Westport Innovations

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Promising technology.... but poor usage of employee's talents

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Current Employee - Engineer in Vancouver, BC (Canada)
Current Employee - Engineer in Vancouver, BC (Canada)

I have been working at Westport Innovations full-time

Pros

-Flex time and excellent life/work balance
-Good location & free coffee machine
-Interesting technology

Cons

-No training, nor mentorship offered
-Young department that is flying from the seat of their pants
-Below market salary
-Horrid, bullish HR department
-Toxic office atmosphere
-Coworkers hoard business knowledge and only give it out in bits and pieces

Advice to ManagementAdvice

The company is growing rapidly, but the new hires are not being utilized at all. Make sure department managers and supervisors get employees up to speed on Westport tech and processes, rather then leave employees to chicken scratch for needed information to do his/her job.

Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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    • Comp & Benefits
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    Current Employee - Director
    Current Employee - Director

    I have been working at Westport Innovations

    Pros

    fast growing company in natural gas with world class technology portfolio in the entire walk of applications from cars to locomotives.

    Cons

    not integrated as a company, hence majority of employees do not feel a part of the core organization and do not feel proud of working.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    keep employees together in order to keep pace with growing environment. Not having this will lead to a big gap between strategy and actions.

    No opinion of CEO
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    Unfair treatment, poor management

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Design Engineer in Vancouver, BC (Canada)
    Current Employee - Design Engineer in Vancouver, BC (Canada)

    I have been working at Westport Innovations

    Pros

    - you don't need to work
    - in Vancouver
    - President is good at marketing the company to the investors.

    Cons

    - very poor management, unfair treatment, favoritism
    - inexperienced, young team
    - no clear direction
    - many other issues
    - another tech bubble

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    bring in experienced people and focus on development. Keep productive people in the company.
    Increase the salaries by 30%. Do you know the cost of living in Vancouver?

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
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