Thread regarding GE Power layoffs

Official numbers in Baden, Switzerland

On monday 18 June, the ge power employees in Baden got informed about the latest layoff numbers. the IRS process and swiss union process are now closed.

The new number for Baden site is now 683 upcoming cuts, from 1195 originally. the attrition of over 500 people since last year helped.

GPS is the most affected, with 357 cuts, followed by PS (178). steam power is cutting 40 people and functions 60.

technology/engineering is the skill mostly impacted, accross all the businesses here.

Good luck to them.

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Alstom steam power was a country mile ahead is the US GE junk. Good to see this is finally recognised in the downsizing being largely avoided in Europe. Quality shows through.

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Post ID: @TLluWe9-1kkzi

My interactions with the Birr technical team have been productive and well-paced. You folks definitely held up your end. Good luck to you all!

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Post ID: @TLluWe9-Nqzo

Jobs off to France to avoid the French government penalties.

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Post ID: @TLluWe9-tvwb

Thanks to our GE legacy brilliant comments, we now see were is the problem. It is too easy to finger point and not to see our own problem. We could also have a very long long list of BS coming from GE legacy but it would be too easy and not solving anything.

Thanks to your comment I know now that integration is impossible.

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Post ID: @TLluWe9-nkor

@TLluWe9-fjp Youre absolutely correct. The whole company culture of accountability and hard work is gone now that Alstom is here. They dont respond to emails, neither do their bosses, or join calls or meet deadlines. No repercussions for them if they don't. Why should I come in early and stay late and work through my vacation when they are gone for weeks at a time? The Alstom company culture is s---ing the lifeblood out of GE. We cant fire them either or will pay years or severance. And they know it. They need to offload the company to someone who doesnt know better soon or they will bankrupt the whole business. More divestitures isnt going to fix this business though. The ship is going down.

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Post ID: @TLluWe9-kxzd

Thank you for the info. It is sad news but little choice. I just hope we don't shoot ourselves in the foot. Reducing staff in "technology/engineering" does not sound like we are getting rid of much of the dead weight, the smart talking, self-serving, career-managing time and money wasters of which we have too many. What we need is to simplify, simplify, simplify, and let the good people of GE get back to doing productive work that directly helps the customers. Anyone who thinks there's more than one or two signatures needed for anything, and anyone who thinks it takes more than a single day to change a process, needs to rethink their purpose in life.

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Post ID: @TLluWe9-pfw

The EU is pulling the whole company down. There was a time when I would work really hard. Work like 10 hour days and never take vacation, screw that now they give the whole business to the Europeans and outsource everything else to people that are not trained or have ever seen a GT. I take my 8 weeks of vacation I work 7 hours a day and don't feel bad about it. Im the only one left that knows the product and even if they get rid of me i have more than enough saving and very little bills. Congrats GE I'm now your average senior employee: setup for the next job if you cut me, doesn't give a s*** about your company but it's too easy of a job to leave for the money i make cuz the expectations are 10% of what they were before HR and finance took over. Finish those speadsheets!! F me and my guys???? I F you right back. F with the unions guys not the ones with options that do the real work for the customers that we dont give a rip about anymore.

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