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GE Transportation Reviews

Updated February 12, 2019
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Pros
  • "great culture; good work/life balance" (in 32 reviews)

  • "Good pay, good benefits, good associates" (in 27 reviews)

Cons
  • "technical head quarters in the US, everything needs to be reviewed with technical experts in the US, so work-life balance gets affected a lot" (in 26 reviews)

  • "Everyone pays different amounts for the same health insurance" (in 10 reviews)

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  1. "Team Lead"

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    Current Employee - Team Lead in North Las Vegas, NV
    Current Employee - Team Lead in North Las Vegas, NV
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Love working with Train motors. And making sure we have the safest shop in the Buisness. It’s good to know you are putting the best products you can out the door.

    Cons

    Having to deal with sub standard equipment. And the lack of communication between mgmt and the employees. Only having two maintenance personnel.

    Advice to Management

    I’m prior ARMY and I strive for Loatlty Duty Respect selfless Service Honor Integrity Personal Courage. And if I am hired I will give nothing less than 100%.


  2. "Challenging with continuous learning"

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    Current Employee - Edison Engineering Development Program (Software) in Erie, PA
    Current Employee - Edison Engineering Development Program (Software) in Erie, PA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    goal driven teams; merit based; variety of technologies; ownership of your work (pros differ widely based on role)

    Cons

    some roles use old technologies; occasional management interference;

    Advice to Management

    Take the steps to obsolete old products and processes

  3. "Manage production on the floor"

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    Current Employee - Technical Advisor
    Current Employee - Technical Advisor
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Decent pay, good communication with management

    Cons

    hard work environment, no bonus,

    Advice to Management

    yearly bonus


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Very 'clicky' environment"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great Pay
    Strong Engineering teams
    Good experience

    Cons

    Mediocre Health insurance
    Cut throat culture
    Band-aid attitude (as long as it works)

    Advice to Management

    IMPROVE COMMUNICATION DOWN THE LAYERS OF HIERARCHY, ESP WITHIN ENGINEERING.


  5. "Sinking Ship"

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    Current Employee - Sourcing Manager in Fort Worth, TX
    Current Employee - Sourcing Manager in Fort Worth, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    - Flexible vacation time
    - Unlimited vacation based on management approval
    - Renovated Offices at most locations
    - Work life balance is decent if you're not looking to climb the ladder terribly high

    Cons

    - Healthcare Benefits are VERY expensive
    - Management goal is to take care of stockholders; not employee satisfaction
    - Slow HR changes for simple things like address or name change... indication of inability to quickly effect change across the business
    - Leadership is completely disconnected from the real problems on the ground and unsupportive of workforce

    Advice to Management

    Find new, young leadership that is going to place your employees first and they will start placing the customer first.


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    "Inspect"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    The only good reason to work at GE Erie is pay.

    Cons

    Un-organized.Poor Management. Vulgar potty mouth management .

    Advice to Management

    Hire Management that knows the job.Teach your managers its not ok to use foul language especially in front of women.


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    "Good place to work"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at GE Transportation full-time

    Pros

    GE is a good place to work

    Cons

    They were moving most of their manufacturing out of Erie

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Senior Projects & Initiatives Manager"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at GE Transportation full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Good pay, good benefits, good associates

    Cons

    lots of red tape, and very political


  9. "Good company to work for"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at GE Transportation full-time

    Pros

    appreciate work life balance.
    no micro managing

    Cons

    lower salaries than average in the market


  10. "Management severely lacking "Real World" understanding..."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at GE Transportation full-time

    Pros

    Union plant, meaning reasonable pay, and accrual of paid time off.

    Cons

    Management often creating shortages of parts and supplies, then pointing the finger at the people doing the "actual work," in an effort to cover their many shortcomings. Integrity, honesty, and reasonable treatment of employees is severely deficient. They were slowly and systematically doing whatever they could to try and make this plant "look like" it was inefficient in a concerted effort to outsource production and force people to be laid off in order to weaken the union.

    Advice to Management

    There is literally nothing that can be said to encourage the management of this place to do right by the workers or the community that their hard earned dollars are being taken from. Greed has no empathy, integrity, sense of honor or loyalty. Your stock continues to perform dismally because of the damage that has already been done, and that shame is solely on the management to own.