Great place to work, awesome Management and Colleagues, just ended too short due to higher management cutting finances.
Contract Mechanical Designer (Former Employee) – Schenectady, NY – October 25, 2013
Steam Turbine & Generator Accessories CAD Designer, Awesome work environment and very professional even for a contractor, and people were very serious in being successful with projects and as a company. They were also willing to train a person like myself that knew very little about the type of design they were about and gave me time to learn the product overall. I took the challenge fully and learned the design in about 3 weeks or so and was able to start projects.
It was just unfortunate that the contract ended early because I was on pace to go full-time with GE.
Management, work environment, peoples morale being mostly positive and professional, lots of projects to work on keeping you busy at work. Room for advancement given the opportunity.
Contract ended too short given the experience I received at GE.
Technical Service Manager (Current Employee) – Richmond, VA – October 31, 2016
There was a corporate take over of Alstom Power by GE. As with all take overs, it adversely affected moral. Everyone had to re-apply for their own jobs, or an alternate job. Many were required to relocate. Some were laid off with benefits packages, and some were just fired.
customs and logistics specialist (Current Employee) – Mexico City – October 13, 2016
As being in a US company, ive seen through out the years how they establish a working space and culture that helps you interact with other people and everyone is willing to help no matter where they are or what they do, also it is so amazing how well structured the company is and how that simplify a lot of things
Lead Buyer (Current Employee) – Houston, TX – August 22, 2016
It's a great place to work. You learn to deal and work as a team with Manufacturing, Planning and Engineering. There is a great environment to work. And you would need to do a lot of cross-functional activities to get the job done.
I work hard to adapt to change and conform to the needs of the job
Field Service Representative (Former Employee) – Milwaukee, WI – December 21, 2015
My schedule was a bit unknown at times as I had to respond to emergency calls. I am nuclear certified, and take pride in my work. The Job description classified me as a Field Service Representative but I was considered a Hybrid. The position that I applied for was a Field Service Representative for Mobile site operations and data analysis. I was transitioned into the Beverage side and spent several weeks away from home. I have a Wife and 3 young kids so time away from home can be difficult on the home front. The up side to travel is that I'm use to it and can easily adapt if needed.
Co-founder/VP of Thin Film Equipment (Former Employee) – Arvada, CO – December 11, 2015
GE invested in our company and then later bought the company. Our initial team was assimilated into the GE system which was, at times, challenging. GE has a lot of rules, procedures, and GE speak that took some time to get used to. I appreciated the challenges, however in running such a huge corporation. Do you teach all of your employees Six Sigma, or only a certain group?
Project Controller (Current Employee) – Richmond, VA – November 8, 2015
Since 11/02/2015, Alstom Power became part of GE. With this alliance, the new GE power segment is now GE Power. Overall, I think that it has been a good transition. Now I'm just learning about this new company.
Regeneration Operator (Former Employee) – Pico Rivera, CA – October 30, 2015
There is always work, and the co-workers are friendly. The hardest part of the job is getting used to moving the heavy tanks from one place to another without a hand truck. Once you're used to it, it becomes really easy. The place is very safety oriented, and the workers are very helpful. The most enjoyable part of the job is when you reach the end of the shift, and realize how much you were able to accomplish within 8 hours.
Big company operating in nich market areas, with overall good market share, and stable balance sheet. Eight layers of management with 300000+ , however it still keeps buying out its competitors. Values experience but does not have a good system to measure it. Dominated by few groups like Aviation, Pratt Whitney, Rolls Royce, university alumni and other groups. Offers a good starting salary but later average 1-2% yearly increase. Healthcare benefits require 3000$ out of pocket before they start. Monthly health insurance payments are high. One has to carry a long list of approved prescription list to their doctor or risk paying the unauthorized prescription .
Has 401K but it is limited to company stock and investment options.
May be a good place for starters but not very good for mid career professionals.
Long lead time business. Affected less from market fluctiations.