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GE Houston Reviews

Updated August 8, 2017
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  • Could work on emphasizing work-life balance more by encouraging use of vacation time (in 299 reviews)

  • Long hours lead to a bad work-life balance (in 156 reviews)

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  1. "Great experience / great memories"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Engineering Manager in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Engineering Manager in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at GE full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Over 15 years with GE. Did lot of roles. Very diverse and best in class in company culture.

    Solid technologies and products - no fluff
    Fantastic senior leadership.

    Cons

    Too many re-orgs. Lot of layers created and then flattened resulting in reinventing orgs over and over again. Some mid managers not a good fit and spoil work environment.

    Advice to Management

    Be more careful in promoting / grooming people into their first manager role.


  2. "OK place to work"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Engineer in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Engineer in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    it is a job with some growth

    Cons

    large company, so it employee can easily be overlooked

    Advice to Management

    be more personal

  3. Helpful (1)

    "Network Operations"

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

    I have been working at GE full-time

    Pros

    No pros, there is no way to move up if you work at GE! There is no one to help or support you.

    Cons

    GE doesn't pay good salary, plus their benefits are not good as other big companies.

    Advice to Management

    More on-boarding training before new employees are thrown in the fire. The first couple of weeks can be very confusing on where to find the information you need that pertains to your job.


  4. "Field Engineer"

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

    Pros

    good pay, great benefits, advancement, relocation.

    Cons

    workers are like clans, specially with management, they have their own clicks so if your not one of them your out, lots of sexual harassment and stereo typing. To much favoritism and politics. Need strong connections to get in and to transfer to a different segment, its based on who you know not experience, education and skills.


  5. "Mgmt needs to be on the floor"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at GE (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    A company with rich resources to learn.

    Cons

    Too many hands. Management needs to in touch with their employees.

    Advice to Management

    Promote empowerment. Spend less time on calls. Get down to the floor and talk to people.


  6. "Black Belt"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great training throughout the world.

    Cons

    Pay is much less than everywhere else.


  7. "Review"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Finance Manager in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Senior Finance Manager in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good company to develp all the skill

    Cons

    Too heavy, need to be lean

  8. "Overall, good company."

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    Former Employee - Key Account Director in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Key Account Director in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    Policies, leadership (some), work/life balance, pay. Diverse work environment.

    Cons

    GE Oil & Gas' matrixed business is a complex hierarchy of functions which in turn makes it hard to get anything done. GE's benefits are not the best. Limited career opportunity.


  9. "Product Design Engineer"

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    Current Contractor - Anonymous Contractor in Houston, TX
    Current Contractor - Anonymous Contractor in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at GE as a contractor (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Leadership in Industrial Products, Digitization, Early entry in to Industrial Internet

    Cons

    Being a larger organization, local dynamics does not represent Corporate values/Vision

    Advice to Management

    In Merger & Acquisitions, pls pay extra attention in Process Change, Tools integration


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Quality Technician"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Quality Technician in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Quality Technician in Houston, TX
    Recommends

    I worked at GE (More than a year)

    Pros

    Diverse atmosphere with plenty of resources and company activities.

    Cons

    No room for advancement for non-degreed individuals.


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