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GE Reviews

Updated 22 October, 2014
Updated 22 October, 2014
2,613 Reviews
3.7
2,613 Reviews
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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)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    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 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
  2.  

    Demanding and Rewarding

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • 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
  3.  

    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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    • 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 (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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  5.  

    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 (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
  6.  

    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 (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
  7.  

    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 (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
  8.  

    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 (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
  9.  

    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 (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
  10.  

    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 (less than an 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

  11.  

    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 (more than an 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.

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