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Updated May 23, 2017
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  • Could work on emphasizing work-life balance more by encouraging use of vacation time (in 286 reviews)

  • Other than long hours, I don't have too many (in 150 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review

    Helpful (45)

    "A company actually making the change!"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Human Resources
    Current Employee - Human Resources
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Many companies these days say they are changing to be more modern... GE is doing it!!! Of course there are pockets moving slower than others but for the most part they are well into this journey... An exciting time to be at GE!!!

    Cons

    If you expect it all to be handed to you and don't want to put the effort in yourself then don't join... Negative people and those feeling they are owed will not do well here.

    Advice to Management

    Keep going... Round the corner and keep changing! Don't forget to keep listening to those on the ground.

    GE Response

    Aug 26, 2016 – Global Employment Brand Leader

    Great review and advice! Thanks for the encouragement! We are not perfect but we are trying and learning!


  2. "Data Architect"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Architect in San Ramon, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Architect in San Ramon, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    New exciting technologies in the IOT space and work with some of the cutting edge technologies

    Cons

    Very chaotic environment with management going thru a change in direction multiple times in a year. Culture difference between local silicon valley talent vs GE's established management culture

    Advice to Management

    Get the strategy laid down at the top level and drive it all the way thru to fruition.


  3. "Plant Manager"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Plant Manager in Erie, PA
    Current Employee - Plant Manager in Erie, PA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Very structured company. A ton of opportunities to move around and try new positions.

    Cons

    Public company therefore short term focused


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  5. "Mech Engineer"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Mechanical Engineer in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Mechanical Engineer in Houston, TX

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

    Pros

    It is a great place to work.

    Cons

    It could pay more money.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work.


  6. Helpful (3)

    "Best Place I ever worked"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Manager in New Haven, CT
    Former Employee - Senior Manager in New Haven, CT
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at GE full-time

    Pros

    - Best Company to learn from
    - They develop the best leaders in the world
    - Teaching/Learning Peers, Mentors, Leaders
    - They become like true family
    - Best Business Ethics ever experienced in a Large Global Co
    - GE does drop kick the "D" Players that may perform well, but are real jerks. Since leaving to test the waters and grow in other Industries, I am amazed at how most companies are inept at dealing with and quantifying the cost of jerks wandering around as bright shiny stars. No need for that as GE Teaches that you can have both exceptional people and exceptional performance at same time.
    Limitless career opportunities. You can really go anywhere and do anything. There are always emerging businesses, things to do, leaders to learn from.
    - This is the only company I have worked for that I have recommended to Friends
    - I do not regret leaving as after being at GE for many years, I was recruited out for an opportunity I could not refuse. I found the skills learned at GE to be superior in many ways in operations, leadership, finance, Quality, Innovation, Collaboration, Human Capital and HR. Other companies have not compared. Now nearing retirement, I mentor and encourage students to highly consider a career at GE.

    Cons

    Only one con and regret is that you get sucked in so deep that you do forget to have a life and you never get the time back. It takes a lot to keep advancing and as you learn more, you tend to give more but it's important to learn how to take vacations some times.

    Advice to Management

    Do not ever lose the core spirit of investing in and developing amazing leaders at all levels. It changes the world and the impact is long lived.


  7. "GE FMP review"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - GE FMP in Cincinnati, OH
    Current Employee - GE FMP in Cincinnati, OH
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    - Enhance your financial and accounting competencies through four, six-month rotations in different financial areas

    - Coursework designed by external company to develop your understanding of GE finance
    - Frequent exposure to senior leadership through presentations and networking events

    Cons

    - GE is not quick to adapt to change


  8. "Lead Business Analyst"

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

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

    Pros

    GE cares for its Employee's career growth and development

    Cons

    it is easy to get burned out in huge organizations

    Advice to Management

    GE is certainly heading in right direction to fulfill our needs of 21st century


  9. "Loved it"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Welder Fabricator in Fort Worth, TX
    Former Employee - Welder Fabricator in Fort Worth, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good benefits. Great base pay. Support staff was good at their jobs and always helped when needed. Would recommend a job here to everyone.

    Cons

    The point system was not needed. If gone out on short term disability make sure you have all paper work or they would terminate you.


  10. "Planner"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Buyer/Planner in Broussard, LA
    Former Employee - Buyer/Planner in Broussard, LA
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Amazing Job awesome people. Room for advancement salary perks lots of available time off. Awesome working environment. Company phone and laptop

    Cons

    No communication. Over worked. Work long hours. Not willing to change the ways of doing things. Management is clueless not knowing what they are doing

    Advice to Management

    Take advise from employees


  11. "Awesome!!!!"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Production Worker in Louisville, KY
    Current Employee - Production Worker in Louisville, KY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Awesome place to work forsure

    Cons

    Nothing is wrong with this place!


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