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GE Power Reviews

Updated November 22, 2017
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Pros
  • Very great place to learn, work and provide better work life balance (in 52 reviews)

  • Focus is on great work and great people (in 35 reviews)

Cons
  • work/life balance, career-evolution somewhat limited once you reach a certain level in the organization (in 35 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. "Thank you for doing your part"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at GE Power full-time

    Pros

    Your opinion will help others make decisions about jobs and companies.

    Cons

    See the Community Guidelines for more details

    Advice to Management

    Thank you for contributing to the community


  2. "Uncertainty and lack of focus"

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    Current Employee - Commercial Operations Specialist in Schenectady, NY
    Current Employee - Commercial Operations Specialist in Schenectady, NY
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Incredible history. Terrific talent and smart co-workers. Ability to work on exciting projects and achieve visibility rapidly. You will learn something every day.

    Cons

    Next 2 years looks painful. Long term GE should be okay. At present, management lacks direction. Leadership at GE has been horrible, changing it's story almost monthly. Poor cash execution boggles the mind: Were the finance leaders completely incompetent the past five years?

    Advice to Management

    Focus, focus, focus! Stop trying to do everything while at the same time professing to be a digital company that is "laser focused" on software. The contradictory statements from leadership are ridiculous. Also, stop trying to cost cut your way to success. For past 7 years, since joining GE, every single year has been a reorganization, simplification, and cost cutting year. Clearly, it is not working. See GE stock price.

  3. "Good company"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Greenville, SC
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Greenville, SC
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    too big to fail, respectful

    Cons

    slow to react, need to change position to get raise

    Advice to Management

    they will not listen anyways


  4. "Tough time right now"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Flexibility, Vacation benefits, Work life balance, Long term durability, Company size, Smart and dynamic co-workers, Career opportunities, Integrity based culture

    Cons

    Company is going through some tough times now which makes for a difficult one to two years in the near future.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to be transparent about the challenges facing the company. Continue to remember that the key assets of the company are its people.


  5. "Lead Manufacturing Projects & Initiatives Specialist"

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

    I have been working at GE Power full-time

    Pros

    Family Atmosphere, Good Pay, Great People

    Cons

    Big Company, limited growth for non relocators

    Advice to Management

    Reward Key Contibrutors more


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Customer Service Representative"

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    Current Employee - Senior Customer Advocate in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Senior Customer Advocate in Atlanta, GA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Very flexible work environment. Lots of opportunities to work on a variety of projects/tasks. Company is committed to providing training to ensure you can do your job well.

    Cons

    Given the size of the organization it can be a bit difficult getting acclimated to the culture. Short staffed so sometimes have to work a lot of extra hours to stay on top of things.


  7. "Good company"

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    Current Employee - Administrative in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Administrative in Boston, MA
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great employees, decent benefits and pay is above average; a lot of great history and many employees with long GE careers. Endless opportunities to grow and develop new skills.

    Cons

    GE future is uncertain and affects work in many ways. Many managers are chosen because they are good employees but not necessarily leaders. Many perks have been taken to cut costs. Underperforming employees seem to have more job security than loyal, hard working employees. Performance issues are overlooked. There is a general fear of conflict in management.

    Advice to Management

    Manage, have performance standards, let go of employees that do not put in 100%, reward employees that do.

  8. "Good experience"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Fantastic work life balance and employee focused management

    Cons

    Poor market, very unstable work environment with layoffs and plant closures


  9. "Ge power combustion engineer"

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    Current Employee - Lead Aerothermal Engineer in Greenville, SC
    Current Employee - Lead Aerothermal Engineer in Greenville, SC
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Opportunities to work on wide range of topics
    Good leadership development programs
    Good opportunity to gain hands on field experience along with design work

    Cons

    Currently in a tough business cycle - no growth expected in near term
    Too much buerocracy
    Not as much of a meritocracy


  10. "Tough times"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at GE Power full-time

    Pros

    attempting to change the culture to be more innovative, digital and contemporary (jeans/flexibility etc)

    Cons

    still VERY old school (Boys club), management is not in tune with contemporary change, need to go back to performance-based rewards.


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