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Worked a lot of hours, but had a chance to wear many different hats and learned a lot in the process. Good people, good camaraderie. Things went downhill after financial difficulties, then we were acquired by GE in 2015 and everything changed.
My day at works begins with testing for plant entrance requirements. Meeting daily with site leadership and briefing crew or preforming testing on my own. Usual day when testing is 12-16 hours due to a limited time at the facility. When leading a group of usually 10-12 men on an inspection when the HP/IP/LP/Gen rotors are being removed make for a long outage and 12-14 hour days, arranging for material and logistics for item coming and leaving. Work out doors in weather below zero and above 100 degrees for 45 days. Working on units that make $450/per MW hour on turbines that produce 250-800 MW.
Great work experience and training
long periods away from home
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I worked for Alstom before GE bought them. I can not give a fair review of the new leadership. I can tell you that this was a very supportive company for each employee.
Tuition re-imbursement, excellent benefirs, paid vacation
Pleasure to be associated to this organization. I had great opportunities to advance, explore new opportunities and felt my contributions were valued.
Financial management was sometime questionable
Alstom was a great company to work for, I was very sorry that GE came in and dismantled a great company and built nothing from it. I would like to say something positive about GE but I just can not.
Good job just bad management , they don’t care about there employees just making money and working unreasonable hours . Have one person in the management staff that has run off over half of the experienced Workers
Make plenty of money
No time off
Alstom was an somewhat stressful but rewarding employer until GE bought them out. Once the merger took place GE decided to liquidate some parts of the business and relocate others to subcontracted company to reduced overhead costs and pay their executives more.
Free lunches from time to time, family atmosphere
Bad management under new ownership
Working from Home Office tends to lend to more hours worked but very convenient to getting things done when they arise. GE is very fast pace and competitive. There's a fairly good sense of Team throughout the company and while the company is experiencing some issues currently, they will reconfigure and move on quickly. The position is challenging and I like a challenge, it energizes me to succeed in a tough environment.
Alstom Power was bought out by General Electric and then 10 months later they closed the warehouse and moved all to Atlanta and laid off all who didn't want to relocate. They did however pay a good severance pay to all who couldn't move
great place to work
getting laid off
Alstom had good engineering and technology team. The engineering and technology information were open to all. Any engineer wanted to lean was to find a source to learn it.
Engineering and technology
Working with several different nationalities provides a unique perspective on interpersonal relations. One learns that one must speak proper English at all times and avoid American colloquialisms.
Diversity, Great benefits
Too many levels of supervision.
I started in Jan 1970 when they built a plant in St. Cloud, Mn. right after coming home from the Army. They were on hiring vets. They provide training and benefits. We assemble generators and gas turbines for power plants all over the world. Work there until plant closed in 1983. Then they offer to transfer and move family to Richmond, Va. This a repair company for generators and gas turbines. They paid for all expenses, moving, selling house and then finding one for my family of seven. Once here and then starting to work. Consisted of 12 hour days and traveling to different power plants to repair the units. Then in 1994 they set up a department to recondition gas turbine blades. I apply and got responsible of helping to set up the different stages. Sent to Baden, Swiz. to view there operations. Overall I learned and grew a lot whit this company.
Godd vactions and health benifits.
Alot of overtime when I moved to Richmond, no family time.