GE Global Research Reviews

Updated May 6, 2020

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

  • "Good work can be observed and complimented by project leaders but cannot give weight in career growth as it is not determined by project leaders(in 10 reviews)

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  1. "A Technological Mecca in Upstate NY"

    5.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Employee in Niskayuna, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at GE Global Research full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Working with the brightest minds and doing work that really matters.

    Cons

    If you don't like winter this might not be the place for you. I like winter ;)

    GE Global Research2019-12-18
  2. "It is GE, come as an engineer"

    2.0
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Lead Scientist in Niskayuna, NY
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at GE Global Research full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Qualified professionals and smart colleagues. Exposure to plenty of fields in a short period of time. More or less still follow its work life balance promotion. Good initiate in professional career.

    Cons

    Large discrepancy among groups in promotion speed/number, compensation, sub-culture. From my observations, 1. scientists are treated differently to engineers in terms of promotion speed and the related. The former need about 4-6 years to get promoted; the latter can achieve it within 2-3 years. HR may tell you that is not true, but LinkedIn and experiences showed me so. 2. Within scientists, ones working on software are not as ‘hot’ as ones on hardware, excluding hype like AI. Promotion and compensation are in a different pace in the Software segment. It is hard to understand given the current hot market for the software side. That the compensation for software researchers does not reflect its market demand without doubt is one major reason for the high attrition rate. 3. Compensation growth depends almost only on promotion, but the promotion has weak relationship with project delivery, excluding extreme cases on the two ends. Good work can be observed and complimented by project leaders but cannot give weight in career growth as it is not determined by project leaders.

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    GE Global Research2020-05-06
  3. "Good company"

    5.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Lead Scientist in Niskayuna, NY

    I have been working at GE Global Research full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    talented people, research environment, and good management team

    Cons

    location, salary, changes in the organization

    GE Global Research2020-04-07
  4. "Home more than a workplace"

    4.0
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Manager 
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at GE Global Research full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Smart dedicated colleagues. flexible culture and emphasis on work-life balance. interesting work

    Cons

    difficulties maneuvering these tough financial times being a cost center

    GE Global Research2020-03-17
  5. "Good place to work."

    3.0
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Lead Engineer in Niskayuna, NY
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at GE Global Research full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Good technical research projects available.

    Cons

    Zero to Minimal career advancement.

    GE Global Research2019-12-23
  6. "Still uncertain"

    2.0
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    • Senior Management
     
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at GE Global Research

    Pros

    Good life-work balance, decent pay.

    Cons

    Uncertain future, subpar benefits, layoffs and attrition have greatly reduced the quality of the workforce.

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    GE Global Research2019-12-21
  7. Helpful (1)

    "Facilities Service Technician"

    2.0
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    Former Employee - Technician in Niskayuna, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at GE Global Research full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Great exposure to variety of technology under one roof

    Cons

    The current facilities management team shows no respect to tradesmen's site experience. Total lack of forward thinking with their pets being in charge with very little experience or class. HR is clueless with zero accountability for the had actors they house and seem to protect. Sad, used to be the place folks aspired to work at feeling you made top of your game. Now just a waste of your time. If you want to make a difference in the world. Step over this organization. Pension frozen, health insurance one of worst in the industry, very little training. Treated like a liability instead of a valued asset. All changed in less than 5 years. Vic go and take your thugs with you!!!

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    GE Global Research2019-12-19
  8. Helpful (3)

    "Vacation & sick time discouraged"

    1.0
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    Current Employee - Senior Member of Technical Staff in Niskayuna, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at GE Global Research full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Interesting projects, smart and accessible colleagues

    Cons

    Center under huge financial stress to become self sustaining, long term viability at risk. Opaque decision making. Management untrustworthy, reneges on work/life commitment after commitment. Current ask is that everyone works well over 40hrs and doesn't take vacation or sick time.

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    GE Global Research2020-01-07
  9. Helpful (1)

    "Still searching for the right direction"

    2.0
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    Current Employee - Technology Manager 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at GE Global Research full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Interesting technology, projects, and businesses to support and work with. Great multi-disciplinary research teams.

    Cons

    Leadership does not understand research which leads to continuous direction changes and searching for value story. Significant pressure being applied on ability to achieve healthy work/life balance.

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    GE Global Research2019-12-11
  10. "Turning the corner"

    5.0
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Principal Scientist in Niskayuna, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at GE Global Research full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Exciting technology projects at the cutting edge of multiple industries; intellectually challenging and respectful environment embracing diversity of multidisciplinary teams. Flexible working environment and supportive managers, everyone working hard to get company back to center.

    Cons

    Usual challenges of working during a downtime phase, but looking forward and up!

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    GE Global Research2019-11-16
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