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Anonymous shared this review of General Electric in Jan 22nd, 2019
"GE has a mission of having 50/50 men and women in all business and positions, also has a very strong sense of respect, no machismo is allowed (if so, you tell your ombudsman and they are going to investigate)."
Anonymous shared this review of General Electric in Jan 11th, 2019
"Although depends on who you work for, there is real flexibility if you are good and get your job done well "
Anonymous shared this review of General Electric in Jan 10th, 2019
"It's a great place with many strong female role models and a great culture where we help each other to succeed. There are exceptions in pockets anywhere, but hard not to find great people here."
Anonymous shared this review of General Electric in Jan 9th, 2019
"They are most unprofessional people, without knowing how to behave with female employees."
Anonymous shared this review of General Electric in Dec 18th, 2018
"I've found there to be good flexibility. Takes gender equality very seriously"
Anonymous shared this review of General Electric in Nov 29th, 2018
"GE aims to have 20000 female employees in STEM by the year 2020"
Anonymous shared this review of General Electric in Nov 7th, 2018
"Great flexibility but challenging environment. Company facing struggles as discussed in news. Been a trying past 2-3 years. "
"Overall a good company to work for, but is dominated by white males. "
"You will find the greatest support to flex as a working mother, but be prepared to have your contributions discounted *because* you actually flexed and therefore didn't put everything you had into the company at the cost of your family, like *men* do. Probably just the usual male bias rather than something specific in GE."
Anonymous shared this review of General Electric in Oct 23rd, 2018
"great place to work - offers many challenges but lots of fun"
Anonymous shared this review of General Electric in Oct 17th, 2018
"Leadership programs are the most diverse and the best way for promotion. In all cases, find the right boss who has a diverse group and a reputation of growing and promoting women & people of color."
Anonymous shared this review of General Electric in Oct 15th, 2018
"Expectations are high. Find a mentor and a coach to help navigate a career here."
Anonymous shared this review of General Electric in Oct 12th, 2018
"Experiences will differ based on the division you're going into and you're specific management. Also regardless of what they say, promotions aren't specifically merit based - you need to work your network."
Anonymous shared this review of General Electric in Oct 10th, 2018
"Don't do it. You can find a much better and more supportive work environment elsewhere, I promise!"
Anonymous shared this review of General Electric in Oct 9th, 2018
"Flexibility is good, however if you value mentorship and development, you might have to fight for it."
Anonymous shared this review of General Electric in Oct 4th, 2018
"Set your boundaries and defend them. They will work you as hard as you let them."
"A great place to begin, but not where you want to end up."
"Find the right fit in the responsibilities. Ask others about the hiring manager. "
Anonymous shared this review of General Electric in Aug 21st, 2018
"I enjoy a flexible work schedule that allows for busy parents."
Anonymous shared this review of General Electric in Aug 19th, 2018
"You can achieve a lot if you phrase you goals."
Anonymous shared this review of General Electric in Jul 30th, 2018
"Great maternity benefits and fertility support, woman's network is strong and active"
Anonymous shared this review of General Electric in Jul 10th, 2018
"The work is good, the pay stinks. 38 pages of things you have to do in order to get a promotion. This is based on whether you have good or bad parts. Each step is page full of things you have to do. Unfair and ridiculously set up. I believe they do this to keep pay down. I have been with this company for almost 3 years, I will retire next year I know I will not see one promotion before I retire. "
Anonymous shared this review of General Electric in Jun 18th, 2018
"ge aviation is not flexible in terms of working arrangements and schedules"
Anonymous shared this review of General Electric in Jun 13th, 2018
"GE has been a great place to work but is currently going through difficult times and a lot of restructuring. Before considering joining GE, try to get a sense of whether the role, department and business are on solid ground."
Anonymous shared this review of General Electric in May 18th, 2018
"There is still a bit of the “good ol boys” club but culture really depends on which business/team you’re part of. Room for improvements on maternity leave benefits. "
Anonymous shared this review of General Electric in May 17th, 2018
"There's an active women's network, and flexible time off. There could be more women in technical leadership."
Anonymous shared this review of General Electric in May 1st, 2018
"Make sure you're adequately compensated. I know men at lower levels than me, with the exact same background making 30% more. Once you're in, it's hard to get your pay adjusted."
