General Electric

http://www.ge.com/
Women's Job Satisfaction (5=very satisfied)
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EQmEQ

January 1970

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.

Job Satisfaction Level

3.0
  • Recent Salary

    $100k-$150k

  • Recent Bonus

    $0-$10k

  • CEO supports Gender Diversity?

    Yes

  • Are Women and Men Treated Equally?

    Yes

  • Level of Flexibility

    1 2 3 4 5

  • Took Maternity Leave Here? (Weeks)

    None taken

  • Family Friendly Aspects?

    Hours, Culture, Policies

  • One Thing Employer Could Improve

    Promote more women into leadership positions

  • Recommend to Women?

    Yes

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Anonymous - 14424

January 1970

good place to start off your career and get training...

Job Satisfaction Level

4.0
  • Recent Salary

    >$150k

  • Are Women and Men Treated Equally?

    Not for Pay, Promotion

  • Level of Flexibility

    1 2 3 4 5

  • Took Maternity Leave Here? (Weeks)

    None taken

  • Family Friendly Aspects?

    Hours, Culture

  • One Thing Employer Could Improve

    Improve my compensation

  • Recommend to Women?

    Maybe. Great place to start training programs etc... but advancing against men is very difficult

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cvwkew00

Senior Staff Engineer

Engineering

January 1970

If you are a smart, petite blond, you will go gar at GE.

Job Satisfaction Level

4.0
  • Recent Salary

    >$150k

  • Recent Bonus

    $0-$10k

  • CEO supports Gender Diversity?

    I'm not sure

  • Are Women and Men Treated Equally?

    Yes

  • Level of Flexibility

    1 2 3 4 5

  • Took Maternity Leave Here? (Weeks)

    16 paid / unpaid

    They were great!

  • Family Friendly Aspects?

    Hours, Culture, Policies

  • One Thing Employer Could Improve

    Improve my benefits (e.g. medical, maternity)

  • Recommend to Women?

    Maybe. I have worked for GE for 30 years...until 5 years ago, I thought GE was a great complany. They have changed a lot.

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Tinkerbell

Senior Engineer - Controls Engineering

Engineering

January 1970

If you need a Flexible Work Arrangement, ask for one! And when it is approved, don't feel guilty about using it.

Job Satisfaction Level

4.0
  • Recent Salary

    $100k-$150k

  • Recent Bonus

    $10k-$20k

  • CEO supports Gender Diversity?

    Yes

  • Are Women and Men Treated Equally?

    Yes

  • Level of Flexibility

    1 2 3 4 5

  • Took Maternity Leave Here? (Weeks)

    6 paid / 6 unpaid

  • Family Friendly Aspects?

    Hours, Culture, Policies

  • One Thing Employer Could Improve

    Promote more women into leadership positions

  • Recommend to Women?

    Yes

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LFE475

Engineering

January 1970

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.

Job Satisfaction Level

4.0
  • Recent Salary

    $80k-$100k

  • Recent Bonus

    Not eligible for bonus

  • CEO supports Gender Diversity?

    Yes

  • Are Women and Men Treated Equally?

    Yes

  • Level of Flexibility

    1 2 3 4 5

  • Took Maternity Leave Here? (Weeks)

    None taken

  • Family Friendly Aspects?

    Hours, Culture, Policies

  • One Thing Employer Could Improve

    Improve my compensation

  • Recommend to Women?

    Yes

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equalityisimportant

January 1970

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.

Job Satisfaction Level

4.0
  • Recent Salary

    $100k-$150k

  • Recent Bonus

    $0-$10k

  • CEO supports Gender Diversity?

    I'm not sure

  • Are Women and Men Treated Equally?

    Not for Pay, Promotion, Hiring, Evaluation and Reviews

  • Level of Flexibility

    1 2 3 4 5

    Depending upon the level of the role you have, you have more or less flexibility. Upper management has incredible flexibility but entry level or field positions may not have much at all. It also varies by manager. Some provide support for flexibility and some rule with an iron fist.

  • Took Maternity Leave Here? (Weeks)

    None taken

  • Family Friendly Aspects?

    Hours, Culture, Policies

  • One Thing Employer Could Improve

    Promote more women into leadership positions

  • Recommend to Women?

    Maybe. Regarding question #3, it is specific individuals who do not treat women and men fairly and it is very subtle, at my level. But it looks obvious at the executive level as there are barely any executives who are female...or upper management. At my level, it is in the language spoken, it is in how people are chosen for projects/assignments, it is in hiring. They have policies in place about equality and it would be very difficult to prove it is happening. If more women worked at GE and if more women were in positions of executive or upper management with actual power then things would certainly improve...so I would recommend this company to anyone who is also looking to be strong and stand up for more change to happen.

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Anonymous - 14415

January 1970

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.

Job Satisfaction Level

2.0
  • Are Women and Men Treated Equally?

    Not for Pay, Promotion, Hiring, Evaluation and Reviews

  • Level of Flexibility

    1 2 3 4 5

    Flexibility varies greatly per manager and team. Some managers clearly state they are not in favor of certain flexible work arrangements while others communicate through innuendos. There is a smaller subset that are supportive.

  • Took Maternity Leave Here? (Weeks)

    None taken

  • One Thing Employer Could Improve

    Improve work-life balance and policies (e.g. flex-time, limit face time)

  • Recommend to Women?

    Yes

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MMM

IT

January 1970

Treats women equally. Always looking to do right thing in regards to this.

Job Satisfaction Level

3.0
  • Recent Salary

    >$150k

  • Recent Bonus

    $20k-$50k

  • CEO supports Gender Diversity?

    Yes

  • Are Women and Men Treated Equally?

    Yes

  • Level of Flexibility

    1 2 3 4 5

  • Took Maternity Leave Here? (Weeks)

    14 paid / unpaid

  • Family Friendly Aspects?

    Hours, Culture, Policies

  • One Thing Employer Could Improve

    re-org is taking too long. Do not know if I have job security.

  • Recommend to Women?

    No

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ECUPirate

January 1970

The company is committed to increasing the percentage of women in the workplace however, as with most Technology companies, men greatly outnumber women.

Job Satisfaction Level

4.0
  • Recent Salary

    $80k-$100k

  • Recent Bonus

    Not eligible for bonus

  • CEO supports Gender Diversity?

    Yes

  • Are Women and Men Treated Equally?

    Yes

  • Level of Flexibility

    1 2 3 4 5

  • Took Maternity Leave Here? (Weeks)

    None taken

  • Family Friendly Aspects?

    Hours, Culture, Policies

  • One Thing Employer Could Improve

    Improve my compensation

  • Recommend to Women?

    Yes

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Viper

Customer Service

January 1970

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

Job Satisfaction Level

4.0
  • Recent Salary

    >$150k

  • Recent Bonus

    $10k-$20k

  • CEO supports Gender Diversity?

    Yes

  • Are Women and Men Treated Equally?

    Yes

  • Level of Flexibility

    1 2 3 4 5

    Ability to be flexible will vary by role and by leader

  • Took Maternity Leave Here? (Weeks)

    None taken

  • Family Friendly Aspects?

    Hours, Culture, Policies

  • One Thing Employer Could Improve

    Improve my benefits (e.g. medical, maternity)

  • Recommend to Women?

    Yes

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