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Updated November 17, 2017
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  • Could work on emphasizing work-life balance more by encouraging use of vacation time (in 316 reviews)

  • Long hours lead to a bad work-life balance (in 161 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review

    Helpful (15)

    "Moving in the right direction!"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Lead Commodity Specialist in Cincinnati, OH
    Current Employee - Lead Commodity Specialist in Cincinnati, OH
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Leadership encourages innovation, process improvement, and empowers employees to lead. The open office promotes collaboration and IT collaboration tools further support the ability of remote teams to stay connected. Leadership is focused on long-term solutions and supports employees to be able to do their work and achieve goals.

    Cons

    Analysis and reporting tools are lagging behind strategic vision, but working on improvements. Not all businesses are aligned with the strategic vision and understand the value of Global Operations organization (understandably - this is a big shift in mindset and culture change).

    Advice to Management

    Continue encouraging employees to bring ideas and new ways of thinking. Take the time to understand what your team(s) do and ask the important questions about their pain points and suggestions on how to improve. Take action and live the GE Beliefs. Hold frequent touch-points with your team and share important initiatives from senior leadership, so that team members do not feel out of touch.

    GE Response

    Jun 29, 2017 – Global Employment Brand Leader

    The title of this review is priceless! This review is priceless. Full of information and feedback we are looking for. Thank you for leaving this! We will continue down this journey! Thank you... More


  2. "Life at GE"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Technical Product Manager
    Current Employee - Senior Technical Product Manager
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    You can do almost anything at GE. It's a global company that's doing some amazing stuff around the globe.

    Cons

    GE has a tendency of promoting those that are the loudest/showiest in their work vs the ones that actually do the work.

    Advice to Management

    GE's stepped away from its core competency - leadership. I would love to see it return to having leaders with strong integrity and the ability to make the hard, but right decisions.

  3. "Technology Solutions Specialist"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Technology Solutions Specialist in Tampa, FL
    Current Employee - Technology Solutions Specialist in Tampa, FL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    Stable environment, really good people

    Cons

    Big company, so sometimes hard to get changes implemented

    Advice to Management

    Embrace more Horizontal Teaming


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Shoe to drop"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at GE full-time

    Pros

    Nice people to be around

    Cons

    Being split from the company

    Advice to Management

    Do what you say


  5. "GE review"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Great culture, good work life balance

    Cons

    Frequent access to senior leadership


  6. "Like poor little sheep, they've lost their way.....baaaa, baaa, baaa"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Vast resources. Smart, capable people.

    Cons

    Organizationally, it's a tangled ball of string - more so than at any time in the past 20 or 25 years.
    The "GE Store" has done little to break down inter-divisional walls.
    Poor strategic decisions have resulted in poorly positioned businesses, burdened by huge weights (Alstom).
    "Digital-Industrial" was/is the right idea, but inorganic expansion and spending on, and rebranding to this concept seems to have been executed by drunken sailors, blindly driven by group-think. GE may get there, but it won't be efficient - may not be effective, and certainly is not in time to lead the world as GE should have done.

    Advice to Management

    SEBs and EBs should act less like lemmings, and Question Authority more often


  7. "Yep pfd fpj psij kdgpdsgds g"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Ndt Technician in Batesville, MS
    Former Employee - Ndt Technician in Batesville, MS
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good benefits, Decent Pay, Inclusive

    Cons

    Teaming Env., Leadership, Corporate policies do not have room for compassion of personal situations

    Advice to Management

    SERIOUSLY listen to your experienced employees that want to contribute

  8. "Good Intentions"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Human Resources Specialist in McAllen, TX
    Current Employee - Human Resources Specialist in McAllen, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    flexibility, ability to create and implement new processes

    Cons

    management turnover, inconsistent messaging, low employee morale


  9. "Financial Analyst"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at GE full-time

    Pros

    Potential to work in different industries

    Cons

    Sacrifice work/life balance to meet business needs

    Advice to Management

    Encourage more decision making at regional levels


  10. "Public Relations Manager"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great place to work

    Cons

    None to list sorry ....


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