General Electric

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

January 1970

I have been working in the GE Capital arm and it has been very flexible.

Job Satisfaction Level

5.0
  • Recent Salary

    >$150k

  • Are Women and Men Treated Equally?

    Yes

  • 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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Hypatia

January 1970

Analyze the manager's behavior very well during the interview. Negotiate a fair salary, as both men and women are over-worked and underpaid here with abysmal or nonexistent raises during the downturn. Ensure your work has high visibility, as many other employees are keen to steal the credit for your work. Do a lot of self-promotion, and you will win.

Job Satisfaction Level

3.0
  • Recent Salary

    $50k-$80k

  • Recent Bonus

    Not eligible for bonus

  • Are Women and Men Treated Equally?

    Not for Promotion, Evaluation and Reviews

  • Took Maternity Leave Here? (Weeks)

    None taken

  • Family Friendly Aspects?

    Policies

  • One Thing Employer Could Improve

    Improve my compensation

  • Recommend to Women?

    Maybe. In my experience at GE, I have seen both very fair and unfair treatment of women. Certain managers are fair with their employees, understanding the need for work/life balance for both men and women. I have worked with new parents who have used the excellent parental leave policies, which encourage mothers and fathers to spend time with their infants. On the flip side, some managers extensively use the "prove it again" bias with their star employees to withhold pay increases and promotions. I wonder if that would have been the case if the employee had been male. Also, very qualified women with long years of experience have been stuck in entry-level positions for 5+ years without raises or promotions and had to leave the company to get promoted. There are very few women near the top of Oil & Gas. The notable exception is Maria Claudia Borras. It seems like most women are entry-level for long periods of time. I think this company is a mixed bag for women, but it can be changed if more women work here and ask for fair, market-value pay up front. Review for GE Oil & Gas

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anon1338

January 1970

Great company to jump start your career!

Job Satisfaction Level

4.0
  • Recent Salary

    $100k-$150k

  • Recent Bonus

    $10k-$20k

  • Are Women and Men Treated Equally?

    Yes

  • Took Maternity Leave Here? (Weeks)

    None taken

  • Family Friendly Aspects?

    Hours, Culture, Policies

  • One Thing Employer Could Improve

    I left GE seven months ago b/c of the sale of GE Capital...

  • Recommend to Women?

    Yes

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Madam anon1236

Communications Specialist

Communications

January 1970

Leadership roles are certainly composed of more men than women, but GE has made a real effort to diversify. Maternity leave changed on 4/1/16 and is now much more generous: up to 12 weeks paid and an additional 4 unpaid. They are also very good about flexible work arrangements and offer wellness rooms at almost all of their sites. This is a review for GE Capital

Job Satisfaction Level

4.0
  • Recent Salary

    $80k-$100k

  • Recent Bonus

    $10k-$20k

  • Typical Hours (per day)

    10 hours

  • Are Women and Men Treated Equally?

    Yes

  • Took Maternity Leave Here? (Weeks)

    12 paid / 4 unpaid

  • One Thing Employer Could Improve

  • Recommend to Women?

    Yes

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Lady Compensation Analyst

January 1970

GE has great flexible policies but the culture of the individual businesses still determines the how many employees take advantage of those policies.

Job Satisfaction Level

4.0
  • Recent Salary

    $50k-$80k

  • Recent Bonus

    $0-$10k

  • Typical Hours (per day)

    9 hours

  • Are Women and Men Treated Equally?

    Yes

  • Took Maternity Leave Here? (Weeks)

    None taken

  • One Thing Employer Could Improve

  • Recommend to Women?

    Yes

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Lady Enginerd 13

Mechanical Engineer

January 1970

Only been here for about two years. I currently feel like I have a skewed perception based on my site and business (and being in engineering).

Job Satisfaction Level

3.0
  • Recent Salary

    $50k-$80k

  • Recent Bonus

    $0-$10k

  • Typical Hours (per day)

    9 hours

  • Are Women and Men Treated Equally?

    No

  • Took Maternity Leave Here? (Weeks)

    None taken

  • One Thing Employer Could Improve

  • Recommend to Women?

    Maybe. My site is small and out in the middle of nowhere. It feels more like a small start up than GE, and while it can be a good thing, it tends to feel quite often like the boys club...

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Lady Enginerd20

Sub-Section Manager

Engineering

January 1970

I've worked here for 9 years, and have seen some great examples of women in leadership, but there are not enough. Expectations are high, and to advance and gain recognition, you have to put in a lot of hours. I feel I have been treated fairly and given great opportunities. The company recently made some changes to allow for more paternity leave which seems to be a step in the right direction. This is a review for GE Aviation

Job Satisfaction Level

5.0
  • Recent Bonus

    $0-$10k

  • Typical Hours (per day)

    11 hours

  • Are Women and Men Treated Equally?

    Yes

  • Took Maternity Leave Here? (Weeks)

    None taken

  • One Thing Employer Could Improve

  • Recommend to Women?

    Yes

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Lady GlobalHR

Human Resources

January 1970

I worked at GEH for 5 years. While some managers were inclusive and supportive, the only successful women were the ones who made the company their life. Working 70-80 hour weeks, moving all over the country for a position. I took the full maternity leave I was entitled to and felt that many were disappointed with me for it. My boss came back after 4 weeks. Review for GE Healthcare

Job Satisfaction Level

2.0
  • Recent Bonus

    $10k-$20k

  • Typical Hours (per day)

    10 hours

  • Are Women and Men Treated Equally?

    No

  • Took Maternity Leave Here? (Weeks)

    6 paid / 12 unpaid

  • One Thing Employer Could Improve

  • Recommend to Women?

    No

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Lady Beach

January 1970

I've worked here for 7 years and in several different sub-businesses. Generally, the industrial businesses have way fewer women than businesses like healthcare or capital. Also, women are typically in HR or communications roles in those businesses. I have been in countless meetings with 10 or more people (sales, engineering, IT) and I was the only female. There is a strong Women's Network that puts on programs. There have been recent changes & promotions at the very top level of the company and there are a couple of women who are now CEOs of sub-businesses. Perhaps that will make some positive impact.

Job Satisfaction Level

3.0
  • Recent Salary

    >$150k

  • Recent Bonus

    $0-$10k

  • Typical Hours (per day)

    10 hours

  • Are Women and Men Treated Equally?

    No

  • Took Maternity Leave Here? (Weeks)

    None taken

  • One Thing Employer Could Improve

  • Recommend to Women?

    Maybe. The culture can be a very "traditional"/"masculine". I have seen women vilified for being tough or "bossy". It's a big company so there is opportunity to change jobs once you're in. Experience is highly dictated by your manager/team. The maternity policy, while better now than it was just a couple years ago, is not comparable to other high-tech companies. If GE wants to compete for talent in this arena, they will need to upgrade.

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Genius Girl

January 1970

Men and women are treated equally. While the female representation isn't high in all fields, the company is striving to improve diversity through recruiting and retention initiatives. I took my full maternity time & had the full support of my manager and team.

Job Satisfaction Level

5.0
  • Recent Salary

    >$150k

  • Recent Bonus

    $20k-$50k

  • Typical Hours (per day)

    10 hours

  • Are Women and Men Treated Equally?

    Yes

  • Took Maternity Leave Here? (Weeks)

    16 paid / 0 unpaid

  • One Thing Employer Could Improve

  • Recommend to Women?

    Yes

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