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GE Power Reviews

Updated March 28, 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
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    • 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. "A positive experience ... most of the time"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great people, excellent training opportunities, interesting technology, and fantastic customers

    Cons

    Tremendous pressure in current economic environment. Job security and promotions decreasing. Not enough progress on women and diversity - there's effort but the outcomes are falling far short.

    Advice to Management

    Hold leaders accountable for more diverse slates and leadership choices. Balance current push for cost out with desire for growth. Continue to invest in new tech and push FastWorks as a means to help making funding decisions and move quickly.


  3. "Senior Engineer"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Engineer in Greenville, SC
    Former Employee - Senior Engineer in Greenville, SC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good environment and opportunity for Interaction with cross function team for project execution, abundant resource for learning and career growth if you are young

    Cons

    bureaucracy, inefficiency due to inherent nature of large company

    Advice to Management

    Bad business decision from CEO level is causing hundreds of American job from this site alone. Need leadership change


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  5. "IT Director"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - IT Director in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - IT Director in Atlanta, GA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    TOP 50 Companies
    Tons of opportunities
    Great leadership
    Great trainings
    Good salary
    Excellent reputation

    Cons

    Many organization changes, Stressful sometime.


  6. "Delivery Specialist"

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    • 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.


  7. "A fair place to start"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at GE Power full-time

    Pros

    lots of experienced engineers to learn from
    decent benefits
    intriguing work

    Cons

    top heavy management structure
    lack of involvement and encouragement from HR

    Advice to Management

    cut out prime rib fine dining events the week before a massive round of layoffs.
    be more engaged in the goings-on of your employees. not saying to micromanage but take more interest and concern.


  8. "GE review"

    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
    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


  9. "Sourcing Leader"

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    • 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


  10. "Dysfunctional with a capital "D""

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    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.


  11. "Poor Regional Management"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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!!



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