General Electric

Headquarters:Boston, MA(USA)10,000+ Employees
3.8
 
Benefits & Family Policies
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flex work benefit
Flexible working
GE recognizes that there are some circumstances where an employee's personal needs may benefit from a flexible or remote work arrangement. GE promotes such arrangements where they support an employee's personal, family and community commitments as well as the needs and success of the business. As quoted in Forbes... "Companies struggling to recruit millennials should consider GE's example of bold action and completely rethink the packages they are offering to attract young talent.

Available to certain salaried employees to meet business and personal obligations: Part-time; Reduced hours; Compressed workweek; Flex-time;Job sharing; Tele-commuting; and Remote work arrangements
parental leave
Overview: Parental leave policies
Our parental leave policies have been put in place and have continually evolved over the past few years to allow employees to be their best selves in their job as well as life. We believe in a work/life integration and try to assist with leave policies to help these efforts!

Exempts: 10 weeks paid parental leave following 6+ weeks paid disability/maternity; Salaried non-exempts: 6 weeks paid parental leave following 6+ weeks paid disability/maternity
Paid maternity
Yes
Unpaid maternity
Yes
Paid paternity
Yes
Unpaid paternity
Yes
Short term disability
Yes, Our benefits are in different variations globally however GE offers short-term disability benefits to new mothers. We continue to evolve these benefits to allow our employees work/life integration and allow them to bring their best selves to work and life!
Maternity-Related Benefits
Additional information
GE consistently looks at employee needs in this area. We also offer help phone lines and chat desks to assist employees with these added benefits.
Child care benefits
Yes, GE works hard to continually evolve our culture to allow all GE employees to bring their best selves to work. We value employees as our greatest asset of the company.
Care-taking benefits
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Vacation Allowance(Weeks)
3
Median/Consensus:  3
5
  • Permissive time off for salaried exempt employees. Not tied to 3 weeks max vacation or set amount of time off.
  • The permissive vacation is turning into NO vacation for most of us.
  • I had 5 weeks before the permissive vacation policy went into effect. Since last year, I have had 0 weeks vacation.
  • most managers operate under a use it as needed basis without a predefined amount. as long as you get the job done, it can be flexible
  • permissive time off does not apply in all countries
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Paid Maternity Leave (weeks)
0
Median/Consensus:  11
40
  • Permissive time off for vacation and illness and maternity for salaried exempt. 12+ weeks granted.
  • • Exempts: 10 weeks paid parental leave following 6+ weeks paid disability/maternity • Salaried non-exempts: 6 weeks paid parental leave following 6+ weeks paid disability/maternity
  • With the switch to permissive time off, I had 12weeks of disability time off and could take another 4weeks under permissive time. The 10weeks that are given by GE can be used anytime until the babies first birthday. For c-section you add 2 more weeks to these totals.
  • 16-18 weeks for salaried and hourly workers, 6-12 weeks to non-birth parents.
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Unpaid Maternity Leave (weeks)
0
Median/Consensus:  4
45
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    Paid Paternity Leave (weeks)
    6
    Median/Consensus:  6
    16
    • Most salaried moms and dads, including adoptive parents, are eligible for up to 10 weeks parental leave. The leave is fully paid for exempts and partially paid for salaried non-exempts. Parental leave is in addition to six weeks paid leave for birth moms for uncomplicated deliveries (8 weeks for Caesarian) and up to 26 total weeks for disability (example: for complications from delivery).
    • Company offers 6 fully paid weeks off for new dads.
    • 2 additional weeks unpaid
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    Unpaid Paternity Leave (weeks)
    4
    Median/Consensus:  4
    4
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      401k Matching
      Median/Consensus:  Available
      • Depends when you joined the company. If you are in the Pension plan it is 50% up to 7% of gross. I believe the % are higher if you are not in the pension plan.
      • match 50 cents to every dollar the employee contributes up to about 7% salary match.
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      Healthcare
      Median/Consensus:  Available
      • I would be further ahead in the Obamacare marketplace; I elected the High Deductible plan because it sort of controls costs.
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      On-Site Childcare
      Median/Consensus:  Not Available
      • There are on-site childcare and working parents programs on some locations, but it is not company wide.
      • Company backups childcare.
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      Flex Time
      Median/Consensus:  Available
      • Company is GREAT about this, but it varies manager to manager. I have been full time WFH since 2011 and have had only 1 manager who had an issue with it.
      • Company’s managers are trained to manage work/ life and flexibility concerns of employees.
      • At GE 55 % of employees telecommute.
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      Other Benefits
      • Company has a variety of other benefits, like $$ assistance after a damaging storm, or education loans for our kids' college, which can really add up. These "little" benefits are not a small thing if you can make use of them.
      • Other benefits like 9/80 schedule at some business units can really make life more efficient.
      • General Electric offers $15,000 lifetime IVF treatment maximum. They use standard pre-authorization and lifetime medication maximum is limited, but limitations vary. Their plan will refuse to cover PGS testing, but will not exclude any clinic.
      • GE Appliances offesr an at-home, physician-ordered DNA test that screens for genetic mutations linked to hereditary cancer and high cholesterol.
      • Company contributes to eldercare expenses.
      • Company employs 23 % of women and 26 % of new hires are also women. At GE 100 % of female employees participate in career counseling, 81% participate in management/ leadership trainings and 16 % participate in mentoring.
      • 22% of managers and executives are women.
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      Industrial: Conglomerate
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      BenefitsMedianAverage
      Vacation Allowance(Weeks)
      3
      3
      Paid Maternity Leave (weeks)
      10
      11
      Unpaid Maternity Leave (weeks)
      4
      6
      Paid Paternity Leave (weeks)
      6
      7
      Unpaid Paternity Leave (weeks)
      4
      4
      401k Matching
      Available
      Available
      Healthcare
      Available
      Available
      On-Site Childcare
      Not Available
      Not Available
      Flex Time
      Available
      Available
      Vacation Allowance(Weeks)
      Median:  3
      Average:  3
      Paid Maternity Leave (weeks)
      Median:  10
      Average:  11
      Unpaid Maternity Leave (weeks)
      Median:  4
      Average:  6
      Paid Paternity Leave (weeks)
      Median:  6
      Average:  7
      Unpaid Paternity Leave (weeks)
      Median:  4
      Average:  4
      401k Matching
      Median:  Available
      Average:  Available
      Healthcare
      Median:  Available
      Average:  Available
      On-Site Childcare
      Median:  Not Available
      Average:  Not Available
      Flex Time
      Median:  Available
      Average:  Available
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