Anonymous shared this review of General Electric in Apr 25th, 2018
"Lots of actionable support. Good place to find mentors. and people are extremely approachable and welcoming at this company compared to 4 others I have worked in. "
Anonymous shared this review of General Electric in Apr 12th, 2018
"document everything, HR is not your friend. it's a man's world"
Anonymous shared this review of General Electric in Apr 10th, 2018
"Fight for pay, promotion and desired projects well ahead of review period"
Anonymous shared this review of General Electric in Mar 23rd, 2018
"You can participate to the women's network and it is really interesting. "
Anonymous shared this review of General Electric in Mar 11th, 2018
"Your career will be what you make of it. You need to advocate for yourself and make your own opportunities."
Anonymous shared this review of General Electric in Feb 21st, 2018
"Great place to work and develop leadership skills. Great Women’s Network group, but the company needs to promote more women to leadership positions"
Anonymous shared this review of General Electric in Feb 16th, 2018
"Excellent Women's network that supports and develops women across the business"
Anonymous shared this review of General Electric in Feb 5th, 2018
"They are pushing to reach a 50/50 representation of women and men in the workforce by 2020. Even with the work reduction, they have reiterated this goal still exists and will be pursued."
Anonymous shared this review of General Electric in Jan 17th, 2018
"Network because so much knowledge is in people's heads, not in process."
"If you get great management and sponsor, you can do very well at the company, "
"If you have the right manager and sponsor you can be successful"
Anonymous shared this review of General Electric in Jan 12th, 2018
"Decent company but it can be challenging for women to advance. "
Anonymous shared this review of General Electric in Jan 5th, 2018
"GE is very big on diversity and is working to promote and retain women more and more which is great."
Anonymous shared this review of General Electric in Dec 19th, 2017
"The company stands behind diverse candidates of all color, religion, sex, sexual orientation/identification, etc., but there are still too many white men in senior leadership positions. We need to move faster to diversify thought and decision making across all leadership levels. "
Anonymous shared this review of General Electric in Dec 18th, 2017
"There are an increasing number of women in leadership positions, from local managers, to global corporate-wide positions. There is a strong women's network and flexibility to accommodate childcare, maternity leave, family balance etc is good. "
Anonymous shared this review of General Electric in Dec 15th, 2017
"It's only good for women if you're young. Age discrimination is real as well as discrimination against women. I don't recommend GE for anyone."
Anonymous shared this review of General Electric in Dec 8th, 2017
"Women get the respect as well as men and do have a voice. "
Anonymous shared this review of General Electric in Dec 7th, 2017
"Great place to work for working mothers due to flexible work schedule"
Anonymous shared this review of General Electric in Nov 28th, 2017
"great maternity benefits and paid leave programs. they have flex work programs as well."
Anonymous shared this review of General Electric in Nov 21st, 2017
"Employees are empowered and inspired to do their best work everyday"
Anonymous shared this review of General Electric in Nov 16th, 2017
"The best way to expedite your required networking is to join the Women's Network."
Anonymous shared this review of General Electric in Oct 14th, 2017
"It's a boys club, still, look around. High stress and visibility required. Demanding quarter closes and yearend, but good money."
Anonymous shared this review of General Electric in Oct 3rd, 2017
"Flexible work environment where women can excel their career via special projects and mentoring opportunities"
Anonymous shared this review of General Electric in Sep 30th, 2017
"This is a company that invests a lot in people and is constantly making changes with employee input. I've done the best work of my life here."
Anonymous shared this review of General Electric in Sep 28th, 2017
"There are women in Executive roles but still a lot of work is necessary"
Anonymous shared this review of General Electric in Sep 27th, 2017
"GE is a great company to work for in terms of flexibility. I feel like it would be a great company if you had a family or planning to have a family. Not all GE businesses allow permissive time but majority of them do. This means you do not have a set number of vacation/sick/personal days. It is unlimited as long as it is approved by your manager. "
Anonymous shared this review of General Electric in Sep 25th, 2017
"The GE Women's Network is a great resource for female employees."
Anonymous shared this review of General Electric in Sep 23rd, 2017
"Still amongst the best companies you can work as a woman "
Anonymous shared this review of General Electric in Sep 8th, 2017
"It is definitely a meritocracy and generally has family-friendly policies in (but this is manager-dependent)"
Anonymous shared this review of General Electric in Sep 7th, 2017
"Be bold - speak up and let your voice be heard! Don't wait to be asked to join a team or a project, you need to take the initiative and ownership for your own growth."
