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Westinghouse Reviews

Updated September 30, 2014
Updated September 30, 2014
250 Reviews
2.8
250 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 11 reviews)

  • Flexible work hours, good pay, on-site athletic facilities, good training instructors (in 21 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. 1 person found this helpful  

    Disgusted

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous
    Current Employee - Anonymous

    I have been working at Westinghouse full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Great learning atmosphere and the design of the AP1000 reactor is amazing. Good working atmosphere and some excellent people and managers.

    Cons

    Politics and nepotism run rapid. Power has been given to some of the wrong people. Still in a "cluster"-lack of true direction especially if there's an incompetent manager without knowledge of how to obtain true direction. The people truly qualified to be there are overworked to compensate for those who are just fluff.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Effectively review management and keep the ones who should be there and are authentic managers.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Saving money and being 'in' with the right manager are keys to success at Westinghouse

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Westinghouse as a contractor for more than 5 years

    Pros

    The frequent changes in direction created new problems to be solved, and I like solving problems. Frequent changes in personnel gave opportunities for advancement.

    Cons

    Senior managers are too busy wishing for the way they want things to be and asking questions in different ways to get the outcome they desire, rather than making the tough decisions and smartly executing them.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to your people who are trying to help you.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good Company, Currently Low Moral

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    Former Employee - Engineer  in  Pittsburgh, PA
    Former Employee - Engineer in Pittsburgh, PA

    I worked at Westinghouse full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

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

    Cons

    Raises 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 ManagementAdvice

    None.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Company with a lot of potential, but losing it's steam

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    Current Employee - Senior Engineer
    Current Employee - Senior Engineer

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

    Pros

    Competitive benefits (401K, Pension, Insurance)
    Opportunities for growth within the nuclear industry.
    High quality standards.
    Alternative work schedules (9/80, Telecommuting)

    Cons

    No bonuses or extra compensation of any kind.
    Consistent cost cutting over the last five years at the expense of the employees (lay-offs, pay freezes, reduction in travel, mandatory un-paid overtime).
    Low employee morale
    Poor business projection seven years ago and the events of Fukishima led to an overstaffed company resulting in lay-offs.
    Company owners (Toshiba) have placed unrealistic expectations on company profit margin.
    Reduced opportunities for employee growth and networking (virtually no travel for young employees)

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Lower management needs to maintain focus at developing their employees and providing them with growth opportunities. Upper management needs to recognize the consequences of their decisions to cut costs with business operations as some decisions have hurt the company in many ways such as decreasing industry influence and lack of employee retension.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6.  

    From an intern perspective, great.

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Westinghouse as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    Diverse set of projects. A lot of exposure to different professionals. Invested in my training. A very close work group. Good communication and valued my work and opinions.

    Cons

    There is a lot of cost-cutting going on. Technological resources are limited, party because of these cost-cuts. Volatile industry.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Beware that you can't cost-cut yourself to greatness, and may lose some valuable employees, in the process.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    I have never had one day at Westinghouse that I dreaded going into work.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Westinghouse full-time

    Pros

    The culture (people) is the best part of working at Westinghouse.

    Cons

    None. Great company to work for.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Totally mismanaged Company

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Westinghouse

    Pros

    None I can think of.

    Cons

    Old boy network, to hell with qualifications

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Do the company a favor and quit.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Not a warm and fuzzy place anymore

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    Former Employee - Engineer  in  Cranberry, PA
    Former Employee - Engineer in Cranberry, PA

    I worked at Westinghouse full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Full of Hope from 2006-2009. Good pay, good atmosphere

    Cons

    If your manager doesn't care about your project he won't care about giving you a promotion. HR is useless. Went down hill after fukushima. Pay freezes. Poor moral

    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    SQMO

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    Current Employee - Senior Supplier Quality and Manufacturing Oversight Engineer  in  Cranberry, PA
    Current Employee - Senior Supplier Quality and Manufacturing Oversight Engineer in Cranberry, PA

    I have been working at Westinghouse full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    You are not watched over like most companies as long as you do your work.

    Cons

    Contractors are not treated that well

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Management needs to fight for contractors that they find are working well so they can get hired.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Great people. Great goal (clean energy)

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Westinghouse

    Pros

    Great people. great goal (clean energy)

    Cons

    to many meetings. Upper management may be pushing themselves and rest of employees a bit too hard for long term good.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    take long view look at business. Consider energy needs in 5 years and consider whether current workforce might be retired by then. Need to find the leaders for 5 years from now.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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