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GE

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What is GE?
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The General Electric Company (GE) is an American multinational company. For more than 125 years, GE has invented the future of industry. Today, GE is best known for its work in the Power, Renewable Energy, Aviation and Healthcare industries.
What does "GE" stand for?
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GE stands for General Electric. The General Electric Company was founded by Thomas A. Edison in 1889. The logo for GE is known as the monogram. It has existed since the Edison era of the 1890s and remains largely unchanged for 125 years.
What is GE's mission/purpose statement?
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GE's newly defined Purpose is 鈥淲e rise to the challenge of building a world that works.鈥
What are GE's values?
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The GE Leadership Behaviors 鈥 Act with Humility, Lead with Transparency, and Deliver with Focus 鈥 are an essential part of our Lean culture transformation, reflecting how we each aim to act to drive progress.
What industries does GE operate in?
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GE has long been a leader in Power, Renewable Energy, Aviation and Healthcare. Today, GE also leads in delivering solutions across Additive Manufacturing, materials science and data analytics.
Who owns GE?
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Since its incorporation in 1896, GE has been a publicly traded company. It is now traded on the New York Stock Exchange, where GE stock can be bought or sold.
Who is the current CEO of GE?
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H. Lawrence (Larry) Culp, Jr., is the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of GE. Larry is GE鈥檚 twelfth CEO and eleventh Chairman. He joined the GE Board of Directors in April 2018 and joined GE as CEO in October 2018.
Who are the current members of GE executive leadership?
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For the full list of GE's executive leadership team, see our Executives page.
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Is GE a US Company?
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GE is an American company with a global footprint, incorporated in New York City and headquartered in Boston.
How many countries does GE operate in?
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GE has a local presence, a strong brand, and deep customer relationships in more than 170 countries, and have invested in emerging markets for more than 100 years.
How was GE founded?
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General Electric was formed in 1892 by merging the Edison General Electric Company and the Thomson-Houston Company. This was preceded by the formation and merging of multiple companies from 1876 to 1892.
What does GE do?
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For more than 125 years, GE has invented the future of industry. At GE, we rise to the challenge of building a world that works. GE has pioneered technologies that have spurred world-transforming changes and improved the lives of billions. Our equipment and solutions are deployed in more than 64,000 commercial and military aircraft (including GE and its joint venture partners) , 45,000 onshore wind turbines, 7,700 gas turbines, and more than four million healthcare installations.
Where are GE's corporate headquarters?
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GE's corporate headquarters are located in Boston, Massachusetts.聽
How do I contact GE?
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You can find contact details for GE Corporate, press, careers and GE Businesses at our Contact information page.
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Where are GE stocks and shares traded?
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GE stock and shares are traded on the New York Stock Exchange every day. You can view the latest GE stock price on our Stock Information page.
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Can you buy GE stock directly?
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GE Stock Direct enables investors to buy shares of GE common stock directly from GE. Shares can be purchased by contacting GE's transfer agent, EQ Shareowner Services.
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When is the GE earnings report released?
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The GE earnings report is released quarterly. You can find the scheduling for the latest earnings report and access previous earnings reports on our Events & Reports page.
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What jobs are available at GE?
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Job openings are listed for all GE businesses in our Careers section. You can search all open positions on our Job Search page.
How do I apply for a job at GE?
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You can apply for any open position through its listing, which can be found via our Job Search page.
What are the benefits of working at GE?
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GE offers a variety of benefits and programs designed to help support the way you live and work. You can learn more about our benefits on our Career Benefits page.