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Updated August 17, 2018
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  • "work/life balance can sometime suffer" (in 336 reviews)

  • "long hours; attention to quality within the development teams is lacking" (in 174 reviews)

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  1. "Product Manager"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great Work life Balance. Everyone respects your ideas

    Cons

    A lot of politics.

    GE Response

    Aug 17, 2018 – Talent - Events & Pipeling

    We have been working on ensuring folks get work-life balance, we are pleased you agree. Thank you for your feedback , it sounds like we still have room for improvement.


  2. "Good company but changing"

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    Current Employee - Manager in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Manager in Houston, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    If you like change, want to be challenged, have lots of job opportunities, have flexible work arrangements, then work for GE. Career opps have always been vast but with power and oil & gas industry, it has declined.

    Cons

    Change is the biggest challenge thus far as the company sells off businesses previously owned for years, spinning off Healthcare and now reversing the deal with BHGE. Benefits have declined especially around health insurance but all else seems to be ok. Most people are on permissive vacation, meaning take off when you want as long as your work is done - there is no more allocated vacation. Can be long hours but you also have the flexibility. Diversity is valued and respect is required.

    Advice to Management

    Stick to a few key priorities, and stop asking folks to do everything all the time. Everything is not equally important.

    GE Response

    Aug 16, 2018 – Talent - Events & Pipeling

    We are going through a lot of change and we really value reviews like this to help us always continue to get better. We have been working on ensuring folks get work-life balance, we are pleased you... More

  3. "Enjoyed my time and learned a great deal"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at GE full-time

    Pros

    Terrific people. Wonderful learning opportunities. Flexibility.

    Cons

    Ultimately became a much smaller company.

    GE Response

    Aug 16, 2018 – Talent - Events & Pipeling

    Thank you for taking the time out to review us, we value your opinion. We wish you good luck in your career.


  4. "Lightning fixtures asamble."

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    Former Employee - Lighting Fixtures Asamble in Portland, OR
    Former Employee - Lighting Fixtures Asamble in Portland, OR
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at GE full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Close not enough work W

    Cons

    No orders to keep me busy

    Advice to Management

    Keep up. Look for work


  5. "Work Environment/Career Growth"

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    Current Employee - Safety Engineer in Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Safety Engineer in Dallas, TX

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

    Pros

    - Very knowledgeable engineering & technical staff.
    -Experienced and capable management team.
    - job stability
    -good benefits

    Cons

    - Mentoring / training programs are limited due to limited staff.
    - No bonuses and very limited pay raise.
    - Company is short staffed and has a complex hiring system.

    Advice to Management

    Recommend more pay incentives and need to higher more engineers.

    GE Response

    Aug 17, 2018 – Talent - Events & Pipeling

    We value our employees and believe they are our best asset too that have tremendous technical abilities. Its sounds like we still have lots of room for improvement.


  6. "GE review"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    great people to work with

    Cons

    need s to give some freedom for doing tasks

    Advice to Management

    give more freedom to the performers


  7. "GE"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at GE full-time

    Pros

    There is a Large Network of peers for knowledge sharing, flexible work hours/locations (for engineering), flexible permissive time, opportunities for travel

    Cons

    Engineers are punished for staying in current roles. Expertise is highly valued and used, however the annual raises for an employee that stays in the same team (which people rely on) is much less than for an engineer that changes jobs.

    Advice to Management

    Reward expertise and being a go-to person. Provide a reason to stay on the technical leadership path, we need these people and we're losing them to better paying companies.

  8. "GE Accounting"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at GE full-time

    Pros

    Excellent experience. Gives a chance to learn multiple ERPs.

    Cons

    Long hours. Having to work on weekends and holidays.


  9. "Pay"

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    Current Employee - Machine Operator in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Machine Operator in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Bonuses were the best part of the job

    Cons

    Tags can affect promotions of getting bigger raises

    GE Response

    Aug 17, 2018 – Talent - Events & Pipeling

    Thank you for taking the time out to review us, we value your opinion, it sounds like we still have room for improvement.


  10. "Customer Engineer"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at GE full-time

    Pros

    Large company with great benefits

    Cons

    Large company with risks of being so large and diversified

    GE Response

    Aug 17, 2018 – Talent - Events & Pipeling

    Thank you for taking the time out to review us, we value your opinion, and always look for room to improve.


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