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GE Reviews

Updated 19 December, 2014
Updated 19 December, 2014
2,715 Reviews
3.7
2,715 Reviews
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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.  

    Great opportunity

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    • 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
  2.  

    The sky is the limit!!

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    • 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
  3.  

    Slow moving company, Poor management and lack of communication

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Engineer in Markham, ON
    Current Employee - Senior Engineer in Markham, ON

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

    Pros

    Good office environment
    very convenient location

    Cons

    Poor management and lack of communication with the employees that work for them
    Management are not very good at creating realistic timelines and often leaves everything to the last minute
    Lame 2% raise each year regardless if you work hard or not
    Willing to let go potential talent

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    This review only applies to GE Multilin

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    GE Experiences

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    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
  6.  

    mechanica assemble and wire man

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    • 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 an 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
  7.  

    Demanding and Rewarding

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Edison Engineer in Toronto, ON
    Current Employee - Edison Engineer in Toronto, ON

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

    Pros

    Lots of travel and leadership training. "The" way to climb the ladder. The other option is to do your time in the company. Here, meritocracy rules.

    Cons

    Very demanding program. Never come home early.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    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
  9.  

    good company as an overall

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    • 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

    tons of resources, exceptional management training, great gym and cafeteria

    Cons

    average salaries, many incompetent managers just looking to secure their jobs, very high politics

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    reassess all your manager and do a regular 360 review

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
  10.  

    Not the best place if your seeking for growth in your career.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • 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

    - Relax working environment
    - Close to many restaurants which makes Friday lunch outings very convenient
    - Great office environment.

    Cons

    - Poor management and lack of communication with the employees that work for them
    - Often left with work that your way over qualified for
    - Management are not very good at creating realistic timelines and often leaves everything to the last minute.
    - No room for growth
    - Lame 2% raise each year regardless if you work hard or not
    - For a company this big you still have to pay for coffee

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    - More communication with the employees that completes your task would be a great first step.
    - Active meetings to keep project objectives on track
    - Active push to create solutions to address quality issues and stop pushing the issue onto the employees

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  11.  

    What you put in is what you get out

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - HRM in Toronto, ON
    Current Employee - HRM in Toronto, ON

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

    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 ManagementAdvice

    - You are on the right path by making things simplier and more cost effective

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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