Westinghouse

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Westinghouse Reviews

Updated December 6, 2014
Updated December 6, 2014
265 Reviews
2.9
265 Reviews
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Westinghouse President and CEO Danny Roderick
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96 Ratings

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.  

    Great company, previous executives were more focused on people and less on business. Now the opposite is true.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Westinghouse

    Pros

    Stability, hard work is rewarded, work is important and impactful to society

    Cons

    Lots of procedures, many employees are very book smart and it can be a challenge to navigate procedures to get real practical work done.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Eliminate the time suckers that are more interested in research projects and less on getting work done. Look to engineering schools other than Penn State - it seems that 3 out of 4 engineers at Westinghouse are from PSU and the company could benefit from a more diverse background of engineering thinking. Many great engineers from PSU but we need a better cross-section of talent.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Computer Engineering Intern

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    Former Employee - Computer Engineer Intern in Cranberry Township, PA
    Former Employee - Computer Engineer Intern in Cranberry Township, PA

    I worked at Westinghouse

    Pros

    Really nice work environment. Supervisors were very helpful

    Cons

    Big company so it is tough getting use to

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Great place to Intern!

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

    I have been working at Westinghouse as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    This was a great place to intern. I gained a lot of experience that has helped me in my job search as well as got a great feel for the corporate world. The pay is really great for an Intern and the Intern program is truly awesome. There are many different activities and Intern events throughout the summer.

    Cons

    It seems like many people are not satisfied with their jobs and the office can be tense at times.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Good place to cruise

    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Pittsburgh, PA
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Pittsburgh, PA

    I worked at Westinghouse as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    Ethical company that focuses on helping the world to build safer alternative energy sources.

    Cons

    Not as fast paced as big tech companies. Due to the nature of the work, it's bureaucratic.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Great place to intern, but it is an office setting strictly

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Intern in Cranberry Township, PA
    Former Employee - Intern in Cranberry Township, PA

    I worked at Westinghouse as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    Pay is good, the people are good, it feels like they care, had a lot of great times there, learned a lot about big businesses and nuclear industry

    Cons

    There is a hierarchy in the office, as in a lot of places. There was a lot of down-time in my internship. Some people who work there are very unhappy about what they're being asked to do. There is a general negativity about some things, like working with other companies and things. Regular big business problems.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I wish there wasn't such a disconnect between the higher-ups and the lower people. It feels like the managers are on ice a lot about many things and the lower people are just there to do their job and leave. No one seems to love working there at all.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Great people and a great place to get experience

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Intern in Columbia, SC
    Current Employee - Intern in Columbia, SC

    I have been working at Westinghouse as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    People are very friendly and enjoyable to work with.

    Cons

    A processes are antiquated and a lot of time is wasted on task that could easily be done by a computer.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Invest more time in processes that increase efficiency than doing work that can easily be done by a computer.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Good Experience

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Westinghouse full-time

    Pros

    Intelligent people to work with, always new challenges to conquer, a lot to learn, valuable industry for the betterment of not just the US but the world. You can change a lot of lives through electricity.

    Cons

    Management can be like the good old boys system at times, but you just have to develop your relationships and be sure to never burn bridges. Very long projects - sometimes it's difficult to see the end.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Develop the new talent and reduce the risk of losing decades of valuable experience when the older folks retire.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    I enjoy working here! The pay and benefits are good.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Administrative Assistant in Pittsburgh, PA
    Current Employee - Administrative Assistant in Pittsburgh, PA

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

    Pros

    The people are great, and as long as you get your work done, mgmt. leaves you alone.

    Cons

    Performance reviews here are pre-determined before you even have a sit down with your manager.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Before giving reviews, talk to your people first before giving a generic rating.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Good company fighting to once again be competitive

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Manager in Cranberry, PA
    Former Employee - Manager in Cranberry, PA

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

    Pros

    Salary is good for the area and the work required
    Technology and work environment is among the best

    Cons

    Company Culture is dated. In the past promotions were given on tenure not skill or qualifications.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Current CEO is attempting to correct 25 years of "we always done it that way" attitude. Recent changes and cut backs were very necessary. Keep it up!

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Overall a great company and part of Pittsburgh's rich history

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

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

    Pros

    Get to wok with very smart people

    Cons

    Have to work in Cranberry, PA: capital of urban sprawl. Long commute, lots of traffic

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Less bureaucracy. Too many interminable procedures and processes, e.g. CAPAL: overcomplicated, complex, non-intutitive, designed for a computer, not a human being.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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