Westinghouse

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Grew too fast... still catching up

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  • 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

Lots of young, forward-thinking people

Cons

No one listens to all of the young, forward-thinking people.

Promotions and raises are based mostly on years at Westinghouse. I came into the company with 4+ years of experience, and got paid new-hire rates. Now, it will take me several years to catch up.

Recent layoffs, and no assurance that jobs are safe

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Restructure the promotion/raise mechanics. Put value on forward-thinking and good performance. Try to honor previous experience.

Recommends
Negative Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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  1. 4 people found this helpful  

    Good people, bad management, ruthless executive management which sees itself as being above all other employees

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Principal Engineer in Pittsburgh, PA
    Current Employee - Principal Engineer in Pittsburgh, PA

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

    Pros

    Work is interesting and there is always room for innovation, so if you are a self starter you will enjoy it here. Alternate work arrangements such as 9/80, 4/10, and telecommuting help to get your work done while still having a life outside of work.

    Cons

    Nearly all engineers, including those with 30+ years of industry experience, completely disagree with the management style. Executive management see themselves as above all other employees, and seem to make decisions without considering the opinions of even the most experienced engineers. The general consensus is that executive management couldn't care less about keeping people employed.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Cut down the levels of management by 1/3. Stop selling off all of our intellectual property to the Chinese. Show your employees that you actually care about keeping them employed. Listen to your employees and pay them well, work to remove bureaucracy, work to streamline our processes and remove those that aren't beneficial, and Westinghouse will thrive once again.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2.  

    Solid work, good name on a resume

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Programmer/Analyst in Pittsburgh, PA
    Current Employee - Programmer/Analyst in Pittsburgh, PA

    I have been working at Westinghouse full-time

    Pros

    - Westinghouse pays very well for entry level workers
    - The benefits are superb (health, vision, dental, short term disability and vacation)
    - There's always work to be had

    Cons

    - Westinghouse is a very "old-time" company (you won't get promoted unless you've put in enough time, etc.)
    - Engineers are very stubborn about doing things one way and one way only
    - Way too many forms to fill out for anything to get done
    - Work is plentiful, but it is also very dull

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Let people telecommute for crying out loud! The power struggle behind not letting workers work from home that can is absurd.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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