Work & Life at Niskayuna

Living in New York’s Tech Valley provides easy access to arts, culture and the great outdoors.

Employee Organizations

  • Newcomers Club

    The Newcomers Club is a social organization that aids and supports recent hires (3 years or less) and their families in their transition to the local community.

  • Whitney Club

    The Whitney Club is a social and community organization founded in 1945. It comprises Global Research employees, contractors and retirees. Events include noontime seminars, tickets for theatre and concert performances, trips to athletic events, bus trips, kids club activities, community service and a choral group.

  • we c … green

    We c ... green is an employee organization that helps our community and employees reduce their ecological footprint.

  • Fitness Center

    The Global Research Fitness Center is a full-service, on-site facility that offers group exercise classes, personal training, massage therapy, recreational programs and specialty classes. It is subsidized through GE’s HealthAhead program and is open Monday through Saturday to employees, employee’s spouses or same-sex domestic partners and retirees.

  • Women in Science and Engineering (WISE)

    WISE helps attract, develop and retain great women technologists by focusing on careers, training, connections and communication.


Celebrations

  • Technical Awards Ceremony

    The Technical Awards ceremony recognizes individuals who have reached significant milestones in their technical careers, including patents, publications and the Technical Career Path.

  • Global Research Awards

    Presented annually, these awards recognize individuals for early, mid-career and long-term career achievement; and teams for outstanding technical achievement for innovations, market solutions, products or services that have significant impact on a GE business and represent extraordinary performance and contribution to the growth of Global Research and GE.

  • Science Day

    Started in 1989, Science Day is an annual program that engages about 300 local fourth-grade students in the wonders of science through hands-on activities.


Local Color

Located near Albany, the capital of New York State, our grassy and wooded campus is situated on the Mohawk-Hudson Bike-Hike Trail and provides ample opportunity for employees to take part in on-campus sports leagues indoors or out. A short drive to the Adirondack, Berkshire, Catskill or Green Mountains puts hiking, biking, boating, climbing and more within reach.

Culturally, the campus hums with guest lectures in a range of fields, symposia on a wide variety of technology, diversity and networking events and educational opportunities. We count technical universities, nanotechnology and supercomputing facilities among our neighbors. And the rich colonial history of the area; proximity of Saratoga Springs’ musical venue and racetrack; and short distance to New York, Boston and Montreal (each about three hours away by train or car) surround us with opportunities to take in the sights and sounds we most enjoy.