Wabtec Reviews

Updated June 19, 2015
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  1. Good Atmosphere Without Career Advancement

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cedar Rapids, IA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cedar Rapids, IA

    I have been working at Wabtec full-time (More than 8 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    With a small company atmosphere, coworkers are friendly and generally willing to assist others as needed. The level of daily stress is moderate compared to most larger companies.

    Cons

    The turnover rate has increased over the years, but the rate of hiring replacements has decreased. The amount of work is usually greater than the number of staff to support it. There is a lack of structured training and career advancement is very limited unless you are among the few that are favored by management. Overall the various projects are poorly managed and yearly performance reviews and raises are consistently overdue by months.

    Advice to Management

    Recognition of achievements and investment in the employees would increase morale and employee retention. Encourage personal growth and career advancement for all employees regardless of personal preference.


  2. Great experience

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Wabtec

    Pros

    Learned a lot of useful skills for future jobs; was a good stepping-stone.

    Cons

    Sometimes didn't have enough responsibilities and it got a bit boring


  3. Employee

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

    I worked at Wabtec full-time

    Disapproves of CEO
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    If you work in upper management or hr. You have many pros. Workers. There are no pros.

    Cons

    The click of upper management and hr. Is no good. Hr think they run the company. Just a very poor company to work for.

    Advice to Management

    You need to clean up management and hr. And treat workers better. Better pay.


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  5. The Good Old Boys Club

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

    I have been working at Wabtec

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Not a bad place to work if you come in and lay low. Keep our mouth shut and go home.

    Cons

    The culture is terrible and goes from the TOP down.


  6. Extremely unprofessional place to work!

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Kansas City, MO
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Kansas City, MO

    I have been working at Wabtec full-time (Less than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    The only things I have good to say about this place is the pay is good, there are a few nice people there and you have a lot of freedom.

    Cons

    The work place is very dirty and unhealthy, some of the people there make it a hostile workplace, poor/lack of management, there are no established procedures to follow, parking is not close or safe, and they have zero accommodations toward ADA standards.

    Advice to Management

    Shut down this facility or open a more professional appearing place for parts of your business and leave the factory area there. Either way, all management needs to be replaced and standard operating procedures put in writing and followed.


  7. Procurement agent

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

    I have been working at Wabtec

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Benefits are on par and annual raises are normal. Large company with room for growth.

    Cons

    Upper management is out of touch with lower personnel. They're after the all mighty dollar and tend not to care about their employees futures. Also don't like to pay their bills at end of quarters so it makes it awkward with vendors.

    Advice to Management

    Be open to listen to lower employees. When building a house you start with a foundation not a roof.


  8. Upper Managements needs to wake up

    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Wabtec

    Pros

    Salary, can use vacation when you want ,good workmanship,

    Cons

    Quality, lack of communication by upper management, training


  9. Today is not as good as yesterday, constant change and it is not to improve how employees are treated.

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

    I have been working at Wabtec full-time (More than 10 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Benefits are on average. Many people that have been there for a while stay.

    Cons

    New personal revolving door and changes are starting to drive away those that have been here a while. Not as flat an organization as it once was.

    Advice to Management

    Be more open with all levels of employees, respect all levels.


  10. Helpful (3)

    Strong Organizational Culture Established by Corporate Office, Progressive Multi-Divisional Units

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

    I have been working at Wabtec full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Excellent executive leadership, solid values and success driven organizational identity, strengths reside in unmatched industry knowledge and in vigorous, perpetual pursuit of sustained, superior operational excellence. Colleagues are professional and pleasant.

    Cons

    Staff-level managers and functional leaders are held accountable for results without accountability for how they manage or develop subordinate employees;

    Advice to Management

    Work/life balance should be reinforced and grievances regarding a lack of balance should be protected from retribution; performance improvement plan (PIP) should include an actual structure to guide improvement, be administered by independent committee rather than used as a tool of retribution for termination (by a single-manager and single HR manager), full transparency should be afforded to employee throughout the entire process, and managers should refrain from using PIP's as forum to build a case against an employee. Formal training should be established and recorded within all functional groups.


  11. Great Product. Great Company.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Control Systems Engineer in Boise, ID
    Current Employee - Control Systems Engineer in Boise, ID

    I have been working at Wabtec full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Lots to learn since Locomotives are a complex electro-mechanical system with computer control. The people are great to work with, and have much experience to share.

    Cons

    Recent downsizing, but steady future.

    Advice to Management

    Training, training, training.



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