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GE Engineer Reviews

Updated November 23, 2017
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  • Could work on emphasizing work-life balance more by encouraging use of vacation time (in 318 reviews)

  • Long hours lead to a bad work-life balance (in 161 reviews)

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  1. "Software Engineer"

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Seattle, WA

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

    Pros

    Good work life balance. Rewarding experience to deal with Patient data. Lot of free time to spend on your innovation.

    Cons

    slow pace . Unpredictable vision some times though the big picture is clear.


  2. "Full time Employee at GE Power"

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    Current Employee - Senior Staff Quality Assurance Engineer in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Senior Staff Quality Assurance Engineer in Atlanta, GA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Interesting projects. Good Benefits. Fair salary.

    Cons

    Constantly re-orging. The environment isn't very stable. Many layoffs. Attrition is a concern.

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    "Design Engineer"

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    Former Employee - Electrical Engineer in Louisville, KY
    Former Employee - Electrical Engineer in Louisville, KY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Lots of valuble training. Great opportunties to meet people and networking.

    Cons

    GE’s philosophy is to get away with paying their employees as little as possible. They don’t believe in paying top dollar for top talent. Bonuses are either non existant or a joke, salary is below average. Raises are an insult. Perception/brain washing is valued more than developing engineering/design talent.

    Advice to Management

    Good luck but seems like the stock price has caught up to its failing policies.


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    "Software Engineer"

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

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

    Pros

    Large company with many business units that provide potential job changes

    Cons

    Their trying to build up software engineering staff with managers that do not know much about developing software


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    "R&D"

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    Former Employee - Lead Engineer in Niskayuna, NY
    Former Employee - Lead Engineer in Niskayuna, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at GE (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    World class people, and technology
    Flexible Hours

    Cons

    Little appreciation in terms of growth
    Favoritism

    Advice to Management

    Employees are well educated. Treat them well, Most of them are good, but when people are treated as dispensible, it creates a bad work ethic.


  6. "Chemical Process Engineer"

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    Former Employee - Manufacturing Process Engineer in Cleveland, OH
    Former Employee - Manufacturing Process Engineer in Cleveland, OH

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

    Pros

    Excellent company to work for. You are free to work and achieve your goals. Goals are established by mutual interest and discussions.

    Cons

    Some times too many bosses

    Advice to Management

    let the person work under one person


  7. "Working at GE"

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    Current Employee - Mechanical Design Engineer in Wilmington, NC
    Current Employee - Mechanical Design Engineer in Wilmington, NC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good culture, currently have a pension. Poor upper management with an unrealistic view of the company. Need to. Simplify more in the work process.

    Cons

    Large corporation. Limited mobility. Game within a game. Hard to climb ladder without being a smooth talker or starting within a leadership course out of school.

    Advice to Management

    Not bad, just no money to work with.

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Hallucination at work"

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    Current Employee - Senior Engineer in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Senior Engineer in Houston, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good coffee and some interesting co workers

    Cons

    Bad management, fake scientist and engineers

    Advice to Management

    Quit and go to work for the US government, they do the kind of things you do


  9. "Great experience!"

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    Current Employee - Applications Engineer in Schenectady, NY
    Current Employee - Applications Engineer in Schenectady, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Get to see a lot of places while traveling ti sites. It's a small city, very little traffic and lower rent compared to the bigger cities. The GE benefits are also great.

    Cons

    Not as hype as the bigger cities, perhaps. And the base salary perhaps not to the level of other tech companies.


  10. "Awesome Company"

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    Former Employee - Manufacturing Engineer in Grand Prairie, TX
    Former Employee - Manufacturing Engineer in Grand Prairie, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great Salary and benefits,
    Excellent Work Culture

    Cons

    Nothing much to say when it comes to negative points

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work