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Updated August 15, 2017
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GE President & CEO GE UK & Ireland Mark Elborne
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  • Could work on emphasizing work-life balance more by encouraging use of vacation time (in 299 reviews)

  • Long hours lead to a bad work-life balance (in 156 reviews)

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  1. "Review"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Product Manager in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Senior Product Manager in London, England (UK)
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great Culture, flexibility.
    Easy to work environment

    Cons

    Limited Growth in the UK


  2. "Good for learning - not for staying"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Product Manager in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Senior Product Manager in London, England (UK)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Wide range of experiences. Very high work ethic. Always required to give the best of yourself. Pressure is very high, but it will be compensated by learning. If you enter from the beginning, the leadership programs allow you to grow internally.

    Cons

    Lack of long term strategy - quarterly rhythm creates a lot of fluctuations in terms of investment and work demands. Difficult to grow unless you have been there from very young. It grooms people through leadership programs which help network internally with senior leaders and, when you join mid-career, there will always be someone with a better network.

    Advice to Management

    Stability. Focus on growth and review training and promotions.

  3. "Fantastic Company - Great Opportunities"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Lead Technical Support Specialist in Rugby, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Lead Technical Support Specialist in Rugby, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at GE full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Fantastic support for career development
    Enjoyable work, vibrant & diverse teams
    Extremely fair with employees, very in touch
    Trusting in their employees

    Cons

    Too trusting with some individuals. People with 'old school' mentalities hold the business back, unwilling to pivot and move with the company.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to invest in people, take the key team members and help them grow


  4. "Management under qualified"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Developer in Livingston, Scotland (UK)
    Current Employee - Software Developer in Livingston, Scotland (UK)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Seems like a great idea to take the job, they appear to have many benefits and what appears to be a good environment. The only real pro is salary.

    Cons

    Management under qualified and struggle to do their own work increasing work load for their staff. Office politics equal to that of being in secondary school. Huge work pressure and no training. No work life balance. Staff care more about money than service. List is endless, the company are not how they appear to be in interview. They have a terrible attitude towards work which leads to delays and missed targets.


  5. Helpful (3)

    "All good things come to an end"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Finance Analyst in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Finance Analyst in London, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    A culture that enables you to be what you want to be and go as far as your skills/ambition can take you. GE has given me diverse experiences across the globe, in multiple businesses and industries. In the end I was part of the Capital team which led to my departure and whilst I was ready for a new challenge, I'm very grateful for the platform GE gave me.

    Cons

    At a point, there are only so many places available above you in to which a promotion is possible - in the Finance world, CAS graduates often take priority and so opportunity can become limited. Sometimes too many chiefs, and despite the desired culture shift, many hoops (and associated work) to go through to get things done.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to push the start-up culture ... be positive and go for growth vs. continual cost out (but respecting that that also needs to be done).


  6. "Lead Mechanical Engineer"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Rugby, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Rugby, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Benefit package is excellent. Flexible working.

    Cons

    Big corporate, Lot of Bureaucracy. Less chances to go up the ladder.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Great company to work for in the UK"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Lead Engineer in Stafford, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Lead Engineer in Stafford, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great culture of continuous improvement and self accountability. The management style is complete opposite to that of other UK companies. Politics is cut through by bottom line performance. Great benefits package.

    Cons

    Low salary for the loyalty and effort. Limited opportunities to grow if you want to stay local. Too many jargon related messages from management.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to low level employees, not just middle management. Don't feel threatened if someone wants to improve.

  8. "Amazing Place, People and Work"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Intern - IT Intern in Hammersmith, England (UK)
    Former Intern - IT Intern in Hammersmith, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Lot of Challenges - Even as an intern I ran multiple projects that were critical
    Good Work Environment
    Reward for Good Work
    Learnt more than I have in that one year than I had in the whole of university and a year of work combined

    Cons

    No Real Work From Home - But as an Intern couldn't complain: Learnt a lot
    Hard Work & Long Hours


  9. "Software Solutions Engineer"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Engineer/Technologist in Towcester, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Engineer/Technologist in Towcester, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Very good company to work for! One of the best out there! Company culture is awesome, good benefits. Opportunity to grow. I have suffered a low key bullying that didn't turn out to be a serious issue and once reported it was acted upon quickly and justice were made. They really take serious on this sort of harassment.

    Cons

    I don't have any downsize in my experience at General Electric Intelligent platforms. Overall it worked well for me. I have had one of a kind experience overall. Better place I have ever worked in UK.

    Advice to Management

    Train successors well.


  10. "Work at GE"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Channel Manager in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Channel Manager in London, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good benefits and work/life balance

    Cons

    Massive organisation, very bureaucratic at times

    Advice to Management

    Simplify


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