During my time as a Sourcing Co-op I was able to gain experience and responsibility that will help me with my future career opportunities. GE takes great care of their employees and truly cares about the success of their co-ops.
Assembly Manufacturing Lead (Former Employee), Middle River, MD – May 27, 2014
Learned a lot but they brought all new management and everything changed for the worst. I thoroughly enjoyed and took pride in the work I did although it was challenging at times. Also, I miss the people, the pay, and the hours.
Systems Engineer (Former Employee), Manhattan KS – April 25, 2014
While the work was fun at first the overall work was more similiar to a factory with little changing from hour to hour making for a boring experience and the managers usually treated the workers like new people even after months
Quality Assurance Specialist (Current Employee), Batesville, MS – April 24, 2014
Pros: culture, good pay/benefits
Cons: advancement is very competitive
My work day is very diverse and consists of multiple duties. I could go on all day talking about the diversity of this role. Over the past 3 I have enhanced my people skills. I started here as a production associate and quickly advanced to a support staff role. Here at GE we do not have managers and supervisors. It is a teaming site and the teams make – more... the majority of our production decisions. This really teach individuals how to solve issues and work through problems themselves. Now that I am in a support staff role I work with a small team within the quality department and they are great. The hardest part of this job is preparing for FAA audits. The most enjoyable part is the culture, environment and work atmosphere. GE is an awesome employer. – less
Facility Test Certification Engineer Intern (Former Employee), Cincinnati, OH – April 23, 2014
Pros: great benefits and work-life balance
Cons: hard to get hired there
I worked here as an engineering intern and it has always been my favorite company ever since. The work environment was incredible! Great personality everywhere as well as different organizations that encourage workplace comradery.
Quality Assurance Engineer (Former Employee), Loves Park, IL – March 18, 2014
Pros: clean, air conditioned
Cons: politics, favoritism, unhappy workers
Skilled labor is not respected. College graduates are rotated throughout GE facilities. They are regarded higher than the most skilled/talented workers but have zero experience. Management rotates also from one facility to another. Promises and promotions are discussed and then easily forgotten about and new management has to start over. Don't get stuck – more... with an hourly or non-exempt position. – less
Intern/Co-op (Former Employee), Cincinnati, OH – March 12, 2014
I learned a lot during my co-op rotations. There were friendly co-workers who were willing to help. The most enjoyable part of the job was the community being formed in a group setting. The one thing I wished I would have had more was exposure to other different technical skills to better my career goals.
Lead Engineer/Technologist (Current Employee), Cincinnati, OH – January 26, 2014
Pros: training opportunities
Cons: no work-life balance, low pay, no growth potential.
Be prepared to give your life away for the company. GE pays below market and they know it, HR is awful and is the department with most power in the company....engineering is way low in priority. Benefits are also below peer market and growth is limited, very limited. Tough work environment because a lot of people are unhappy, old people are there because – more... of pensions, new people realized where they have gotten themselves into and want to leave, unless they have other reasons to stay (family, fear of change, etc). Use GE as it uses you: get what you can during your time there and leave. The grass is INDEED greener on the other side. – less