General Electric

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

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January 1970

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.

Job Satisfaction Level

4.0
  • Recent Salary (USD)

    $100k-$150k

  • Recent Bonus (USD)

    Not eligible for bonus

  • Took Maternity Leave Here? (Weeks)

    8 paid / 4 unpaid

    I was paid 8 weeks due to a C-section

  • Are Women and Men Treated Equally?

    Yes

  • Family Friendly Aspects

    Hours, Policies

  • Flexibility of the employer

    1 2 3 4 5

  • Recommend to Women?

    Yes

  • One Thing Employer Could Improve

    Promote more women into leadership positions

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January 1970

Pretty flexible but depends on the area where you work.

Job Satisfaction Level

4.0
  • Recent Salary (USD)

    >$150k

  • Recent Bonus (USD)

    $10k-$20k

  • Took Maternity Leave Here? (Weeks)

    None taken

  • Are Women and Men Treated Equally?

    Yes

  • Family Friendly Aspects

    Hours, Culture

  • Flexibility of the employer

    1 2 3 4 5

  • Recommend to Women?

    Yes

  • One Thing Employer Could Improve

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

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January 1970

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.

Job Satisfaction Level

5.0
  • Recent Salary (USD)

    $50k-$80k

  • Recent Bonus (USD)

    $0-$10k

  • Took Maternity Leave Here? (Weeks)

    None taken

  • Are Women and Men Treated Equally?

    Yes

  • Family Friendly Aspects

    Hours, Culture, Policies

  • Flexibility of the employer

    1 2 3 4 5

  • Recommend to Women?

    Yes

  • One Thing Employer Could Improve

    Improve my compensation

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anon3366

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January 1970

If you want to change something to your position you have to fight for it, nothing is offered.

Job Satisfaction Level

4.0
  • Recent Salary (USD)

    $80k-$100k

  • Recent Bonus (USD)

    $0-$10k

  • Took Maternity Leave Here? (Weeks)

    None taken

  • Are Women and Men Treated Equally?

    Not for Pay

  • Family Friendly Aspects

    Hours

  • Flexibility of the employer

    1 2 3 4 5

  • Recommend to Women?

    Depends on the position applying

  • One Thing Employer Could Improve

    Improve my compensation

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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 (USD)

    $100k-$150k

  • Recent Bonus (USD)

    $0-$10k

  • Took Maternity Leave Here? (Weeks)

    None taken

  • Are Women and Men Treated Equally?

    Yes

  • Family Friendly Aspects

    Hours, Culture, Policies

  • Flexibility of the employer

    1 2 3 4 5

  • Recommend to Women?

    Yes

  • One Thing Employer Could Improve

    Promote more women into leadership positions

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January 1970

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

Job Satisfaction Level

4.0
  • Recent Salary (USD)

    >$150k

  • Took Maternity Leave Here? (Weeks)

    None taken

  • Are Women and Men Treated Equally?

    Not for Pay, Promotion

  • Family Friendly Aspects

    Hours, Culture

  • Flexibility of the employer

    1 2 3 4 5

  • Recommend to Women?

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

  • One Thing Employer Could Improve

    Improve my compensation

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cvwkew00

Senior Staff Engineer

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January 1970

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

Job Satisfaction Level

4.0
  • Recent Salary (USD)

    >$150k

  • Recent Bonus (USD)

    $0-$10k

  • Took Maternity Leave Here? (Weeks)

    16 paid / unpaid

    They were great!

  • Are Women and Men Treated Equally?

    Yes

  • Family Friendly Aspects

    Hours, Culture, Policies

  • Flexibility of the employer

    1 2 3 4 5

  • Recommend to Women?

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

  • One Thing Employer Could Improve

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

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Tinkerbell

Senior Engineer - Controls Engineering

Engineering

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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 (USD)

    $100k-$150k

  • Recent Bonus (USD)

    $10k-$20k

  • Took Maternity Leave Here? (Weeks)

    6 paid / 6 unpaid

  • Are Women and Men Treated Equally?

    Yes

  • Family Friendly Aspects

    Hours, Culture, Policies

  • Flexibility of the employer

    1 2 3 4 5

  • Recommend to Women?

    Yes

  • One Thing Employer Could Improve

    Promote more women into leadership positions

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LFE475

Engineering

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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 (USD)

    $80k-$100k

  • Recent Bonus (USD)

    Not eligible for bonus

  • Took Maternity Leave Here? (Weeks)

    None taken

  • Are Women and Men Treated Equally?

    Yes

  • Family Friendly Aspects

    Hours, Culture, Policies

  • Flexibility of the employer

    1 2 3 4 5

  • Recommend to Women?

    Yes

  • One Thing Employer Could Improve

    Improve my compensation

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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 (USD)

    $100k-$150k

  • Recent Bonus (USD)

    $0-$10k

  • Took Maternity Leave Here? (Weeks)

    None taken

  • Are Women and Men Treated Equally?

    Not for Pay, Promotion, Hiring, Evaluation and Reviews

  • Family Friendly Aspects

    Hours, Culture, Policies

  • Flexibility of the employer

    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.

  • Recommend to Women?

    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.

  • One Thing Employer Could Improve

    Promote more women into leadership positions

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