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Updated 18 June, 2018
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  • "difficult to maintain work-life balance" (in 337 reviews)

  • "long hours; attention to quality within the development teams is lacking" (in 171 reviews)

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  1. "Application Engineer"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at GE full-time

    Pros

    GE is a company that has good values and management systems

    Cons

    It is really big , be aware of the upper level strategies and be prepared if they decided to layoff


  2. "Senior Financial Analyst"

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    Current Employee - Senior Financial Analyst in Mississauga, ON
    Current Employee - Senior Financial Analyst in Mississauga, ON
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at GE full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Great company to work for, with lot of history , learning and growth opportunities

    Cons

    Pay scale and business complexity

  3. "Good company to work for"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at GE full-time

    Pros

    -Flexible hours
    -Good team dynamic
    -Challenging work

    Cons

    -Long hours are expected
    -Since GE is a large company, there are lots of company politics


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Don't stay more than 3-4 years"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at GE (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    great institution to learn and develop skills

    Cons

    people quality depends on the business

    Advice to Management

    pay your employees

    GE Response

    11 Jun, 2018 – Talent - Events & Pipeling

    Thanks for calling out learning and developing, we think so too. It is great to apply these thoughts to our current efforts and make this company even better. Thanks.


  5. "Good company to work for overall"

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    Current Employee - Underwriter in Mississauga, ON
    Current Employee - Underwriter in Mississauga, ON
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    -Lots of opportunities to work on special projects
    -Ability to shape the organization
    -Senior Management listens to employee suggestions
    -Manageable pace outside of quarter end
    -Hands off management style

    Cons

    -Overtime during the last two weeks of the quarter
    -Company is downsizing leading to elimination of management layers and some staff cuts at the ground level


  6. "Chemical operator"

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    Current Employee - Chemical Process Operator in Edmonton, AB
    Current Employee - Chemical Process Operator in Edmonton, AB
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at GE full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    The people I work with are the best I have ever worked with

    Cons

    Manager doesn't know how to be a manager


  7. "Senior Manager"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at GE full-time

    Pros

    Can't find one now, may be in future

    Cons

    Too many spectators, while less and less people who works

  8. "Design Special"

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    Current Employee - Senior Designer in Peterborough, ON
    Current Employee - Senior Designer in Peterborough, ON
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at GE full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Good work, smart people, great products.

    Cons

    Closing the plant! Outsourcing the work.

    Advice to Management

    Use your employees strength's.


  9. "Firmware Developer"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at GE full-time

    Pros

    Culture and value is great.

    Cons

    GE Canada does not compare to US at all


  10. "health and safety coordinator"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Allowed me to use a lot of my skills such as confined space, LOTO and training. I was able to schedule my work without being micromanaged.

    Cons

    It is closing so employee's attitudes became negative. Hard to motivate people.

    Advice to Management

    Treat people with respect.


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