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GE Power Reviews

Updated June 16, 2018
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  • "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. "Great people to work with"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    + Great to work in digital space
    + Good work-life balance
    + Values its employees

    Cons

    - Management churn
    - Somewhat challenged for growth and stock price in the immediate future

    Advice to Management

    + Focus on employee development


  2. "Hectic"

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    Current Employee - Monitoring and Diagnostic Engineer in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Monitoring and Diagnostic Engineer in Atlanta, GA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great pay for a entry level job. Benefits given day 1.

    Cons

    Disorganized. Poor training. Rude and disrespectful veteran employees.

    Advice to Management

    Develop better training programs.

  3. "Great"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - CNC Machinist in Bangor, ME
    Current Employee - CNC Machinist in Bangor, ME
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good experience and benefits and a great work environment

    Cons

    Pay is 30% lower than people hired before 2011

    Advice to Management

    Decrease the pay gap


  4. "Engineer"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Just to have a job. No growth at all.

    Cons

    Very uncertain and unstable company. Executives are just into looking into numbers. They dont have a clue on technology or providing what customer needs. This company can only recover by getting rid away mid managers and executives.

    Advice to Management

    Clean up the executives. Have a different vision. This will take the company to a greater heights.


  5. Helpful (3)

    "Look somewhere else at this time"

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    Current Employee - Engineer/Technologist in Greenville, SC
    Current Employee - Engineer/Technologist in Greenville, SC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Excellent time off, exciting and challenging work, incredibly bright and talented colleagues

    Cons

    Uncertainty, reduced benefits, constant fear of layoffs, inter organizational competition, poor senior management

    Advice to Management

    Give clarity to employees about the future of the business. Stop being absentee managers and provide the guidance that employees need


  6. Helpful (1)

    "GE will always put shareholders first"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Program Manager
    Current Employee - Program Manager
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    -Tuition reimbursement: Got my masters through GE
    -Leadership rotational programs: Lots of great experience in a short amount of time
    -"Unlimited" vacation: moved to "permissive time off" so you can take any amount off so long as you have managerial approval

    Cons

    -Far too much instability: Leadership changes daily; my direct supervisor has had 4 different bosses in less than 2 years
    -Lack of fair compensation: GE Power froze all raises this year, and they continue to ask why they can't keep talent? Many employees are already doing 3 jobs because of layoffs, but are not compensated for their hard work.
    -GE will always protect itself/shareholders first. You have no idea if you will be laid off or have your entire site closed down in order to keep costs low artifically.
    -GE Power is spread out in several locations, countries, and time zones. It even has two official HQs right now. It's a disaster to have any sort of consistency especially in regards to company culture. Too many aquisitions and divestitures have gutted any semblence of what it means to be GE.
    -Too many managers: I have several different departments I have to directly or indirectly report to. I feel like we have more managers who hold meetings than employees who actually can get things done.
    -Too many meetings: I regularly have days with 5 hours of meetings, and they ask me why I have trouble getting things done with two days notice.

    Advice to Management

    -Compensate your employees and value the work they do.
    -Need consistent company culture
    -Do the hard work of figuring out the strategy for the business and communicate that with transparency.


  7. Helpful (2)

    "Things are getting worse"

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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

    Pros

    Used to be solid, well managed
    Had good supervisors in the past

    Cons

    Change and flux like forever - business need time to regroup
    Used to get training, vacation (now it unlimited so you get none)
    No raises and promised bonuses are not happening

    Advice to Management

    Get it together and fast. Good people won't stick around.

  8. "NA"

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    Current Employee - Senior Engineer in Schenectady, NY
    Current Employee - Senior Engineer in Schenectady, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    best work-life balance. friendly environment

    Cons

    poor finance management, job insecurities

    Advice to Management

    Try to save some more money


  9. Helpful (2)

    "Stay away from Cranberry"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Engineer in Cranberry, PA
    Current Employee - Engineer in Cranberry, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Vacation you will need alot

    Cons

    Houston controls without a clue

    Advice to Management

    Close Houston and move control back to Pittsburgh


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Awesome coworkers"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Assembly Line Worker in Greenville, SC
    Former Employee - Assembly Line Worker in Greenville, SC
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Best work family I have ever had.

    Cons

    Green behind the ears management.

    Advice to Management

    Stop hiring out of college and promote from the shop floor. Mechanical aptitude tests for assembler positions.


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