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Review averages

  • 546 employees say

    Excellent (245)
    44.871794871795%
    Good (141)
    25.824175824176%
    Satisfactory (96)
    17.582417582418%
    Subpar (64)
    11.721611721612%
    3.57
  • 2 applicants say

    Excellent (2)
    100%
    Good (0)
    0%
    Satisfactory (0)
    0%
    Subpar (0)
    0%
    5.00

Reviews for General Electric

Reviews - What employees say

3.57 Employees say
5.00 Applicants say

Company Culture

An overall extremely positive work experience, with lots of people will to help and teach. You get what you put into the job.

Support from management

Managers and employees interact frequently as needed, and managers are nearly always willing to provide support if somebody asks for it.

Teamwork

Lots of team based tasks, people rarely work alone on any given task.

Freedom to work independently

Everyone is in charge of their own work. I've never seen a manager "hovering" around employees.

Internal Communication

Plenty of notifications regarding workplace changes, production updates, and communication between departments and company locations.

Gender Equality

I always felt respected, part of the team, and valuable as an employee. Other women I knew there felt similarly.

Attitude towards older colleagues

If anything, the older employees have the upper hand in the company, as they make up the majority of the workforce currently.

Career Development

Tons of training, as long as you're willing to attend the training sessions.

Overall compensation for your work

Most definitely.

Office / Work Environment

For a manufacturing facility, I'd say it was as comfortable as could be reasonably expected.

Environmental Friendliness

Plenty of passionate Environmental Health & Safety employees interact regularly with everybody else, ensuring we maintain their environmental standards.

Work-Life Balance

Some days required staying late, but managers I interacted with were understanding in terms of time off and requested vacation days.

Company Image

The company is undergoing major changes. So while their is some upset as new policies and/or ideas come into play, GE seems to genuinely be working to make their facilities a better place for all employees to work in, and a better system to maintain their standards for high quality products.

Job Security

For all the turbulence, I've never felt that my job was at risk.

Handicapped Accessibility

Nearly everything in the facility was handicap accessible.

Workplace Safety

Lots of training, markings on floor help prevent accidents, all machines have emergency stop mechanisms to prevent injury before it can happen. As far as I've seen.

Challenging Work

Constantly required lots of interaction with others, problem solving, and teamwork. Plenty of opportunity for critical thinking and planning.

Inclusive / Diverse

Definitely valued diversity -in people, ideas, and everything in between. Very positive atmosphere.

Suggestions for improvement

  • Walking paths or little parks outside the facility would be nice, for a chance to walk & mentally slow down for a bit during lunch before jumping back into the busy part of the day.

What I like about the company

Interacting with so many other people has taught me so much beyond my own line of work that I have a much better understanding of how the facility operates as a whole --lots of people are willing to teach you what they know. There are so many friendly employees!

What I dislike about the company

Because so much of the workforce is older, there is still a lot of resistance to change (depending on the change). However, good communication between everybody can make implementing changes much easier for everybody.

Company Culture
5.00
Support from management
5.00
Teamwork
5.00
Freedom to work independently
5.00
Internal Communication
5.00
Gender Equality
5.00
Attitude towards older colleagues
5.00
Career Development
5.00
Overall compensation for your work
5.00
Office / Work Environment
4.00
Environmental Friendliness
4.00
Work-Life Balance
4.00
Company Image
5.00
Job Security
4.00
Handicapped Accessibility
4.00
Workplace Safety
5.00
Challenging Work
4.00
Inclusive / Diverse
5.00

The following benefits were offered to me

Flex. working hours is offered Parking is offered Stock or equity options is offered 401(k) is offered Ability to work remotely is offered Desirable office location is offered Paid Parental Leave is offered Paid time off is offered Healthcare (including vision and dental) is offered Life insurance is offered
  • Company
    General Electric
  • City
    Cincinnati
  • Are you a Current or Former Employee?
    Former employee
  • Position
    Apprentice

The following perks were offered to me

On site cafeteria is offered Health and wellness programs is offered Employee discounts is offered Employee events is offered Fitness center on site is offered

Company Culture

GE is no place for wimps. It is hard and the people there are harder.

Support from management

Yes, management always supported me.

Teamwork

Not even close. My co-workers were icy cold save one or two were friendly, honest in a constructive manner.

Freedom to work independently

Yes, a lot of trust to work independently.

Internal Communication

I worked where there was no feedback on anything. I just worked and worked doing my best not knowing if it was good or bad.

Gender Equality

yes, yes, yes.

Attitude towards older colleagues

yes, i think or feel at this moment.

Career Development

not at all

Overall compensation for your work

I was well paid.

Office / Work Environment

Buiding where i last worked had lousy health and safety but other sites had superior health and safety.

Environmental Friendliness

Yes, lots of recycling and minimizing waste.

Work-Life Balance

Only so-so. If there was a deadline then all bets were off.

Company Image

for some reason, I was proud to work with this company.

Job Security

not at all. The department got decimated when I and a lot of others were 'let go'.

Handicapped Accessibility

Yes, yes, yes.

