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Updated May 27, 2017
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  • Could work on emphasizing work-life balance more by encouraging use of vacation time (in 286 reviews)

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  1. "General Electric Global Research Niskayuna"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Niskayuna, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Niskayuna, NY
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great people, always interesting projects, usually good budgets for materials and equipment, nice work environment (with exceptions)

    Cons

    No clarity in charting a path forward, many with NIH (not invented here) mentality, especially in technology transfers to business.


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    "Good Company"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Intern in Cincinnati, OH
    Former Employee - Intern in Cincinnati, OH
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at GE (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Smart people working together here

    Cons

    Long hours were often expected

    Advice to Management

    Don't be afraid to challenge the status quo


  3. "Good Company"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Applications Engineer in Columbus, OH
    Current Employee - Senior Applications Engineer in Columbus, OH
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Great benefits, salary, and management.alary

    Cons

    Can't think of any. Big Company.


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  5. "Admin"

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

    I worked at GE (More than a year)

    Pros

    pay and advancement is very good

    Cons

    layoffs tend to be too frequent

    Advice to Management

    none


  6. "Great company and excellent benefits."

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative in Cedar Rapids, IA
    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative in Cedar Rapids, IA
    Recommends

    I worked at GE full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Excellent overall benefits for employees.

    Cons

    Change happens slowly due to corporate structure.

    Advice to Management

    Hire experienced Managers rather than promoting inexperienced employees.


  7. "Overall good, but can be disheartening"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Design Engineer in Syracuse, NY
    Former Employee - Design Engineer in Syracuse, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Benefits, salary, steady work environment

    Cons

    Disconnect between share holders and employees


  8. "production"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Production in Decatur, AL
    Current Employee - Production in Decatur, AL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    give you chance to advance in company

    Cons

    need to work better at communicate to each

    Advice to Management

    listen more to your employees,they have a lot to share


  9. "Manager"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Manager in Norwalk, CT
    Current Employee - Manager in Norwalk, CT
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great company mission, cutting edge technology

    Cons

    Frequent re-orgs; get used to change


  10. "Good experience"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Electrical Field Engineer in Sharonville, OH
    Current Employee - Electrical Field Engineer in Sharonville, OH
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Treated fairly, individually empowered, Great network of people.

    Cons

    Need more equipment to be successful.


  11. "Great Place to work"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Given the size and spread of the company, GE Provides excellent career opportunities to its employees.

    Cons

    Some , new employees may feel lost in first year or so.


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