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Reviews for General Electric

Review factors

Feel-Good Factor

Company Culture
3.52
Support from management
3.35
Teamwork
3.62
Freedom to work independently
3.57
Internal Communication
3.30
Office / Work Environment
3.62
Environmental Friendliness
3.66
Work-Life Balance
3.49
Challenging Work
3.69
Inclusive / Diverse
3.59

Career factor

Gender Equality
3.73
Attitude towards older colleagues
3.62
Career Development
3.40
Overall compensation for your work
3.69
Company Image
3.66
Job Security
3.13
Handicapped Accessibility
3.70
Workplace Safety
4.02
Benefits

The following benefits are offered

Flex. working hours in 200 of 561 reviews Parking in 323 of 561 reviews Easy access to public transportation in 80 of 561 reviews Stock or equity options in 165 of 561 reviews 401(k) in 335 of 561 reviews Onsite daycare facility in 26 of 561 reviews Reimbursed daycare in 36 of 561 reviews Ability to work remotely in 138 of 561 reviews Desirable office location in 111 of 561 reviews Tuition assistance in 225 of 561 reviews Paid Parental Leave in 157 of 561 reviews 401(k) Match in 284 of 561 reviews Flexible spending account in 211 of 561 reviews Paid time off in 290 of 561 reviews Healthcare (including vision and dental) in 301 of 561 reviews Relocation allowance in 72 of 561 reviews Life insurance in 293 of 561 reviews

The following perks are offered

On site cafeteria in 267 of 561 reviews Free (company provided) Meals in 55 of 561 reviews Health and wellness programs in 277 of 561 reviews Employee discounts in 301 of 561 reviews Vehicle allowance in 73 of 561 reviews Employee events in 204 of 561 reviews Pet friendly/Pets allowed in 12 of 561 reviews Fitness center on site in 156 of 561 reviews Free Snacks/Drinks in 91 of 561 reviews
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Company Culture

My team works well together, we like our direct manager.

Support from management

My manager offers support when needed, or directs me to more appropriate resources.

Teamwork

The company expects employees to work as a team to accomplish the requirements of the business.

Freedom to work independently

The company expects employees to work autonomously, but sometimes I feel big brother looking over my shoulder.

Internal Communication

The company communicates high level business information well, but at times withholds information leaving employees to make key decisions without all the pertinent information.

Gender Equality

There are a number of women and minorities in key leadership positions.

Attitude towards older colleagues

Sometimes older, more experienced employees have been passed over for younger up and coming employees for leadership positions.

Career Development

Due to financial issues in our company prospects for growth opportunities have been significantly diminished.

Overall compensation for your work

I feel well compensated for the work that I do.

Office / Work Environment

Our roof leaks every time it rains. There are times when the environmental control systems do not keep up

Environmental Friendliness

We did have a recycling program, but recently due to cost cutting this was abandoned.

Work-Life Balance

The. company leaves some of this

Company Image

Recent events at our location have diminished my loyalty to my employer.

Job Security

My company is ceasing operations at my location. No position is safe

Handicapped Accessibility

There are resources for handicap accessibility.

Workplace Safety

Management makes safety the first and most important priority. Safety plans are in place to prevent injury when employees follow instruction properly.

Challenging Work

Our work can be challenging at times, but a lot of repetitive type activity as well.

Inclusive / Diverse

There is a great deal of diversity in our workplace in terms of ethnicity and sexual identity

Suggestions for improvement

  • I have no suggestions at this time. There have been too many wrong and untimely decisions made at the executive level that the company may not be able to recover. The company did take the action that I thought was needed by removing and replacing the CEO, and shaking up the board of directors. There was a housecleaning that was needed.

What I like about the company

I have enjoyed my job and working with the people in my group. I feel I have a lot to offer my employer. Unfortunately my employer has decided to cease production operations at my location and move the product to an off-shore location. Some of my group will be impacted by this action. The moral in the building is at an all-time low. While I may have employment after the final closure, I am concerned that my position will ultimately be eliminated and moved to a centralized function in the next 2-3 years. I also have concern about the success of moving the product to the new location.

