Westinghouse Reviews

Updated March 15, 2015
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  1. 3 people found this helpful

    Brrrr...it's chilly in here.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Principal Engineer in Cranberry, PA
    Former Employee - Principal Engineer in Cranberry, PA

    I worked at Westinghouse full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Competitive pay for young people just starting out of school.
    Abundant facilities onsite: cafeteria, gym, childcare, PNC branch, etc.

    Cons

    Stagnant pay, limited growth for more experienced employees.
    Nepotism and favoritism trump solid performers.
    Trust is not likely to permeate the organization.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    There are still a lot of rotten eggs. Stop promoting people out of problems; and do the right thing.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2. 3 people found this helpful

    Horrible Morale.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Westinghouse

    Pros

    They have Starbucks coffee in the cafeteria, that is about it. Oh, and the deli is pretty good too.

    Cons

    Where to start? Not really sure that my opinion on this matter will help. This company is in absolute turmoil.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Maybe read a few books on leading people. The levels of bureaucracy is almost a joke. Also, Nepotism is all over the place here.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful

    Can't make this stuff up!

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    Current Employee - Art in Roanoke, TX
    Current Employee - Art in Roanoke, TX

    I have been working at Westinghouse full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    The Executives are rarely around.

    Cons

    Besides the sexual harassment, the nepotism, low pay and the executives opening trashing employees - not many cons.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Have some class and at least ACT like you're not creating a world class nepotism world. It could not be more obvious to every hall in the building.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
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  5. 4 people found this helpful

    Very interesting and at times rewarding work and industry, but middle management is poor.

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    Current Employee - Project Engineer in Shoreview, MN
    Current Employee - Project Engineer in Shoreview, MN

    I have been working at Westinghouse

    Pros

    Products are interesting, highly custom, and it's rare two projects are the same. There is a strong emphasis on design and manufacturing, good coworkers, and health care and retirement benefits are generally good. Direction and vision of the company at the Senior Management level appears solid. The work is there and there are always new opportunities on new projects.

    Cons

    Compensation lags comparable positions in the area and is not necessarily commensurate with level of experience or responsibility among employees by department. Level of attrition is high and measures for employee retention are next to negligible. Management (at the Director/VP level) generally does not acknowledge this and does not address it or take visible measures to improve. Timely measures do not seem to be taken to resolve known programmatic deficiencies and procedures. Employees can be placed on rotating 24/7 outage support call or in-office status or sent to sites at a moments notice (spring and fall) without any incentive. Due to attrition, opportunities for growth appear to exist, but management does not actively seek to grow employees into those roles.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    See pros and cons above.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  6. 3 people found this helpful

    Refuel technician

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    Former Employee - Refuel Tech in Madison, PA
    Former Employee - Refuel Tech in Madison, PA

    I worked at Westinghouse full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great co-workers, if you enjoy never being home and having a life this is the company for you. Money can be good if you want to work nonstop

    Cons

    To many to list. Extensive travel, no pay increase in years, low moral, going downhill at a scary rate. Stay away

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Show more appreciation for your employees.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7. 2 people found this helpful

    Contract-to-Hire position

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    Current Contractor - Project Manager in Cranberry Township, PA
    Current Contractor - Project Manager in Cranberry Township, PA

    I have been working at Westinghouse as a contractor (less than a year)

    Pros

    Nice office building, lunch room, gym.Very shiny Ohhhh ahhh

    Cons

    very political - typical of corporate

    No job security - I was warned when I was first hired that WEC likes to do massive layoffs BEWARE (both contract and full time!!!!!)

    Disrespectful to employees

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Grow a pair and hold on to some employee/hire some contractors full time. It would help save you some money. Massive layoffs are only a short term solution. Bunch of idiots

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8. 3 people found this helpful

    Used to be great

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Engineer
    Current Employee - Senior Engineer

    I have been working at Westinghouse (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Most of the time stress free. 9/80 and alternative work schedule allow for work life balance. Tuition reimbursement a plus, but must stay for a min of 3 years or have to repay.

    Cons

    Cost cutting measures made a once great place to work now unbearable. Too many procedures. Management refuses to replace the large amount of people leaving, forcing the remaining engineers to work more. Benefits decreasing daily.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9. 6 people found this helpful

    Worked in reductions at western zirconium for 6 years

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    Former Employee - Extractions Operator in Ogden, UT
    Former Employee - Extractions Operator in Ogden, UT

    I worked at Westinghouse full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Decent pay. Good benefits. Good work life balance

    Cons

    The place is a dump. They don't care about safety. They don't care about anything you have to say. They don't care about improvements "we've been doing it this way for 30 years why stop now".

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get a grip on reality

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10. 10 people found this helpful

    Outlook: Grim

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Westinghouse full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    Nice facilities, although Cranberry area traffic congestion is annoying.

    Cons

    Other than poor sales prospects, inept management, office supply purchase freezes, reading mind-numbingly-boring procedures that have nothing to do with what you do, and a constant stream of email reports on the latest bee sting or paper cut, there's nothing wrong with this company.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11. 2 people found this helpful

    Horrible

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Cranberry, PA
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Cranberry, PA

    I have been working at Westinghouse full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    They offer a flexible schedule.

    Cons

    Seems project management does not have their act together. Too many decision changes for what should be a small project, and ended up taking over 2 years. People complain about their job, people sleep on the job, and their is no motivation. Meetings consist of arguments and cursing.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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