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Updated August 20, 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. "Layoffs"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Can be well compensated for short term. Great people at GE.

    Cons

    Too many people calling on same customers. Too focused on quarterly sales and are losing sight of the long-term


  2. "Lack of Direction"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at GE full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great people; opportunity to work remotely; decent benefits

    Cons

    Constant re-organization; unstable work environment; poor leadership

    Advice to Management

    Find out how the businesses actually work. Businesses that seem similar often are not.

    Invest in new software that communicates with existing software.

  3. "General Electric Companies"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Several Opportunities across the businesses

    Cons

    Shark Tank, everyone is gunning for you


  4. "Great people, good company"

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    Former Employee - Program Manager in Louisville, KY
    Former Employee - Program Manager in Louisville, KY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at GE full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    The most professional and educated group of people I have ever had the pleasure of working with.

    Cons

    The nature of a company this size is that you are boxed into a specific role and set of tasks. If you are a diverse person, who thrives on changing demands and roles, you may find a job here a little confining.

    Advice to Management

    The appliance division needs strong leaders to drive through adoption of the ERP system


  5. "Nice"

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    Current Employee - Manufacturing Technician in Oak Creek, WI
    Current Employee - Manufacturing Technician in Oak Creek, WI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great company to work for.

    Cons

    Nothing is wrong with working here.


  6. "Great place to work, be ready to navigate the political landscape"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at GE full-time

    Pros

    You can expect good pay with GE. There was a laid back atmosphere in my location, but I'm sure that varies with location.

    Cons

    With a big company, you're probably going to get some politics. Ok, a lot of politics. It's annoying. my position, I found some people were open to change, while others were overly skeptical.

    Advice to Management

    Take a step back and look at the big picture. There is more than one way to skin a cat.


  7. "Sr. Software Engineering"

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    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good working environment. Good 401k. Traditional big company culture and management. Plenty of chances if propose to try new thing inside company. Work/life balance.

    Cons

    Health insurance plan is not so good. New hire may take weeks to board. GE have many groups supporting their employees, however there is no specific group or person to guide you to the right person.

  8. "Company culture"

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    Current Employee - Data Analytics Engineer
    Current Employee - Data Analytics Engineer

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

    Pros

    Good management. start up kind of environment in terms of thinking innovative way, using cutting-edge technologies especially in analytics field.

    Cons

    Some mangers still believe in conventional approach in doing business and reluctant to buy-in into others idea.


  9. "ERP SAP Operation Leader"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at GE full-time

    Pros

    Honest, Optimistic , Teamwork, Focus Oriented , customer oriented

    Cons

    workaholic , response time ,


  10. "The benefits are not as good as other Oil & Gas companies in Houston"

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    Current Employee - Engineer in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Engineer in Houston, TX
    Doesn't Recommend

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

    Pros

    Good 401K 7% (4% match and 3 % give)

    Cons

    If you are not politic person, you should not work for the company

    Advice to Management

    Give too much power to manager. Manager is like a king in his/her team, can fire any one that manager does not like.


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