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Updated 20 October, 2017
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  • Could work on emphasizing work-life balance more by encouraging use of vacation time (in 314 reviews)

  • Long hours lead to a bad work-life balance (in 159 reviews)

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  1. "GE employee for one year"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at GE full-time

    Pros

    Good benefits package and working environment

    Cons

    You have to be available for OT


  2. "Global accounts"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at GE full-time

    Pros

    great people and great opportunities

    Cons

    at times very disorganized so fragmented


  3. "Work was repetitive as an Intern in the Oakville location"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Oakville, ON
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Oakville, ON
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at GE (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great work life balance, Great lunch time activities, Every 4th year they have the GE Olympics.

    Cons

    Lack of any actual engineering development work, most jobs were pertaining to support. LOT of gossip regarding interns by full timers


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  5. "Inside Sales Representative"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend

    I worked at GE full-time

    Pros

    You can find very well prepared and talented people working in there

    Cons

    A lot of discrimination and lack of empathy

    Advice to Management

    Working in a company like GE that is family oriented, you should learn on how to integrate your own team. Don't be a boss be a leader


  6. "Great employer"

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    Current Employee - Lead Embedded Software Engineer in Burnaby, BC
    Current Employee - Lead Embedded Software Engineer in Burnaby, BC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great, challenging work environment, never boring! You're constantly kept on your tiptoes, working with latest technology.

    Cons

    It's like a huge elephant and it takes time until a request (that involves corp) goes through the whole workflow process. There's better paying jobs around!


  7. "Software Developer"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at GE full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    - Fair compensation for the work you do

    Cons

    - Not particularly interesting work
    - Hard to get ideas to be approved


  8. "Great Company"

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    Current Employee - Engineer in Toronto, ON
    Current Employee - Engineer in Toronto, ON
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great company & great people to work with

    Cons

    Small increments but great benefits


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    "GE review"

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    Former Employee - Director
    Former Employee - Director

    I worked at GE full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great opportunity to learn if you have interest (online courses, etc..)

    Cons

    - A little ruthless
    - High turn over
    - Doesn't lend it self to a collaborative environment

    Advice to Management

    More team building
    Use people in the right places


  10. "Good employer"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at GE full-time

    Pros

    lots of room for development

    Cons

    Very political . Not a great place to be long term


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    "Operations Manager"

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    Former Employee - Business Operations Manager in Toronto, ON
    Former Employee - Business Operations Manager in Toronto, ON
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at GE (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good Atmosphere and Stable Career

    Cons

    No room for growth and lots of political issues

    Advice to Management

    Not Applicable


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