Westinghouse
3.3 of 5 225 reviews
www.westinghousenuclear.com Cranberry Township, PA 5000+ Employees

Westinghouse Reviews in Pittsburgh, PA

Updated Jun 4, 2014
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48% Approve of the CEO

Westinghouse President and CEO Danny Roderick

Danny Roderick

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61% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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    Good Company, Currently Low Moral

    Engineer (Former Employee)
    Pittsburgh, PA

    ProsThe compensation is adequate.
    The retirement savings are good having both a 401k and a pension.
    Gym in the Basement at Headquarters
    Flexible Schedule

    ConsRaises and promotions seem to be based off of who you know and playing a popularity game. The amount or quality of work takes a back seat to whom you know. Do not sit at your desk and figure things out, go ask other people intelligent questions to simply get your name out there.

    Advice to Senior ManagementNone.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Terrible morale , terrible management

    Repair Tech (Current Employee)
    Madison, PA

    ProsClose to home .

    ConsBad morale and management has only themselves to thank . No raises , long work hours , overtime forced down your throat ! Management mistakes handed down to techs to rectify . Mistakes by management lead to holidays and the standard 12 hour days . Layoffs are constant . Most employees have a I'm here for the pay check attitude and who can blame them . Putting the wrong people in charge is a given . Human resources is a joke , they make up the rules and change them as they go along . HR favorite line is " manager disgression , that way they can play dumb and go along with your manager no matter how unethical it is ...bad management is everywhere in this company

    Advice to Senior ManagementYou dont have to look far to see what the problem is , start at middle management there are way to many chiefs and not enough braves here . I know it hurts to dump some of your buddies but come on . The " good ole boy " mentality is killing this company . And the buddy system has got to go

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Horrible atmosphere. Miserable when your home and miserable traveling 10 months a year.

    Field Service Tech (Former Employee)
    Madison, PA

    ProsSee different parts of the world. Work with some really great people

    ConsUnder paid for what the techs do. They work really hard being away from their families and company shows 0 sympathy

    Advice to Senior ManagementWork harder on keeping younger employees happy. They're the future of the company.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Good intern experience in an industry I previously didn't know much about.

    Intern (Former Employee)
    Cranberry Twp, PA

    ProsFlexible work hours, good pay, on-site athletic facilities, good training instructors

    ConsThere are many extensive guidelines to follow

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Living the dream???

    Project Manager (Current Employee)
    Cranberry Twp, PA

    ProsEmerging contracts seem to indicate that there is more work on the horizon. Decent benefits package (starting salary, vacation, health care) but not something others don't offer..

    ConsWestinghouse just put a freeze on salaries and eliminated senior management bonuses for the fiscal year. While not traded as a public company, the struggles of parent company Toshiba are placing extreme pressure on Westinghouse to make up for the losses. Westinghouse is in the middle of several challenging contracts in China where it is expected that the company will be hit with losses as the first AP1000 plants are constructed and come on line. Cash flow issues are being blamed on engineers but management does not look at themselves. In the past two years, the CEO has preached change, but procedures and beaurocracy remains a heavy burden borne by the working class of Westinghouse. The CEO has done little to bring effective change, settling rather to but cut benefits (pension), cut personnel (layoffs), cut overtime, freeze hiring, and allow key knowledgable technical leaders to walk away from the company. Patronizing weekly messages from the CEO advise employees that they are in control of their own morale regardless of how many cuts are handed down.
    While a handful of good employees continue to work at Westinghouse, many are leaving. The remaining majority are people with lackluster careers (sub-par talent and work ethic) that can't find work elsewhere, those holding on for retirement, and those looking for jobs outside of the company.

    Advice to Senior ManagementDevelop an incentive plan to keep the people that have been trained and developed skill sets needed to support the business units and products provided by Westinghouse. Take a hard look at the encyclopedia set of procedures and reduce them. Eliminate the poor performers and REWARD the good. Take a capitalistic approach to business priorities and you may make a profit.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Finally focus on the business

    Senior Engineer (Current Employee)
    Cranberry Twp, PA

    ProsProducts important for the environment
    New management progressive and making changes
    Profitable business that is growing.
    Actually building new plants and new orders in progress.

    ConsLegacy financial Issues from previous leadership have to be addressed.
    Training programs need to be more classroom than computer based.

    Advice to Senior ManagementAll new leaders brought in have really made a difference. Keep focus on accountability and nuclear safety.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Very dissapointing

    Senior Engineer (Current Employee)
    Cranberry Twp, PA

    ProsGood benefits and tuition reimbursement.

    ConsOverall lack of accountability throughout the company. No job satisfaction and no potential for advancement.

    Advice to Senior ManagementWake up and open your eyes.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Poorly managed, doomed industry

    Principal Engineer (Former Employee)
    Cranberry Township, PA

    ProsLots of new, young, outside employed engineers about 4-6 years ago during the nuclear boom - forced change in old processes, good pay for the Pittsburgh area

    ConsPoor management that doesn't know how to work together for a common goal. Old fashioned library type atmosphere, older employees do not appreciate what new employees can bring to the industry that is in need of great change.

    Advice to Senior ManagementListen to the young and new people you brought in from the outside that you paid so much money to get - they have lots of insite even if its things you don't want to hear.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Westinghouse can be good or bad for you...but please don't listen to INTERN reviews!

    Financial Analyst (Current Employee)
    Cranberry Twp, PA

    ProsLocation, compensation, job security, social work environment, great benefits. If you're smart, you will make Westinghouse work for you. Accept an analyst job, earn about 70K a year (MINIMUM). Stay low on the pole and do a good job in your Analyst job, and you will have plenty of time to raise a family on a MORE THAN DECENT salary, with great benefits. Get them to pay for graduate school, while you maintain low responsibility. If you go beyond this, to a PM or Management position, be prepared to get rattled and worked to your last nerve.

    ConsI see a lot of interns posting on here. I was an intern for 2 years at Westinghouse before I actually started working here full time. Do not take intern reviews as reality. Life changes when you start to earn a real income and become part of the "Westinghouse Work force." Many interns are college grads or students, therefore they do not understand what a work life balance is (aka raising a family). Be prepared to work (on average), a 10 hour day, plus Saturdays. Also, be aware, the overtime policy has changed at Westinghouse. Mandatory 8 hour overtime per week, and NO OVERTIME COMPENSATION, ONLY COMP TIME WHICH YOU WILL NEVER BE ABLE TO TAKE. The competitive pay works out to be just about the same as those companies who pay "less," because those companies actually (1) Give bonuses, (2) Allow you to work 8-9 hour days, (3) Allow your vacations to role over and allow you comp time, (3) Give potential stock options.

    Advice to Senior ManagementManagement preaches the right ideas, but they don't really carry them out. I know we are in a tough time as a company, but for goodness sake, let your employees rest and go home once in a while. Horror Story: i know more than 50+ employees, working 14+ hour days, Saturdays, etc, since OCTOBER 2013. They are going out of their minds. Your ignorance will cause lots of hurt to families if you don't start to wake up to reality.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Righting the ship

    Director (Current Employee)
    Pittsburgh, PA

    ProsNew leadership has company heading in the right direction. Lots of opportunities for field experience both domestic and international.

    ConsNot good at recognizing and promoting talent. Still use a forced distribution performance rating system with constraints to merit increase.

    Advice to Senior ManagementPromote internally, provide managers with a pool of money to recognize and retain their talent. Reinstate the retirement program or raise salaries to be in line with competition.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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