections Reviews

Updated December 14, 2018
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Pros
  • "Great benefits and good work life balance" (in 12 reviews)

  • "Very good work environment and process" (in 11 reviews)

Cons
  • "Work life balance is great but is a double-edged sword" (in 10 reviews)

  • "Sometimes it takes longer to get things done than I would like, but expected in a large company" (in 5 reviews)

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  1. "Great time at GE"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales Operations Specialist in Charlottesville, VA
    Current Employee - Sales Operations Specialist in Charlottesville, VA
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great pay and incentives, I have a lot of respect from my boss, great work from home options and benefits. Are usually pretty flexible in you living where ever you want in the country.

    Cons

    Work life balance is great but is a double-edged sword. They give unlimited vacation as long as your job is done. My boss is a yes-man to anyone more senior than him. The company is incredibly founded in their ways, slow to change, and put way too much stock in seniority.

    Advice to Management

    Take more seriously the recommendations coming from your employees. You have sales people telling you exactly what they need and you contradict their needs by providing something different. You have sales support functions working in your CRM telling you what sucks and nothing is done about it.


  2. "Technician"

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

    I worked at GE Energy Connections (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Consistent hours lots of good people working in the shop

    Cons

    Managmant was inconsistent high turnover rate for management

  3. Helpful (2)

    "Everything was fine until GE acquired Converteam"

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    Former Employee - Test Engineer in Pittsburgh, PA
    Former Employee - Test Engineer in Pittsburgh, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good pay, good benefits, good experience to gain to attain a more professional and respectful job.

    Cons

    GE bought Converteam and when it wasn't the cash hog that GE tried to prop it up as they closed the whole plant and laid off 350 people. They shoehorned in huge projects which were barely able to effectively function in the manufacturing space. Engineering of drives was rushed and sloppy. Many ECN's issued for field repair costing $100k or more in labor and repair. Due to this barely any profit was made. Relentless overtime requested upon manufacturing staff. Relentless rules and regulations were enforced resulting in a brutal dictatorship of HR assault suspending and firing employees left and right. Getting laid off from GE was like finally dying after slow torture.

    Advice to Management

    GE needs to stick to light bulbs and dehumidifiers. They aren't competent to handle high tech manufacturing and engineering. Stop farming engineering to India and bringing them in with zero safety training!


  4. "Not what it used to be"

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    Former Employee - Field Service Engineer in Phoenix, AZ
    Former Employee - Field Service Engineer in Phoenix, AZ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Lots of opportunity for overtime

    Cons

    I joined GE thinking they were a long standing reputable company but they are way to fragmented internally to make any meaningful progress when it comes to internal growth and growth against competition.

    Advice to Management

    Stop fighting against each other internally and other divisions under the GE logo, focus more on long term growth and proper utilization of assets.


  5. "Sales Director"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Global, culture, reputation, technology, focus on talent development

    Cons

    conglomerate, near term strategy driven by stock price


  6. "Business Develoment Manager"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at GE Energy Connections full-time

    Pros

    Get learning experience at GE. The brand is an incredible advantage. Mostly always hires great talent into the company. Above average pay and benefits.

    Cons

    Lack of attention to product innovation and high-volume, low end-market has lead to continued market share reduction which makes winning new customers very difficult.

    Advice to Management

    new leadership continue to try to use reorganization as a growth engine. In many cases they retry all structures that did not work in the past. Learn from the past and listen to the team that have been through it before.


  7. "Digital Intern"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Big company has money to spend

    Cons

    The internship program is disorganized

  8. "Good People, interesting work, teams funded by project"

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    Current Employee - Staff Software Engineer in Redmond, WA
    Current Employee - Staff Software Engineer in Redmond, WA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good, smart people and lots of work.

    Cons

    Development funded by projects. Product direction (i.e., limited flexibility) controlled by 2 or 3 "architects".


  9. "GE Zenith Oilfield Tech Ltd"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at GE Energy Connections full-time

    Pros

    Excellent people and understanding line managers. Experienced inhouse knowledge,

    Cons

    Large company buy out eroding some previous small company perks.

    Advice to Management

    No Comments.


  10. "Company review"

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    Current Employee - Lead Engineer in Raleigh, NC
    Current Employee - Lead Engineer in Raleigh, NC
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    Great benefits and good work life balance

    Cons

    Less than desirable investment in technology innovation outside of corporate research