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Updated April 21, 2017
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  • Could work on emphasizing work-life balance more by encouraging use of vacation time (in 279 reviews)

  • Other than long hours, I don't have too many (in 147 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "A lot of propaganda"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Finance Manager in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Senior Finance Manager in Atlanta, GA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Smart people, open to change, meritocracy.

    Cons

    Very competitive, not much recognition for going the extra mile.

    Advice to Management

    Cut he propaganda on how great the company is. Make it great, don't just claim it to be.


  2. "Contract Review Attorney"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Attorney in Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Attorney in Boston, MA

    I worked at GE (More than a year)

    Pros

    There are not a lot of pros.

    Cons

    Not great to contract employees. Lots of uncertainty regarding future and wages.


  3. Helpful (2)

    "Logistics Specialist"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Doesn't Recommend

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

    Pros

    After working for GE, you can pretty much write your ticket anywhere. They are known for working you hard in very lean environment. As long as you are doing your job, you are not under the microscope

    Cons

    little to no work/life balance. Mgmt and colleagues are more interested in making a name for themselves so watch your back. If you get an inexperienced manager, they can make your life miserable. Too many leadership kids (silver spoon kids) on a fast track get promoted and are clueless. The company has a reputation of running their people on empty.

    Advice to Management

    true leadership takes care of their team and not only themselves.


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  5. "Operator"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Operator in Lexington-Fayette, KY
    Former Employee - Operator in Lexington-Fayette, KY
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at GE (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great Team Lead, good people to work with, work is not too physically challenging.

    Cons

    Schedules always changing. Overtime fluctuates from 50 hr weeks then dries up to nothing. Second shift was removed and a lot of people lost jobs

    Advice to Management

    Treat employees with respect


  6. Helpful (2)

    "Discrimination against older workers"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA

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

    Pros

    Good place to cut your teeth on work experience when you are young but leave before you get too old.

    Cons

    When an employee reaches 60 or older then GE wants to kick you out. No matter what your contribution is to the company.

    Advice to Management

    Value older workers as much as trying to hire new college grads.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Experiences may vary"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Former Employee - IT Intern in Blue Ash, OH
    Former Employee - IT Intern in Blue Ash, OH

    I worked at GE (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Obviously a huge company, so if you don't like your team you can switch to another department

    Cons

    Takes long to get things approved. I feel the intern program is a bit slow and that I wasn't trusted that much. They also completely ignored my team preferences in order to make me more "well rounded", and put me on a team that I had absolutely no interest in.


  8. "Large and slow"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Software in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Software in San Francisco, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at GE (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Wide range of possible interests

    Cons

    scope of the conglomerate is too broad

    Advice to Management

    decentralize


  9. "GE - A great place to work a myth but not exactly the fact."

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Fairfield, CT
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Fairfield, CT
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good Work life balance. Excellent employee policies.

    Cons

    Blind managers. They believe in employees who bluff. No real judgement capabilities of managers. Salary way down the market levels.

    Advice to Management

    Recognize people who really work.


  10. "Imagination at work..."

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

    Pros

    Good company to work for, good salary.

    Cons

    it 's just a job don't expect more.


  11. "Hr director"

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

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

    Pros

    Global opportunities and great work culture

    Cons

    Too network driven vs meritocracy

    Advice to Management

    Reward performance.


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