What I dislike about the company

The previous executive management team left this company in dire financial condition. The company is in a mode of desperation, selling off assets and closing locations with seemingly reckless abandon. The company was once a strong, world-class operation, but many programs initiated by the company have been done so at its detriment. It is not the powerhouse it used to be, nor does it have the breadth it once had. The world market has lost confidence in the company, the stock has lost over 60% of its value.

Company Culture
5.00
Support from management
5.00
Teamwork
5.00
Freedom to work independently
3.00
Internal Communication
4.00
Gender Equality
5.00
Attitude towards older colleagues
3.00
Career Development
2.00
Overall compensation for your work
5.00
Office / Work Environment
4.00
Environmental Friendliness
2.00
Work-Life Balance
2.00
Company Image
4.00
Job Security
1.00
Handicapped Accessibility
4.00
Workplace Safety
5.00
Challenging Work
3.00
Inclusive / Diverse
5.00

The following benefits were offered to me

Parking is offered 401(k) is offered Ability to work remotely is offered Paid Parental Leave is offered 401(k) Match is offered Flexible spending account is offered Paid time off is offered Healthcare (including vision and dental) is offered Life insurance is offered
  • Company
    General Electric Company
  • City
    Salem
  • Are you a Current or Former Employee?
    Current employee
  • Position
    Employee

The following perks were offered to me

Health and wellness programs is offered Employee discounts is offered
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Company Culture

Like part of a family.

Support from management

Experienced and well educated senior staff.

Teamwork

Team environment which encourages comraderie amongst employees.

Freedom to work independently

A company that not just hire employees but well trained professionals whom can make strategic decisions on their own.

Internal Communication

Any concerns or challenges you may face you are supported by a team of well knowledged coworkers.

Gender Equality

Excellent recruiting program geared towards bring more women and minorities into the field of Engineering.

Attitude towards older colleagues

Great working environment for senior employees which is always encouraging for younger professionals.

Career Development

Advancement available and encouraged.

Overall compensation for your work

Above norms with excellent incentives.

Office / Work Environment

Above industry employee working environment standards.

Environmental Friendliness

Above government standard environmental stewardship programs.

Work-Life Balance

Work schedules that support outside family bonding.

Company Image

Makes employees feel like family.

Job Security

Stable with a leader in manufacturing and engineering.

Handicapped Accessibility

ADA standard facilities for mobility impaired employees.

Workplace Safety

Workplace safety measures on pat with government regulations.

Challenging Work

Work is challenging but with more experienced coworkers to guide you it makes you better.

Inclusive / Diverse

Above industry standard diversity programs which builds cohesion amongst employees from different walks of life

Suggestions for improvement

  • Working towards encouraging more programs in the public schools to attract more disadvantaged kids into STEM jobs.

What I like about the company

In a time of family crisis employee assisted me with both travel and accommodation assistance as well as paid time off to go back home to be with family.

What I dislike about the company

I would say that being in an organization that treats you as though you are family... I can only approve of everything it has to offer.

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
5.00
Environmental Friendliness
5.00
Work-Life Balance
1.00
Company Image
5.00
Job Security
5.00
Handicapped Accessibility
5.00
Workplace Safety
5.00
Challenging Work
4.00
Inclusive / Diverse
5.00

The following benefits were offered to me

Flex. working hours is offered Stock or equity options is offered 401(k) is offered Ability to work remotely is offered Tuition assistance is offered Paid Parental Leave is offered Paid time off is offered Healthcare (including vision and dental) is offered Life insurance is offered
  • Company
    GE
  • City
    Houston
  • Are you a Current or Former Employee?
    Current employee
  • Position
    Employee

The following perks were offered to me

On site cafeteria is offered Health and wellness programs is offered Employee events is offered
  • 23.Apr 2019
  • Employee

Suggestions for improvement

  • Need more paid time off and more travel and food allowances

What I like about the company

A place for personal and professional growth

What I dislike about the company

Some managers have little experience

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

The following benefits were offered to me

Parking is offered Easy access to public transportation is offered Stock or equity options is offered Ability to work remotely is offered 401(k) Match is offered Paid time off is offered Healthcare (including vision and dental) is offered
  • Company
    General Electric Aviation
  • City
    Lynn
  • Are you a Current or Former Employee?
    Current 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 Fitness center on site is offered

Company Culture

Communication is lacking

Teamwork

Happy path communication is preferred over reality

Freedom to work independently

They do not typically micro-manage

Internal Communication

Communication is lacking

Overall compensation for your work

under paid for my role

Work-Life Balance

Working weekends does occur, short notice but not every weekend

Challenging Work

Overloaded workload

Inclusive / Diverse

Opinions are given, but not really desired.

