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29 May 2018

Does GE Power offer sponsored degrees?

Pros

-Tuition reimbursement: Got my masters through GE -Leadership rotational programs: Lots of great experience in a short amount of time -"Unlimited" vacation: moved to "permissive time off" so you can take any amount off so long as you have managerial approval

Cons

-Far too much instability: Leadership changes daily; my direct supervisor has had 4 different bosses in less than 2 years -Lack of fair compensation: GE Power froze all raises this year, and they continue to ask why they can't keep talent? Many employees are already doing 3 jobs because of layoffs, but are not compensated for their hard work. -GE will always protect itself/shareholders first. You have no idea if you will be laid off or have your entire site closed down in order to keep costs low artifically. -GE Power is spread out in several locations, countries, and time zones. It even has two official HQs right now. It's a disaster to have any sort of consistency especially in regards to company culture. Too many aquisitions and divestitures have gutted any semblence of what it means to be GE. -Too many managers: I have several different departments I have to directly or indirectly report to. I feel like we have more managers who hold meetings than employees who actually can get things done. -Too many meetings: I regularly have days with 5 hours of meetings, and they ask me why I have trouble getting things done with two days notice.

Advice to Management

-Compensate your employees and value the work they do. -Need consistent company culture -Do the hard work of figuring out the strategy for the business and communicate that with transparency.

-Tuition reimbursement: Got my masters through GE

29 May 2018

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26 December 2018

Does GE Power offer unlimited holiday?

Pros

Work/Life balance and benefits are great. Unlimited vacation is a great benefit, use it wisely. Interesting projects and challenges which will take you places.

Cons

People. Egos are increasingly difficult to manage depending on groups. Lots of bureaucracy and mindset of the past.

Advice to Management

Management needs to have vision and a reality check. We are no longer in a 2001 Power bubble and need to understand that improving the business starts by improving the dynamics of each individual team.

Unlimited vacation is a great benefit, use it wisely.

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