Pros: diverse opportunities
Cons: work/life balance
GE is a demanding and challenging environment. It requires a lot of dedication and commitment to make a difference and advance. I gained tremendous experience is helping to create a commercial aviation joint venture company between GE and AVIC (a Chinese aviation company), called AVIAGE SYSTEMS. Although process and IP was transferred into the JV by GE, everything needed to be built from the ground up including tools and licenses, basic infrastructure such as an ERP system, supply chain and shipping capability, resources, facilities space, etc. I was involved in nearly every aspect.
I found the workforce to be very hardworking, and talented. My direct managers were always very supportive of my career and worked to recognize my efforts and advance my career.
The work/life balance is a bit of a struggle. There were hardly any 40 hour work weeks during my time there.