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Updated April 24, 2017
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  1. "GE Industrial"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Schenectady, NY
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Schenectady, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at GE full-time

    Pros

    Collaborative Working Environment, team building

    Cons

    Challenging to get your arms around the entire function


  2. "GE"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Business Development Manager in Schenectady, NY
    Current Employee - Business Development Manager in Schenectady, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Many and varied opportunities within the same company; excellent functional, management and leadership training available within the company, exciting programs and ability to make a different.

    Cons

    As with many publicly traded companies, can get overly focused on quarterly or end of year financially reported results.

    Advice to Management

    Maintain balance between long term growth and near term results.


  3. "Project Manager"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Projec Anagr in Schenectady, NY
    Current Employee - Projec Anagr in Schenectady, NY

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

    Pros

    Bright People, Great Culture, Many Learning Opportunities.

    Cons

    Hard to get through layers, always seem to be restructuring


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  5. "Engineer"

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    Former Employee - Manufacturing Manager in Schenectady, NY
    Former Employee - Manufacturing Manager in Schenectady, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great benefits. Great pay. GE cherishes diversity in the workforce. Many different internal team formation "clubs" to join. Many locations.

    Cons

    They don't have a talent evaluation model meaning they don't know who they really have. "sound bites" (what people say about you) are a mode of HR and Managers evaluating you vs. the real impact that you bring. Before you have even written your own evaluation, you are ALREADY evaluated based on "the who says what about you" model. Six Sigma is no longer utilized. Projects associated with six sigma once allowed personnel to shine. Limited technical career path in manufacturing.

    Advice to Management

    Bring six sigma back. Come up with the appropriate talent evaluation model.


  6. "Join GE as a freshman in collage (internship) and become part of the leadership programs"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Maintenance Coordinator in Schenectady, NY
    Current Employee - Maintenance Coordinator in Schenectady, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Sky is the limit for those who keep nose to the grindstone.

    Started off as an hourly production employee and believe I may make Senior pay band in my career here.

    Culture is changing mostly for the good.

    Cons

    Lack of communications between the teams most of the time.

    Middle and upper management are always changing.


  7. "Senior process engineer"

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    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.


  8. "Sales Manager"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales Manager in Schenectady, NY
    Current Employee - Sales Manager in Schenectady, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    GE is a fantastic company to work for if you're looking for incredible opportunities and are willing to work hard. Fantastic experience, tons of responsibility, smart people. I've been with GE for eight years and have moved across the nation, worked deals across the world, and been given enormous growth opportunities.

    Cons

    Not much to say here... other than if you're looking for a comfortable job where you can clock in and clock out, then this is not the company for you. Be prepared to do what it takes to get the job done - yes - that means nights and weekends :)

    Advice to Management

    Have more corporate offices on the west coast!


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    "GE - Current"

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    Current Employee - Lead Professional Band in Schenectady, NY
    Current Employee - Lead Professional Band in Schenectady, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Specific to GE Current - you get a wide range of exposure to different disciplines and businesses.

    Work/life and flexibility are surprisingly good in the Professional bands.

    Cons

    GE Current has been having massive layoffs and no division is profitable. It's hard to see the entire business unit lasting more than a year or so.

    Advice to Management

    I don't think GE Current is going to work out for you.


  10. "Human Resource Manager"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Schenectady, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Schenectady, NY

    I have been working at GE full-time

    Pros

    HR is a valued function at GE. You're given a lot of responsibility to make an impact on the organizations you support.

    Cons

    There is a lot of work to do. You will work many long days, but if you work hard it gets noticed


  11. "Consultant"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Consultant in Schenectady, NY
    Former Employee - Consultant in Schenectady, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    This is of course a big American brand name, great to add your experience to your resume, more opportunities to move across different business

    Cons

    I was working more than industry average, while I was unsurprisingly paid less. As you work for super big corporate, your voice is rarely, if never, be heard. Of course politics are a big culture of big companies like GE. Very slow in changes are expected

    Advice to Management

    They need to transform themselves to catch up with growing startup, or they will be left behind. Probably they need to learn from IT giant, adapt to fast pace industry


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