Westinghouse

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More busy work than technical, mediocre/boring work, aging company, unruly management

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

I have been working at Westinghouse full-time (more than 3 years)

Pros

Work isn't stressful
40 hour week
No traveling required
Of course, this is dependent on the group you are a part of

Cons

Old school policies - just started allowing business casual year round; we have "flex-time" which really isn't flexible, still have to be at work at specific hours every weekday
Few benefits - had the ability to work 9/80s but then that was taken away; no bonuses; only sign of appreciation is being taken to a holiday lunch once a year (not even a good restaurant)
Little vacation time and takes 10 years before you'll get any more
Extremely difficult to get promoted or to get any major raises
So much management, that it can be difficult to resolve issues. It feels like if you want to get something done, just do it and ask for authorization afterwards
Budget is in control - being within budget is most important
Work is not challenging whatsoever and is more about writing documents than doing actual work. I am not growing in my skills, just stagnating.
My manager often does not know what I am done - during my annual review he mentioned he hadn't known what I did for the past year

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Talk to your employees often to know what they are working on and learn about any problems that exist. Actually help your employees if they raise an issue rather than just saying you will. Listen when an employee raises an issue rather than quickly dismissing it and coming up with invalid justifications. Show some kind of appreciation for your employees other than holiday lunches.

Doesn't Recommend
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

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  1.  

    Great Internship

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

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

    Pros

    Paid well, employees were very helpful in making deadlines, awesome facilities.

    Cons

    Training was not that good

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Have more career oportunities

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    They paid very well for having just graduated undergrad, but they had some management issues

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Engineer in Pittsburgh, PA
    Former Employee - Engineer in Pittsburgh, PA

    I worked at Westinghouse full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Salary, flex-scheduling, some education reimbursement

    Cons

    Projects seemed to always fall well behind schedule, and outrageous overtime was required when that happened. Additionally, the culture was dated, and business practices need substantial updates

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Very little attention is paid to the "business" aspects of the company. Though this should always play second-fiddle to quality engineering and safety, it should be given more importance than it currently receives

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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