Help Choosing Between Two FLDP Offers

Hi everyone, long time lurker here who created this profile to ask for some advice.

I will be graduating this December and have been fortunate enough to receive two offers for FLDP programs and am having a hard time deciding between them.

The first one is with GE FMP with the Power business unit. Base salary of $70,000 + $5,000 sign on. GE seems to have an amazing career track, specially for folks that go through the FMP, but I am a bit worried about joining one of the worst performing units, specially considering the recent news of split up coming in the next 2 years. The program consists of 4 rotations of 6 months each.

The second one is with Raytheon Technologies for their FLDP program. Base salary of $70,000 + $5,000 sign on as well. The company seems to be in a very strong position, but what worries me is how slow things move in the A&D industry, and the fact that it takes longer to move up. Other than that, I like the products and the program seems to be respected inside and outside of the company. It would consist of two 1-year long rotations, + 2 6-months long rotations.

Which one should I pick?

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Comments (5)

  • Analyst 2 in CorpDev
Nov 23, 2021 - 8:26pm

I was a GE FMP and had an offer for Raytheon. Also have a friend who is still in Raytheon's program. Would easily pick GE Power unless you want to be in the A&D industry.

A lot of Raytheon's roles kinda lock you into A&D corpfin early on whereas GE FMP roles are applicable to most manufacturing companies, among others (I've seen quite a few different exits from FMP).

Nov 27, 2021 - 10:00am

Not sure if it's true, but I have heard that A&D is a siloed industry to where it may be harder to move in or out of it later. I think the industry itself is interesting and is clearly not going anywhere anytime soon. I also heard pay progression is generally slightly behind until you hit higher levels. 

GE would be a solid choice because it is a recognized development brand and could open you to more opportunities down the line. 

Nov 29, 2021 - 11:41am

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