GE

  www.ge.com
  www.ge.com

GE Reviews

Updated 22 October 2014
Updated 22 October 2014
2,613 Reviews
3.7
2,613 Reviews
Rating Trends

Recommend to a friend
Approve of CEO
GE Chairman & CEO Jeffrey R. Immelt
Jeffrey R. Immelt
1,064 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Provides ample opportunity for growth in career , work -life balance is encouraged (in 140 reviews)

  • Lots of opportunities to advance if you're willing to move around a lot (in 58 reviews)


Cons
  • Also most of the people i know who work here don't have much work life balance (in 146 reviews)

  • Can be long hours but if you are good at planning your day, you will be more than fine (in 86 reviews)

More Highlights

Employee Reviews

Sort: Popular Rating Date
  1.  

    Demanding and Driven

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Personal Finance Representative in Melbourne
    Former Employee - Personal Finance Representative in Melbourne

    I worked at GE full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Great commission opportunities. Employee development orientated company. Big company offering decent job security.

    Cons

    Constant training and policy updates. High pressure. Very competitive. Targets, targets, targets......

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    They need to focus on a work life balance. At times they push too hard and it results in resignations.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Will be as good as the effort you put in

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Fla in Brisbane
    Current Employee - Fla in Brisbane

    I have been working at GE part-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Flexibility, understanding, atmosphere, colleagues, training, work-life balance

    Cons

    can be a little too target focused and forget about the workers

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Isn't consistent - sometimes the manager are fantastic and sometimes they pander to their favourites.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Long hours, corporate culture, interesting projects

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Financial Management Program in Perth, Western Australia
    Current Employee - Financial Management Program in Perth, Western Australia

    I have been working at GE full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    INteresting projects, huge budgets, latest technology

    Cons

    Submissive, American, corporate culture. Long hours (in Finance at least)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  4. Is this helpful? The community relies on everyone sharing – Add Anonymous Review
  5.  

    Good company to work for, spoiled by a lack of customer focus

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - General Manager in Melbourne
    Former Employee - General Manager in Melbourne

    I worked at GE full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great company, with good opportunities for development.

    Cons

    Way too internally focussed business, with too high a percentage of successful managers being incompetent at running a business, but great at managing up (zero decision making ability, as that might get them in trouble - better to make no decision than to take a risk).

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    stick to performance targets - if the managers don't perform, get rid of them, not promote them.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6.  

    Vast exposure

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Engineer in Sydney
    Current Employee - Engineer in Sydney

    I have been working at GE full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Too many applications giving a lot of exposure.

    Cons

    Pay is not well paid

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Have maintained a good culture.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Awesome place to work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Front Line Associate in Richmond, Victoria
    Former Employee - Front Line Associate in Richmond, Victoria

    I worked at GE full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Good compensation and bonuses, and great personal growth.

    Cons

    Nothing that comes to my mind.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Awesome job!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Great people, great teamwork

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - SAS Analyst Programmer and Datamarts Support in Melbourne
    Former Employee - SAS Analyst Programmer and Datamarts Support in Melbourne

    I worked at GE as a contractor (more than an year)

    Pros

    Great teamwork, people always ready to help with your task, explain or have a fub during team time

    Cons

    sometimes computer support is too slow

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    The best company I've ever worked for

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Culture, development opportunities, fast-paced, global

    Cons

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great place to work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous 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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

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

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at GE

    Pros

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

    Cons

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

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Reduce middle management. Empower regional leaders

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

Work at GE? Share Your Experiences

GE

 
Click to Rate
or

Your response will be removed from the review – this cannot be undone.