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Updated August 11, 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. Helpful (1)

    "Consider only if you are offered an opportunity in a "core" business"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Product Marketing Manager
    Current Employee - Product Marketing Manager
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    If this could be a call a Pro...
    Resources are very limited and you end up doing several other functions of what you should be doing... Hence you learn a lot of the other functions that help build your resume but be prepared for the long hours.

    Cons

    - 20% of the people do 80% of the work
    - all about who you know
    - not great work/family balance
    - be prepared to train your manager

    Advice to Management

    Do not use the "bring fresh ideas" excuse to put people in leadership positions in which they have no idea about. Instead, promote leaders who come from the bottom and know the ins/outs of the businesses and understand what needs to get done internally to get to the next level.


  2. "field tech"

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    Former Contractor - Field Technician in Albany, NY
    Former Contractor - Field Technician in Albany, NY

    I worked at GE as a contractor (Less than a year)

    Pros

    great environment friendly people.

    Cons

    spacing of the work area.

    Advice to Management

    more available space

  3. "Not the bright shiny star you see in commercials"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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

    Pros

    good 401K program. company match is great. PTO time and vacation is great.

    Cons

    Management doesn't listen. They don't respond and like to try to turn problems back on you to be your fault. Like to make promises but with no intention on keeping them.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your employees. Listen to the people who do the job.


  4. "GE Peterborough Review"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Great benefits for families, great history, good people working at the facility

    Cons

    Not ready to compete globally, company has no vision for the facility in Peterborough

    Advice to Management

    Get rid of the unions


  5. "Disorganized"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor
    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor
    Doesn't Recommend

    I worked at GE as a contractor

    Pros

    Some great peers in the office and other offices.

    Cons

    Very unorganized, the team I was on all had a common issue with the direct manager.


  6. "GE GRC"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Niskayuna, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Niskayuna, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    diversity; life work balance; type of projects

    Cons

    poor management; poor culture; leadership team lacks of judgement; no long term strategy;


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Software Quality Engineer"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in San Ramon, CA
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in San Ramon, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Latest Technology Stack, Good work life balance. Location is pretty good with walking trail in the backside

    Cons

    Poor Management, heavy politics involved. If you are good with your manager you are king, otherwise you are at extreme risk of getting laid off.

  8. "Assembler"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at GE full-time

    Pros

    Salary, benefits, paid time off.

    Cons

    Oppressive treatment from all management.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your people - they are your most valuable assets.


  9. "Digital Technologist Rating"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great leadership program with attractive starting salary. Plenty of smart minds working here. Work/Life balance is also better than I would have expected.

    Cons

    Wage increases are meager. All benefits (travel, company picnics, happy hours, flying non-coach) have been removed. No bonus or incentives to work harder. Training and Conference spending has been cut as well. All the C-Staff level folks seem to think they are above you if you are not on the same level as them, its frustrating.

    Advice to Management

    If you value us, spend the extra couple of dollars to keep us. Give us the training dollars we need to stay current with this changing industry. Let us fly in business class when traveling oversees for work. Bring back to extra perks like company parties and recognition gift cards to make us feel loved.


  10. "experience"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    flexible office hours system, high quality canteen, good working environment, good boss and colleagues, paid vacation and paid annual leave

    Cons

    pool welfare, pool salary, pool training system, pool projects, pool promotion opportunities, do not recommend to apply to the company at all

    Advice to Management

    increase the welfare instead of only advertising. Provide the necessary welfare to keep your staffs staying in the company.


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