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GE Reviews

Updated 9 December, 2018
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  • "work/life balance can sometime suffer" (in 343 reviews)

  • "sometimes you have to work long hours" (in 180 reviews)

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  1. "Program Manager"

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    Current Employee - Program Manager in Montreal, QC
    Current Employee - Program Manager in Montreal, QC
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great opportunities and a culture of coaching.

    Cons

    The current financial situation with GE is making dynamics challenging.

    Advice to Management

    Money is a consequence of following the right path. Though it's inevitable to be mindful of paying the bills, and at times we need to deviate, but it should not be the culture and should be only short lived.


  2. "consolidation"

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    Former Employee - consolidation
    Former Employee - consolidation

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

    Pros

    great company to work for

    Cons

    travel hours sometimes long and stressful

  3. Helpful (1)

    "Program Manager"

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

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

    Pros

    Fantastic resources in training, IT, etc. Still has some of the great culture traits that made it such a fantastic company.

    Cons

    Traded its old values for gimmicks and lack of discipline that led to its downfall. They just have too many awful leaders.

    Advice to Management

    Figure out a way to identify awful leaders, that have become masters at managing up and promoting themselves, with no regard for the company's well being. Then remove them.


  4. "Software Developer"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at GE full-time

    Pros

    Decent work environment, average salary and flexibly hours.

    Cons

    Almost everyone got laid off...


  5. "Commercial Operations"

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    Current Employee - Sales Support Manager in Markham, ON
    Current Employee - Sales Support Manager in Markham, ON
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great school, process driven, trying to act as a start up, recognize the global issues and how they affect the company

    Cons

    burocratic, too big at times, hard to come up with a decision, going through tough times right now


  6. "Good technical work, complete lack of excitement"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at GE full-time

    Pros

    Since GE is big, it can invest resources in working on challenging technical problems. If you find yourself in the right group, your work will be rewarding. And the company culture about taking care of their employees is excellent.

    Cons

    GE is a typical Company with a capital C. Huge layer of middle management, plenty of people just trying to climb the ladder. As a conglomerate, it lacks focus on its products and the priorities keep shifting from year to year. This results in people constantly questioning the value of their output.


  7. "Manufacturing tech"

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    Current Employee - Manufacturing Technician in Welland, ON
    Current Employee - Manufacturing Technician in Welland, ON
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at GE full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    No supervisors, salary, good people to work with

    Cons

    Lack of organization, underpaid, work not related to job description

  8. "GE Grid Solutions Canada"

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    Current Employee - Senior Quality Assurance Analyst in Calgary, AB
    Current Employee - Senior Quality Assurance Analyst in Calgary, AB
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    global, meet people from all over.
    Pay well, plenty of opportunity to grow

    Cons

    Big bureaucracy
    HR takes months to get anything done

    GE Response

    10 Oct, 2018

    Thanks for your recommendation, we appreciate it.


  9. "Business Outlook"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at GE full-time

    Pros

    Global, Diverse, Benefits, Training & Development, Promotion from Within

    Cons

    Communication Channels need improvement for such a big company, accountability

    GE Response

    10 Oct, 2018

    We're always working to improve our communications (this feedback being one example), so thank you for letting us know!


  10. "Quality Control"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at GE full-time

    Pros

    Good salary and benefits package.

    Cons

    Company sometimes lets corporate red tape hinder progress.

    Advice to Management

    Give more power to site management. Running the various sites worldwide from head office doesn't work!!!

    GE Response

    10 Oct, 2018

    Thank you for your comments, we appreciate it!