Wabtec

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A Company with no Vision

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

I worked at Wabtec full-time

Pros

-Excellent benefits package
-Great opportunity for hands-on learning

Cons

-strong "us vs them" mentality (ex: union vs non-union, wabtec vs industry, workers vs management)
-very blue collar work culture
-shady business practices (ex: working overtime without overtime pay)
-sense that employees stayed at the company because they were stuck there
-short term thinking (tries to nickel-and-dime costumers)
-top heavy with management execs

Advice to ManagementAdvice

-move away from "old Pittsburgh" culture
-thin out management
-rethink company operation

Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook

20 Other Employee Reviews for Wabtec (View Most Recent)

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    Stable company, Interesting industry, not a lot of innovation.

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    Former Employee - Manager
    Former Employee - Manager

    I worked at Wabtec

    Pros

    Fairly stable company, interesting products, good people to work with, work/life balance does exist. The corporation carries no debt. Well run at the very top.

    Cons

    At the divisional level, it is too tactical and not strategic. Lack of true innovation. Too many people just worried about getting the next job out and not the long term health or opportunities of the industry. HR benefits are meager. Office decor is depressing.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    HR needs to get more creative and flexible - more vacation, flexible hours, some form of incentive based pay for the "little guy". We are not all locomotive assembly workers. Cater more to what white collar professionals expect and can find in other companies.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Strong Organizational Culture Established by Corporate Office, Progressive Multi-Divisional Units

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Duncan, SC
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Duncan, SC

    I have been working at Wabtec full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Excellent executive leadership, solid values and success driven organizational identity, strengths reside in unmatched industry knowledge and in vigorous, perpetual pursuit of sustained, superior operational excellence. Colleagues are professional and pleasant.

    Cons

    Staff-level managers and functional leaders are held accountable for results without accountability for how they manage or develop subordinate employees;

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Work/life balance should be reinforced and grievances regarding a lack of balance should be protected from retribution; performance improvement plan (PIP) should include an actual structure to guide improvement, be administered by independent committee rather than used as a tool of retribution for termination (by a single-manager and single HR manager), full transparency should be afforded to employee throughout the entire process, and managers should refrain from using PIP's as forum to build a case against an employee. Formal training should be established and recorded within all functional groups.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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