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GE Oil & Gas Reviews

Updated February 17, 2017
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Pros
  • Pay is excellent benefits are good work life balance is good (in 27 reviews)

  • Good benefits, good base salary (in 25 reviews)

Cons
  • work-life balance during Quarter ends (in 15 reviews)

  • Reputation not as solid in the O&G field (in 14 reviews)

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  1. "Great place to work"

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    Current Employee - Senior Product Manager in Cincinnati, OH
    Current Employee - Senior Product Manager in Cincinnati, OH
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Up and coming business with recovery of oil market

    Cons

    Market slowdown for next couple of years, Merging with Baker Hughes


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Working at GE Oil & Gas"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Excellent vacation/personal/sick time benefits, good pay, somewhat flexible hours, great coworkers, and good work environment (physical)

    Cons

    Poor communication/direction/training. Changing management expectations without any communication of those changes.

    Advice to Management

    Let's talk. Really. Let's stop the endless emails detailing how wonderful our company is and how great we're doing in our jobs. Instead, let's discuss expectations and write them down. Perhaps we should review them occasionally. And all the new programs and social media-type applications on our computers are not helping anything. If I can't see your face and you can't see mine, it is not real communication.


  3. "Great Management"

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

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

    Pros

    Excellent management and learning atmosphere

    Cons

    Slow income due to low gas prices.


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  5. Helpful (4)

    "Great place if you can navigate politics & have a good manager"

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    Current Employee - Product Manager in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Product Manager in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Crotonville training courses are a valuable experience and make you feel elite. Benefits are pretty good with permissive vacation, flexible work schedules, generous maternal & parental leave (for the U.S.), tools to estimate costs & quickly find in network care. Bonus program is a nice benefit but doesn't compensate for the sagging pay.

    Cons

    Expensive Healthcare with not as much flexibility in HRA account as other Fortune 500s. Required to pay a weekly penalty of $50 for carrying my husband on the insurance. Benefits are difficult to navigate & find what you're looking for (just like the rest of GE). Lastly, pay is not competitive & no one has had c a raise in 3 years. HR provides a plethora of reasons why you can't be promoted & why sites like this one don't provide an accurate of your personal market worth. Need better pay transparency. Currently won't be told where I land on my current pay scale, which was available at another Fortune 500. Difficult to navigate the politics & lack of good leadership to sponsor promotion. Some p&Ls also have very little support from HQ when outside the the region.


  6. "Manager"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at GE Oil & Gas full-time

    Pros

    Benefits package was good across the board

    Cons

    Downsizing during the oil and gas downturn could have been handled better

    Advice to Management

    Take better care of your people.


  7. "SS welder, 4130 xxx welder, duplex welder"

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    Former Employee - Senior Welder in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Senior Welder in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    Great place to learn. A lot of overtime workers willing to help teach and advise. Ge insures work to be highest quality

    Cons

    Not enough cross training. To much favortism


  8. Helpful (4)

    "AWFUL MANAGEMENT"

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

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

    Pros

    - Permissive Leave
    - Paternity Leave
    Good Benefits

    Cons

    -No Training

    GE favors individuals who have been with the company for over 7+ years, even when they are wrong. Their Oil & Gas sector took a down turn due to poor management and a lack of interaction/communication with their employees. The engineering department is in a constant fued with mechanical operations over design errors made by diffrent drafting leads (also due to poor management in the design division). Some managers don't see value in their employees, while promoting individuals who they were friends with. The environment is very toxic. They also just had mass lay-offs of key individuals on ongoing projects. Also once an individual is gone, that individual becomes the scapegoat and is blamed for literally everything (poor management, again). GE needs to make better decisions, and literally talent search within their own teams.

    Advice to Management

    Look for those talented individuals and keep them.


  9. "Order management"

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

    Pros

    Great team to work for, built friendships along the way.

    Cons

    Not that much opportunities to advance.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Doesnt matter"

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    Former Employee - Quality Assurance in Schertz, TX
    Former Employee - Quality Assurance in Schertz, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at GE Oil & Gas full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Experience gained, pay as a contractor

    Cons

    Everything else, manegement, hrs etc...


  11. "Not terrible"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Project Manager in Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Project Manager in Boston, MA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Very large company. Many opportunities for job growth and ability to relocate if desired. Great people to work with.

    Cons

    Very metric oriented. You really are just a number. Very stressful, pressure to do everything you can to hit a number each quarter.

    Advice to Management

    Do more to promote work/life balance. Not everyone can be on call 24/7.



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