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GE Transportation Reviews

Updated September 19, 2017
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Pros
  • Fairly flexible with work hours and work/life balance issues, depending on exact manager (in 16 reviews)

  • Flexible work environment that is open minded and willing to become contemporary (in 20 reviews)

Cons
  • Work life balance is not the best with certain roles at GE (in 24 reviews)

  • Often employees work long hours and efforts go unnoticed (in 11 reviews)

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  1. "DTLP Intern Review"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Well-structured intern program, good benefits

    Cons

    Lack of company growth, not enough opportunities


  2. "The only constant is change"

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    Former Employee - Senior Product Manager in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Senior Product Manager in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Exceptional bench strength, and competitive environment.

    Cons

    Lack of team culture hinders goal of becoming the Digital Industrial.

    Advice to Management

    Drive culture change to become the Digital Industrial.

  3. "Indifferent"

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    Current Employee - Electronics Technician in Lawrence Park, Erie, PA
    Current Employee - Electronics Technician in Lawrence Park, Erie, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Pays well, good work-life balance

    Cons

    Lack of communication from management,


  4. "Lots of potential, no shared strategy or vision to reach that potential"

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Atlanta, GA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Competitive pay for IT staff, decent benefits and there are a handful of folks within GET that are really trying to make a difference. Flexible working hours and remote working options.

    Cons

    Managers micromanage their teams like crazy. Everyone lies about how "great" things are going to cover up the real truth. The entire organization encourages backstabbing in order to get ahead and people are promoted based on how plugged-in they are politically and how strongly they sabotage other coworkers to get ahead. Providing value for the company isn't valued... sucking up and not deviating from the way the company has always done things is the most valued thing by upper management. There's no transparency for a long term plan and the company has nearly hit rock bottom. There won't be a GE Transportation in a few years if things keep going the way they currently are. Constant re-orgs and executives come and go like ice cream flavors. Product teams are drowning because they're trying to solve everything for everyone at the same time with no strategy on how to scale for other customers. Most everyone here is depressed to come to work and are either on their way out the door or aren't far from it. Employee layoffs are constant.

    Advice to Management

    Encourage honestly and transparency by not reprimanding staff when they speak up. Promote employees based on work ethic and performance rather than whether they're cunning enough or are willing to backstab others to death in order to make way for themselves. Work to create a shared vision and strategy across the business so that everyone is working towards the same thing. Be brutally honest instead of lying about the current state of GET. Get people in leadership roles that are actual experts in software. You have a ton of leaders in positions where they've never proven themselves in. You put all of your leadership program graduates in leadership positions, but going through the programs doesn't mean you're a good leader. Look at the value employees are providing and promote them based on their outputs... not what they look like on paper. Be real people and stop with this "trust your leadership to make everything alright" business. Penalize people for backstabbing and lying in order to get ahead. Hold everyone accountable even when it's not fun to do.


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Not a Happy Place"

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    Former Employee - Engineer/Technologist in Erie, PA
    Former Employee - Engineer/Technologist in Erie, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    You have the resources and options of a big company.

    Cons

    They are too ambitious in the amount of projects they take on and how much they expect their workers to handle. Employees are encouraged to communicate with their manager about workload, but managers are stretched so thin it's nearly impossible to get a hold of them. When you do and express your situation, you're told that everyone is busy so just make it happen. The facility in Erie is also run down. It's an old plant, which can't be helped, but a cleaner, more modern environment would improve employee pride for the company.

    Advice to Management

    Focus your employees on the most important tasks. Even after years of trying to simplify, there are still too many distractions for employees.


  6. "Not too bad, Not too good"

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    Current Employee - Student in Hadley, PA
    Current Employee - Student in Hadley, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    OK Pay, pretty good benefits for this day and age..

    Cons

    Globalization is costing us jobs, so I don't see GE Trans to be in this region for much longer.


  7. "Pros and cons"

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    Current Employee - Engine Technician in Grove City, PA
    Current Employee - Engine Technician in Grove City, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great environment, exciting work, safe place to work.

    Cons

    Laborers are treated poorly by upper management, favoritism plays a big rule, pay per hour could be better considering the quality and importance of the work done.

    Advice to Management

    Come do our job for 1 month and then decide if you think our pay is fair.

  8. "Senior Professional Band"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at GE Transportation full-time

    Pros

    Good work life balance, depending on the role. Feels like a small business in a big company.

    Cons

    Lots of focus on cuts rather than growth. Too much effort and time spent on re-shuffling and re-packaging the same story.


  9. "Painter/assembly"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    Great place to work like minded peers

    Cons

    The stability is not the best right now.


  10. "Good company, tough atmosphere"

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    Current Employee - Embedded Software Engineer in Fort Worth, TX
    Current Employee - Embedded Software Engineer in Fort Worth, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good trajectory, good exposure. Work for the most part is interesting.

    Cons

    Can be....a lot. Can be pigeon holed in a position if you are not careful.

    Advice to Management

    Keep the company aware of what is going on, can be confusing.


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