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GE Capital Reviews

Updated 8 November 2018
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Richard Laxer
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Pros
  • "Culture, work/life balance, learning environment" (in 154 reviews)

  • "Benefits are Excellent, Relaxed Work Environment" (in 75 reviews)

Cons
  • "Work/life balance can be challenging to manage to meet deadlines by senior leadership" (in 58 reviews)

  • "Long hours, very detailed projects" (in 26 reviews)

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  1. "Excellent management - shame about global decision"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bristol, England
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bristol, England
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at GE Capital full-time

    Pros

    Fantastic leadership team.
    Clear goals and objectives.
    Transparent communication during a period of significant downsizing.
    Real attempt to maintain team morale and connections.

    Cons

    Global decision by GE to sell / close GE Capital has led to the UK business being sold / put into run off.
    The Bristol team where I worked is now significantly smaller and will have limited opportunities going forward.

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you are doing to focus on remaining employees to help maintain morale and focus. Team spirit is essential at this point!


  2. "Great opportunities"

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

    I worked at GE Capital full-time

    Pros

    Great opportunities to learn and develop through wide variety of on the job experiences. Can do collaborative and professional culture.

    Cons

    Typical large corporate over proliferation of meetings where value limited to ~25% of the meeting time & participants + over use of power pt!

  3. "Loved it!"

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    Former Employee - Finance Manager in London, England
    Former Employee - Finance Manager in London, England
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at GE Capital (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Benefits
    Culture
    Promote Learning
    Easy to move around

    Cons

    None that I can think of


  4. "Accountant"

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

    I have been working at GE Capital full-time

    Pros

    Challenging job in a global environment.

    Cons

    Company does not know where it is going. Changing direction every month or so. Very difficult to keep up with the strategy changes.
    Company is downscaling, systems obsolete and no fresh people involved in the business.


  5. "Great company, limited progress opportunities unless a Golden Child"

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    Current Employee - Reward Manager in London, England
    Current Employee - Reward Manager in London, England
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at GE Capital (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Competitive salary and flexible benefits, good recognition schemes, flexible working policy/locations

    Cons

    Limited progress opportunities given GE's restructuring and the expectation that senior leaders should have undertaken GE in-house leadership programs (eg Financial Management Program, HR Development Program)

    Advice to Management

    Senior Management needs to be more visible to ALL employees


  6. "Senior Analyst"

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    Former Employee - Senior Analyst in Manchester, England
    Former Employee - Senior Analyst in Manchester, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Development Trainings provided and great cash benefits

    Cons

    Work/life balance can be challenging to manage to meet deadlines by senior leadership


  7. "Underwriter"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at GE Capital full-time

    Pros

    Great Place to work, ambience and good work life balance. Constant training to develop new skills. Opportunities to growth.

    Cons

    Flat organizational structrure. Growth could take more time than the expected. The company was sold.

    Advice to Management

    Good management at senior levels. However, some directors should improve their management skills.

  8. "Global Risk Operations & Initiatives Leader"

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    Current Employee - Risk Management in Manchester, England
    Current Employee - Risk Management in Manchester, England

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

    Pros

    Excellent diversity & culture
    Good empowerment
    Free to train yourself
    Changing environment provides challenges

    Cons

    Career path could be declining


  9. "Life At GE Capital"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Benefits, Flexible Working, Teamwork, ability to climb the ladder

    Cons

    Short term management decisions could be detrimental to the overall business strategy


  10. "Declining business with the wrong leadership"

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

    I worked at GE Capital full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Young staff, EMEA presence, competitive pay

    Cons

    Wrong leadership, no quality for improvement or for developing business capabilities

    Advice to Management

    Need to change leadership and culture


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