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GE San Francisco Reviews

Updated July 27, 2017
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San Francisco, CA

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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. "Sr. Software Engineering"

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    • Senior Management
    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.


  2. "chemical engineer"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Chemical Engineer Co-Op in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Chemical Engineer Co-Op in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at GE (More than a year)

    Pros

    is a very good company

    Cons

    the people is not good

  3. "Great Company"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Manager in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Manager in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Imagination at work. Management is open to suggestions. Out of Box thinking is encouraged.

    Cons

    Very large organization. Hard to move around.


  4. "Large and slow"

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    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


  5. "Area Sales Manager"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - AREA SALES MANAGER in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - AREA SALES MANAGER in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    I enjoy the flexible schedule, and my boss is very hands off. GE offers great benefits, health, and retirement savings options.

    Cons

    Some of the people at Headquarters tend not to respond to calls or emails within an appropriate time period, which is frustrating.

    Advice to Management

    Treat everyone as you would like to be treated. Answer calls and emails. Understand when things are urgent and important. Respect other people's time.


  6. "good work bad location"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Intern - Renewable Energy Leadership Program in San Francisco, CA
    Current Intern - Renewable Energy Leadership Program in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at GE as an intern (Less than a year)

    Pros

    smart people who are lifetime GE

    Cons

    location left something to be desired


  7. Helpful (6)

    "Corporate buracracy at it's finest."

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Stability, it takes a lot to get rid of incompetent people. If you do your job and blindly follow management dogma, you have a good chance of sticking around. The flexible work hours are nice. Decent pay and benefits. Having GE on your resume seems to impress other companies as well. There are good people in the organization, if you can look past a few bad managers.

    Cons

    Poor management - managers seem more interested in image and climbing the corporate ladder then actually solving problems or fostering positive change. Every decision seems to be driven by wall street with no thought to how a business or it's workers can be successful. This company does a poor job of investing back into its businesses or it's people. Training and professional development do not seem to be priorities. Technical people do not seemed to be valued. Only people on a management track.

    Advice to Management

    Set realistic expectations for your workers. There is more to being a successful business than just profit margin. Invest in your people and infrastructure. Having the right technical support,tools and training makes a huge difference. Do not keep incompetent people around, especially managers. This just ruins people's morale.

  8. "Product Sales Specialist - MR"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Product Sales Specialist - MR in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Product Sales Specialist - MR in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Great Benefits for employee's
    Pay is good

    Cons

    401 K match is low

    Advice to Management

    Great management and people to work for


  9. "Nice place to eotk"

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

    Pros

    Very nice people good luck

    Cons

    Cery sweet employers like them a lot

    Advice to Management

    Need to do thier mba before entering managementd


  10. "good place to work"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Electrical Engineer in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Electrical Engineer in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    reasonable place for growth in career

    Cons

    poor work life balance, long and hard working environment

    Advice to Management

    management feel far away


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