Anonymous shared this review of General Electric in Sep 1st, 2017
"Great company to work for -- very flexible time, and overall, pretty good spread of women in management (in engineering). "
Anonymous shared this review of General Electric in Aug 29th, 2017
"GE has great maternity and paternity benefits for their employees."
Anonymous shared this review of General Electric in Aug 28th, 2017
"Work life and family life balance is great flexible Promotes women within"
Anonymous shared this review of General Electric in Aug 27th, 2017
"Great flexibility and above average benefits. difficulty making upward or lateral movement at this time."
Anonymous shared this review of General Electric in Aug 25th, 2017
"not a lot is written down in terms of flexibility but a lot is possible; it really depends on your manager and team"
Anonymous shared this review of General Electric in Aug 18th, 2017
"Great Experience and great culture to share with you. please join in us"
Anonymous shared this review of General Electric in Aug 17th, 2017
"If you don't ask, management won't know what you need. Find your voice and you will be happy."
Anonymous shared this review of General Electric in Aug 10th, 2017
"Company promotes work-life balance where possible. Would like to see increased opportunities for more flexible scheduling. "
Anonymous shared this review of General Electric in Aug 7th, 2017
"It's a great place to work, with concerted efforts being made to improve overall diversity and inclusion throughout the culture."
Anonymous shared this review of General Electric in Aug 4th, 2017
"very aggressive environment and expectation standards are higher on women leaders than men"
"I think that GE tries to make the company diversified and tries to offer any employee the option of moving within the different businesses. "
"In the past year, they have rolled out new programs aimed at supporting women through pregnancy and while nursing."
"GE is a great place to start a career learn and grow. Diversity is definitely welcomed here but the big glass ceiling is the business leaders really operating the businesses(GMs of biz units, CFOs, Product Line Leaders) are male. Functional leadership roles have diversity....."
"GE has embarked on an "Empower Women in STEM" campaign. They have set goals to bring in as many qualified women into their engineering programs as possible with compensation and education enticements."
"I recommend to work at GE, love the culture and respect"
"It's a great company to work for. Diversity is valued by leadership"
"be prepared to work hard and fast, but note that compensation is good"
"GE has always been supportive of women in the workplace and also have a network specifically designed to foster the growth of women."
"It's a place you can do different things. They provide good opportunites. I would see it appears people get to try different jobs and have dynamic careers, but also appears that people get fired often. This opinion based on 1.5 y here after many years at big pharma company"
"It is a good diversity working place. Women in technology is highly valued. "
"Curious, empathetic. Massively diverse.. Treats everyone as an individual and with respect"
"GE is a forward thinking company and offers great opportunities for women in Technology. I am not a woman in Technology."
"Run away! This manufacturing environments is not conducive to work/life balance."
"In general it is a good environment for women. unfortunately with some of the toxic leadership it is making it a less positive place to work."
"lots of growth and networking opps as it is a matrixed environment. Women at same level tend to still be the "doers" or executers of actions but I am personally okay with that as I like understanding the knooks and crannies of process at a very granular level so that I know when someone is telling me the truth, if I am making a good recommendation for the business and so that I can have productive conversations at a granular operational level for improvements."
"great place to move around to different divisions while staying at the same parent company; great global/international experience"
" Offers a lot of flexibility for work and life balance. "
"Love the work. Lots of variety and challenge. The relational side is lacking. So you are the only person looking out for you."
"This is a great place to work and continued education is very encouraged "
"Great place to work, but dedication and time is very much needed. Not a lot of direction."
"Good company to work for. Good benefits. Current management is beginning to understand what they need to do to meet employee satisfaction."
"Great women's network and maternity leave options and working part time to accommodate family life. Plenty of opportunity for growth in a myriad of different leadership roles and job functions."
"GE appreciates and empowers women. There are many promotion opportunities for qualified women...work here!"
"is better than other companies but still more work to do inside"
"Learn how to say no if you already have enough work to do. It is okay to know your workload limit and provide you work life balance."
"The company seems to work well with women. We have new CEO which always leads to change."
