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Updated June 26, 2017
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  • Could work on emphasizing work-life balance more by encouraging use of vacation time (in 291 reviews)

  • Long hours in some cases completing repetitive non value added work (in 155 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review

    Helpful (50)

    "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. "General Electric feedback"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Project Manager in Erie, PA
    Current Employee - Senior Project Manager in Erie, PA
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    Structured, goal-based environment
    Cutting edge technology
    Some of the brightest talent in the world

    Cons

    Poor mentoring structure
    Sometimes too big when it comes to approval processes

    Advice to Management

    Teach managers how to coach effectively and then solicit feedback from those being mentored.


  3. "Ge"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Work From Home Customer Service Representative in Phoenix, AZ
    Former Employee - Work From Home Customer Service Representative in Phoenix, AZ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    The company has flexible hours.

    Cons

    It is hard to work only part time.


  4. "Great company, great benefits, but not very personal."

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Technical Trainer in Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Technical Trainer in Boston, MA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Large company with a highly respected reputation.
    Great benefits, (the only defined benefit pension plan I've ever had).

    Cons

    Very self service when it comes to HR, training and other support functions.
    Too impersonal.


  5. "Software Engineer - Front End"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Schenectady, NY
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Schenectady, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    -Great Health Benefits
    -Work with progress stack

    Cons

    -Its located in Schenectady, NY
    -Not paid enough
    -Culture could be cooler

    Advice to Management

    Open offices in areas that are more attractive to talented programmers.


  6. "Program Manager"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Program Manager in Cincinnati, OH
    Current Employee - Program Manager in Cincinnati, OH
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    GE invests in its people development, strong diversity culture, great compensation and benefits.

    Cons

    Big engine.. too slow to move gears.

    Advice to Management

    Take more risks, accelerate development in untapped fields.


  7. "Anonymous"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Ramon, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Ramon, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Benefits are awesome! Managers are awesome. Work/Life balance is great!

    Cons

    Big corporation comes with alot of paperwork and delays on decisions. You are expected to bust your butt and put in a lot of hours - everyday. There is no slack time.


  8. "Moving in the right direction!"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • 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.


  9. "Welder"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Welder in Fort Worth, TX
    Former Employee - Welder in Fort Worth, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Pay was not bad at all for a welder in dallas/Fort Worth area. I worked at the fort worth locomotive plant. GE trained well and also provided me with all the welding equipment I could possibly have needed.

    Cons

    I got laid off after orders for locomotives dropped off after 2016.

    Advice to Management

    I would say the discipline was pretty lax. Some people would put in a real days worth and others would just put only half a day and screw around the remaining 4 hours without consequence.


  10. "Good Company"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Operations Leader in Schenectady, NY
    Former Employee - Operations Leader in Schenectady, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at GE (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great Company to gain additional experience. They will offer you training and leadership courses.

    Cons

    Large Bureaucracy at times.

    Advice to Management

    Continue hiring quality people.


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