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GE Software Engineer Reviews

Updated June 11, 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. "Good"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Atlanta, GA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good Culture , benefits, unlimited vacations, and people

    Cons

    Not up to date with the latest software culture


  2. "embedded software engineer"

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    Former Employee - Lead Software Engineer in Waukesha, WI
    Former Employee - Lead Software Engineer in Waukesha, WI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    a lot of things to learn
    work to make it to very tight deadlines
    food is healty

    Cons

    coworkers dig behind others back
    management is boss-style not real leadership
    work life balance does not exist

    Advice to Management

    be more willing to understand your employees' personal/family life

  3. "Software Quality Engineer"

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    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.


  4. "Lead Software Engineer"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Lead Software Engineer in Melbourne, FL
    Current Employee - Lead Software Engineer in Melbourne, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Job security and easy work environment.

    Cons

    The pay raises are too small and are below inflation levels.

    Advice to Management

    Get rid of all the old people that came from Tata consultancy. They are poor Mangers and do not know Software Engineering.


  5. "Offshore wins"

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    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Oklahoma City, OK
    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Oklahoma City, OK
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Mid-management are realists
    The onshore dev team is experienced
    Family life is realized

    Cons

    Offshore dev teams rule the roost
    Overtime happens all the time
    Very little process organization

    Advice to Management

    Drop the offshore dev teams. They do 1/20th the work for 80% of the pay. Doesn't add up.


  6. "Giant in Industry, kid in Software"

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

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

    Pros

    Heavy investment on in-house software development

    Cons

    Worst healthcare benefit in the Bay Area, HR dominates everything. Low velocity because of politics and skill set.

    Advice to Management

    You need to know how to build a software for sale, not for research


  7. "Engineer"

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    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Erie, PA
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Erie, PA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Advancement opportunities are there if you want it

    Cons

    Outsourcing is pravalent and hurts moral

    Advice to Management

    Quit outsourcing so much, keep jobs in US

  8. "Great company"

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    Former Intern - Software Engineer Intern in New Orleans, LA
    Former Intern - Software Engineer Intern in New Orleans, LA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at GE as an intern (Less than a year)

    Pros

    It was my first time working in an industry as an intern. They treated me extremely well with good pay, housing and fun activities. Never treated me as an intern.

    Cons

    Not willing to sponsor international students.


  9. "fun technology but risky and lots of hours"

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Waukesha, WI
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Waukesha, WI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The technical part of the job can be very enjoyable. The medical technology is fun to work on.

    Permissive vacation is great for new hires (you get as much vacation as your manager let's you have...)

    Cons

    Permissive vacation is great for new employees, but it means those that have been there many years are at the mercy of their managers to get the vacation they earned through years of service.

    Company claims to have a technical career path, but it is very difficult to make it to the upper levels of that path, and I have seen many people who did make it that level subsequently laid off, so it is not a very safe or long term career path.

    Frequent layoffs at all levels. It is sometimes possible to find another internal job after a layoff, especially for younger employees at lower levels.

    Advice to Management

    Restore guaranteed vacation to your long time employees.

    Understand that those who work really long hours cannot be creative and make more mistakes. You would be better off long term encouraging reasonable work hours (<50 hours per week) rather than the really long work hours many managers encourage or demand.


  10. "Lead Software Engineer"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Lead Software Engineer in Billerica, MA
    Former Employee - Lead Software Engineer in Billerica, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at GE (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Great benefits and career opportunities

    Cons

    Old technology, old style of managing people.