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GE Global Research CEO Victor Abate
Victor Abate
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  • "Upper management is bloated and dont know how to run a research center(in 12 reviews)

  • "Stagnant career growth, lower than market compensation(in 8 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review
    Helpful (5)

    "Exciting times ahead"

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    Current Employee - Senior Scientist in Niskayuna, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at GE Global Research full-time for more than 20 years

    Pros

    Communication is improving all the time. Management is listening and positive changes are happening. Positive vibes about the center about the future. Manager is supportive and wants to help with career and future. Awesome flexibility and on-site services (gym, dry cleaning pick-up, flex time, time off etc.)

    Cons

    The time management culture can impede creativity.

    Advice to Management

    GRC is the innovation hub of GE with so many projects that are world changing. We’ve been through a rough time but employees are behind you to help shape a strong future!

  2. Helpful (1)

    "Great job Great people"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at GE Global Research

    Pros

    Management is great. Flexible schedule.

    Cons

    Getting funding for projects is always a concern

    Advice to Management

    Doing great!

  3. "Good place to begin a career"

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

    I worked at GE Global Research full-time

    Pros

    Exposure to technology and business

    Cons

    Management is out of touch

  4. "Okay place to work, salaries stable"

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    Current Employee - Lead Scientist in Niskayuna, NY
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at GE Global Research full-time for more than 4 years

    Pros

    Flexible work schedule, cutting edge research

    Cons

    Stagnant career growth, lower than market compensation

    Advice to Management

    Do something for employee's personal growth and development.

  5. Helpful (4)

    "Change the world"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Niskayuna, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at GE Global Research full-time for more than 20 years

    Pros

    Focus on big, world challenges across a wide array of domains and industries - aviation, power generation, renewable energy, healthcare, etc. You have world-leaders in most technical disciplines down the hall. You engage with cultures around the world. Career options are broad and you have the ability to navigate functions, technical areas, and business ares.

    Cons

    Lack of in house new business creation function.

  6. Helpful (5)

    "Think Twice"

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      Former Employee - Engineer in Niskayuna, NY
      Doesn't Recommend
      Negative Outlook
      No opinion of CEO

      I worked at GE Global Research full-time for more than 4 years

      Pros

      Work life balance. Talented staff in many cases. Many managers are kind and trustworthy.

      Cons

      Too much PowerPoint. Too many "chiefs". Overabundance of inflated egos. Funding model is broken. Projects lack discipline and structure. Some groups have terrible relationships with GE businesses. Pockets of technical incompetence. Narrowly-focused PhDs often don't have system-level mentality needed to make GE successful.

      Advice to Management

      Stop overselling the work that is being done. It weakens credibility.

    • Helpful (1)

      "Rounding the Corner"

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

      I have been working at GE Global Research full-time for more than 20 years

      Pros

      Great colleagues with high-levels of creativity and curiosity. Exciting programs to work on. Freedom to develop next directions in research by shaping external contracts or engaging directly with GE businesses. Work/life balance is very flexible.

      Cons

      Leadership is non-technical and making multiple pivots in direction - will the latest direction stick? Upper leadership is bloated and brings very little value. Negative GE financial news affects morale.

      Advice to Management

      Hire technically competent people, define challenging goals, and empower them to make decisions necessary to execute without having to worry about decisions being second-guessed. Foster critical analysis of programs and proposals.

    • Helpful (3)

      "Outstanding Talent, People who care and positive future ahead"

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      Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Niskayuna, NY
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook
      Approves of CEO

      I have been working at GE Global Research full-time for more than 4 years

      Pros

      The people. GRC is comprised of the best technical/scientific minds committed to doing great work. GE makes huge investments in people - opportunities, leadership training/development etc. People are so dedicated to the work -- implementing changes and moving the research center forward. There is a lot of pride here it shows. The energy is coming back and there is a ton of commitment to the success of GRC.

      Cons

      Past few years have had a lot of ups and downs and its sometimes hard to keep a positive outlook.

      Advice to Management

      Keep moving forward - the future is ours for the taking!

    • "research engineer"

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      Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommends
      Neutral Outlook
      Disapproves of CEO

      I have been working at GE Global Research full-time

      Pros

      recognize academy background as similar level as in university

      Cons

      touch to get funding secured

    • Helpful (8)

      "It used to be a good place"

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      Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Niskayuna, NY
      Doesn't Recommend
      Negative Outlook
      No opinion of CEO

      I worked at GE Global Research full-time

      Pros

      Work life balance. Diversity — the place is diverse in terms of professional backgrounds, people’s skills and cultures.

      Cons

      GE is going through tough times and the research center is a luxury that is hard to afford. This is reflected through recent decisions to make center less dependable on GE businesses and more self sustainable, through funding from external agencies. Management - large number of managers are technically incompetent. Worse, they are can be ignorant to people with highly technical skills. They know ho to protect and...

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