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We crowdsource General Electric's maternity, paternity and parental leave policies, based on General Electric's employee reviews and anonymous tips from General Electric employees.

General Electric Maternity and Paternity Leave Policies

General Electric offers 16 weeks of paid maternity leave, 4 weeks of unpaid maternity leave, 6 weeks of paid paternity leave and 4 weeks of unpaid paternity leave. This information is based on anonymous tips submitted by employees.

Benefits Lower Median/
Upper Corrections,
Tips & Comments
Minimum Paid Maternity Leave (weeks) 6
29% Consensus
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Minimum Unpaid Maternity Leave (weeks) 0
60% Consensus
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Minimum Paid Paternity Leave (weeks) 6
75% Consensus
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Minimum Unpaid Paternity Leave (weeks)
100% Consensus
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Conglomerate Maternity and Paternity Leave

How many weeks of paid maternity, unpaid maternity, paid paternity and unpaid paternity leave do employers in the Conglomerate industry offer?

Benefits Median Average
Minimum Paid Maternity Leave (weeks) 7 7
Minimum Unpaid Maternity Leave (weeks) 6 6
Minimum Paid Paternity Leave (weeks) 4 3
Minimum Unpaid Paternity Leave (weeks) 4 4
Maternity Leaves Taken at General Electric
    • Lady Moon
    • 8 weeks paid
    • 4 weeks unpaid
    • Gemini Girl
    • 8 weeks paid
    • 0 weeks unpaid
    • Madam Talent Development Leader
    • 10 weeks paid
    • 4 weeks unpaid
    • Savvy Girl
    • 6 weeks paid
    • 6 weeks unpaid
    • Madam Manager
    • 8 weeks paid
    • 16 weeks unpaid
    • Lady branace
    • 6 weeks paid
    • 0 weeks unpaid
    • Madam lala
    • 4 weeks paid
    • 2 weeks unpaid
    • Lady Elpida
    • 10 weeks paid
    • weeks unpaid
    • Lady Lady8888
    • 6 weeks paid
    • 6 weeks unpaid
    • Madam summer2103
    • 8 weeks paid
    • 4 weeks unpaid
    • Lady New to Mommyhood
    • 12 weeks paid
    • 4 weeks unpaid
    • Madam Ginger
    • 8 weeks paid
    • 4 weeks unpaid
    • to end all girls Girl
    • 6 weeks paid
    • 6 weeks unpaid
    • Lady anon735
    • 16 weeks paid
    • 1 weeks unpaid

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General Electric Maternity Leave Comments
  • "I haven't taken maternity leave, but I have taken sick leave, for a couple surgeries. Of the leaves, only one was disastrous, and caused me to lose a promotion, but I had to understand that the company needed someone in the position and I wasn't ready to return to work. Otherwise, the stress I chose to take on, seemed to be unnecessary. I realize after all these years, to never burn bridges, always try to network, and keep your eyes open to opportunities in new and emerging fields." - Lady anon476
  • "I've worked here for over 10 years. I've worked on predominately male teams and on predominately female teams and have never felt a difference in fairness, respect, advancement, etc. Coming back from maternity leave I felt supported as I began to navigate between being an employee and being a new mom." - Lady New to Mommyhood
  • "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." - Genius Girl
  • "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" - Lady GlobalHR
  • "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" - Lady Enginerd20
  • "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" - Madam anon1236
  • "The sky is the limit. With locations and positions worldwide opportunities abound for talented, motivated individuals. You will be challenged to your limit. The culture supports flexible work arrangements such as part-time, working from home, non-standard work schedules, and transitional work following maternity. Leaders tend to be capable and bright; mentors and countless networks are available. The work environment is intense with a direct correlation between results and recognition." - Happyatwork

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