"Great environment to grow career, skills, that will make you personally and professionally marketable"
"It is a great company to work for but in my field (IT) it is still heavily male dominated, especially in regards to leadership positions. "
"As far as I have seen, working hours at my employer is flexible"
"Stand up for what you want and need. Don't accept the status quo. "
"It is a great place to work. There is definitely work life balance. "
"Very woman friendly, with several women's organizations. Many women in leadership positions."
"Company is making significant strides in diversity overall...there is still improvements to be made but the discussions are happening."
"A great place to work for women reasons, family time is highly appreciated and flexible working hours."
"Set your boundaries and only you control work life balance. "
Anonymous shared this review of General Electric in Jul 31st, 2017
"Ask about how involved 1 over 1 management is in departmental decisions"
Anonymous shared this review of General Electric in Jul 22nd, 2017
"Amazing flexibility to manage work and life - and succeed at both. Super competitive parental leave policies. "
Anonymous shared this review of General Electric in Jul 13th, 2017
"The culture is great for women who enjoy working toward one common goal, and value being able to be themselves at work."
Anonymous shared this review of General Electric in Jul 6th, 2017
"I can only speak for myself but I have been supported and empowered in my role. I am very happy at GEHC."
Anonymous shared this review of General Electric in Jun 8th, 2017
"I am seeing many higher level women being laid off rather than promoted or moved into other roles."
Anonymous shared this review of General Electric in Jun 5th, 2017
"Family friendly, but need to negotiate harder to get good compensation. HR is the ultimate boss and do not bend to individuals."
Anonymous shared this review of General Electric in May 30th, 2017
"GE is an innovative company that is ready to move with the times ... have made great progress ... opportunity for more women to be promoted into leadership roles."
"Great flexibility but you must be able to set your own work boundaries or you will find yourself working 24/7"
"There are many, many opportunities globally with this company. If you are willing to relocate, there are many interesting positions available in many functions of the company. "
"Establish your needs for flexibility up front to ensure you are getting the flexibilty you need and desire."
"Take advantage of all the education opportunities presented. Tkae advantageof the Woman's Network"
Anonymous shared this review of General Electric in May 18th, 2017
"Loads of opportunities if you are ready to work hard "
Anonymous shared this review of General Electric in May 16th, 2017
"GE is a great place to moms but in Mexico is still learning "
Anonymous shared this review of General Electric in May 15th, 2017
"I could not recommend the company more highly for women. Obviously GE is huge and everyone's experiences aren't the same, but my leadership is incredibly supportive, actively promotes me and gives me opportunities to shine, and is flexible and understanding about my personal life (I'm a military spouse). I feel incredibly lucky that I found a job that I'm excited about and engaged in, that allows me to continue my career no matter where we get stationed."
Anonymous shared this review of General Electric in May 12th, 2017
"I love working here, the culture is great and the flexibility really supports my needs as a mom, wife and employee "
"Great place to work however you need to learn to self-promote and network well to get ahead"
"Great hours flexibility, amazing integrity, strong culture, old boys club is strong, compulsively re-organizing making it inefficient to operate while at the same time losing institutional knowledge, a lot of talk about simplification and empowerment is just lip service "
"GE is a very flexible workplace with great benefits and fantastic time-off policies. "
"It's a good place to work for and grow in."
"This is a review for Ge Water & process Technologies I am really happy and proud to work for this company"
"Be outspoken about any issues that they are facing Aim high and seek leadership positions"
"Interesting company, lots of challenge. The only draw back is there is a bias towards selecting male leaders who fit the program mold. "
"This employer is focused on results regardless to impact to the employee"
"Great maternity leave policy and are open to flexible work arrangements."
"Depending on the job, GE offers great flexibility where it's permitted. Overall, it's an ethical that values work-life balance organization "
"While it always comes down to your manager, I do believe that in GE there is a push for equality between men & women. You will always feel that even if your manager doesn't respect you as a woman, the company will back you up, if you choose to fight it!"
"your individual experience is very much affected by your team environment"
Anonymous shared this review of General Electric in Apr 29th, 2017
"Working for this company through its transformation has been an amazing experience. "
Anonymous shared this review of General Electric in Apr 28th, 2017
"Not every position can offer the same daily schedule flexibility or hours per week (reduced hours/part-time), but many can."