Workplace Safety

Training at my last site was absolutely poor but other sites that i worked at (same company) were superb.

Challenging Work

Very challenging. More than challenging.

Inclusive / Diverse

Heck no. Engineering philsophy only.

Suggestions for improvement

  • I'm not even going to answer this question because I have no idea or experience managing a multi-national, billion dollar business. I don't agree with the current sell, sell, sell off all your assets and only concentrate on a few divisions. Well, these divisions that are left are doing poorly and the competition is overtaking GE in many areas. A well diversified company allows ups and downs of divisions and it balances out over time. Just my opinion.

What I like about the company

I learned a lot about myself and how to manage horrible bosses and coworkers. Yes, that is common at GE and I used it to ease my work difficulties. This was indeed a positive experience in the end. Also, I gleaned safety, health, and environment awareness that has helped me greatly. GE is tops, really first rate, in protecting the health and safety of it's workers and the environment. I know that sounds hokey but it's true.

What I dislike about the company

Upper/high level management also is disconnected from the people 'on the ground'. Many times they made decisions that had disastrous results but the proposal for these decisions looked good in a board room.If you are someone who can stand up to others on a daily basis who attack you--not literally but figuratively-- then GE is your place. Not everyone can do that and I learned to deflect that. It made me stronger and earned more respected but it's really disheartening at first.

Company Culture
3.00
Support from management
5.00
Teamwork
2.00
Freedom to work independently
5.00
Internal Communication
3.00
Gender Equality
5.00
Attitude towards older colleagues
5.00
Career Development
1.00
Overall compensation for your work
5.00
Office / Work Environment
3.00
Environmental Friendliness
5.00
Work-Life Balance
3.00
Company Image
5.00
Job Security
1.00
Handicapped Accessibility
5.00
Workplace Safety
3.00
Challenging Work
5.00
Inclusive / Diverse
1.00

The following benefits were offered to me

Flex. working hours is offered Parking is offered Easy access to public transportation is offered Desirable office location is offered
  • Company
    GE
  • City
    Schenectady
  • Are you a Current or Former Employee?
    Former employee
  • Position
    Not specified

The following perks were offered to me

Employee events is offered

Company Culture

Teamwork is key

Support from management

Management was supportive to do my job

Teamwork

Co-workers were encouraged to work together under certain circumstances

Freedom to work independently

Some employees can work independently

Internal Communication

Supervisor and engineers played a important role in the success of the company

Gender Equality

Women were treated fairly and advanced equally in the company

Attitude towards older colleagues

Older employees had equal opportunities

Career Development

They provided training and opportunities for all employees

Overall compensation for your work

My compensation was very fair

Office / Work Environment

A comfortable work place environment was provided

Environmental Friendliness

environment awareness was important

Work-Life Balance

Work - life balance wasimportant for people with families

Company Image

Yes I was very proud to work for my employer

Job Security

Due to uncertain circumstances the plant I worked for closed

Handicapped Accessibility

dont recall

Workplace Safety

Most of the time a safe work place was provided

Challenging Work

Aircraft technology was a rewarding challenge.

Inclusive / Diverse

Workplace ideas and opinions were supported

Suggestions for improvement

  • I wouldnt change anything except for maybe I wouldn't close the plant

What I like about the company

I started with the company when I was 18 years old and, experienced some high and lows. The company was open for 24 hours and due to family situations work from 330 to midnight was quite difficult, until I had senority to work the day shift from 7 am to 3

What I dislike about the company

/Closing the plant was most difficult for people who didnt have enough years to retire

Company Culture
4.00
Support from management
4.00
Teamwork
4.00
Freedom to work independently
3.00
Internal Communication
4.00
Gender Equality
4.00
Attitude towards older colleagues
4.00
Career Development
4.00
Overall compensation for your work
4.00
Office / Work Environment
3.00
Environmental Friendliness
3.00
Work-Life Balance
4.00
Company Image
4.00
Job Security
4.00
Handicapped Accessibility
3.00
Workplace Safety
3.00
Challenging Work
4.00
Inclusive / Diverse
4.00

The following benefits were offered to me

Flex. working hours is offered Parking is offered Stock or equity options is offered 401(k) is offered Tuition assistance is offered Paid Parental Leave is offered 401(k) Match is offered Paid time off is offered Healthcare (including vision and dental) is offered
  • Company
    General Electric
  • City
    Albuquerque
  • Are you a Current or Former Employee?
    Former employee
  • Position
    Employee

The following perks were offered to me

On site cafeteria is offered Health and wellness programs is offered Employee discounts is offered Employee events is offered

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Review averages

  • 546 employees say

    Excellent (245)
    44.871794871795%
    Good (141)
    25.824175824176%
    Satisfactory (96)
    17.582417582418%
    Subpar (64)
    11.721611721612%
    3.57
  • 2 applicants say

    Excellent (2)
    100%
    Good (0)
    0%
    Satisfactory (0)
    0%
    Subpar (0)
    0%
    5.00

kununu score comparisons

General Electric
3.58
548 reviews

Industry average (Consumer Electronics)
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59,403 reviews

kununu average
3.39
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