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Updated May 27, 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. "IT project manager IV"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Agile Associate Product Manager in San Bruno, CA
    Current Employee - Agile Associate Product Manager in San Bruno, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good working environment for employees

    Cons

    Commute is too long 2 hours daily

    Advice to Management

    good work supporting employees


  3. "EID Co-Op"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Mechanical Engineering Co-Op in Skaneateles Falls, NY
    Former Employee - Mechanical Engineering Co-Op in Skaneateles Falls, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Seemingly Unlimited Budget, Awesome Technology, Knowledgeable Co-workers, Great Departmental Leadership

    Cons

    Slow Moving, Lots of Paperwork


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  5. "Great company with strong values and integrity."

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Commercial Operations Manager in Plainville, CT
    Current Employee - Commercial Operations Manager in Plainville, CT
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Flexible work arrangements
    Confidence in employees
    Working for a fortune 5 company
    Female leadership is strong we have some of the best

    Cons

    Ever changing strategies and leadership changes causes some uncertainty.
    Some businesses have great demands yet the vision and strategy may not align.


  6. "Sr. Sales Manager"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Sales Manager in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Sales Manager in Los Angeles, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great benefits and pay along with a good deal of support.

    Cons

    Size hinders ability to respond to opportunities.


  7. "manager"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Assistant Project Manager in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Assistant Project Manager in Houston, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Close to home good parking

    Cons

    Middle management is overly concerned with profit


  8. "Data Architect"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
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    • 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.


  9. 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.


  10. "Plant Manager"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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


  11. "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.


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