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Updated July 26, 2017
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  • Could work on emphasizing work-life balance more by encouraging use of vacation time (in 294 reviews)

  • Long hours in some cases completing repetitive non value added work (in 156 reviews)

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  1. "Pipe Welder"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Pipe Welder in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Pipe Welder in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Welding with TIG process is a Great Welding process to learn or have as a Skill.

    Cons

    No notice when to work overtime.

    Advice to Management

    Give plenty of time when overtime is needed.


  2. "It's a job"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Engineer
    Current Employee - Software Engineer
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The people I work with are really nice. I'm lucky to have a really good manager who tends to be hands-off, but is willing to fight for me, if I ever ask anything of him.

    Cons

    The pay is average, career progression isn't that great. Most of the young engineers joining from the Leadership Programs are leaving after their tenure, and nothing is being done about it. It's a big company, so there are a lot of communication inconsistencies.

    Advice to Management

    Recognize your employees more for their contributions. There are employees who have been here for 10 years and have not gotten any title increases - they're basically stagnating in their career. Recognize that this is happening, and fix it. It's a wonder that they haven't left yet.

  3. "Great Experience"

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    Current Employee - Senior Product Manager in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Senior Product Manager in Atlanta, GA

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

    Pros

    great culture, leaders and mentors

    Cons

    same cons as any big company (processes, etc)

    GE Response

    Jun 29, 2017 – Global Employment Brand Leader

    Thank you for the review! We appreciate calling out culture and leaders.... we will continue to work on simplifying our processes.


  4. "Good Company, Heavy on Bureacracy"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Project Manager
    Current Employee - Senior Project Manager
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Consistent opportunities, you're not usually worried about if your job is going to exist tomorrow. Plenty of opportunities to grow your abilities and career.

    Cons

    Plan on being owned by the process, they are getting better, but sometimes GE is it's own worst enemy. Compensation is in par with most industries but bonuses are mostly non-existent or are based on business level performance over which an individual has no impact.


  5. "Liked working here. Lot's of changes in the company"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at GE full-time

    Pros

    The company had a family feel.

    Cons

    There needs to be more organization


  6. "GE in Transition"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at GE full-time

    Pros

    Overall a very good place to work but the Co. is going through a huge transition right now. Remains to be seen how it turns out.

    Cons

    Generally good benefits but health care benefits could be much, much better. The deductibles are way to high. GE benefit leadership must work much harder to lower are health care premiums .

    Advice to Management

    Make your financial commitments to the Co. and get the stock price up where it is expected. The analysts that track GE do not have much confidence in you and neither do I.


  7. "Wonderful company"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at GE full-time

    Pros

    all good for business all the time

    Cons

    None at all for company

    Advice to Management

    Good job

  8. "General Electric feedback"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Project Manager in Erie, PA
    Current Employee - Senior Project Manager in Erie, PA
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    Structured, goal-based environment
    Cutting edge technology
    Some of the brightest talent in the world

    Cons

    Poor mentoring structure
    Sometimes too big when it comes to approval processes

    Advice to Management

    Teach managers how to coach effectively and then solicit feedback from those being mentored.

    GE Response

    Jun 29, 2017 – Global Employment Brand Leader

    Thank you for the review! We have implemented a new People Leader program as we want to continue to improve in the areas you mention! Appreciate the feedback.


  9. "Great History and Legacy.....a great place to come "from""

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

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

    Pros

    History; Legacy; Product; Industry Leader

    Cons

    Maybe a little distracted currently with changes in leadership and philosophy


  10. "Good place to work"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at GE part-time

    Pros

    I had the right boss who gave me the flexibility to finish my projects. I felt accomplished and comfortable in my position.

    Cons

    I don't have any cons.


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