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7 English questions out of 7

3 September 2020

What is a typical working day like at GE Power?

Pros

Paid Time Off is super flexible and great. Good money, a lot of overtime extra money. Good experience for entry level/recent graduates. Amazing people and managers at GE Hitachi, willing to help with your career.

Cons

Very "macho" environment with technicians at plants, it tends to be very uncomfortable for women. A lot of travel to towns in the middle of nowhere. So much traveling you cannot keep a daily routine ever. Work during: night shifts, weekends, holidays, 7 days a week and more than 10 hrs a day. Very stressful environment at the plants (not in the office), management in plants tends to be awful, not GE's fault but still something to consider.

Advice to Management

Let people know during interviews what they will be expecting. Not only travel percentages but work conditions, hours, shifts, stress, etc. Help and support new engineers during outages, don't just throw them and expect them to do good in such a complicated and stressful environment.

Work during: night shifts, weekends, holidays, 7 days a week and more than 10 hrs a day.

3 September 2020

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11 June 2020

What are meetings like at GE Power?

Pros

Very laid back culture Great Co-workers

Cons

It can be hard to get time to code when in so many meetings

It can be hard to get time to code when in so many meetings

11 June 2020

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11 September 2019

What is it like working with clients or customers at GE Power?

Pros

People. Products. Customers.

Cons

Tough market dynamics. Huge cost issues & restructuring. In the middle of a reset.

Advice to Management

on the right track (finally)

Customers.

11 September 2019

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24 August 2018

What is the work environment like at GE Power?

Pros

The technical aspects of the work were engaging, and there were some good people working there. Engineering management did their best to shield their people - you really felt like they would go to bat for you. Integrity and due diligence built into the execution.

Cons

Other types of management and HR held unreasonable amount of power and engineering was treated like a burdensome cost. There was a feeling of massive inertia - anyone with the power to change things was too far away from the need for change to care. There wasn't a lot of direct collaboration between teams, requiring project manager go-betweens, which was inefficient. Worship of metrics rather than actual improvements that the metrics were meant to represent.

Advice to Management

Reduce the vertical structure a bit to reduce corporate inertia. Combine teams and/or have shifts through several collaborative roles, try to break down the "silos". Reduce the power HR had over career opportunities for people they never interacted with.

The technical aspects of the work were engaging, and there were some good people working there.

24 August 2018

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4 February 2020

How is the office food at GE Power?

Pros

Free coffee, nice office, flexible

Cons

There are no cons so far

Free coffee, nice office, flexible

4 February 2020

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