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Updated August 17, 2017
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  • Could work on emphasizing work-life balance more by encouraging use of vacation time (in 299 reviews)

  • Long hours lead to a bad work-life balance (in 156 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review

    Helpful (3)

    "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

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  2. Helpful (4)

    "Relatively enjoyable career with some cons."

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Diverse portfolio allows for dynamic careers. Work-life balance has always been good for me. There is even significant paternity leave for fathers. I feel the amount of vacation and personal time off is overall generous (even after the permissive time off migration).

    Cons

    Recent acquisitions have forced many layoffs of existing employees. With the threat of layoffs always hanging over our heads, and more work added to our plates due to layoffs, it just does not feel worth it to try and start a career here anymore.

    Advice to Management

    Quit thinking about how to make this quarter better, and start thinking of how to make the company better in the long run. If you take a few bruises to the stock price temporarily, long term gains could be higher. Every time executives speak to the public, their only concern is shareholder value. If you invest in making individual contributors fulfilled and less worried about their paycheck, then shareholder value could possibly fix itself.

  3. "Product Manager"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good Place to work. Great Peers to work with

    Cons

    The teams are spread across the globe. Few teams have it across 4 different time zones


  4. "GREAT JOB"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    Former Employee - Secretary in Schenectady, NY
    Former Employee - Secretary in Schenectady, NY

    I worked at GE (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Worked in Gas Turbine and had a great boss. Pay was good.

    Cons

    Parking was far from my office

    Advice to Management

    None


  5. "Manufacturing Engineer"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Good pay and great benefits.

    Cons

    GE is an world wide company therefore if it benefits them they will relocate.


  6. "Big company Lots of opportunities"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Lots of opportunities to network and discover your passion.

    Cons

    Management is a little lost when it comes to technical issues and creating a product line vision


  7. "Financial Management Program"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Financial Analyst in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Financial Analyst in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Really invests in the knowledge of particpants

    Cons

    With pressure from investors, it has become traveling , hence no choice in rotation locations.

    Advice to Management

    Treat each member like they are different (but equal) and take their concerns seriously.

  8. "transportation employee"

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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 (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    pay is great, most co-workers are good people.

    Cons

    corporate is all about stock price, but doesn't give local management the tools to get the job done right.

    Advice to Management

    get out of the way.


  9. "Great company to work for. Works is great and working with a diverse team is a pleasure."

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - IT Leader in Bridgeport, CT
    Former Employee - IT Leader in Bridgeport, CT
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at GE (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great company. Benefit and POV. Pay is close or above market. Opportunities to move within is possible. Exposure to support a global process and teams are there since it is a huge global company in many businesses.

    Cons

    Not many opportunities left in CT since company HQ moved to Boston and change of direction. Most new jobs are located in there new hubs


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Forklift operator"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Forklift Operator in Havre de Grace, MD
    Former Employee - Forklift Operator in Havre de Grace, MD
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    All machine work and real cool supervision to work for good money also

    Cons

    Working in the winter is a killer to be working on the forklift just as cold inside the building as outside

    Advice to Management

    Listen to some problems the employees have and concerns try to understand thing's better from the outside looking in


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