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GE Reviews

Updated June 22, 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. "Was a place to retire from...not anymore."

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Warehouse in Louisville, KY
    Current Employee - Warehouse in Louisville, KY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Benefits. People. UNION proud local 83761!!Decent working hours. Not really hard work. Some overtime as needed. Mediocre parking lot security.

    Cons

    Management. Micro managing. Managers flipping stories all the time. ZERO communication! Petty management. Poor management skills it seems from the top down.

    Advice to Management

    Get rid of some of them


  2. "Global Operations - More Unfortunate Than Promising"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cincinnati, OH
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cincinnati, OH
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    Starting with the Inside Sales Team for Global Operations is a start into GE.
    Lots of learning tools for all kinds of skills.

    Cons

    Poor selling of our services.
    Poor communication with our customers, internal partners, business peers.
    Too many reporting tools and different ways to get information.
    Too many business overlaps which cause more confusion.
    Bad Data and marketing strategy are a bad mix.
    Lots of "collaborating" going on with little to no execution afterwards.
    Currently, Inside Sales is more like Sales Support.

    Advice to Management

    Get a better understanding of what your customer's want to accomplish by utilizing our services. Then strategize with them on what that should look like, keep regular meetings with them, establish and maintain an easy way to track success.

  3. "Overhead Burden"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Lead Engineer in Windsor, CT
    Current Employee - Lead Engineer in Windsor, CT
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at GE full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Friendly people and challenging work, plenty of funding for pet projects

    Cons

    last minute dead lines, tons of corporate improvement programs, too big and out of touch with customers


  4. "Offshore wins"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Oklahoma City, OK
    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Oklahoma City, OK
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Mid-management are realists
    The onshore dev team is experienced
    Family life is realized

    Cons

    Offshore dev teams rule the roost
    Overtime happens all the time
    Very little process organization

    Advice to Management

    Drop the offshore dev teams. They do 1/20th the work for 80% of the pay. Doesn't add up.


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Managegment sucks"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Worker Bee in Norwich, NY
    Current Employee - Worker Bee in Norwich, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great place if you are a supervisor or manager. No limit on vacation days, take as many as you want. You don't really have much to do anyway, they have pushed all responsibilities onto the hourly workers under the guise of "Teaming".

    Cons

    Not a great place for hourly workers, you will do management's job, including scheduling and tracking of production, on top of your own job. Tattling on fellow employees is encouraged, as part of the "Team" effort.

    Advice to Management

    Show up once in a while and do your job.


  6. "GE"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant in Windsor, CT
    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant in Windsor, CT
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    GE is a very progressive company

    Cons

    The benefits are very expensive


  7. "Field Engineer"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Field Service Engineer in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Field Service Engineer in Houston, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    good pay, great benefits, advancement, relocation.

    Cons

    workers are like clans, specially with management, they have their own clicks so if your not one of them your out, lots of sexual harassment and stereo typing. To much favoritism and politics. Need strong connections to get in and to transfer to a different segment, its based on who you know not experience, education and skills.

  8. "Former Manager"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Engineering Manager in Salem, VA
    Former Employee - Engineering Manager in Salem, VA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great people to work with

    Cons

    Poor management team - doesn't necessarily care about their great talent

    Advice to Management

    Care for your people


  9. "Acquisition"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Manufacturing Engineer in Chattanooga, TN
    Current Employee - Manufacturing Engineer in Chattanooga, TN
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Managers can make a good looking PPT.

    Cons

    They seem to be more about the show than the substance.

    Advice to Management

    none


  10. "Legal entity controllership"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Stamford, CT
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Stamford, CT
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    good culture, lot to learn

    Cons

    doesn't provide flexibility


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