Westinghouse

www.westinghousenuclear.com
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Westinghouse is an old style company that has good salary and benefits

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

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

Pros

Competitive salaries in the nuclear industry,
Decent benefits and flex time programs

Cons

Good old boy management style
Stressful projects

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Stop the merry go round of management so that upper level as well as first line managers are experienced in their particular dicipline

Recommends
Negative Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

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  1. 6 people found this helpful  

    Was a great company.....

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

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

    Pros

    Great compensation in comparison to the region of Pittsburgh.

    Cons

    No matter the amount of work that you put in or what you accomplish. You will not be appreciated. Snap judgements are made and people scramble to place the blame. Schedules are unrealistic. Knowledge is lacking. Methods are questionable. Highly unprofessional upper / middle management especially when it comes to scheduling. New CEO essentially brought on board to get the company back to higher volumes of profitability for share holders (Toshiba).

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Actually plan out your projects by seeking the advice of engineers who perform the work. In addition, consult, engineers before you place bids on deliverable products you have never developed!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2. 5 people found this helpful  

    A dying industry and company

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

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

    Pros

    The pay was good and the benefits were in line with expectations at that level

    Cons

    - It is not about what you do, but who you know
    - Lay offs are coming - cost reduction efforts started after the Japanese disaster and have progressed down hill. They announced a 700 person layoff just yesterday, and no one is knocking on the door to buy a new multi billion dollar nuclear plant when so many other options are out there.
    - Some managers have been there for years and that is the only reason they are still there (it is not about ability)
    -Employee complaints are often ignored and unchecked, HR is ONLY out for the company and never the individual. If you do bring something up you are a target and should count your days.
    - Although they claim to be safety oriented, they do not always act that way. I am aware of several occasions that issues were brought up to senior management that were dismissed as no big deal and pushed under the rug. Probably because the plants they are building now are WAY over budget and not even close to being delivered on time.
    -Management is so layered that everyone thinks they should be involved, as a result it takes months to get anything done and 100s of people to review anything.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Cut out all those layers of Directors, VP and managers...way too many chiefs. Pay attention to the managers who are losing people in droves or complaining about their management....all those people can't be wrong.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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