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GE Reviews

Updated 29 August 2014
Updated 29 August 2014
2,464 Reviews

3.7
2,464 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Provides ample opportunity for growth in career , work -life balance is encouraged (in 123 reviews)

  • Lots of opportunities to advance if you're willing to move around a lot (in 55 reviews)


Cons
  • Also most of the people i know who work here don't have much work life balance (in 132 reviews)

  • Can be long hours but if you are good at planning your day, you will be more than fine (in 76 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

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

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    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
  2.  

    Great company for making great things happen

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    Current Employee - Human Resources Manager  in  London, England
    Current Employee - Human Resources Manager in London, England

    I have been working at GE full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Challenges, volume and scope of roles is great, pushes you to change, be sharp and focused...leading edge... Inspiring colleagues and some exceptional leaders...executional excellence... Great minds... Excellent growth and development opportunities

    Cons

    Change is constant, competitive, high expectations, forces you to really face your weaknesses and improve, if you don't drive achievements others won't do it for you... Processes, tools... Still authority focused...

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Speed up, delegate and empower regions and let regional leaders decide, be more present on the market to build the brand... Re-think inclusiveness culture as it's in the way of challenging status quo... Simplify... Simplify... Simplify

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Potential to make your mark, but systems and processes are outdated

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    Current Employee - Business Analyst  in  Aberdeen, Scotland
    Current Employee - Business Analyst in Aberdeen, Scotland

    I have been working at GE full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Potential to make your mark. if you work really hard you will be noticed. Multinational work force. Lots going on all over GE

    Cons

    Terriible duplication of effort happens all the time. Highly beurocratic. Communication from upper management is poor. Too much reporting and metrics. Company prefer GE 'lifers' to candidates with industry experience. Your HR ref won't know who you are. This is my experience anyway.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Communicate WHY things are happening to the staff.

    Approves of CEO
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    Intern

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    Former Employee - Electronics and Sensor  in  Farnborough, Hampshire, South East England, England
    Former Employee - Electronics and Sensor in Farnborough, Hampshire, South East England, England

    I worked at GE as an intern for more than a year

    Pros

    Great exposure to electronics tool development

    Cons

    I did not come across much issues

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    IM Program Manager

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at GE full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Work Life Flexibility. Good leadership Trainings

    Cons

    Work environment could be difficult if you are struck in a business which will be disintegrated. Changes are too frequent in businesses which can impact you either way..

    Recommends
  7.  

    Power Systems Engineer

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at GE full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Excellent employer, looks after you with great employee benefits, plenty of worldwide travel if you want as well

    Cons

    Not a lot of training prospects and promotional aspects at the moment.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    KAM

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at GE as a contractor for more than a year

    Pros

    Flexibility and time-off policies are good

    Cons

    Salary is not satisfactory and the procedural stuff is so slow

  9.  

    Bureaucratic but adaptable

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    Current Employee - Senior Risk Analyst  in  London, England
    Current Employee - Senior Risk Analyst in London, England

    I have been working at GE full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    It adapts well to market (despite being very bureaucratic). Attracts some top talent/high caliber individuals.

    Cons

    Can be very data driven and formulaic, love of buzzwords and jargon. People stay a long time, would benefit from ome addtional outside influences.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    A great place to work for although not suitable for everybody

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    Current Employee - Assistant Controller  in  Amersham, England
    Current Employee - Assistant Controller in Amersham, England

    I have been working at GE full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    You are always encouraged to achieve more. Fast-paced and dynamic. Truly international and multicultural. Great benefits. There are plenty of opportunities if you are hard-working and driven.

    Cons

    Work-life balance is more theoretical than realistic. GE's way of working is not for everybody. You need to run your own PR campaign in parallel to your daily job. Probably the worst HR department I have dealt with in my working life.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Disillusioned

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    Current Employee - Service Manager  in  Rugby, England
    Current Employee - Service Manager in Rugby, England

    I have been working at GE full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Reasonable compensation package, co-workers genuinely try to support one another and the tea trolley.

    Cons

    Far too much focus on meeting monthly and quarterly financial targets. The fear of failing, despite not having the resources to do the job properly. Horrible office environment.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Need to focus on employee engagement and future strategy.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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