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Culture

Life at GE in Saudi Arabia

Our culture is about providing everyone who works at GE with opportunities to exercise their responsibility, integrity and creativity while growing themselves and our business.

Crotonville

Crotonville is GE’s global leadership institute. Often described as the epicenter of GE culture, Crotonville is both a place and an ideal. It connects past, present and future — our heritage and our vision. Here, we seek to define the state of the art of leadership, sharing ideas with the most influential thinkers in academia and business, and creating transformative learning experiences to inspire, connect and develop the GE leaders of today and tomorrow.

Founded in 1956, Crotonville is the world’s first major corporate university. The 59-acre main campus in New York hosts thousands of GE employees and customers each year.

Diversity

With 6,000 employees from 76 countries, GE’s operations in the region reflect the diverse nature of the local communities we serve and the people with whom we do business. According to a World Bank report issued in 2012, women constitute 25 percent or less of the total workforce in the region. At GE, we see gender diversity and inclusiveness as an essential part of our productivity, creativity, innovation and competitive advantage.

The Women’s Network, which launched in Saudi Arabia in 2013, fosters the professional growth and development of women working at GE by providing mentoring, networking, skills development and coaching on career paths. Our primary mandate is developing and retaining talented women.

In the Kingdom, the Women’s Network has also helped solve the challenges women face on a daily basis in the workplace. Several women have been promoted with the help of the program’s development initiatives, while dozens of events have been conducted between Riyadh and Dammam.

Volunteerism

For more than a century, volunteerism has been a vibrant part of GE's culture, as both an individual employee activity as well as an organizational effort. We coordinate our resources — including products, matching gifts, grants and people — to create responses tailored to local and individual challenges. Today, the ultimate measure of GE's business is found in the improvements to the lives touched by our work.

Since the GEV Riyadh Chapter was launched in July 2013, nine successful initiatives have been conducted to promote the wellbeing and give back to society in the Kingdom. GE employees volunteered 550 hours, impacting more than 1,500 people. In 2013, Her Royal Highness Princess Adelah bint Abdullah recognized GEV for its efforts, noting the work the volunteers did during a breast cancer awareness event. Among other initiatives, the volunteers have advocated on behalf of cancer-stricken children and also provided clothes, blankets and food baskets to more than 300 people across Riyadh during the holy month of Ramadan.

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Internships & Co-ops in Saudi Arabia

GE offers internship and co-op opportunities to currently enrolled students at an educational institution, providing the opportunity to gain valuable hands-on work experience; working on projects and specific assignments at GE to fulfill an academic requirement and gain practical training. The GE internship and co-op programs are an investment in local talent, enabling students to develop their leadership capabilities and communication skills upon graduation.

GE Leadership Programs

Experienced hires

At GE, your investment in education pays off. You can work on extraordinary projects with exceptional people, helping solve some of the world's most pressing problems, while our Experienced Leadership programs can help you advance your career quickly.

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