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GE Greenville Reviews

Updated April 28, 2017
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  • Could work on emphasizing work-life balance more by encouraging use of vacation time (in 286 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Good experience but last year or so somewhat chaotic."

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Design Engineer in Greenville, SC
    Current Employee - Senior Design Engineer in Greenville, SC
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Benefits.
    Work and life balance.
    Diversity of workforce
    Enjoyable work environment with coworkers.
    Time off.
    Volunteer organizations are very active in the community.

    Cons

    Chaotic work priorities.
    Reorganization occurs way too often to know who you work for and what is real number 1 priority.
    All are not number 1.

    Advice to Management

    None


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Solid career path opportunities and great compensation."

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Program Manager in Greenville, SC
    Current Employee - Program Manager in Greenville, SC
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Competitive pay and benefits.
    Big problems, big solutions.
    Great colleagues.
    Strong networking atmosphere.
    Many affinity groups.
    Strong veteran hiring practices.

    Cons

    Crushingly bureaucratic.
    Strikingly inefficient.
    Constant re-organization has harsh impact on productivity. By the time a re-org smooths out another re-org hits.
    Good manager = good experience.
    Bad manager = bad experience.


  3. "Sales Manager"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales Account Manager in Greenville, SC
    Current Employee - Sales Account Manager in Greenville, SC
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Flexible work arrangements. Exciting and complex sales opportunities create a rewarding work environment.

    Cons

    Stressful work environment. Low work - life balance. Every year seems to be a stretch year, with little to no rewards for what should be considered a fantastic year.

    Advice to Management

    Advocate for employees development and promote organically. Create reasonable sales targets which will be an incentive the sales teams instead of a goal that cannot be met.


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  5. "Good"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Contractor - Mechanical Engineer (Contractor) in Greenville, SC
    Former Contractor - Mechanical Engineer (Contractor) in Greenville, SC
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at GE as a contractor (More than a year)

    Pros

    -Good carrier path
    -Good working enviroment

    Cons

    -No job stability
    -life work balance


  6. "GE"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Program Manager in Greenville, SC
    Current Employee - Program Manager in Greenville, SC
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Large company many opportunities to work

    Cons

    complicated process to make anything happen


  7. "Shop Floor"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Mechanic A in Greenville, SC
    Former Employee - Mechanic A in Greenville, SC
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at GE full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Great benefits, most hourly personnel good

    Cons

    Clueless management cover up mistakes by management


  8. "Advanced Manufacturing Engineer"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Advanced Manufacturing Engineer in Greenville, SC
    Current Employee - Advanced Manufacturing Engineer in Greenville, SC

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

    Pros

    Flexibility in vacation
    Diverse projects to work on

    Cons

    Bureaucratic, decisions take a while to implement


  9. "Controls Engineer"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Comp & Benefits
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Greenville, SC
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Greenville, SC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Hands on, great people, important work!

    Cons

    Slow pace, bureaucratic, lagging technology.


  10. "machinist"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Greenville, SC
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Greenville, SC
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Decent benefits not as good as in the past, hopefully they keep the pension. 401 k matching to 7% after 20 years, nice vacation package.

    Cons

    you're just a number. Claim to be a meritocracy.... Not really. Comes down to what frat you belonged to in college.

    Advice to Management

    Be honest, admit mistakes and then correct them.


  11. "01A Machinist"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Machinist in Greenville, SC
    Current Employee - Machinist in Greenville, SC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Pay and benefits above average, especially vacation accruals. Opportunities to transfer to a variety of positions to diversify your skills. Tuition reimbursement. Global business which is more stable than most.

    Cons

    Old company built on command and control business management style of last century (and earlier). Senior Management wants to change to a team and empowerment culture, but is yet to be felt downstream. For hourly, there are often roadblocks to transferring to other positions due to "business needs" or efficiency, and often politically driven. For Salaried, moving every 2-3 years is expected, if not required, to advance.

    Advice to Management

    Accelerate teaming culture from top to bottom to unlock the creative ideas of the work force that have been bottled up.


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