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Updated June 22, 2017
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  • Could work on emphasizing work-life balance more by encouraging use of vacation time (in 289 reviews)

  • Long hours in some cases completing repetitive non value added work (in 152 reviews)

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  1. "Assembler"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Assembler in Fort Worth, TX
    Current Employee - Assembler in Fort Worth, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at GE (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Pay is on par for the industry

    Cons

    no promotions. OMLP and other program people fill positions left and right. They stress that if you have education you can rise up. In reality its just lip service and a carrot stick approach to getting team members to keep moving forward.

    Advice to Management

    Promote within, train etc. There are so many people with experience and degrees in your company that you pass up. Its not always best to get your talent from fresh graduates. You need a solid mix of new and old. If not people like me see right through your lip service.


  2. "Lead Control Engineer"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Lead Control Engineer in Monroe, WA
    Current Employee - Lead Control Engineer in Monroe, WA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Big company, many sub-companys and many opportunity

    Cons

    Too big to manage well

  3. "HR"

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

    Pros

    Progressive mindset to HR policies (Unlimited vacation, no performance rating)

    Cons

    Leadership disconnect with rank and file, keeps pushing lofty ideas that look good on paper, but never fully implemented.

    Advice to Management

    Pay attention to the middle management pipeline.


  4. "Software Quality Engineer"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • 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.


  5. "Lead Software Engineer"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    For my position it was great working with people who are open to simplifying their current process.

    Cons

    Getting a simplification project complete is extremely challenging in most areas because the people are unwilling to adapt to the new Digital culture GE is pushing too.

    Advice to Management

    Challenge your leaders on why Digital processes are taking so long to implement. You may find out that your leaders are not open to changing their own process in which it makes it very hard to implement new technology.


  6. "Senior process engineer"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Process Engineer in Schenectady, NY
    Former Employee - Senior Process Engineer in Schenectady, NY
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Challenging projects, high level of responsibility and good salary. Benefits are fair, but pension no longer offered. Strong management training program.

    Cons

    Business objectives are not clear as company transitions in a digital direction. Management structure was bulky, but is flatting and maybe becoming less transparent. Shifting corporate priorities resulting in force reductions.

    Advice to Management

    Be honest and communicate to work force about shifting priorities and market forces. Retaining good people was always important, but recent actions are suggesting otherwise. Allow high performers to reinvent themselves.


  7. "GE"

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

    I worked at GE full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Challenging and practical problems. Good flex time.

    Cons

    Expensive health insurance, high deductible, high copay

  8. "Lots of opportunities in a big company"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Electrical Engineer in Minden, NV
    Current Employee - Senior Electrical Engineer in Minden, NV
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    GE is a large company, and along with that comes a certain amount of security. There are a lot of opportunities to go just about anywhere in the world and work in a whole variety of jobs. Really flexible work environment and relatively good benefits.

    Cons

    Much of the innovation in a large company comes from acquisitions of one type or another. Therefore, much of the work is managerial or regulatory, rather than detailed design work. There are not a lot of opportunities to change the way things work because they are dictated from other parts of the organization. If you want to be a manager, this can be an ideal environment, and GE prides itself in this. If you want to be a technical designer, it is more difficult.

    Advice to Management

    Be willing to take risks to tackle tough challenges. Decisiveness is absolutely essential as so much is lost in changing direction or gathering just a little bit more data. Empower and trust employees - if you let them perform to their potential, they will do great things.


  9. "Poor management, inefficient"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Electrical Engineer in Niskayuna, NY
    Former Employee - Electrical Engineer in Niskayuna, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at GE full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Salary, good people around, good Cafeteria, interesting projects, flexibility in schedule, permissive leave, interdisciplinary projects,

    Cons

    Mostly Engineers should find work for themselves, poor benefits, short term vision.

    Advice to Management

    Be more efficient with available resources


  10. "IT Project Lead"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - IT Project Manager in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - IT Project Manager in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at GE full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    great access to resources and smart people

    Cons

    too much hierarchy and not often enough coaching

    Advice to Management

    more coaching of junior level employees


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