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How do employees review their experience at General Electric (GE) Energy?

Overall, employees review their satisfaction with General Electric (GE) Energy as 3.5 out of 5. General Electric (GE) Energy earns the highest marks for Manager Relationship with a score of 3.8 out of 5. Conversely, employees rate the company lowest for Pay Transparency, giving it 2.5 out of 5 in this area. Our research shows that Company Outlook and Appreciation are the main drivers of employee satisfaction generally, suggesting that General Electric (GE) Energy, with scores of 3.4 and 3.7 respectively, should have higher overall employee satisfaction and lower rates of turnover. Learn More

General Electric (GE) Energy Reviews

Q: What is it like working at General Electric (GE) Energy?

Senior Mechanical Engineer in Atlanta:
Pros: I have some great people to work with @GE, and I like the usefulness of my product/area of expertise (Heavy Duty Gas Turbines). I have a great boss (11 of 13 of my GE direct & "dotted line" reports have been excellent). The product continues to improve and there is both the need and opportunity to learn more of our technology. I have been able to influence the retrofit product market basket over the years, and enjoy interfacing with both design & sales worlds. As an engineer, I like to solve problems and can find win-win solutions to customer problems.
Cons: The continuous re-organizations and HR forced job churn has created a rather unwieldy "matrix" organization with fewer product/system experts and jumbled information management systems on the working level. We have fabulous pockets of expertise, but the "chimney" arrangement makes it harder to find. I believe that many of our problems result from management fads taught at MBA schools. The current executive grooming process encourages short sighted infrastructure decisions because the consequences are easily escaped by taking another business assignment. This is likely endemic to heavy industrial companies rather than peculiar to GE. We get paid to overcome problems and get things done. Whatever the corporate system, it is gratifying to get hardware out the door that keeps the power flowing on the grid.

Design Engineer in Wilmington:
"Challenging work with a good work/life balance."
Pros: Interesting and challenging work. Interaction with many other people from different parts of GE. No need to "punch the clock" at 8am everyday. Nice work/life balance. Good pay and the ability to move up the ladder. Career development initiatives and the management is concerned that you're pursuing your interests.
Cons: The communication between groups needs to be improved. It's easy to get lost and confused when working on a large project.

Design Engineer in Wilmington:
"Challenging work with a good work/life balance."
Pros: Paid training (e.g: ASME BPV codes, transient analysis, lean six sigma) Great work/life balance: they're understanding of coming in later, no need to "punch the clock" at 8 am everyday. Open to constant improvement; no need to hide your problems; it's encouraged to raise the issues. Good pay.
Cons: Communication could be better between some groups. It's a large company so it's easy to get confused on some projects. Work computers could be better, a bit slow and frustrating at points.

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