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Updated February 17, 2018
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GE Power President and CEO Russell Stokes
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Pros
  • Good work-life balance, just be smart enough to use it (in 54 reviews)

  • Great work environment with many highly skilled colleagues in a fairly relaxed atmosphere (in 37 reviews)

Cons
  • Work/life balance may be a joke if you end up in the wrong department (in 37 reviews)

  • Their benefits could be a little better but being such a large company they cant cater to everyone (in 23 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "IT Senior Project Manager"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - IT Senior Project Manager in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - IT Senior Project Manager in Atlanta, GA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    Work/Home Life, Career growth, Benefits, Pension

    Cons

    To Big, Sometimes dont care about lower employees, Management not always concerned for employees


  2. "HR Manager"

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

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

    Pros

    Generous and innovative benefits
    Culture of team players, and generally wonderful company culture
    Open to change and improvements
    Many employees stay at GE and are able to grow their careers

    Cons

    Changes happen too fast and/or too often, not allowing enough time for the changes to reach maturation

  3. "Not much opportunity"

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

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

    Pros

    - Unlimited permissive leave as long as manager approves it
    - Enthusiastic and spirited product managers
    - ability to ask very frank questions to management during All Hands meetings

    Cons

    - Pay lower than market
    - Healthcare benefits are low and expensive compared to competition
    - Management did not react properly to the changing power generation landscape, resulting in a decimation of the entire business.
    - A very global company, so experts are spread out over multiple timezones.

    Advice to Management

    Make the tough decisions and hard cuts in order to invest in the businesses that do have a future.


  4. "Sadly going downhill..."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Flexibility. Company allows remote work, flexible hours when something comes up and is overall open to special arrangements fro my experience.

    Cons

    Power is in a state of despair. No salary increases, no promotion increases, constant layoffs. The business is becoming dismantled because the sole focus is getting cost out. Short term desperation is overriding long term strategy. Morale is toxic across most sites, people are negative, pay is mediocre. Its a shame. GE loves change for the sake of change. You can't work on the same team for more than a year without a forced "org change" or layoff.

    Advice to Management

    Stop making decisions 50,000 feet above and go to the people for ideas on how to turn around the business. Too much company jargon, not enough action. PAY PEOPLE IF YOU WANT TO KEEP THEM AROUND.


  5. "GE Power review"

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    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 10 years)

    Pros

    People, Opportunities to grow career, and Bonus

    Cons

    -Work life balance currently


  6. "Poor management decisions, company going through difficult times"

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    Former Employee - Senior Product Manager in Schenectady, NY
    Former Employee - Senior Product Manager in Schenectady, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great technology, market leader, tremendous history

    Cons

    The company is going through turmoil following terrible decisions by leadership. Lots of layoffs, hiring freezes, travel restrictions, benefit cuts, etc. Over recent years HR processes have also suffered, leading to a lack of accountability at executive levels as evidenced by recent media reports. Culture of self-promotion and favoritism.

    Advice to Management

    Need more speed and courage in making tough business changes, including reorganizing and replacing under-performing leaders. Get back to basics on business process control, metrics management, HR management.


  7. "Great team/ too much uncertainty"

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    Current Employee - Supplier Quality Engineer in Greenville, SC
    Current Employee - Supplier Quality Engineer in Greenville, SC
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    Great team and smart people. Hard working people. Great job flexibility. OK benefits. Great maternity/paternity leave.

    Cons

    No opportunity for growth in current market conditions. Too many layoffs and uncertainty. More work for same pay

    Advice to Management

    Rewards those who stay and take on more responsibility. Help them grow in their careers

  8. "Sr. Engineer"

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    Current Employee - Senior Engineer in Wilmington, NC
    Current Employee - Senior Engineer in Wilmington, NC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    GE-Hitachi in Wilmington, NC has a very talented and capable staff of professionals. They are industry leaders in servicing current operating plants and supplying BWR fuel.

    Cons

    There is currently little industry interest in GE new nuclear plant designs in large part to the cost and burden of US nuclear regulations.

    Advice to Management

    Find a way to advance the PRISM sodium fast reactor as the GE Small Modular Reactor design. Push the US DOE to support a demonstration project of this technology.


  9. "Good workplace"

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    Former Employee - Applications Engineer
    Former Employee - Applications Engineer

    I worked at GE Power full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Flexible Timings, Good work-Life Balance

    Cons

    Too much work, Senior Management is not good


  10. "Power Services Quality"

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    Former Employee - Quality Manager in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Quality Manager in Atlanta, GA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Some intelligent colleagues. Remuneration is above industry average for many of the posts.

    Cons

    Work vs. life balance is very poor. Feels like they run you into the ground.
    Company is damaging itself by believing its own Powerpoint success theatres and has an obsession with Six-Sigma which causes it to over-analyse when simple decisions would be sufficient.
    Flat structure is overly complicated with many over-laps - makes it difficult to make any meaningful changes without having to make decisions 'by committee'.
    Integration with Alstom is clearly incomplete with plenty of 'silos' and complete disconnects between procedures - many intranet sites are out of date with broken links - and internally it all just looks like a complete mess. No wonder there are execution problems and profitability issues.
    Below the level of the board, GE is still basking in its past glory days of GE culture - it is 'fat' and 'happy' at times when it can not afford to be. It needs to wake up to reality and see how much time and effort it is wasting on various 'fools errands'.

    Advice to Management

    Sounds cliche, but drop the egos and listen to your employees.
    Simplify as Russel Stokes wants - please please stop the complexity and committee led decisions.
    Get real on quality culture - if it is so great, why is execution so poor?


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