We rise to the challenge of building a world that works.
For more than 125 years, GE has invented the future of industry.
GE has pioneered technologies that have spurred world-transforming changes and improved the lives of billions
Frequently asked questions
What is GE?
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?
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?
GE's newly defined Purpose is “We rise to the challenge of building a world that works.”
What are GE's values?
The GE Leadership Behaviors – Act with Humility, Lead with Transparency, and Deliver with Focus – 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?
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.