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  • Could work on emphasizing work-life balance more by encouraging use of vacation time (in 289 reviews)

  • Long hours in some cases completing repetitive non value added work (in 152 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Great global experience and challenges"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Human Resources Manager in Fairfield, CT
    Current Employee - Human Resources Manager in Fairfield, CT
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The people, both leaders and technology experts, really make this a great place to learn and solve. People are willing to share and support each other, and I've made a lot of friends here. The technology and innovation are exciting and it all goes toward solving major issues in energy, healthcare and transportation around the world.

    Cons

    It is a big, far-reaching company, so there are some extremes at the edges. Don't believe anyone who says "always" or "never" here... that probably only means that they have limited .experience or view of the variety at this dynamic company. There are more and more acquisitions that don't yet benefit from the rest of GE

    Advice to Management

    Share more about how GE is solving some of the world's toughest challenges....we are purpose-driven yet don't talk about it enough. Those of us who work here learn about the lives saved or the advances to create reliable, affordable and even sustainable energy....but that doesn't seem to be shared much.


  2. "Scope"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Human Resources Manager in Milwaukee, WI
    Former Employee - Human Resources Manager in Milwaukee, WI
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    Variety of projects at any one time, extreme rigor and process orientation, great colleagues (really smart people) and global growth opportunities, strong affinity group presence and mentor opportunities, leadership development programs are top-notch.

    Cons

    Political maneuvering was prevalent, weak performance management (slow to act on mediocrity, at least in my function), huge company (difficult to feel like you have an influential voice), many actively disengaged.

    Advice to Management

    Try to get to know employees a little better, review market compensation for HR, don't reward people who elbow their way to the top in spite of others (very limited teamwork and collaboration)

  3. "Has its ups and downs"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Human Resources Manager in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Human Resources Manager in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Respected company in our industry.

    Cons

    Very little work life balance.

    Advice to Management

    Always over communicate.


  4. Helpful (2)

    "Great place to start a career"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Human Resources Manager in Fairfield, CT
    Former Employee - Human Resources Manager in Fairfield, CT
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Strong focus on development
    Global opportunities
    Fast paced
    Smart co-workers
    Great leadership foundation

    Cons

    Will have to relocate often
    Like other big corporations political and very structured

    Advice to Management

    Think differently, the majority of decision makers have 25+ years of GE experience.


  5. "Good exposure, but highly matrixed"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Human Resources Manager in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Human Resources Manager in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Strong performance gets higher responsibility
    Team atmosphere - everyone is in it together
    Great annual performance evaluation process
    Good time-off benefits

    Cons

    Good performance isn't always recognized
    Highly matrixed - too many "bosses", takes too long to get a decision made
    Sometimes you feel very stuck in our your own site, not necessarily part of such an enormous corporation

    Advice to Management

    Take the time to truly make things easier, don't just say you're going to simply but actually do it at all levels.


  6. "It was very good"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Human Resources Manager in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Human Resources Manager in Boston, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at GE full-time

    Pros

    Work environment is very good. Very Competitive work environment

    Cons

    No growth. Sometimes it's frustrating to see that the effort you put in doesn't pay off to anything.

    Advice to Management

    Incentives


  7. "Plant HR Mgr.; contract negotiations, union shop; legal compliance; grant writer; benefits admin.; safety management res"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Human Resources Manager/Vice Presid in Indianapolis, OK
    Current Employee - Human Resources Manager/Vice Presid in Indianapolis, OK
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    growing company; long history; recognized product worldwide, opportunity for growth, aggressively seeking international markets, seeking grant opportunity from State agencies, looking for new approaches to governance.

    Cons

    Still need new approaches to management (big issues), need to provide better training to mid-level workforce, reluctant to change, poor relationship between two separate, but important departments- fight each other; two opposing sr. managers; internal conflict

    Advice to Management

    Work cooperatively, reorganize reporting relationships. establish clear head manager, working with a common direction and scope. Poor systems/processes_ I was Change Management Leader, implementing Oracle and Change management processes successfully.

  8. "Great career growth with good mentors, nice challenges, and a wide variety of businesses."

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Human Resources Manager in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Human Resources Manager in Atlanta, GA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at GE full-time

    Pros

    I have always worked with good people who have high integrity. The work has been very interesting and I have had access to great development opportunities.

    Cons

    Benefits seem competitive, and in many areas pay is too, but not everywhere. It's a complex matrix that can be slow to respond and frustrating to manage through. Employees don't feel a close connection to each other at the major locations, but it's the opposite at smaller ones.

    Advice to Management

    Worry as much about the strong performers as you do about the poor ones and that will help. Make sure you find one on one time for the people one below one.


  9. "Great Experience"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - HR Manager in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - HR Manager in Atlanta, GA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Flexibility, Great experiences, Global Travel, Smart Collegues,Comfortable office environment, nice compensation,

    Cons

    Understaffed, Benefits, way too many clients, need to focus more on employee development, very clicky, managing up is more important than doing a great job.

    Advice to Management

    Stop making so many changes that seem to be knee jerk reactions to stockholder feedback. Listen to your employees.


  10. "Solid company"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Human Resources Manager in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Human Resources Manager in Atlanta, GA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    GE hires good talent, is a challenging environment, and tends to have more interesting assignments than other companies at the same career level.

    Cons

    Very competitive environment, people tend to chase after a specific career band to the detriment of staying in jobs long enough to see things through.

    Advice to Management

    n/a