Suggestions for improvement

  • Stop with the wasted projects just to give people busy work. OMLPs type positions need to be longer than 6 mo cause people's come in uproot plans practices and leave the mess behind.

What I like about the company

Overall, the company is decent to work for. They have great benefits health and etc.

What I dislike about the company

Promoting people who do not perform their job in their current role. Pay a person their worth Vs comparing old salary to new and saying that's the best... Then hiring outside the company and paying them more.

Company Culture
4.00
Support from management
4.00
Teamwork
3.00
Freedom to work independently
4.00
Internal Communication
3.00
Gender Equality
5.00
Attitude towards older colleagues
5.00
Career Development
4.00
Overall compensation for your work
2.00
Office / Work Environment
5.00
Environmental Friendliness
5.00
Work-Life Balance
4.00
Company Image
4.00
Job Security
5.00
Handicapped Accessibility
5.00
Workplace Safety
5.00
Challenging Work
4.00
Inclusive / Diverse
3.00

The following benefits were offered to me

Parking is offered Stock or equity options is offered 401(k) is offered Ability to work remotely is offered Tuition assistance is offered 401(k) Match is offered Flexible spending account is offered Paid time off is offered Healthcare (including vision and dental) is offered Life insurance is offered
  • Company
    General Electric Company
  • City
    Greenville
  • Are you a Current or Former Employee?
    Current employee
  • Position
    Employee

The following perks were offered to me

On site cafeteria is offered Employee discounts is offered Fitness center on site is offered

Suggestions for improvement

  • More paid accumulated sick days maybe longer breaks

What I like about the company

Pleasant work atmosphere management communication was good learned skills

What I dislike about the company

Not enough vacation time not enough paid sick days

Company Culture
4.00
Support from management
4.00
Teamwork
4.00
Freedom to work independently
4.00
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
4.00
Environmental Friendliness
4.00
Work-Life Balance
5.00
Company Image
4.00
Job Security
4.00
Handicapped Accessibility
4.00
Workplace Safety
4.00
Challenging Work
3.00
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 Tuition assistance is offered 401(k) Match is offered Flexible spending account is offered Healthcare (including vision and dental) is offered Life insurance is offered
  • Company
    GE
  • City
    Wilmington Beach
  • Are you a Current or Former Employee?
    Current employee
  • Position
    Employee

The following perks were offered to me

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

Company Culture

Still has the good ole boy mentality. It remains a boys club

Support from management

Very short staffed and management was frequently sent out to do non-management roles which thoroughly hindered the employee/boss working relationship.

Gender Equality

Good ole boys club. STEM is a hard place to be as a woman

Attitude towards older colleagues

3 because I don't know, it would appear they did but I'm not sure not having been in their shoes

Career Development

Lack of growth opportunity is why I left.

Work-Life Balance

Gone all the time, but that is to be expected in a field role.

Challenging Work

There was always something that would come up, but for the most part once you understood the process, it was repetitive

Suggestions for improvement

  • Be consistent in staffing practices and don't play favorites. Often times people were staffed for a job because they went to the same school as an upper manager. It wasn't based on availability or seniority. If you were a favorite, you got the good jobs.

What I like about the company

It was a good job and a good experience. I wouldn't go back to it though.

What I dislike about the company

Mid level management is in desperate need of realignment. There are too many layers and add no value. Instead of laying off worker bees, consider condensing layers of management. You can have 2 or 3 worker bees for each of the many people in management.

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

The following benefits were offered to me

Parking is offered 401(k) is offered Tuition assistance is offered Paid Parental Leave is offered 401(k) Match is offered Flexible spending account is offered Paid time off is offered Healthcare (including vision and dental) is offered Life insurance is offered
  • Company
    GE
  • City
    Wilmington
  • 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

Company Culture

Flat based work structure allow employees to easily connect and work together

Teamwork

Receive feedback training and soft skills training.

