GE
3.6 of 5 1,784 reviews
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Updated Apr 22, 2014
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3.6 1,784 reviews

                             

82% Approve of the CEO

GE Chairman & CEO Jeffrey R. Immelt

Jeffrey R. Immelt

(831 ratings)

78% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Review Highlights

Pros:
  • "Great Work/ life Balance and above market perks and benefits in a global company"
    in 86 reviews
  • "Lots of opportunities to advance if you're willing to move around a lot"
    in 39 reviews
Cons:
  • "Work-Life Balance can be challenging if you choose to climb the corporate ladder"
    in 101 reviews
  • "Can be long hours but if you are good at planning your day, you will be more than fine"
    in 63 reviews
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Great place to work

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at GE

Pros- If you enjoy making a difference, this is the company to work for.
- Great learning culture. You should never stop learning because when you do, it's probably time for you to start looking for another role. That's what makes people in this company so great to work with.
- Huge conglomerate, can't find any other company that has business units large enough to be a stand-alone company and switching from one to another is not frowned upon.
- Strong corporate culture, GE is the same everywhere you go, heck they have their own fonts, branding etc.

Cons- Like any large company, you'd find pockets of people who don't embody the GE values, can be frustrating to work with them
- Can be slow and bureaucratic at times
- Don't expect all warm and fuzz, people here mean business

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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The best company I've ever worked for

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

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

ProsCulture, development opportunities, fast-paced, global

ConsCulture can be difficult for those who don't want to over-achieve.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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GE has excellent, endless opportunities in diverse, cutting edge markets, working with great people and top technology.

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at GE

ProsGreat opportunities to suceed at GE. DIverse opportunities in Heathcare, Energy, Aviation.

ConsWith the size being so large, internally there is a lot of beuracracy and red tape that slow down the operating efficiency.

Advice to Senior ManagementReduce middle management. Empower regional leaders

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Good place to work

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at GE full-time

ProsLot of engaged people who provide stimulating environment and raise the bar for everyone to try and match. Good place to work.

ConsLot of critical minds that if you dont deliver best results will give you strong feedback. But generally good place to work

Advice to Senior ManagementNA

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Field service engineer

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at GE full-time for more than a year

ProsGood company to work for

ConsAverage salary and too many EHS compliance

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Great place to start

Finance Analyst (Current Employee)

I have been working at GE

Pros-Lots of training
-Stretch roles are encouraged
-Opinion/recommendations are sought by management

Cons-Worklife balance can be an issue
-Remuneration is lower than market
-Slow promotion process

Advice to Senior ManagementValue your talent by rewarding them adequately.

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My time in the isolated GE village

Recruitment Coordinator (Former Employee)
Melbourne

I worked at GE

Prosfacilities in Melbourne - for working away from the CBD everything you needed was provided. (Gym, Food, Childcare, Parking, Close to transport) - The first of my 3 managers was fantastic.

ConsBeing isolated in a GE type village, Staff where not treated equally - more about who you knew than what, the music being piped on to our level was more irritating and distracting, very demotivating environment, the managers in my division had no understanding of people management - surely when the turnover is as high as it was in our small division thats an indication something is wrong?

Advice to Senior ManagementBe more selective of who is in management roles and ensure they have people management training prior to taking on leadership roles. Ensure equality in staff treatement and take employee feedback seriously.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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GE needs a revamp

Black Belt (Former Employee)
Melbourne

I worked at GE

ProsMany opportunities to join different organizations, and connections inter-company can be easily established.

ConsNo practical recognition of achievements, only lip service

Advice to Senior ManagementListen to the grassroots

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Great place for company values and education on the job

Project Manager (Former Employee)
Houston, TX (US)

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

ProsGE is the best place one can imagine where to build super high level of expertise and sense of community.
You'll have the chance to work for a top level company.

ConsYou have to work really hard and going up with the career can be not so quick

Advice to Senior ManagementHard to find something to say... I had always great consideration and listening. Jus keep doing this!

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Lots of talent and opportunity

Product Manager (Current Employee)
Louisville, KY (US)

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

ProsThere are many good, smart, driven people at GE and - depending on your drive - there is a lot of opportunity to access.

ConsLike any large company, the politics and "climbers" can be a bit much.

Advice to Senior ManagementStay humble

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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