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GE Reviews

Updated 30 August, 2014
Updated 30 August, 2014
2,465 Reviews

3.7
2,465 Reviews
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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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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    good company as an overall

    • 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 for 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
  2.  

    What you put in is what you get out

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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 for 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
  3.  

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

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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 for 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
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  5.  

    One the best experince

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Manufacturing Engineer  in  Peterborough, ON
    Current Employee - Manufacturing Engineer in Peterborough, ON

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

    Pros

    A lots of areas for develop your career

    Cons

    Possiblity of restructuring, Not good future on market outlook

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More work to find upper leadership

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    A good company for your retirement

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Software Engineer  in  Toronto, ON
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Toronto, ON

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

    Pros

    They 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.

    Cons

    Good 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 ManagementAdvice

    The 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.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Best place to work

    Former Employee - End User Support  in  Mississauga, ON
    Former Employee - End User Support in Mississauga, ON

    I worked at GE as a contractor for less than a year

    Pros

    Cordial environment to work, and the people are friendly

    Cons

    very hard to be made permanent

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hiring procedure should not be diffucult

  8.  

    Great place to build up your career foundation.

    Current Employee - Financial Analyst  in  Mississauga, ON
    Current Employee - Financial Analyst in Mississauga, ON

    I have been working at GE as a contractor for more than a year

    Pros

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

    Cons

    Heavy working load. Bad work-life balance.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Simplification should not put the company on a very risky position.

  9.  

    Good place for learning and working

    • 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 as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

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

    Cons

    Very Big, complex and inefficient operations

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Retain talent

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    GE is forward looking and an industry leader.

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

    I worked at GE full-time

    Pros

    GE 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.

    Cons

    Of 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 ManagementAdvice

    Add accountability to final leg of new project implementations

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    A decade at GE

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

    I worked at GE full-time

    Pros

    Bar 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.

    Cons

    Rigid 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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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