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GE Capital Employee Reviews about "work life balance"

Updated 22 Mar 2020

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GE Capital Chairman & CEO Richard Laxer (no image)
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118 Ratings
Pros
  • "Work-life balance (although there's a lot of working "off-hours", you can work from home any time)(in 162 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 59 reviews)

  • "long hours, they should allow flexi time(in 30 reviews)

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  1. "Senior Analyst"

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

    I worked at GE Capital full-time for 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

    GE Capital2018-09-17
  2. "Great job"

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    Former Employee - Senior Manager in Leeds, England

    I worked at GE Capital full-time

    Pros

    Work life balance, mobile working

    Cons

    Favoritism to GE graduates, too much PowerPoint

    GE Capital2020-03-22
  3. "Underwriter"

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    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.

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    GE Capital2018-09-11
  4. "Lead Accountant"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I have been working at GE Capital full-time

    Pros

    work life balance, people are great, training

    Cons

    downsizing, too many pointless meetings and powerpoint presentations for every little thing

    GE Capital2018-08-15
  5. "GE Capital- great place that went downhill"

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    IT Leader in London, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at GE Capital for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Great people Work life balance Leadership training Ability to move laterally

    Cons

    Management lacked vision and company paid the price for this Compensation was poor During the last couple of years, the company definitely lost its culture and openness. A certain crony culture took root.

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    GE Capital2018-08-24
  6. "Good workplace"

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    Real Estate in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at GE Capital

    Pros

    Nice environment, good training, clear career path combined with a good work life balance. Opportunity to move across different businesses

    Cons

    Matrix organization, burocracy. There are few motivations to get things done as the company is completely risk adverse. It’s difficult to go against procedure

    GE Capital2018-03-06
  7. "Good compensation but short on opportunities"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at GE Capital full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Good work-life balance and good remuneration

    Cons

    Lots of turmoil regarding long-term direction of company

    GE Capital2018-02-25
  8. "Uncertain times"

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    Current Employee - Xxxx in London, England
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good people, work life balance good

    Cons

    Uncertainty, speed of change, location

    GE Capital2017-10-02
  9. "Well run business units with effective oversight"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at GE Capital full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Financial objectives are always very clear, usually with an understandable route to success. Commitment, expertise and collaborative working styles are generally recognised and rewarded. Most people are capable, hard working, friendly and like to make the workplace fun when it can be. GE businesses are often at their best responding to a tangible crisis. That kind of mobilisation can be exciting and rewarding. Remuneration packages are good and flexible. There is reasonable understanding and acceptance of personal life considerations/work-life balance etc.

    Cons

    Creative and strategic thinking is not recognised or encouraged that much. There is a GE way of thinking about opportunities and problems. Career progress is dependent on achieving hard results... 'soft contributions' are not readily recognised.

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    GE Capital2017-08-11
  10. "Worked there for 8.5 years and enjoyed it"

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    Former Employee - Finance Manager in London, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at GE Capital full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    I worked for GE Capital for 4 years. I loved the culture, commitment to development and learning. Teams are great and the quality of coworkers is really high

    Cons

    Work/life balance is non-existant. Employees are expected to dedicate all hours of the day to work, and that can get very tiring. The company does not do the best job of funding long-term IT projects for internal systems, so lots of processes that could be automated are manual. There is a fair amount of politics, so you need to play the game sometimes.

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    GE Capital2017-05-31
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