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General Electric experience report

  • 19.Feb 2019
  • Employee

It is a good company but very tough. Confidence in abilities and is primo to success. Goals are constantly moving.

3.61

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