How much work-life balance do Engineering interns have at GE?

How much work-life balance do Engineering interns have at GE?
2018-06-28T20:46:18Z 2
2018-06-28T20:46:18Z

Former Electronics Hardware Engineer at GE Appliances

about 2 years ago
Full-time employees work 45-50 hours per week, usually. Co-ops work 40, usually. You must be willing to put in the extra 30 minutes of effort at 5:00pm instead of immediately leaving if that extra effort will be beneficial to the team. Since GE Appliances is becoming more global every day, full-time employers may be required to have conference calls around 8 or 9pm to communicate with our parent company, Haier, in China. They aren’t super long and aren’t that frequent, but they are outside of the normal work hours. Be aware.
2018-06-28T20:46:18Z

Former Engineering Co-op Intern at GE

about 2 years ago
Your work/life balance will be just fine. You are expected to, and can only work up to, 40 hours a week. In a lot of cases, mine included, I would work 9 hour days monday-thursday and then take a half day on Friday. In the summer, there are a lot of interns - this year 70, and in past years over 100, and we all live in the penn state housing so it's a lot like college dorms. But in the fall and spring, there are a lot less interns, so it is a little bit less social. That doesn't mean you won't have anything to do! But you'll have plenty of free time, and no homework taking it up.
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