Appliance Park building AP5 as Lab Technician (Former Employee), Appliance Park, KY – January 20, 2014
Pros: the atmosphere with the people at ge was great!
Cons: most people did not make permanent status until after two or three contracts were completed.
Started the day at 9:00 AM Ended around 5:30 PM some OT. Begin with monitoring AC voltages in 5 test rooms. Made any adjustments to assure voltage levels are proper. Next go to the PC and check units (Refrigerators) under test in the 5 test rooms to assure all units were functioning within proper tolerances. Make adjustments or notify engineers of any – more... problems.
Prepare incoming units for test connecting thermo-couples to monitor drawers in the units and monitor units ability to chill water to 40 degrees and examine the ice cubes for proper conformity and size.
Maintain monitoring of voltage levels and units readings throughout the day. Move out units that completed tests or required some repairs and moved in new units for test and the process continued throughout the day. We generally worked six days a week and some holidays as well.
I learned the importance of accuracy in recording readings and working closely with engineers and management. The hardest part of the job was the setup of new units when the test room was set at 110 degrees. Test temperatures ranged from 50 degrees up to 110 degrees that's hot and setting up units sometimes required up to 30 minutes working in the heat. We changed clothing to something lighter and more comfortable on these occasions. We also monitored and maintained very precise humidity level in all test rooms.
The most enjoyable part was the co-workers and creating reports on the condition of the units under tests. We used Microsoft Word and Excel to create these reports. It was a fun job. My contract was for one year only. – less
Global Sales Force Effectiveness Leader (Former Employee), Dubai, DU – January 16, 2014
Pros: market related remuniration packages. acknowledged achievements.
Cons: global corporation with red tape. completion of projects, no matter what it takes.
Experienced every day with challenges to resolved. I learned to think on my feet, flexibility with an end goal in mind. Multi- skilled on all different projects and to be influential across borders and cultures. Variety of management skills as used by different mentors and coaches. Co-workers were knowledgably, professional with a can-do attitude. I – more... could always learn something everyday. The hardest part of the job was to get the results required and work through the red tape of a big organisation. The people and customer interactions with everyday challenges as well as the fact that I learned something new every day was the most enjoyable part of my job. I also enjoy to travel and work with different cultures. – less
Manufacturing Engineer - Heavy fabrication Methods (Current Employee), Erie, PA – January 12, 2014
Pros: steady employment
Cons: management is afraid of the union and wont support you well enough
My typical day is very demanding and fast pace. i've learned to schedule my days so not to get over whelmed. the hardest part of my job was to get the union on board with all of my projects so they would go a lot smother.the most enjoyable part was to watch a project develope from nothing to a working process that saves the company money and makes everyone's – more... work easier. – less
Lead Engineer (Former Employee), Greenville, SC – January 9, 2014
Generally complex due to matrix operation and extensive areas that can be involved or need to be addressed. Dynamic/progressive as tools and processes evolving. Competitive as there are many good / ambitious people. Can be layoffs at all levels, but GE does good job to assist departure and/or fit elsewhere. Pay and benefits great.
I traveled most of each month, to various nuclear sites across the country. I learned how to create large databases for the worldwide employees of GE, to research and continue their educations. Management was a dream to work for. They were so willing to help you succeed. I worked closely with a small amount of employees, and we became a wonderful team. – more... The hardest part of my job was being away from home and family so much, but the travel was one of the most enjoyable parts of job. I meet so many new people and other employees from the company worldwide. – less
Aviation Intern (Former Employee), Lynn, MA – January 2, 2014
Pros: great experience, highly productive environment, management
Great management, and bright co-workers. As an intern, they wanted to give me experience in everything that they had to offer. Because of this I got a chance to try a lot of things and explore the General Electric site, which was highly enjoyable. However, I was not given very much work in the office and I felt like I was constantly pestering my superiors – more... to ask for more work because I wanted to make a good impression. So I guess you could say it was a little bit unorganized, but highly productive. – less