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GE Reviews

Updated Jul 30, 2014
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3.6 2,384 reviews

83% Approve of the CEO

GE Chairman & CEO Jeffrey R. Immelt

Jeffrey R. Immelt

(936 ratings)

77% of employees recommend this company to a friend

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Provides ample opportunity for growth in career , work -life balance is encouraged (in 123 reviews)

  • Lots of opportunities to advance if you're willing to move around a lot (in 55 reviews)


Cons
  • Also most of the people i know who work here don't have much work life balance (in 132 reviews)

  • Can be long hours but if you are good at planning your day, you will be more than fine (in 76 reviews)

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    What you put in is what you get out

    HRM (Current Employee) Toronto, ON

    Pros- Reward top performers
    - Benefits comparable to other big companies
    - You will be given strech assignments allowing you to grow
    - Lots of opportunities especially within the functions

    Cons- Lots of competition
    - Too many management layers
    - Lots of people just consolidating information vs actually doing the work

    Advice to Senior Management- You are on the right path by making things simplier and more cost effective

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

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    One the best experince

    Manufacturing Engineer (Current Employee) Peterborough, ON

    ProsA lots of areas for develop your career

    ConsPossiblity of restructuring, Not good future on market outlook

    Advice to Senior ManagementMore work to find upper leadership

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    A good company for your retirement

    Software Engineer (Current Employee) Toronto, ON

    ProsThey don't have competitive salary, but acceptable. The other benefits are stock + pension plan. You have to spend many years working here to get good pay by increasing salary 3% per year. Many legacy products are still under development and maintenance, so most likely you will use some technics out-of-update.

    ConsGood company culture, work-life balance is much depending on your profession behavior. Too many issues are there all the time, you adjust work-life balance if nobody pushing you.

    Advice to Senior ManagementThe employee quality is getting worst and worst due to less competitive env. Employees having competitive skills most likely go for a higher salary, the others working there are most 40+ to 60 years old. Too many managers, technical leaders ,etc, many of these peoples are not worthy of their paid, especially looking at what they are contributing. Overall it is a good place to stay for your retirement.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Best place to work

    End User Support (Former Employee) Mississauga, ON

    ProsCordial environment to work, and the people are friendly

    Consvery hard to be made permanent

    Advice to Senior ManagementHiring procedure should not be diffucult

     

    Great place to build up your career foundation.

    Financial Analyst (Current Employee) Mississauga, ON

    ProsGood training program. Good corporate culture. Flexibility in working time.

    ConsHeavy working load. Bad work-life balance.

    Advice to Senior ManagementSimplification should not put the company on a very risky position.

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    Good place for learning and working

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsGlobal exposure, different businesses to work in, supports employee development

    ConsVery Big, complex and inefficient operations

    Advice to Senior ManagementRetain talent

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

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    GE is forward looking and an industry leader.

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsGE culture around SixSigma and Lean manufacturing is industry leading. Leaning and applying these tools are assets that will always be of value in any business or with any company.

    ConsOf all the positive things around SixSigma and it's application towards new project implementation, the only down side is the lack of accountability on managers leading project through to completion

    Advice to Senior ManagementAdd accountability to final leg of new project implementations

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

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    A decade at GE

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsBar none the foremost leadership development organization in the world. If you are seeking to develop into a respected well rounded general manager this is the Harvard Business School for that. The GE culture is ideally suited for results driven, high achieving professionals. The diversity of experiences and challenges you are exposed to along with the highly-involved grooming provided by seasoned veterans and the the formal GE management training ensure a polished, sharp future business executive.

    ConsRigid and out-dated compensation structures:

    During the Welch era lucrative stock options and generous bonuses were common; that's no longer the case. Which has led to the overall compensation model for GE to be un-impressive in the past decade.

    Employer Brand equity not the same for the younger generation:

    - Not in touch with "What Really Matters" for the younger generation
    - This has led to retention issues particularly with the younger demo with 3-5 years of GE experience. People are not looking at building a 30 year career with GE, job security is ni longer a primary motivator

    Work/Life Balance

    - Non-existent, ideal for some hard charging types but not for everyone

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Pure tech and idea driven company, simply relationship, the Best every worked

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsTech and idea driven, lead by the best idea
    Flat org structure, no BS no politics
    Pure people, easy to get on with
    Work is work, no fancy decorations

    ConsPay
    70-20-10 (isn't it also the good thing?)
    Frozen head counts
    11 months

    Advice to Senior ManagementJust keep the way it is, and give some credit to Nicola Tesla

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

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    A decent place to work

    Software Architect (Current Employee) Toronto, ON

    ProsAn organization of large scale and scope, that can bring considerable resources to bear when it is serious about going after any one market or solving a particular problem. When the organization gets behind an idea and solution it is able to be very innovative. Generally offers a good work life balance. Also offers opportunities to really learn and develop your leadership abilities.

    ConsAt times is not agile enough, takes too long to make basic decisions, especially by the management. The management can be risk adverse to the point of undermining itself and future growth and opportunities. The organization also can behave like a relic of the past and be too top down driven and this negatively affects the individual initiative/ownership and common sense of employees. Also there is sometimes too much focus of growing margins/profitability through bottom line growth/cost cutting at the expense of sacrificing top line growth. Their is a need to better understand the law of diminishing returns in the organization in regards to cost cutting measures and more focus needs to be put on customer satisfaction.

    Advice to Senior ManagementThe levels of management have grown to fat and seems the solution to many problems is to add more management when the reverse is needed, more resources need to be allocated to getting best in class contributors for marketing and engineering.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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