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GE Power Reviews

Updated March 27, 2017
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  • Management does not respect work life balance for employees (in 31 reviews)

  • Large company with many subdivisions making it difficult to navigate to the specific information required to achieve the objective (in 19 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review

    "Great company"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Incredible training programs. Very strong HR function - rigorous and fair. Great opportunities for those that choose to work hard.

    Cons

    If you want to coast, don't work for GE. GE expects your best. For those that have worked in smaller businesses, GE can appear to be complicated and bureaucratic with its complex matrixed organizational structures.

    Advice to Management

    Take the time to find and capitalize on the capabilities of non-conventional employees that may not fit as well into what some see as a GE standard employee.

    GE Power Response

    Nov 29, 2016 – HR Employee Resource Manager

    Thank you for your review! We're glad to hear your positive views on the talent development and career opportunities in GE Power!


  2. "Delivery Specialist"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - HazMat Delivery Specialist in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - HazMat Delivery Specialist in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at GE Power full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Predictable schedule, excellent equipment and maintenance, paid hotels and meals, weekends and holidays off, paid holidays & vacation, OT paid on a daily basis, good healthcare and 401K with company matched contributions, only accepts highly qualified and experienced drivers... Not a job for rookies.

    Cons

    None... As long as you can handle big corporation style management and are willing to accept decisions made by someone in an office that doesn't drive a truck or actually see/perform delivery procedures, you'll be fine. It's the best driving job I've had in my 22 years as a Class A CDL driver.

    Advice to Management

    Stay consistent with starting salaries. It's not fair to start people at different hourly rates.


  3. "GE review"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Many career opportunities within several GE businesses and industries

    Cons

    A lot of bureaucracy, many restructurings


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  5. "Sourcing Leader"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Greenville, SC
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Greenville, SC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Awesome place to work..great leadership, processes and financial focus.

    Cons

    sometimes a little slow and bureaucratic.

    Advice to Management

    speedier decision making


  6. "Dysfunctional with a capital "D""

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Field Service Representative
    Current Employee - Field Service Representative
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at GE Power full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Work Schedule was somewhat "flexible".
    Customers were good people.
    Somewhat good exposure to the chemical industry. You get to see a lot of different chemical plants.

    Cons

    Managers managed metrics not people.
    Heard over and over again from other employees that management did not give raises (one employee told me his hourly rate was raised 0.02$ after a year of work)
    Job did not match description.
    Management does not respect work life balance for employees.
    Had to beg and borrow just to get the right tools for the job.
    Management treated myself and other employees very poorly.
    Oftentimes only had two days off out of the month.


  7. "Poor Regional Management"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Paycheck and CPU was nice

    Cons

    Weak management above site manager

    Advice to Management

    Let the buddy system go!! You run to many valuable employees off!!


  8. "GE soon to be Suez"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Lead Software Engineer in Boulder, CO
    Current Employee - Lead Software Engineer in Boulder, CO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Great location, good people, benefits are decent.

    Cons

    Lots of GE bureaucracy. Being sold right now.


  9. "My perspective after my 15-year anniversary with GE"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Principal Engineer- Plant Operation & Maintenance in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Principal Engineer- Plant Operation & Maintenance in Atlanta, GA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Empowered, great teams, challenging, flexibility

    Cons

    Atlanta commute to the office

    Advice to Management

    I have always had a good working relationship with my managers. They have been very straight with me and I have never held back sharing my opinions with them, even if they are opposite….I think that is one of the best reasons I like working for GE. My opinions count and it’s good to see all sides for better decision making. Keep up the Collaboration!


  10. "Trust and Flexibility"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Smart people. Flexibility. Focus is on great work and great people. Lots of opportunities for advancement as well as lateral moves into different functional areas.

    Cons

    Health benefits are pretty basic.


  11. "GE Power - Engineering"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Competitive salaries, merit based pay and bonus system, flexible work schedule

    Cons

    Recently quantifiable benefits have seemed to shrink while non-quantifiable, or difficult to quantify, benefits have taken their place. For example employee healthcare cost has been on rise with high deductible medical plans, but the company introduced permissive leave that allows employees to take the time off they need (i.e. no set amount of vacation/sick time) as long as it doesn't impact their deliverables.



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