GE Power Employee Reviews about "work life balance"

Updated Jan 15, 2021

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  • "good work life balance and benefits(in 100 reviews)

  • "Good Culture, Flexible work environment(in 72 reviews)

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  • "Work life balance is not prioritized(in 53 reviews)

  • "very large Company and long path for career development(in 31 reviews)

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    1. 4.0
      Former Employee, less than 1 year

      Financial Planning Analyst

      Aug 19, 2020 - Finance Trainee 
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      Pros

      Great work environment in the office

      Cons

      Work life balance is not prioritized

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    2. 4.0
      Former Employee

      Project Manager

      Feb 5, 2019 - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Work-life balance. Interesting job.

      Cons

      Low pay and understaffed. Management needs focus.

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    3. 3.0
      Former Employee

      Mechanical Intern

      Oct 27, 2015 -  
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Great people and support. Good work life balance

      Cons

      Water is only a small business within GE, therefore not rewarded as much for the work you do.

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    4. 4.0
      Former Intern, less than 1 year

      Great leadership; work can get tedious (job-dependent)

      Jan 30, 2015 - Controls Validation in Oakville, ON
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      Pros

      Overall, GE Power & Water provides a relaxed working environment and definitely promotes work/life balance. Excellent on-boarding, and training available when required

      Cons

      The downside is that the work at GE Power & Water (on the software side) can get repetitive and tedious on a project-by-project basis

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    5. 3.0
      Former Employee

      Part of a great company but a lack of emphasis on proper on-boarding

      Apr 7, 2014 -  
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      Pros

      A well-understood business by its leaders who are people generally picked on their excellent business and team management acumen. There is a kind of quiet confidence that permeates GE culture that comes from knowing that GE has been such a valuable brand in the world for most of its 100+ years. If you are in sales then simply saying that you are from GE is alone a door-opener of almost magical effectiveness, because everyone knows GE, everywhere on Earth. The size of GE allows its individual divisions and business units, like Digital Energy, to have at least the perception that resources to accomplish what you need can be found somewhere within its 300,000+ workforce around the globe. There is a sense that GE can accomplish anything, and this is reflected even in its mission statement, which states that GE solves the world's most difficult problems.

      Cons

      Once the door has been opened on the strength of your saying that you are with GE, expectations of customers become very high and in newer technology areas such as Digital Energy, where much of the valuable offerings have been acquired rather than developed from scratch internally, there is far less co-ordination among product groups to address complex system opportunities. In essence, GE is still a manufacturing company above all else: jet engines, MRI machines, electricity generators, consumer products. These are big-ticket, single items that have had evolutionary technological change applied. Digital Energy is all about systems that communicate, and in this area GE has been late to embrace Silicon Valley to be as effective here as it could be. Work-life balance can be difficult at GE, as there can be an inordinate emphasis on the protection of the brand. Beginning with on-boarding, there is often more focus on understanding the brand than on role expectations. To accomplish something that would be straightforward at a smaller, less brand-addled company often requires many more extra steps at GE that can prevent any progress at all because of the fear that participation in some project will threaten the brand. These extra layers of effort can seem unnecessary and are often exhausting to have to deal with. Also, having a strong management culture means that GE is constantly re-organizing, including at Digital Energy. This is done ostensibly to respond to market changes but often destroys momentum for longer-term projects that need more than a nominal 18 months to bear fruit, such as systems-oriented projects would require. As such, only less sophisticated, purely transactional efforts have enough time to bring a return that's acceptable, but these are accomplished at the expense of moving up the value chain where more products could eventually be included in more complex systems if enough time was given for them to take root.

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    6. 4.0
      Current Employee

      Small piece of GE...Future uncertain

      Jun 27, 2008 - H/W Engineer in Ottawa, ON
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      Pros

      Good work life balance. Leading edge technologies and fast paced environment

      Cons

      Limited opportunity for career growth. Also limited opportunities for mentorship. There are too many isolated sites as a result of aquisitions and there is very little communication between the sites. Furthermore, management is very entrenched and presents few opportunities for career development. I think there needs to be an infusion of new ideas and a more clearly defined direction to target bigger more lucrative markets. Currently there seems to be very little forsight and product planning needed to steer the company towards the right markets. Also GE automation contributes about 1% to GE's bottom line and is very vulnerable to shuffling or company re-org.

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    7. 4.0
      Current Employee

      Good company to work with

      Jan 11, 2021 - Team Leader in Noida
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      Pros

      Good and transparent work culture International exposure Competitive benefits Good work-life balance

      Cons

      Uncertainity in Company long term goals Constant changes

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    8. 4.0
      Former Employee, more than 8 years

      Good Company with Great Culture

      Jan 5, 2021 - Software Architect in Hyderābād
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      Pros

      I have been with the organization for around 9 years. Its a great company that emphasizes more on employee values and culture. Good place to work ! Employee Freedom. Great work life balance.

      Cons

      Pay scale is on the average side.

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    9. 2.0
      Former Employee, more than 10 years

      Salary Range

      Jan 15, 2021 - Senior Designer in Windsor, CT
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      Pros

      Work life balance was great

      Cons

      Management never made you feel secure

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    10. 3.0
      Former Employee, more than 1 year

      Financial Management Program

      Jan 10, 2021 - Financial Management Program Analyst in Atlanta, GA
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Exposure to management Work product ownership

      Cons

      Salary (as compared to market) Work-Life Balance

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