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Westinghouse Reviews

Updated October 16, 2014
Updated October 16, 2014
255 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Work/life balance, though variable, was generally pretty good (in 12 reviews)

  • Flexible work hours, good pay, on-site athletic facilities, good training instructors (in 22 reviews)


Cons
  • This makes work-life balance challenging - although the alternative work schedules help (in 10 reviews)

  • The nuclear industry is stagnant and the nuclear renaissance is on hold indefinitely (in 10 reviews)

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  1. 3 people found this helpful  

    Worked in reductions at western zirconium for 6 years

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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
  2. 6 people found this helpful  

    Outlook: Grim

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Westinghouse full-time (less than an 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
  3. 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 an 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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  5. 7 people found this helpful  

    Back to elementary school

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

    I have been working at Westinghouse full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Nice cafeteria and gym if you have time to enjoy them.

    Cons

    We are lectured on how to walk down stairs, how to always tie shoes, and to always be safe..in a cubicle office environment.. and it is called paying attention to nuclear safety. Must wear safety glasses when in a lab doing software programming on a pic because we can never be "too safe".
    At the same time, mandatory OT in excess including all Saturday is turning employees into zombies.
    Management rewards employees who have sacrificed days of weekends and holidays with a token presented at a meeting and a 25 dollar gift certificate.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop treating employees like they are in elementary shool. I am just waiting for the day we get smiley face stickers for each day of OT instead of the token and gift certificate. And frowny face stickers if forget to hold stairway handrails. My four year old son is treated more like an adult in his day care than I am at work.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6. 2 people found this helpful  

    Better times behind, mediocre times now and in the future unless things change

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

    I have been working at Westinghouse full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    The list of pros has been steadily sinking. Coworkers are nice to work with. Free parking I guess?

    Cons

    Pay freezes
    Pension decrease (and cut for new hires)
    Alternative work arrangement availability decreasing
    Expectation of increased overtime hours without pay
    Vacation time is not in line with other technology firms, and it takes 10 years (!!!) to get an increase
    Stale work environment
    CEO that isn't in touch with the engineers doing the heavy lifting (a sporadic blog and weekly phone message doesn't cut it)

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Respect and reward your engineers - don't keep chipping away at them. Provide them with incentives and quit dragging every minute out of them for additional work and not rewarding them. Update the office environment - sure it's no Apple, but cubes get old quick. Open up spaces for collaboration and promote telecommuting to encourage a healthy work-life balance. You might be surprised how the business could flourish if it wasn't for a sterile cube environment.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Top-heavy

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Westinghouse full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    None. They are getting cheap every year by cutting down benefits, bonuses while they waste money on useless training for the managers that do nothing.

    Cons

    Managers do nothing while the engineers carry all the work and are treated bad. There is a constant lack of respect for the employees by upper management. The company is getting cheap and inefficient. Work morale is low, turnover high and the CEO proved to be all talk but incapable of leading this company in the right direction. Westinghouse is top-heavy. Too many chiefs. Also, the young engineers need to mature and act in a professional way (don't be judgmental and arrogant) towards the old timers.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Do some work. Don't delegate constantly by avoiding responsibility. Appreciate all the hard work the engineers are doing.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8. 2 people found this helpful  

    Field service tech

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Field Service Tech in Madison, PA
    Former Employee - Field Service Tech in Madison, PA

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

    Pros

    Great guys to work with. If you want to travel all year it's not bad

    Cons

    Company is driving everyone to quit. Not paid enough for the work you perform. Away from families 80% of the year. Management is very poor. When home workers are even more miserable putting up with engineers and some supervisors thinking they're in charge of everything. They do not believe in human error. No raises for a long time coming. I could go on for days

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Fire the CEO. Reward the workers more and realize they are the heart and soul of the company. Company thinks the employees owe them their lives and are very unappreciative.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9. 5 people found this helpful  

    Sinking Ship

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

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

    Pros

    Decent benefits but there is not much else to get excited about. This is a job, not a career.

    Cons

    No growth or development opportunities. High employee turnover. Low employee morale. Management makes uninformed promises.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Workplace bureaucracy has to end.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10. 5 people found this helpful  

    Downhill fast

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Project Manager
    Current Employee - Project Manager

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

    Pros

    401k, salary, healthcare, 10 paid holidays, vacation differs if you are considered "professional"

    Cons

    Bad management, low morale, different rules for different people, an HR dept that is not helpful, no growth potential. No formal training. More emphasis on contractors to save money.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    If you were to ask me 2 years ago about my career at Westinghouse, I would have been very confident. Now, I dread coming to work daily.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Totally mismanaged Company

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Westinghouse

    Pros

    None I can think of.

    Cons

    Old boy network, to hell with qualifications

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Do the company a favor and quit.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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