Technical Contract Manager (Former Employee) – UK – 19 July 2017
This part of GE was always very dynamic. It is a disappointment I left but the business was always re-inventing its self to keep abreast of the market conditions. The working cycle of the role was very fluid as you were always 'spinning plates' this was both enjoyable and at times stressful. The culture was friendly and all leaders were approachable.
Account Receivable (Current Employee) – Manchester – 15 July 2017
Reconciliation of accounts by re-applying the misdirected payments. Manage credit limits for new and existing customers with the different teams by analyzing customers Financials Investigate on invoice litigation and come out with the most suitable resolution Deal with recovery of debts by contacting the customers for efficient. Attempt further contact with the customers for aged invoices I have gained more experience in this position and developed my analytical and communication skills and now I am looking for a more challenging opportunity I am not a fan of the management put in place as it was too much micro managed, The hardest part was to hit the target at every quarter but it was balanced with a great team work
Since General Electric took over the site felt they wanted to shut it
Drives Test Maintenance Engineer (Former Employee) – Kidsgrove, United Kingdom – 16 April 2017
When I started working there General Electric had just bought the site of Converteam and started to spend money on the site upgrading it but everyone didn't feel the site would last and General Electric had just bought the Converteam Drive design with all this unrest people kept walking around saying it will shut soon so moral was very low I left worried about this and a month later General Electric announced the site would shut at the end of that year with all work going to Berlin.
good pay and hours (Half day n Fridays) however the Cheltenham site is currently having a flat period meaning that there are few jobs on site and redundancies are a very real threat. Management skill varies as I'm sure it does elsewhere. Some managers are great, others don't seem to know what their job role is.
Electrical mate and network installer (Former Employee) – Worsley – 18 March 2017
As above. Worked mostly to fit in between contractor jobs, so was a handy income to avoid periods when not contracting and I liked the work. We got of very well, his skills with electrical installation and mine with networks, cabling etc
Sales Manager: Control & Automation Solutions (Former Employee) – Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire – 18 February 2017
In my position (part of GE's "Professional Body"), there was a constant demand and expectation for new business and revenue recognition. For this reason - and because I had several key accounts in the USA - my role was far in excess of the standard 40 hours per week.
The work was enjoyable and challenging.
The most difficult part of the culture was the management who did not have a control and automation background. They were therefore unable to understand certain aspects of the business, what resources were required, and how we needed to provide an effective response to competitor activity.
Despite these frustrations, I was able to personally able to significantly exceed my sales target and take the business from 5M to over 24M.
Finance Graduate (Former Employee) – London – 4 October 2016
GE’s graduate entry-level program combining 4 rotational assignments across Europe in varying financial roles, comprehensive financial training on advanced accounting, risk management, audit, financial strategy and various leadership and communication workshops.
Global Product Marketing Intern (Former Employee) – Chalfont – 2 August 2016
A typical day at GEHC would involve team meetings and task based work- set by managers. I learnt a huge amount around product marketing strategy on a global scale, coordinating communication material approval and production. The management at GE is fantastic and they take your development needs very seriously. The hardest part of the job was the initial starting phase. Working with products related to Neurology meant that I had to learn alot about very difficult subjects that i hadn't previously known much about. The most enjoyable part of the job was knowing that everything that was done, whether it be working on market forecasts on excel or organising congresses/ exhibitions with the wider product team; was that I was making a positive difference to someone's life. As the products that I was working with have the potential to give an elderly patient the correct dementia diagnosis, effectively changing their life and putting them on the correct treatment pathway.
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