Freedom to work independently

Self directed work force. Team based decision making

Internal Communication

All employees have voice mail, email, attend monthly business review meetings

Work-Life Balance

Teams make their schedules and plan there own off-site time without management oversight

Challenging Work

Commerical aircraft assembly and test

Suggestions for improvement

  • I use the skills I added over the years everyday to help with continuous improvements and projects... Whether new tools or moving away from paper forms to electronic storage.

What I like about the company

Outside of my standard position, I have been able to learn about ergonomics, risk assessments, hazardous waste handling, ISO 14001, become an EMR, human error reduction, industrial hygiene, and more.

What I dislike about the company

Political involvement and harassment training is a bit ridiculous.

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
5.00
Environmental Friendliness
5.00
Work-Life Balance
1.00
Company Image
5.00
Job Security
5.00
Handicapped Accessibility
5.00
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 Easy access to public transportation is offered Stock or equity options is offered Tuition assistance is offered Paid Parental Leave is offered 401(k) Match is offered Flexible spending account is offered Paid time off is offered Healthcare (including vision and dental) is offered Life insurance is offered
  • Company
    General Electric
  • City
    Durham
  • Are you a Current or Former Employee?
    Current 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 Fitness center on site is offered

Company Culture

3

Suggestions for improvement

  • Listen more to the employees. Open door policy but seem to be not open

What I like about the company

None I don't have a good or bad statement

What I dislike about the company

Corporate management. Seem more important about the current stock price than the long term state of the company

Company Culture
3.00
Support from management
3.00
Teamwork
3.00
Freedom to work independently
3.00
Internal Communication
3.00
Gender Equality
3.00
Attitude towards older colleagues
3.00
Career Development
3.00
Overall compensation for your work
3.00
Office / Work Environment
4.00
Environmental Friendliness
3.00
Work-Life Balance
2.00
Company Image
4.00
Job Security
4.00
Handicapped Accessibility
3.00
Workplace Safety
4.00
Challenging Work
4.00
Inclusive / Diverse
3.00

The following benefits were offered to me

Parking is offered 401(k) Match is offered Flexible spending account is offered Healthcare (including vision and dental) is offered Life insurance is offered
  • Company
    Ge
  • City
    Atlanta
  • Are you a Current or Former Employee?
    Former employee
  • Position
    Employee

The following perks were offered to me

Health and wellness programs is offered
  • 05.Apr 2019
  • Employee

Suggestions for improvement

  • Nothing really I think they are doing an good job and considering what they are going through

What I like about the company

I like the working with this company they provide a good quality

What I dislike about the company

I really don't like the politics of some of the companies workers

Company Culture
3.00
Support from management
4.00
Teamwork
3.00
Freedom to work independently
3.00
Internal Communication
3.00
Gender Equality
3.00
Attitude towards older colleagues
3.00
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
3.00
Inclusive / Diverse
3.00

The following benefits were offered to me

Flex. working hours is offered Stock or equity options is offered Reimbursed daycare is offered 401(k) Match is offered Paid time off is offered Life insurance is offered
  • Company
    Ge
  • City
    Alverno Valley Farms
  • Are you a Current or Former Employee?
    Current employee
  • Position
    Employee

The following perks were offered to me

Employee discounts is offered

Suggestions for improvement

  • Hold everyone accountable. Don’t make the good people do more work because other people are lazy.

What I like about the company

They have me a lot of training and paid for my masters.

What I dislike about the company

The culture of always being available.

Company Culture
4.00
Support from management
2.00
Teamwork
2.00
Freedom to work independently
4.00
Internal Communication
2.00
Gender Equality
3.00
Attitude towards older colleagues
3.00
Career Development
1.00
Overall compensation for your work
3.00
Office / Work Environment
2.00
Environmental Friendliness
2.00
Work-Life Balance
1.00
Company Image
2.00
Job Security
1.00
Handicapped Accessibility
1.00
Workplace Safety
4.00
Challenging Work
5.00
Inclusive / Diverse
4.00

The following benefits were offered to me

Flex. working hours is offered 401(k) is offered Ability to work remotely is offered Paid Parental Leave is offered 401(k) Match is offered Paid time off is offered
  • Company
    General electric
  • City
    Greenville
  • Are you a Current or Former Employee?
    Former employee
  • Position
    Employee

The following perks were offered to me

On site cafeteria is offered Employee discounts is offered Employee events is offered Fitness center on site is offered