General Electric

http://www.ge.com/
Women's Ratings
#5
3.9
Women's Job Satisfaction (5=very satisfied)
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January 1970

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.

Job Satisfaction Level

4.0
  • Recent Salary

    >$150k

  • Recent Bonus

    $50k-$100k

  • CEO supports Gender Diversity?

    I'm not sure

  • Are Women and Men Treated Equally?

    Not for Pay, Promotion, Evaluation and Reviews

  • Level of Flexibility

    1 2 3 4 5

    Depends on individual's team ... but generally you find flexibility (not necessarily work-life balance) is supported

  • 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?

    In my division, the leadership is still exclusively white male (one white woman) and has been for the past several years. The glass ceiling is just tough, so wouldn't recommend for senior executive women. They are one level down, but don't get the top jobs.

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January 1970

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

Job Satisfaction Level

3.0
  • Recent Salary

    $100k-$150k

  • Recent Bonus

    $50k-$100k

  • 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?

    Culture, Policies

  • 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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January 1970

Opportunites at GE are endless - it's such a big company with diverse roles! Go out and network and find the job you love!

Job Satisfaction Level

5.0
  • Recent Salary

    $100k-$150k

  • 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

    There are many different roles at my company. I happen to be in a position where I have a lot of flexibility but I have spoken with other women that do not feel the same.

  • Took Maternity Leave Here? (Weeks)

    12 paid / unpaid

  • Family Friendly Aspects?

    Hours, Culture, Policies

  • One Thing Employer Could Improve

    Not much; it's a great place to work

  • Recommend to Women?

    Yes

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January 1970

Great for work life balance and great flexibility with work schedule

Job Satisfaction Level

4.0
  • Recent Salary

    $100k-$150k

  • 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

  • One Thing Employer Could Improve

    Promote more women into leadership positions

  • Recommend to Women?

    Yes

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January 1970

great innovations, incredible people but a lot of politics to deal with if you wanna have a higher position

Job Satisfaction Level

3.0
  • Recent Salary

    $50k-$80k

  • Recent Bonus

    $0-$10k

  • CEO supports Gender Diversity?

    Yes

  • Are Women and Men Treated Equally?

    Not for Promotion, Hiring

  • Level of Flexibility

    1 2 3 4 5

  • Took Maternity Leave Here? (Weeks)

    None taken

  • Family Friendly Aspects?

    Policies

  • One Thing Employer Could Improve

    Promote more women into leadership positions

  • Recommend to Women?

    depends on which business

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January 1970

This is a reviw for GE Capital Corporation. This is a very competitive company to work for. If you are not a type A personallity it may not be the right environment fo you. With that said I will say that all of the woman in senior leaders do particpate in a lot of mentoring as well as helping other woman move up the coroporate ladder.

Job Satisfaction Level

5.0
  • 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

    My current manager is all about work life balance. It is so refreshing. Having the flexibility to be able to balance this has been remarkable. It actually makes you work even harder as you don't want the perception to be that you are taking advantage of that flexibility.

  • Took Maternity Leave Here? (Weeks)

    12 paid / unpaid

  • Family Friendly Aspects?

    Culture

  • One Thing Employer Could Improve

    Unfortunately GE Capital is in the process of being sold off so there are very limited opportunities to stay within the company. If this was not the current situation I would say that compensation would have been my choice.

  • Recommend to Women?

    Yes

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Employee256

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Operations

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January 1970

GE offers great flexibility and parental leave plans. But, if you don't want to work all the time, then you need to set strong boundaries on your workload.

Job Satisfaction Level

3.0
  • Recent Salary

    $50k-$80k

  • 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

    Flexibility is great, but sometimes the workload is very large.

  • Took Maternity Leave Here? (Weeks)

    8 paid / 4 unpaid

    Maternity leave plans have further improved since I took maternity leave. Now 12-14 weeks for both moms and dads.

  • Family Friendly Aspects?

    Hours, Policies

  • One Thing Employer Could Improve

    Promote more women into leadership positions

  • Recommend to Women?

    Yes

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January 1970

Ask for higher salary for your first job at GE. Once that number is set they will only give you 2-5% increase regarless of position or any improvements you have done. In my last role I received my Black Belt and my PMP (Project Management Professional) certificates and it did not mean anything.

Job Satisfaction Level

3.0
  • Recent Salary

    $80k-$100k

  • 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

    It depends on your manager. My last manager tied me to my desk eventhough I have been in the workforce since 1994. My current manager does not care where, how and when I do my job as long as it is done.

  • Took Maternity Leave Here? (Weeks)

    None taken

  • Family Friendly Aspects?

    Hours, Policies

  • One Thing Employer Could Improve

    Improve my compensation

  • Recommend to Women?

    As a last resource.

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January 1970

Great working environment, flexible schedules, great time off - all you have to do is deliver!

Job Satisfaction Level

4.0
  • Recent Salary

    $80k-$100k

  • 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)

    6 paid / 4 unpaid

  • Family Friendly Aspects?

    Hours, Culture, Policies

  • 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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January 1970

You receive a lot of flexibility if you also show flexibility.

Job Satisfaction Level

4.0
  • Recent Salary

    $50k-$80k

  • Recent Bonus

    $0-$10k

  • CEO supports Gender Diversity?

    Yes

  • Are Women and Men Treated Equally?

    Yes

  • Level of Flexibility

    1 2 3 4 5

    Flexibility varies depending the manager/team/country

  • Took Maternity Leave Here? (Weeks)

    None taken

  • Family Friendly Aspects?

    Culture

  • 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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