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Updated 15 Sep 2019

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GE Power CEO Russell Stokes
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  1. "Business Administrator"

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    Current Employee - Administrative in Rugby, England

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

    Pros

    Many years of administrative experience

    Cons

    Must be located in the Rugby area

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    GE Power2018-10-26
  2. "Very well treated"

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    Former Employee - Sales Executive in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at GE Power full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Flexible hours and very good comapny benefits

    Cons

    commission is not that great

    GE Power2019-08-12
  3. Helpful (2)

    "Growth available, sacrifice required"

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    Former Employee - IT Operations Team Lead in Cambridge, East of England, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Training is readily available, scale is at hand, ease of reaching out to any part of the company

    Cons

    Large faceless corporation, prime example of Peter's principle. If you are unlucky enough to have a bad manager, there's little you can do to grow.

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    GE Power2019-06-25
  4. "Engineering Manager"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Lots of opportunities to work in different segments

    Cons

    Very much quarterly driven and can be very stressful

    GE Power2018-11-30
  5. Helpful (3)

    "Large Cultural Diversity, top class Technology Drive but lacks accountability and severely procrastinating"

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    Former Employee - Senior Engineering Manager in Stafford, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Diversity – Amazing talent from various parts of the globe, some from red-brick universities and some others from world class brands from all parts of the world with varied level of experiences. This gives the ability to get better quality output and more innovation within the department. There is a lot of room for internal growth with regards to technology Problem Solving Ability – There is no doubt about this at all, some of the engineering talent will crack on and solve any kind of problem there is. Be it Software or Hardware you name it and there will come a solution. Thirst for Knowledge – Amazing drive across the floor, great deal of inquisitiveness with regards to anything and everything that’s going on with regards to Software Delivery within HVDC. Everybody wants to learn and contribute. There is quite a large pool of resource who are adept at what they can contribute and there are some others who have had no exposure but will bite you hand off if given an opportunity. Very positive mindset in terms of taking that first step to support.

    Cons

    One Man Heroes – Severe resistance to adopting pair programming methods to achieve effective knowledge transfer. Cross functional groups do not get complete benefit from experts across the organisation. Accountability – Although the ability to solve problems is at its peak, there is no accountability or adherence to time scales and deadlines. The group tends to fail as a Delivery Organisation. There has been open condemning when called upon for accountability on failed deliverables. There is no penalisation for being late and its always OK to be LATE. Good at solving problems but they are not good enough at estimating the complexity and time it takes to solve the problem. Usually the estimates are about 3 times less, be it time to complete, anticipated bugs or any kind of estimation. The organisation does not have the maturity to make data driven decisions with regards to driving efficiency throughout the organisation. Ownership – FINISHED never means FINISHED. There is always an “ITS NOT MY JOB” at the end of it all. Lacks a data backed model to ensure that those who take on tasks within a sprint take complete ownership within the context of that task and ensure that its “ACTUALLY FINISHED”. Cross functional conflicts are evident and personal agendas take over effective delivery and hinder performance. Talent Retention and Intrinsic Growth – Every new resource to the organisation tends to plateau very quickly purely because of 2 problems. Firstly there are too many one-man heroes who do not believe in the concept of knowledge transfer, there is no successor planning for anyone across the organisation hence there is a lot of churn or demotivating due to lack of progression. Expats are forced to stay mostly due to visa issues. Secondly, the project delivery milestones and timelines are overly complicated and long running for over 36 months to even 60 months in some cases where resources get ring-fenced and cannot move out. Right resources in the wrong roles leads to non efficient teams. Programmers are asked to mentor, Leaders are asked to solve coding issues and Mentors are asked to Program. Project Management and Communication – The Project Management function is naturally redundant and is positioned in a place where the role has no autonomy. The resources don’t respect this role well enough and fail to remain accountable or cater to deadlines where committed to. The decisions are over-ruled and consistently rendered redundant. Project Plans are crowbar’ed to unreasonable milestone dates and are not data driven but hacked around to fit unreasonable timelines do to lack of accurate estimates. Most plans are almost always over-ruled by and then re-done. There is no empowerment or transparency at any level, autonomy is scarce and the concept of SELF ORGANIZING TEAMS has very less significance.

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    GE Power2018-11-08
  6. "Great history, turbulent future"

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    Former Employee - Software Test Engineer in Livingston, Scotland
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at GE Power full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Feeling of working on something legitimately valuable to civilization Candor when dealing with staffs pastoral needs

    Cons

    Lots of talk, very little action Pretty sure management aren't hire for their ability to manage staff Inability to understand the teams ability to deliver Agile is used as a means to compromise quality in the interest of delivery - the hallmark of an under valued software assurance team

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    GE Power2018-09-24
  7. "Living the dream"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Stafford, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Living the dream,soon be houses

    Cons

    No payrise for last 2 years,skills not recognised, shop floor classed as general assembler.

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    GE Power2018-09-13
  8. "GE Alstom joint"

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    Current Employee - Lead Software Engineer in Stafford, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at GE Power full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    good benefit. friendly colleagues. work life balance. chanlleng job.

    Cons

    few grow opertunity. flat market. cost cut. no work reward

    GE Power2018-05-25
  9. Helpful (5)

    "Turbine controls TA ? Project Manager"

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    Former Employee - Steam & Gas Turbine TA in Bracknell, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at GE Power full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Continuous training of employees. Trust and work Ethics are good.

    Cons

    I found none to speak off in the nine and a half years with GE but again it can be dependant on the individuals point of view, some people do not like travel at short notice while others thrive on it.

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    GE Power2018-03-08
  10. Helpful (1)

    "GE needs to get back to success"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
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    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at GE Power full-time

    Pros

    Local management is excellent. Good benefits. You are in charge of your development and opportunities

    Cons

    Executive revolving door since Jeff Immelt left needs to stabilise Poor financial results in 2017 has hit

    GE Power2018-03-15
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