Westinghouse

  www.westinghousenuclear.com
  www.westinghousenuclear.com
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Decent place to work, but advancement and overall career progress is limited for younger employees.

  • Comp & Benefits
  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cranberry Twp, PA
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cranberry Twp, PA

I have been working at Westinghouse

Pros

1. Fair, clean, office environment.
2. Nice employees and coworkers.
3. Benefits are top-notch.
4. Flexible time off for personal matters, lunch, illnesses, vacation, etc.
5. Accommodations are excellent for a similar company of this type.
6. Company tries to provide employees with an up-to-date work environment.
7. Opportunities to get advanced degrees and other training and company offers (or offered) to pay large portion or all at one point.

Cons

1. Outdated management style.
2. Little to no knowledge transfer that can't be blamed on the senior level employees. There is simply no program to train new employees out of college. There have been attempts but no one follows through.
3. Career advancement and progress is not as straight forward as it can be.
4. Advanced degree programs are not in place for those that get degrees and want to further their career paths within company.
5. It appears the wrong people advance in the company because of who they know or how they know the 'system' works.
6. Very little work related to actual engineering takes place.
7. Too much administrative burdens that block actual progress to take place. Things such as creating a simple calculation take far longer than any one else I know that works at other companies take.
8. Industry is too dependent on outside factors, government regulations, and the NRC.
9. The pay could be better stated or explained and could be higher. However, given the little actual engineering that takes place, the pay is ok.
10. The work overall is not stimulating or challenging in the areas that one would want it to be challenging. Having to wait weeks to get a design change through, or waiting days or weeks for a reply from another engineer or contracting company, or having to adjust the format of a calculation over and over to satisfy some guide isn't challenging - it is another time-consuming often unnecessary roadblock in the work production.
11. Overall, everything in the company just runs very very slow.
12. Employee population is heavily on the side of older males (40-50+) and those near retirement.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

The leadership at Westinghouse needs to look at what successful growing companies are doing outside of the nuclear industry. The entire 'senior level and experience is better than new talent' motto needs to be changed. They need to make career paths and options to employees more clear. Managers each have different interpretations and advice on career paths that are not consistent. There needs to be more clarity of what is going on with the company overall and where the opportunities are for young and old employees alike.

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    An easy job at the expense of professional growth

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    • Senior Management
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    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Pittsburgh, PA
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Pittsburgh, PA

    I have been working at Westinghouse

    Pros

    From a technical standpoint the work is not challenging. It's a very friendly place to work, the interoffice politics are kept to a minimum, and the atmosphere is casual.

    Cons

    Because of the safety culture in Nuclear work you shouldn't expect to work on anything "cutting edge". True and tried systems will always be the chosen technology of choice.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    There's a massive disconnect between upper management and the first line managers and engineers. This comes at the expense of schedule slippage and overruns.

    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    It's a job and it pays the bills

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Engineer in Cranberry Twp, PA
    Current Employee - Senior Engineer in Cranberry Twp, PA

    I have been working at Westinghouse

    Pros

    Fringe benefits:
     - one of few places that still provides a pension (in addition to a 401(k); note: 5 yrs to vest)
     - availability for alternate work arrangements (telecommute, 9/80, 4/10)
     - compensation is higher than other industries

    Cons

    Very large company with a lot of red tape. Obviously, some is necessary due to the NRC and the industry (nuclear). Quite a bit of it is not necessary.

    It does not seem that resources are allocated properly to work efficiently as a company.

    One can get pigeon-holed into a particular role.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
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