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GE Reviews

Updated 5 March, 2015
Updated 5 March, 2015
2,902 Reviews
3.7
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Provides ample opportunity for growth in career , work -life balance is encouraged (in 142 reviews)

  • Lots of opportunities to advance if you're willing to move around a lot (in 60 reviews)


Cons
  • Also most of the people i know who work here don't have much work life balance (in 152 reviews)

  • Can be long hours but if you are good at planning your day, you will be more than fine (in 87 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Work

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - FP&A Manager in Mississauga, ON
    Current Employee - FP&A Manager in Mississauga, ON

    I have been working at GE full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great culture diversity and exposure

    Cons

    Competitive and very demanding to move up the corporate ladder

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  2.  

    An interesting internship experience

    Former Intern - Intern in Stoney Creek, ON
    Former Intern - Intern in Stoney Creek, ON

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

    Pros

    The company is quite large which allows for a great deal of diversity in terms of career changes within the company. Most individuals that I worked with were decent, friendly, and helpful. It was a challenging experience but great overall learning experience.

    Cons

    At times there felt like there was too much bureaucracy which felt stifling. Certain labor rules or purchasing rules made it difficult to act with autonomy.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Reduce the complexity of meetings, and create a framework that supports greater autonomy. Sometimes it seemed as if fellow co-workers were constantly stressed which was painful to witness. There seemed to be a constant pressure to perform (which is understandable) but it was, at least in the review's opinion, becoming excessive and having a detrimental impact on the team's morale and effectiveness. In one case, I remember a co-worker (a very seasoned employee) need to retire early due to anxiety and stress related health effects.

    I came into an internship role during a time when work orders had slowed down due to the recent 2008/2009 financial crisis. There were temporary lay-offs that occurred. The area of GE that I was fortunate enough to be employed within, required labour-level, "blue-collar" for lack of better term, employees. One thing that I found as a point of concern was the general culture and attitude among some (not all) of these employees. There seemed to be a lack of sense of urgency, a general cynicism and lack of faith towards upper management, and lack of clear set of core values that motivated them. These individuals are essentially the front-line of the business. It is crucial to have a clear set of values that these employees can rally around. If not the motivation and attention of these employees will be less than ideal and their effectiveness may be diminished.

    In order to counter this culture, the manager of my plant seemed to implement tactics such as giving gift cards, or other awards to employees who raised quality issues. I would strongly caution against this practice because this will inadvertently cause the labour-level employees to be motivated more by the "rewards" as opposed to wanting to speak up about a quality issue because they actually feel a a sense of pride in their work. As a possible alternative, it would be far better to have an 'honorable mentions/employee recognition' moment during the weekly or monthly meetings the plant would hold. During these 'honorable mention' moments the employee could be recognized, and appreciate, and be told "job well done on alerting us of such-and-such issue or some other outstanding effort/action". This would have a far greater and more desirable impact for all parties involved: the worker begins to feel appreciated for what they do, and the management team will have a motivated employee on their team.

    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Lead Engineer/Technologist

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at GE

    Pros

    Good company for working
    Good people for working

    Cons

    Management is bad
    no communication
    no sharing

    Neutral Outlook
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    Field Service Representative

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Field Service Representative in Montreal, QC
    Former Employee - Field Service Representative in Montreal, QC

    I worked at GE full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    great perks. fortune 100 company. lots of experience. many chances of advancement within the company. lots of incentives and overtime.

    Cons

    too much time away from home. too much travel for someone with a family. more then 40 hours worth of work in a week.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  6.  

    FMP Intern

    Current Employee - FMP Intern in Mississauga, ON
    Current Employee - FMP Intern in Mississauga, ON

    I have been working at GE

    Pros

    Great investment into interns, lots of opportunities within the company, works were reasonable at approximately 50 per week with some travel involved, lots of talks from company executives made you feel invested in the company

    Cons

    Older management seemed hesitant to try new things

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Thought the company was run reasonably well. Need to update software systems and IT help was a disaster

  7.  

    Great opportunity

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at GE full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great work culture and colleagues

    Cons

    Not enough advancement opportunities for emplyees

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Mentor and grow from within

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  8.  

    The sky is the limit!!

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Mississauga, ON
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Mississauga, ON

    I have been working at GE full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    GE is a Global Company and offers amazing career opportunities around the globe in various industries. Values innovation and entrepreneurial thinking. Invests in employees. Excellent benefits, flex hours, stock options, etc.

    Cons

    You work hard, but are rewarded for the effort you put in. GE is ever-changing, and if you can't keep up, you will get lost.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    mechanica assemble and wire man

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Wireman and Assembler and Solder -plant Work in Markham, ON
    Former Employee - Wireman and Assembler and Solder -plant Work in Markham, ON

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

    Pros

    good enwirement and good company

    Cons

    every day new learning and new challenging work. if you have any position in the plant in Markham please contact me.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    i like this company you have give more opportunity for contract worker. after one year you have to give direct contract and salary increasing.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  10.  

    GE Experiences

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    • Culture & Values
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    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern
    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern

    I worked at GE as an intern

    Pros

    Pay is competitive and there are opportunities across the planet for you to avail. Flexible schedule, some perks, and casual Fridays.

    Cons

    Management unsure of goals and doesn't take ownership of projects. Organization is run extremely haphazardly, going in to work every morning was depressing.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    GE has gotten too big, it is a conglomerate that isn't the sum of its parts.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11.  

    Slow moving company, they copy old design to new ones, add a few features and call it revolutionary. They cut corners!!

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Hardware Designer in Markham, ON
    Current Employee - Hardware Designer in Markham, ON

    I have been working at GE full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    - Nice people
    - Easy and laid back

    Cons

    - No career future
    - Willing to let go potential talent
    - Not willing to build talent
    - This review only applies to GE Multilin

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    - Do your job

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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