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Westinghouse Reviews

Updated December 15, 2014
Updated December 15, 2014
265 Reviews
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265 Reviews
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Westinghouse President and CEO Danny Roderick
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Work/life balance, though variable, was generally pretty good (in 12 reviews)

  • Flexible work hours, good pay, on-site athletic facilities, good training instructors (in 22 reviews)


Cons
  • This makes work-life balance challenging - although the alternative work schedules help (in 10 reviews)

  • The nuclear industry is stagnant and the nuclear renaissance is on hold indefinitely (in 10 reviews)

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  1. 9 people found this helpful  

    Back to elementary school

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Engineer in Cranberry Twp, PA
    Current Employee - Engineer in Cranberry Twp, PA

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

    Pros

    Nice cafeteria and gym if you have time to enjoy them.

    Cons

    We are lectured on how to walk down stairs, how to always tie shoes, and to always be safe..in a cubicle office environment.. and it is called paying attention to nuclear safety. Must wear safety glasses when in a lab doing software programming on a pic because we can never be "too safe".
    At the same time, mandatory OT in excess including all Saturday is turning employees into zombies.
    Management rewards employees who have sacrificed days of weekends and holidays with a token presented at a meeting and a 25 dollar gift certificate.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop treating employees like they are in elementary shool. I am just waiting for the day we get smiley face stickers for each day of OT instead of the token and gift certificate. And frowny face stickers if forget to hold stairway handrails. My four year old son is treated more like an adult in his day care than I am at work.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2.  

    its a rewarding job sometimes

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Westinghouse full-time

    Pros

    very good place to work

    Cons

    cost to much to get there

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3. 5 people found this helpful  

    Better times behind, mediocre times now and in the future unless things change

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Principal Engineer in Cranberry, PA
    Current Employee - Principal Engineer in Cranberry, PA

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

    Pros

    The list of pros has been steadily sinking. Coworkers are nice to work with. Free parking I guess?

    Cons

    Pay freezes
    Pension decrease (and cut for new hires)
    Alternative work arrangement availability decreasing
    Expectation of increased overtime hours without pay
    Vacation time is not in line with other technology firms, and it takes 10 years (!!!) to get an increase
    Stale work environment
    CEO that isn't in touch with the engineers doing the heavy lifting (a sporadic blog and weekly phone message doesn't cut it)

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Respect and reward your engineers - don't keep chipping away at them. Provide them with incentives and quit dragging every minute out of them for additional work and not rewarding them. Update the office environment - sure it's no Apple, but cubes get old quick. Open up spaces for collaboration and promote telecommuting to encourage a healthy work-life balance. You might be surprised how the business could flourish if it wasn't for a sterile cube environment.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Top-heavy

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    None. They are getting cheap every year by cutting down benefits, bonuses while they waste money on useless training for the managers that do nothing.

    Cons

    Managers do nothing while the engineers carry all the work and are treated bad. There is a constant lack of respect for the employees by upper management. The company is getting cheap and inefficient. Work morale is low, turnover high and the CEO proved to be all talk but incapable of leading this company in the right direction. Westinghouse is top-heavy. Too many chiefs. Also, the young engineers need to mature and act in a professional way (don't be judgmental and arrogant) towards the old timers.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Do some work. Don't delegate constantly by avoiding responsibility. Appreciate all the hard work the engineers are doing.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Software Engineer

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Anniston, AL
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Anniston, AL

    I have been working at Westinghouse full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Good technology, great coworkers, benefits

    Cons

    High turnover, inconsistent messages from management

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Invest in eployees.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7. 3 people found this helpful  

    Field service tech

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    Former Employee - Field Service Tech in Madison, PA
    Former Employee - Field Service Tech in Madison, PA

    I worked at Westinghouse full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great guys to work with. If you want to travel all year it's not bad

    Cons

    Company is driving everyone to quit. Not paid enough for the work you perform. Away from families 80% of the year. Management is very poor. When home workers are even more miserable putting up with engineers and some supervisors thinking they're in charge of everything. They do not believe in human error. No raises for a long time coming. I could go on for days

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Fire the CEO. Reward the workers more and realize they are the heart and soul of the company. Company thinks the employees owe them their lives and are very unappreciative.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8.  

    Review of WEC

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Westinghouse

    Pros

    Great Company to work for

    Cons

    It is a far drive

  9. 5 people found this helpful  

    Terrible morale , terrible management

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Repair Tech in Madison, PA
    Current Employee - Repair Tech in Madison, PA

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

    Pros

    Close to home .

    Cons

    Bad 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 ManagementAdvice

    You 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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10. 3 people found this helpful  

    Can be a good place to work but some management issues and inflexible thinking can drag it down.

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

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

    Pros

    Alternative work schedules and flex time helpful to balance very busy work with family life. Education reimbursement is nice but much more limited if you want to work part-time temporarily to make it possible.

    Cons

    Opportunities are limited and the company is very stingy with vacation time. Burn out feels imminent in many ways due to the very limited time off. This makes work-life balance challenging - although the alternative work schedules help. Going back for advanced degree could be paid for but if one switches to part-time to make it actually possible, then must take less classes - so it seems to work in the opposite manner of what would make sense for a person to do it.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get with the times and become more flexible with work-life balance, telecommuting/remote working and increase vacation/sick time. You will have happier, healthier, more productive employees. Also, be more open and disciplined in advancement, job postings, and band levels. Do not insist on having engineers fill positions that can easily - and for many positions more appropriately - be filled by others with different degrees and special skills.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  11. 2 people found this helpful  

    Tough Market, lots of red tape

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    Current Employee - Senior Process Engineer in Ogden, UT
    Current Employee - Senior Process Engineer in Ogden, UT

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

    Pros

    Good people, technically challenging, great history. Good training and advancement opportunities.

    Cons

    Lots of red tape and regulation obviously. Some people are rewarded to doing nothing (questioning changes).

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Look for other markets for products

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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