GE

  www.ge.com
  www.ge.com

GE Reviews

Updated 17 December 2014
Updated 17 December 2014
2,714 Reviews
3.7
2,714 Reviews
Rating Trends

Recommend to a friend
Approve of CEO
GE Chairman & CEO Jeffrey R. Immelt
Jeffrey R. Immelt
1,110 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Provides ample opportunity for growth in career , work -life balance is encouraged (in 142 reviews)

  • Lots of opportunities to advance if you're willing to move around a lot (in 60 reviews)


Cons
  • Also most of the people i know who work here don't have much work life balance (in 152 reviews)

  • Can be long hours but if you are good at planning your day, you will be more than fine (in 87 reviews)

More Highlights

Employee Reviews

Sort: Popular Rating Date
  1.  

    The Company appreciates its Employees by meeting their needs through a well established employee relations unit

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at GE

    Pros

    Company Values are based on the Employee motivation, have a great comp & Ben scheme- ie. Great medical cover, access to international training & development tools, free staff lunches and participation in to corporate events that increase ones Network base

    Cons

    Bureaucracy in terms of processes hence creating delays
    Favoritism based on ones ethnic background
    High turnover based on pressures from sales

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Ensure that all staff are aware of the goals and objectives and clear forecasts so that staff are not under pressure due to sales
    Creating policies on Organization culture to ensure unity and promotions based on performance rather than ethnic background

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  2.  

    A great wonderful place to work although not suitable for every body.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at GE

    Pros

    It is always encourage to achieve more. Fast_pace and dynamic working. Truly international and multicultural firm.

    Cons

    More in detail please refer about website.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Great Development, Challenging Roles

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Site Leader in Cheltenham, England
    Former Employee - Site Leader in Cheltenham, England

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

    Pros

    Training first class, challenging assignments, strong senior leadership with critical structure for finance, HR and EHS

    Cons

    Need to work hard achieve balance in role. More consideration to be given to talent outside of P&L HQs.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue training and development investments they're valued. Consider talent more broadly.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  4. Is this helpful? The community relies on everyone sharing – Add Anonymous Review


  5.  

    Logistics Manager

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England

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

    Pros

    Young enviroment, challenging jobs and good possibility to grow.

    Cons

    No degree needed and so on.

  6.  

    Good leadership and experience.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Shift Team Leader
    Current Employee - Shift Team Leader

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

    Pros

    Exposed to global mindset and requirement for team playing abilities is essential.

    Cons

    Rotation of management on Corporate level can send mixed messages to those below. At times the want to save a penny does effect the smaller local GE business while the Global business carry's on regardless. This can sometimes leave a bitter taste.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Concentrate on genuine, positive drivers. The yearly EMS, while as a concept works, but in practice doesn't. It is difficult for a long term employee to genuinely focus on this and actually improve.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    great company, enjoyable work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at GE (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    good experience, smart people, international

    Cons

    political environment, late nights, system

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    good experience

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative in Slough, Berkshire, South East England, England
    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative in Slough, Berkshire, South East England, England

    I worked at GE full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    I worked with nice people mostly, multicultural side, work / life balance can be easy to manage and there are real career opportunities for hard-working people

    Cons

    the salary is too low compare to others , but I'm not talking of the executives or sales people, and it's hard to understand who's the real manager above you.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    make it clearer who decide what

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Mixed Experiences

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    There are the usual opportunities and benefits that come with working for a large multi-national company.
    Good benefit structure. Good career opportunities in certain areas.
    Good leadership from the Home Lending senior management team.

    Cons

    Low pay, poor conditions, constantly reducing bonus scales.
    A micro-management culture.
    A lack of communication in some areas where there is a lot of change can impact on department morale.
    A jobs for the boys culture is prolific in the Home Lending departments.
    Middle management are very set in their ways and do not always echo the messages from the senior management.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Welcoming

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at GE

    Pros

    Welcoming company, good benefits and working alongside great people, enjoyed my time there and would return if offered a job at a later time, depending on the area

    Cons

    Although I enjoyed the time, the atmosphere is very much hard work, people seem very hardworking with constant work, very little down time and relaxing time

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Maybe something to disperse the atmosphere

  11.  

    Tremendous learning opportunities. One of the largest and most successful businesses in the world,

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at GE

    Pros

    Some really smart people, great imagination. Can be single-minded, good focus on Quality, battling to engage the employees.

    Cons

    Some really dumb processes, disempowers middle management. Unable to do small stuff well due to the focus on the next big project. Shifting matrix and siloes can leave people confused.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Enable lower and middle management to routinely do small stuff, and hold them accountable if needed later.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

Work at GE? Share Your Experiences

GE

 
Click to Rate
or

Your response will be removed from the review – this cannot be undone.