"Great place to work in shared services functions/roles. Industry leading policies."
"GE's Leadership through Storytelling Initiative by Cate Gutowski has changed my life, it was the most transformative training I've ever done in my entire career. Programs like this provide connection, inspiration and empower us all."
"Work never ends, you need to set-up your own daily goals and tie to them not to become burned out"
"They've been voted as one of the top 5 companies in the world for women. Their flexibility allows support of school hours for families. "
"Be vocal about what you need. Go in with your eyes open about the high expectations."
"We have a goal of getting to 20k women in our organization, so it is becoming a great place to advance your career."
"Disorganized, constantly restructering, excessive meetings and not enough time to actually do the work"
"It is a great place to work and flourish. to have awesome experience and great career."
"It's a great place to work. GE does well at promoting women in management. However, there is a huge discrepancy in the technical track where I am often the only woman in a meeting (>95% time). That may be due to limited number of women in the technical talent pool. However, I've never felt I am treated differently because I am a woman."
"Like any large company, it helps to build relationships with leaders who will advocate for you and to seek mentors familiar with the organization. Otherwise, with the change in strategic focus from manufacturer to digital industrial, you risk getting lost in the constant shuffling of resources and projects."
"If you are working for an open minded progressive leader it can be great"
"great company, fair and flexable understanding of family needs, good pay scale"
"Great learnings in this company, but no job security. Requires high level of flexibility to be happy in this company. "
"this is great company, providing flexibility, remote work. One challenge though is to really have time off with family as we're always connected."
"Yo need to work hard and sucrifice from family time"
"There's still a stigma when working in a region, like the middle east, in male dominated functions, like engineering."
"It is a wonderful place for a woman to work. "
"Work/balance really works here and there is a big focus on further education."
"It's a great place to work but there are not very many women in certain roles."
"This is a review for GE Energy Connections. GE Energy Connections makes a conscience effort to afford all of its employees career growth opportunities."
"It's a great place to work. Of course some things like flexibility depend on your boss but overall the culture is flexible."
"Be prepared to work in male dominated facilites. Be honest and communicate concerns. There will be growing pains..be consistant and realize the world is changing and evolving and in time women will be treated as equals if we persevere. The company is trying to evolve and that means change...no one likes change! "
"The company is working very hard to be more friendly to working mothers. As we see more women entering that stage of their family, there are more and more mother's rooms opening."
"Pretty flexible but depends on the area where you work."
"Great company, great people. Many groups have flexibility with work hours and working from home. Permissive PTO approach is beneficial if you utilize it, although the policy is based on manager discretion. Initial starting pay is fair, but increases are not competitive with the market. Many women in leadership roles."
"If you want to change something to your position you have to fight for it, nothing is offered."
"Great gender diversity polcity, and is strict on gender discrimination. There are management career path and technical career path. It is easier in the management role for women, and it is still difficult in the technical role. Women engineers are still constantly overlooked or spokenover when in meetings, when decisions are made, and when opportunities present. "
"good place to start off your career and get training..."
"If you are a smart, petite blond, you will go gar at GE."
"If you need a Flexible Work Arrangement, ask for one! And when it is approved, don't feel guilty about using it. "
"I don't think that GE values their employees, male or female. Employee concerns during layoffs, plant closings, sales or aquisitions are not addressed as they should be. I have never met my current HR person. "
"To be ready to see very few women in technical or upper managerial positions. Of my group, there are 5 managers and 1 is female...and she is the manager of training, not of a technical area. There is a lot of policy and documentation around equality and goals for equality but anytime you look at management it must not really be happening...unless the position is a soft one such as HR or Training or Marketing. This is the same with other minorities...minorities are rarely seen in upper management. Of the 5 managers in my group, 1 is a minority (and it is not the female). It can be demoralizing to see that strides are not really happening when you look at the executive level and see minimal females...minimal minorities."
"Great career development and opportunities to work on fun things. The company culture is changing so make sure you want to be part of of that change."
"Treats women equally. Always looking to do right thing in regards to this."
"The company is committed to increasing the percentage of women in the workplace however, as with most Technology companies, men greatly outnumber women. "
"Working for GE gives you role flexibility and a chance to change career paths. the state in which you work and the division of GE you work for if that makes sense for you"
"not a bad place for women, but need more women in the middle ranks..."
