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General Electric:What's it like to work here?

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General Electric experience report

  • 24.Mar 2019
  • Employee

As with any job, this job is what you make it. If you work hard and are a team player, you'll have a better day each day

4.67

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