Westinghouse

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Westinghouse Reviews

Updated Apr 24, 2014
All Employees Current Employees Only

3.3 227 reviews

49% Approve of the CEO

Westinghouse President and CEO Danny Roderick

Danny Roderick

(73 ratings)

57% of employees recommend this company to a friend

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Work/life balance, though variable, was generally pretty good(in 11 reviews)

  • Flexible work hours, good pay, on-site athletic facilities, good training instructors(in 20 reviews)


Cons
  • This makes work-life balance challenging - although the alternative work schedules help(in 9 reviews)

  • Nuclear Industry took a direct hit when the tsunami hit Japan, causing that nuclear accident(in 9 reviews)

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    Good Company, Currently Low Moral

    Engineer (Former Employee) Pittsburgh, PA

    ProsThe compensation is adequate.
    The retirement savings are good having both a 401k and a pension.
    Gym in the Basement at Headquarters
    Flexible Schedule

    ConsRaises and promotions seem to be based off of who you know and playing a popularity game. The amount or quality of work takes a back seat to whom you know. Do not sit at your desk and figure things out, go ask other people intelligent questions to simply get your name out there.

    Advice to Senior ManagementNone.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    From an intern perspective, great.

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsDiverse set of projects. A lot of exposure to different professionals. Invested in my training. A very close work group. Good communication and valued my work and opinions.

    ConsThere is a lot of cost-cutting going on. Technological resources are limited, party because of these cost-cuts. Volatile industry.

    Advice to Senior ManagementBeware that you can't cost-cut yourself to greatness, and may lose some valuable employees, in the process.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    SQMO

    Senior Supplier Quality and Manufacturing Oversight Engineer (Current Employee) Cranberry, PA

    ProsYou are not watched over like most companies as long as you do your work.

    ConsContractors are not treated that well

    Advice to Senior ManagementManagement needs to fight for contractors that they find are working well so they can get hired.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Good company to start after college.

    Intern (Former Employee) Charlotte, NC

    ProsAmazing people that are smart and always positive. No strict hours, you can start anywhere between 7 or 9 am and can take a lunch between 11 and 2. Leave when you reach 8 hours. Managers are awesome. Many group/team meetings so you get to meet and get to know people in the office.

    ConsLarge company so you don't get to learn a lot.
    Very repetitive work. No free coffee.

    Advice to Senior ManagementKeep up the good work and change assignments so workers don't get bored and are more familiar with what others are doing.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Good intern experience in an industry I previously didn't know much about.

    Intern (Former Employee) Cranberry Twp, PA

    ProsFlexible work hours, good pay, on-site athletic facilities, good training instructors

    ConsThere are many extensive guidelines to follow

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Meaningful work

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsLeadership is doing the right things

    ConsMost non-management and middle management ranks do not understand pay for performance or their relative contribution to the company.

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    Finally focus on the business

    Senior Engineer (Current Employee) Cranberry Twp, PA

    ProsProducts important for the environment
    New management progressive and making changes
    Profitable business that is growing.
    Actually building new plants and new orders in progress.

    ConsLegacy financial Issues from previous leadership have to be addressed.
    Training programs need to be more classroom than computer based.

    Advice to Senior ManagementAll new leaders brought in have really made a difference. Keep focus on accountability and nuclear safety.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Good company, limited potential.

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsIf you work hard then there is ability to expand the items you work on to be commensurate with your interest. The harder you work, the more challenging it gets.

    ConsThere is very limited potential for forward career growth.

    Advice to Senior ManagementPromote good talent.

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    Your Basic Large Corporation

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsThe company offers competitive pay. You will have the opportunity to work on first-of-a-kind ideas and collaborate with some of the brightest in the industry.

    ConsThere are many layers of management, which creates a non-personal environment. It can be difficult to advance in certain positions, especially those which are union-represented.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Good first step

    Senior Engineer (Current Employee) Pittsburgh, PA

    ProsLow stress if you let it

    ConsLots of policies to learn and maintain

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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