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5 October 2020

How is management perceived at GE Power?

Pros

Name on resume (but as the company does worse, it means less and less), travel

Cons

Lower than market average salary (10-20%). Poor training (empty promises made in the interview). If you had to travel to the client site, they would make you stay weekends and you will not be compensated for being away from home on the weekend (if you aren't working, which is 50% of the time). So you will be away from home, in a hotel room, (usually in the middle of nowhere, so not much to explore), without being paid. They tried to minimize how often you could go home even though most companies that require heavy travel try their absolute best to get you home for the weekend. Health insurance is poor and they make it worse every few years. Managers are stuck in an old-school era of management that doesn't promote a fun, collaborative workspace that encourages innovation. Faced a lot of toxic coworkers/managers... shockingly a lot. It's evident that employees only care about themselves and there's no passion for technology and improving on everyone's experience. This is evident by everyone leaving GE. While I was there, almost every week someone left GE. I saw some people leave within months of being hired. Overall, it was a horrible experience and I'm so happy to have finally moved on. It sad to see such a strong brand focus so much on the bottom line they forgot how to take care of their employees.

Advice to Management

They aren't going to listen, while I was at GE they asked for employee surveys on how they can make the business better... I was honest and very detailed in every one... nothing changed. With the few non-toxic coworkers I befriended (all who agreed with my sentiments), most of them ended up leaving (in one way or another). If they even read this my advice would be - Fire a lot of middle management (even senior management). Start with more passionate individuals who actually care about the vision and about the employees. Fix the culture, the culture is worse than one you'll find in hell. The offices I have been to remind me of a jail (I'm serious). Tall grey cubicles surrounded by grey walls... no one socializing and no one smiling. Pay your employees AT LEAST market average for the role, improve on the benefits (instead of making them worse), and put your team first instead of the bottom line. There's a reason why the best companies in the world today focus so much on employee happiness - it leads to a better bottom line. Stop being old school - just because GE's old strategy was successful, that doesn't mean it's successful now (newsflash, it's not).

Managers are stuck in an old-school era of management that doesn't promote a fun, collaborative workspace that encourages innovation.

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6 September 2018

Are employees at GE Power generally happy and/or satisfied?

Pros

Great People and super professional work environment

Cons

Orders for power generation gas turbine products are down

Great People and super professional work environment

6 September 2018

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