"A great place to learn and be exposed to a variety to opportunities. "
"A great place for women to work. Very flexible. Encouraging and motivating environment for women."
"I have seen women leaders succeed and be promoted in recent years, which is empowering and hope it continues. "
"This is a review for Meridium/GE Digital. I think it depends on the supervisor, but Meridium/GE Digital is going to see quite a few changes in the years to come and I'm glad to see more gender diversity in the workplace now that GE has acquired Meridium. "
"Flexible work arrangements, time off really depends upon your manager."
"Be actively involved with your career, be proactive, learn everything you can, be independent as we do not have a culture of administrative support. you become a Jack of all Trades in addition to your role. "
"Treatment of women is based on who is your manager"
"GE is a great, flexible and supportive place to work."
"People are great, support for women it tremendous, but you have to take your career aspirations into you own hands to make get to the next level."
"there are more women in some positions and lacking in other areas, like network."
"GE does a pretty good job of catering to flexibility for its top performers. But for the rest of the 70%- I would say it is very job and manager dependent."
"It is a challenging place to work. There is not room to hide. If you work hard and rise to the occassion, you will be rewarded. It is a meritocracy. "
"If you are looking for flexibility and work life balance this is the place to be, However, women do have to work harder and push harder to rise to leadership roles. Much harder than their male counterparts."
"Great benefits and flexibility. You have to want it though. Although many women leadership position, in comparison to others, there is still a gap in the technical side of leadership positions."
"I think that GE is heading in the right direction for women, but there still is a long way to go."
"Flexible work hours are amazing and ability to work from home "
"You have to be able to deal with a lot of men"
"A good company overall but still a ways to go better than most companies out there and thed do strive to offer a good work environment. Middle Management need work."
"I don't feel my time off is counted. I feel like I am expected to accomplish my tasks but if I have something that I must do personally I feel like I can adjust my schedule to accomodate both. I don't feel like I work with a lot of women but I also don't feel like I am the only one."
"Play to your strengths! Be authentic about what you need to be successful and ask for that."
"Very supportive organization, with lots of recent growth and change."
"Corporate training programs, affinity networks, and improving benefits such as permissive time off are positive."
"Company provides employees with great parental leave and vacation options to meet the modern day demands of balancing work and family."
"Great Women's Network to mentor, educate and inspire each other while also finding friends. Company places an emphasis on equality."
"Certain groups/roles are mor conducive to working parents than others"
"Whilst GE's current drive to improve the gender gap in technical roles, this is not being replicated across the entire organisation or up to board level. Feels a bit like talking the talk without walking the walk. Low levels of females in middle management also."
"Great parental leave benefits and support. Strong professional women's network with resources to mentors. "
"Working for this company has been better for me and my family. I am not made to feel guilty about picking up a sick kid from daycare or taking an afternoon off to attend women's networking event. My boss has repeated multiple times that family comes first. I feel that my company believes that if our home lives are good, we will excell more at work."
"Policies are good, but overall tone and mood of the company is not. With the re-orgs, synergies, and cost outs, employees are left consistently wondering if they'll have a job."
"i would say this is a good place to work"
"Good conditions for woman, hours are flexible and benefits are good."
"GE is very diversified as far as gender, culture, sexual orientation. I have been working remotely for the past 11 years."
"That GE has flexible working hours that supports a great work/life balance. "
"GE cares about gender diversity and is a good employer so I would recommend but I would also recommend that people spend the time to understand the values and leadership style of any particular manager and organization. "
"There has been a lot of good policy improvement in the last few years (Maternity leave, milk on the move etc). There has also been a big media push to hire more female talent and 'balance the equartion' but it doesn't always seem that what is being said externally is being put into action internally. It doesn't really feel like the leaders are truly trying to change the traditionally male dominated culture. There are still VERY FEW women in non-HR, non-marketing, non-communications exec roles. "
"Ask a LOT of questions about how the manager feels about his/her team, the culture, strengths and opportunities for the business and the outlook."
"I would tell a woman who is early in her career that this is a terrific place to work, especially for STEM. For women who are more senior in their careers, I would say that the ability to get the top jobs is still very challenging."
"There is a good deal of opportunity, but it is difficult to maintain a good work/life balance due to the amount of hours needed to work to be successful"