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GE Stamford Reviews

Updated March 19, 2017
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  • Could work on emphasizing work-life balance more by encouraging use of vacation time (in 294 reviews)

  • Long hours in some cases completing repetitive non value added work (in 156 reviews)

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  1. "GE Energy Financial Services Risk Analyst"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Risk Analyst in Stamford, CT
    Current Employee - Risk Analyst in Stamford, CT
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Job benefits, Collaborative atmosphere, Extensive Network, Great training, clear career path.

    Cons

    Everything is systematic and can slow work processes


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Marketing Coordinator | Executive Administrative Assistant"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Stamford, CT
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Stamford, CT
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Management Empowerment, Encouragement, Employee Acknowledgement,

    Cons

    Leaving CT, Layoffs, Losing Good Talent

  3. "GE Review"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Associate in Stamford, CT
    Former Employee - Associate in Stamford, CT
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at GE (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Excellent opportunities
    Intelligent people
    strong values and ethics of the organization

    Cons

    Slow
    Lacks coherent direction across teams

    Advice to Management

    Try to steer the company in a single direction else efforts are wasted


  4. "Legal entity controllership"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Stamford, CT
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Stamford, CT
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    good culture, lot to learn

    Cons

    doesn't provide flexibility


  5. "Investment Manager"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Stamford, CT
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Stamford, CT
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at GE (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Good People and culture - no major complaints

    Cons

    Lack of growth made the environment challenging


  6. "Information Technology Leadership Program - Full Time"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - ITLP - Full Time in Stamford, CT
    Former Employee - ITLP - Full Time in Stamford, CT
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great opportunity to learn the company's different businesses and offerings; top-tier professional education; paid overseas travel; excellent networking and work-life balance.

    Cons

    Salary is on the low end of the national average and very low for folks working in the northeast (CT, in particular).


  7. "SVP"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Vice President in Stamford, CT
    Former Employee - Senior Vice President in Stamford, CT
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    Hard charging culture & good people

    Cons

    GE exiting finance so lots of displacement

    Advice to Management

    none

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Not for everyone..."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Stamford, CT
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Stamford, CT
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Good exposure but still latent unconscious bias against certain employes. Great to have GE on the resume for other big name opportunities and if you're devoted and drink the Kool-aid it's likely that you'll ascend the ranks.

    Cons

    Arrogant, apathetic and unimaginative culture in spite of their ad spend to make you believe otherwise with a notable exception to be made for their UX/engineering teams and/or consultants but their internal team a bunch of 'doers' where your higher up leaders force feed you ill advised or researched ideas with zero accountability for SLT, first to go during an economic squeeze are the rank and file not the SLT that makes the bad decisions (Bornstein got promoted after running GE Capital into a ditch -- he's a nice guy and all but still) while a lot of people lost their jobs, most people are miserable waiting to leave in a few years if they find the culture to be a mismatch which it usually is and are just waiting to cash out. Salary and overall pay relatively low -- need to leave and come back for better compensation, big on talk but small on action. HR is horrible, 'business resources' nothing human about them -- just looking to fill vacancies even if not a good fit and will lie through their teeth or threaten you in not so subtle ways but they're probably stupid enough to think its subtle.

    Advice to Management

    Be a little more humble and hire fewer lifers to get some outside ideas you can respect. Don't send your HR team to Facebook or Google under the guise of friendship only to then come back to Fairfield HQ to crap on their apps and jargon, i.e., "ideation." Be more tolerant, live diversity by ensuring it's reflected in your SLT and not a few outliers in the rank and file or restricted to your PR materials. If your minorities are leaving, assuming they don't think their God's gift to the world for landing a job at a Fortune 50 as many unfortunately do, it's likely because you have a few closet case racists amongst your pack. Genpact doesn't contribute to your US diversity! They're foreign Indian contractors who get paid a king's ransom for horrid work!


  9. "BA contractor for over 5 years"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Business Analyst Consultant in Stamford, CT
    Former Employee - Senior Business Analyst Consultant in Stamford, CT
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at GE (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    -Great Place to learn
    -Adopter of New Technology
    - Recognition and oppurtunites if you are a star performer and have a Greencard / are a US citizen

    Cons

    - Projects tend to not finish on time
    - Insane amount of office politics by fulltime employees
    - cut throat culture
    - Every day seems like a new deadline on critical projects
    - Deadlines can get very stressful

    Advice to Management

    They just need to cut down on the politics to increase productivity, but I guess that is sometimes unavoidable when you have so many Type A people working at one place.


  10. "Good experience"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Accountant in Stamford, CT
    Former Employee - Accountant in Stamford, CT
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good chance to learn how a large corporation works. Many chances to learn from many bright people. Lots of training courses.

    Cons

    Mobility is generally limited to your current division. Difficult to stand out from the crowd. Poor raises, no bonus.

    Advice to Management

    Try to provide more opportunities to employees to take a different position within company.


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