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Updated January 21, 2018
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  1. "Software Engineer"

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Belleville, MI
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Belleville, MI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Beautiful campus at the site.

    Cons

    Parking could be closer to building.

    Advice to Management

    Doing a great job. Keep up the good work.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "High thinking poor excecution"

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    Current Employee - Staff Software Engineer in San Ramon, CA
    Current Employee - Staff Software Engineer in San Ramon, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    interesting work, I am able to explore new opportunists with big data and IOT .

    Uses all the bay area trending technologies

    Cons

    Very bureaucratic, its difficult to concentrate and finish . Lot of dependency on Infrastructure . Managers sucks, they dont know technology and they will try to poke in design and architecture

  3. "Software Engineer"

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Seattle, WA

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

    Pros

    Good work life balance. Rewarding experience to deal with Patient data. Lot of free time to spend on your innovation.

    Cons

    slow pace . Unpredictable vision some times though the big picture is clear.


  4. "Good company but needs to change"

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    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Big company, potentially lots of upward mobility

    Cons

    Lots of waste, constantly focused on the current quarter with pretty much all decisions based on the financial position. Very near sighted.

    Advice to Management

    Start running the business like you care about the long term health of the company. Shareholders are great but their focus can be in the wrong place and it’s your job to balance both the desires of the shareholders and the needs of the company.


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Software Engineer"

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    Current Employee - Staff Software Engineer
    Current Employee - Staff Software Engineer
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Large company with many business units that provide potential job changes

    Cons

    Their trying to build up software engineering staff with managers that do not know much about developing software


  6. "GE Review"

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    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Fort Collins, CO
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Fort Collins, CO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Very dynamic and growing company. Large organization that’s very diverse in engineering, IT, power, Oil and Gas, wind, alternative energy, etc.

    Cons

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  7. Helpful (1)

    "Re-orgs"

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    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Detroit, MI
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Detroit, MI
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    work life management, good benefits

    Cons

    Constant annual re-orgs. Company direction changes so fast that by the time you adjust , new direction is there

  8. Helpful (3)

    "Interesting work, worsening benefits"

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    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Salem, VA
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Salem, VA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    The work is interesting. There are always challenging new problems to solve, technology to develop, and other stuff engineers live for.

    Cons

    GE benefits are bad and getting worse. Pension is gone. Vacation is gone. Medical insurance is poor with high deductible and out of pocket costs. The 60 year old plant in Salem is maintained barely well enough to keep rain off people's desks. No joke. The company treats the site like we are all factory workers, not engineering and technical.

    Advice to Management

    You are lucky anyone agrees to work in Salem, which is in an economically depressed area. In an area with a robust economy, the place would empty out.


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    "Review"

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    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Portland, OR
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Portland, OR
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    less work. sick leaves. flexible work timings.

    Cons

    not stable. uncertainty in work environment. too much politics.


  10. "Sr. Software Engineering"

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    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.